The Cruelty Free Alternative to Shearling Coats
Faux shearling coats and jackets are just as cozy as real shearling coats but with none of the guilt of wearing fur. Faux fur and women’s shearling coats were one of the coziest Winter jacket trends last year and are still in style this year. It’s not just a runway trend, as seen at Loewe, Off-White and Etro and Paris Fashion week F/W 2022-2023. Celebrities Rihanna, Hailey Bieber and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley have all hit the streets in them. For a more fashion forward look this season go for a cropped style. For a jacket you can wear for years to come, go for a more classic length aviator, bomber or moto jacket.
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The women’s faux shearling coats to add to your wardrobe this season
Vegans and animal lovers will be happy this year as there’s so many faux shearling coats and vegan options around. Faux shearling collars are what the celebs have been gravitating towards this season. Whether it’s a longer length style like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s for a chic look or a shorter bomber jacket for an edgier look like Hailey Bieber’s.
For a super cozy look, go for a longer length shearling coat to snuggle up in. A long, neutral style is a jacket you can wear year after year. Faux shearling also has the added benefit that it’s often cheaper than real shearling.
Shop the faux shearling jackets & coats trending now
These are the most fashion forward faux shearling coats to step out in this year. All of them are faux shearling or borg (a fabric similar to shearling but with no harm to animals). They’re mainly faux leather but if you’re vegan you might want to look for the styles in this edit that specify vegan just to be safe.
How to style shearling coats
Shearling coats and jackets tend to give a more relaxed look and work well with pants and casual for everyday looks. Boxier shearling coats tend to look better with straight leg or skinny pants, jeans, leggings or even bike shorts rather than wide leg pants for a more balanced and flattering shape.
For longer, more streamlined jackets, you can get away with pretty much anything from fitted pants to wide pants, midi or maxi skirts.
Faux shearling vs real shearling coats
There’s a few benefits to faux shearling over real shearling.
- They tend to be cheaper.
- Faux shearling is cruelty-free and many styles are vegan too.
- Faux fur tends to last longer.
- Cleaning and caring for faux shearling is normally much easier.
- You don’t have to worry about temperature controlled storage of faux shearling coats.
There is a common misconception among consumers that shearling is a form of sheared wool. Shearling is actually considered a fur product because the fur is still attached to the hide of the animal.Sheep Skin Town
The faux shearling coat I’m wearing this season
The Tularosa faux shearling coat I’m wearing is super warm and I find it runs true to size. It’s under $300 and great quality for the price. There’s a full review of it in this Revolve haul at Chapter 7 if you want to skip straight to that part.