Wrap up in shearling as the season of mists beds in.

Nothing quite heralds the slip of summer into autumn quite like the textural switch in our wardrobes. It’s out with the floaty cottons and linens and in with the tactile knits, leathers, layers and this season’s über-cosy fabric: shearling. Whilst the classic tan and cream combo found on boots and aviator jackets is perennially popular, this season shearling has found a new groove, in a range of acid brights and fashion blacks. This week, we round up thirteen ways to wear shearling, from those cosy classics to more on-trend looks.

Tan and Cream

Massimo Dutti

Leather and Shearling Waistcoat, £999

Perfect for layering over knitwear, this leather and shearling-trim gilet has a flying jacket feel in exaggerated, fashion proportions. Buy it here.


Shearling and Suede Classic Wedge Sneaker Boots, £220

Designed in Switzerland to fill the void between style and practicality in cold-weather climes, these beauties are fully snow and waterproof, yet would work just as well in the city for cosy toes on the school run. Buy them here.


Eloise Natural Hat, £65

Made from 100 per cent wool shearling, this super-soft hat is the ultimate cosy upgrade on the traditional beanie, from the always-excellent British indie brand, Sideline. Buy it here.

Loeffler Randall

Sophie Canvas and Shearling Belt Bag, £215

The trend for belt bags is going nowhere for AW21. We love this fluffy upgrade in cream shearling and a floral-print canvas tie from Loeffler Randall. Perfect layered over a camel coat this autumn. Buy it here.

Fabrizio Viti

Jean Floral-Appliqué Shearling Mule Clogs, £505

These clogs have a serious 70s vibe, thanks to their authentic wooden sole and snug shearling lining. They’re perfect for autumn with bare legs and maxi dresses for a vintage, nostalgic feel. Buy them here.



Oversized Shearling Lined Biker Jacket, £400

This black biker jacket from Jigsaw comes in buttery soft nappa leather with detachable black shearling collar. With a slightly oversized fit and minimal hardware it’s a modern, pared-back twist on a classic. Buy it here.

Valentino Garavani

Roman Stud Leather and Shearling Sandals, £630

Who said sandals can’t be for autumn? These studded gladiators from Valentino Garavani have been given a seasonal make-over with a black-on-black shearling trim. Buy them here.


Black Shearling Los Angeles Tote, £445

Not just reserved for coats and footwear, shearling is the material of the moment for handbags too, with this cuddly tote from DeMellier now available in a slouchy shearling finish. Buy it here.

Air & Grace

Camino Black Suede And Shearling Boots, £199

The hiking boot is a great autumn buy if you’re looking for something to toughen up your summer dresses. Great paired with maxi florals and a biker jacket, these shearling-lined suede boots from Air & Grace are the perfect seasonal update. Buy them here.



Faux fur Shoulder Bag With Chain, £30

If you’re looking to dip your toe into the coloured shearling trend, this furry friend from Zara, with chunky gold chain strap, looks a lot more luxe than the price-tag. Buy it here.

Bottega Veneta

Shearling Jodie Bag, £1750

Or if you’re looking to invest in the texture trend, Bottega Veneta’s Jodie bag only launched in 2020 but has quickly become a cult classic for the Italian atelier, with this season’s shearling design taking over from its signature woven leather style. Buy it here.


Shearling Slippers, £220

A shot of joy for your feet - these vibrant orange mules from Sleeper are an on-trend take of a classic house slipper shape, guaranteed to up your #wfh fashion stakes this autumn. Buy it here.


Green Oh Yeah Fluffy Slippers, £80

If you only think of tan suede booties when you think of Ugg, it’s time to think again. These faux-fur slipper sandals from the Aussie brand are fun, frivolous and a riot of colour – the perfect sartorial antidote to 2021. Buy it here.

By Lydia Mansi
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Lydia Mansi

Lifestyle Editor

Lydia is an all-round lifestyle guru, tireless champion of women in business and our resident expert on beauty.