Sheepskin in Europe

Sheepskin Garments Hit the Runway in Europe

Two thousand and twelve was a big year for sheepskin, and the much-loved material graced everything from the wardrobe of the everyday American to the shoulders of runway models in fashion capitals like Milan and Paris. Sheepskin jackets in particular were featured among the best of the collections coming down the runway in Europe during men’s fashion week, pegging shearling garments as a must-have for this fall and winter. With its versatility and durability, sheepskin has proven itself to be a favorite trend for this winter and upcoming spring, and is sure to offer some great inspiration to start upgrading your own wardrobe now.

Slip into a Sheepskin Coat this New Year’s Eve

With its warm and cozy embrace, a sheepskin coat is the perfect complement to a cute, slim-line outfit to be worn underneath, especially during the winter. If you’re heading out to celebrate New Year’s Eve, for example, you don’t have to sacrifice the elegance of your outfit to stay warm. From satin evening dresses to lightweight sweaters, shearling jackets provide all the warmth without forfeiting a bit of style. So borrow a look from Milan’s fashion week and pair our men’s Colorado sheepskin coat with a sleek suit or our ladies’ Cattleman sheepskin coat with a chic and sexy dress to ring in the New Year.

Shearling Boots: From Surfer to Chic

Perhaps even more popular than sheepskin jackets though, is the shearling boot or slipper. Initially a trademark of the Australian surfing culture in the 1960s, the utilitarian sheepskin boots are now simultaneously coveted as a fashion symbol by runway models in Milan and Paris, celebrities like Jessica Simpson and the average American man, woman and even child. The fact that shearling slippers and boots have morphed from a “surfer dude” staple to the latest European trend proves that, dressy or casual, shearling is the perfect companion to any outfit.

Add Sheepskin Garments to Your Wardrobe

Although sheepskin is by no means a new look, its recent reemergence on the runway in Europe has piqued the interest of consumers looking for a stylish way to stay warm this winter. Shearling isn’t just for winter though; sheepskin hides are processed in such a way that they actually wick away moisture and naturally keep you cool in warm weather as well, making them suitable for year-round wear. Crafted by hand using only the highest-quality shearling, our sheepskin coats, slippers and vests at the Sheepherder are some of the best shearling products on the market. And with their chic appeal and careful construction, our sheepskin garments are the perfect addition to any wardrobe.