In New York, fashionable outerwear is more important than perhaps anywhere else. We basically walk (when we aren't Ubering) everywhere and besides looking good we need to be warm. New York Winters can be brutal.
This season, shearling is taking over in a huge way. It's warm and less bulky and delicate than fur. We've found that Nordstrom has one of the best selections and includes almost any style you can desire. This Rick Owens shearling jacket is more art than fashion and Marc Jacob's varsity jacket lined in shearling will keep you warm way past the end of baseball season.
Over here is a Chloe jersey and shearling jacket that also incorporates the patchwork trend, which is also a huge trend. This Acne Studios jacket is the perfect color camel and the belted tie adds a bit of shape and femininity. You can't go wrong with this long wool Lowe coat, which is lined with shearling. It's sophisticated, dressy and warm. The perfect combination.
A few less expensive options include this Hide Society classic camel shearling coat that is nipped at the waste and perfectly covers that exposed, um, behind. A white Topshop moto jacket is lined with shearling but will be a beast to keep clean. On the flip side, it will look excellent against the grey New York backdrop.
Some guilt free options include this Ralph Lauren faux shearling coat that is just as warm feels almost exactly like the real thing. The best part is that it's a fraction of the price of real shearling. A more casual option is this Vince Camuto jacket that has a faux shearling lining and a faux buffalo leather exterior.
As always, online shoppers should take advantage of Nordstrom's great customer service, which features free shipping and free returns. If only all stores were as easy to shop as Nordstrom.