Whistles Signatures: The Shearling Coat

24.09.2018

As temperatures start to drop, we’re searching for perfect outerwear. The trick is to find a piece that is both timely and timeless, and nothing completes a winter wardrobe like a shearling coat. From floor-skimming designs in rich shades to neutral biker styles, there are many ways to wear this touch-me texture. Here are eight style icons to inspire you to invest in your own this autumn/winter.

1. Catherine Deneuve

Here French actress Catherine Deneuve shows us how to effortlessly style a cosy teddy bear shearling. Choose a classic colour and team it with minimal accessories and a bouncy blow dry, allowing the coat to take centrestage.

2. Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn’s style was always charming and elegant. She  shows us the power of an oversized shearling in a wearable tan shade here. Wear yours with chunky knitwear and keep the rest of your look minimal this season.

3. Lisa Rowe, Girl, Interrupted

The chilling yet charming cult classic, Girl, Interrupted, won Angelina Jolie an academy award for her role as fierce sociopath Lisa Rowe. Alongside her outstanding performance were some memorable fashion moments, including this scene of her an enviable maxi shearling.

4. Penny Lane, Almost Famous

We love Almost Famous for its entertaining and thoughtful exploration of the 1970s music scene, but we also can’t get enough of Penny Lane’s style. Her wardrobe was made up of flared jeans, embellished tops and most importantly, that shearling coat. In an olive hue with embroidered detailing, it was an iconic staple. Follow Kate Hudson’s lead and wear yours with essential denim and statement blouses for nonchalant dressing.

5. Liv Tyler

Looking for a jacket that will add a cool edge to any outfit? Take note of Liv Tyler’s leather design. Mixing two of our favourite textures, a leather shearling jacket will go the distance. It will look on-trend layered over everything from midi dresses to sleek tailoring.

6. Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow is undoubtedly one of our favourite 90s styles muses. Here she reminds us why in a dark green shearling jacket, a fuss-free maxi skirt and suede winter boots. Channel her look with our velvet buckle skirt and Rowan suede boots for a refined look that will take you from work to bar with ease.

7. Keira Knightley

Draw inspiration from Keira Knightley by teaming a shearling over a relaxed tee and jeans this season. Our minimal T-shirtsare the ideal building blocks for contemporary weekend wardrobes.

8. Sienna Miller

Reformed bohemian Sienna Miller has always kept us on our toes with her style, and her look at the Burberry Prorsum show in 2015 was one of our favourite shearling looks. Bringing a grown-up, glamorous energy to the event she teamed an emerald jacket with muted black jeans and boots.

9. Rihanna

Rihanna isn’t afraid to make a statement when it comes to styling, whatever the occasion. In a longline shearling coat, black cami top and dressed down denim, she proves that shearling coats aren’t just for daytime wear.

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