Fall is the perfect opportunity for all you style-savvy people out there to unleash your inner-fashionista and get in on this season’s hottest trends – Southwestern style, sheepskin and the ubiquitous fringe boot. It all started with New York Fashion Week earlier this year, when everyone from Chanel to Kenneth Cole, BCBGMaxazria and Cushnie et Ochs geared up for fall by introducing pieces inspired by Southwestern style, including fringe messenger bags, sheepskin coats and even felted wool jackets and poncho dresses. Now that fall is finally here, you too, can break out that fringe and fur, and show off your Southwestern side!
Fringe is the new fashion obsession of many of the hottest celebrities and style icons out there today, like Reese Witherspoon, Sienna Miller, Lauren Conrad and Kate Hudson, who are rocking everything from fringe boots to tasselled dresses and Western-inspired bags this fall. A new season ushers in a whole new set of trends, and we just can’t get enough of the fashion potential offered by fringe boots this year. Take some inspiration from your favorite fashionable celebrities this season and check out our Minnetonka fringe sheepskin boots for women and kids at The Sheepherder!
Fringe boots are definitely the latest hot fashion trend for fall, and The Sheepherder is proud to announce a new selection of sheepskin Minnetonka fringe boots for kids and adults, available both in our shop and online. Made from authentic sheepskin, the adorable Minnetonka fringe boots provide the luxurious comfort of a sheepskin boot, but with a fashionable fringe detail perfect for any western-inspired outfit this fall. The Minnetonka fringe boots for children and adults are available in a range of colors, including tan, black and gray, and also feature a leather braid with metal studs along the top of the boot for a little extra flair.
Sure, it’s only September, and Christmas probably isn’t even on your radar yet, but why wait for Black Friday and Christmas Eve crowds, when you can start your shopping now and take the time to find the gifts your loved ones will truly cherish? After all, there’s nothing worse than waiting until the last minute to shop and being forced to hand out gift cards for Christmas, especially if you’re the kind of person that prefers to give more personal presents. Lucky for you, we’ve got custom-made sheepskin slippers and other great Christmas gift ideas for 2014 right here at The Sheepherder!
It’s hard to believe, but September really is right around the corner, and while we still have some time before the brisk fall weather sets in, it’s a great time to get ahead of the game and get your hands on some warm and cozy must-haves for this fall, including sheepskin slippers, shearling coats and more. With our wide selection of sheepskin garments and accessories at your fingertips, you can dress your best this season and incorporate a little luxurious sheepskin into your fashionable fall wardrobe!
Sheepskin is a natural, durable fabric made to withstand the elements, which is why it is such a popular material for sheepskin slippers and other winter apparel. However, sheepskin is not naturally waterproof, and shearing garments can easily become soiled when worn outdoors. For this reason, it is extremely important to properly waterproof and protect the durability of your sheepskin slippers, in order to prevent long-lasting stains. Our sheepskin slippers at The Sheepherder are made to last, and we want to help our valued customers keep their sheepskin slippers looking as good as new for as long as possible. To that end, the following are six helpful tips to keep in mind when it comes to protecting, cleaning and caring for your genuine sheepskin slippers.
Actress, internet entrepreneur and newlywed Blake Lively covers the August edition of Vogue magazine, and in the cover shot, the 26-year-old manages to look casual but elegant (as always) in a red knit strapless dress and multicolored vintage sheepskin jacket. Blake also rocks sheepskin chic attire in the inside spread of the fashion magazine, where the blonde bombshell is photographed hanging out on a ranch, wearing an attractive fitted shearling vest over top a long-sleeve gray jersey dress. Blake Lively previously covered Vogue magazine in 2009 and 2010, when her Hollywood career was just taking off, but the actress has never looked as good as she does in sheepskin!
Nothing says summer like fresh fruits and vegetables from the farmer’s market, and now you can shop for produce in style with one of our Ghana Market Bolgatanga baskets, which are handwoven from native African grasses into a colorful and unique design. These handmade baskets are fair-trade items, which means each time we sell a Ghana market basket at our store, a percentage of the proceeds goes towards providing healthcare, community buildings and school fees for the basket weavers and their families.
Sheepskin may seem like a material best fit for winter wear, but genuine sheepskin actually features hollow fibers that naturally wick away moisture from the body, keeping you just as cool in the summer as it does warm in the winter. That’s why we only use authentic sheepskin and other natural materials, like cowhide, when creating our handcrafted jackets and vests for adults and children alike. Two of our top sheepskin products for the little ones in your life are our kids’ Lakota cowboy vest and children’s Buckaroo sheepskin vest – both great options for wear throughout the warm summer months.
Cara Delevingne is the hottest fashion model at the moment, and so it was a big deal when Burberry announced the 21-year-old Brit as the face of its Autumn/Winter 2014 ad campaign. Cara joins the likes of Suki Waterhouse and Malaika Firth in representing the world-renowned British fashion brand, and in the company’s latest ad campaign, the models look snug yet elegant in a variety of colorful and cozy sheepskin jackets. If you want to dress like Cara and stay up-to-date on the latest fashion trends, take a look at our collection of handmade shearling coats for women at The Sheepherder, now available in colors ranging from classic tan to fun tones like grey, black, brown and even pink!
Sheepskin coats have been around for decades, dating back to the 1940s when pilots wore shearling bomber jackets to stay warm in the unpressurized cabins of their B-17 long-range bomber planes at altitudes of 30,000 feet. In the years since, shearling jackets have become increasingly popular garments for both men and women, as much for the warmth they offer as for the style statement they make. Today, well-respected fashion houses like Burberry are embracing sheepskin as the fashion staple it is, and incorporating the durable and stylish material into their 2014 autumn and winter collections.
In recent photos of Burberry’s Autumn/Winter 2014 ad campaign, Cara Delevingne and her fellow British models sport a range of outerwear pieces, including beautiful sheepskin jackets for women, while their male counterparts model some of the company’s rugged shearling coats for men. In one photo, Suki Waterhouse is wearing a shorter sheepskin jacket much like our own Ladies Columbine Sheepskin Coat, which features waist-hugging feminine lines, wool-out trim, three-inch rolled cuffs and a beautiful notched collar, while Cara sports a longer shearling jacket that is similar to our Ladies Classic Sheepskin Coat or Ladies Cattleman Sheepskin Coat.
One of the main reasons sheepskin has remained so incredibly popular over the past 70-plus years, especially for fall- and winter-wear, is because the material offers a warmth and coziness that is unparalleled by any other garment. Unlike other materials (including synthetic sheepskin) genuine shearling features hollow fibers that naturally retain heat and wick away moisture from the body, keeping you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. If you’re looking for the perfect coat for 2014 – one that will keep you comfortable and also make a fashion statement – check out our selection of custom sheepskin jackets at The Sheepherder today.