Beverly Hills Hotel • January 24, 2017
Have you ever met those staples that you can’t get out of your head? The ones that you see online or in stores, and despite your best efforts of self- control, keep popping back into your mind? This has been the case for me ever since meeting the Rebecca Taylor La Vie Collection—- specifically this perfectly pink, faux-fur shearling coat. Now that it is FINALLY feeling like winter in LA, yes temps have fallen below 60 degrees, I am 10000000% taking advantage of this rare occurrence of seasons and seizing the opportunity to expand my coat collection. Not only is it a major win that brands and style sources are fully embracing the color pink (remember this coat here?) but we finally get the opportunity to have a little fun with texture. Velvet made a big cameo throughout the winter months and faux fur will surely always be in style, but as we make our way to the middle of winter, faux shearling is another laid back luxe option.
THE FAUX SHEARLING COAT: Most commonly we see faux-shearling in coats of camel tones or darker colors. If a deeper palette floats your boat then this black style, this neutral jacket, or dark collared shearling may be best for you. I, on the other hand, have a solid collection of darker jackets, mostly made of wool. So, for the sake of variety and to brighten up my winter base layers, I’ve sought out silhouettes in colors like blush and pink.
STYLING TIP: When styling your shearling, you can go a multitude of ways: Dress it up with an A-line skirt or dress, or opt for something sleek like a look with skinny jeans and OTK boots. For an easy outfit that can be worn every day, I prefer something slightly trendy and somewhere in the middle. Usually I gravitate towards classic and timeless pieces, but when you come across the perfect pink coat you have to get on board, right?! I’ve found pairing my classics with a few eye-catching trends is a great way to get your fix without going overboard. The entire look is really quite simple— just a sleek turtle neck, cropped jeans, and block heel boots, but the texture and color of the coat brings the whole look to life.
A TREND TO TRY: If you haven’t jumped on board the cropped flare denim trend, this may be another investment item to consider. In addition to the popular 90’s denim comeback, cropped flares have made a lasting impression. They’re not just a staple for winter but a silhouette of denim appropriate all year round. They’re extremely comfortable, come in a variety of washes of course, and look quite effortless styled with a bootie, loafer, or mule.