Just a few weeks left of this longest winter in history, or at least it feels that way! Winter is still keeping us in it’s freezing grip as if to prove it still has a few weeks hold over us!
It’s hard to find a coat that keeps you warm as well as looking decently stylish. The shearling coat is one of those and went through a renaissance last year thanks to Acne’s biker style shearling coat, worn by many celebs including our favourite style icon Alexa Chung.
Formerly knows as sheepskin coat, the toasty jacket looks modern in urban shapes like a parka or a biker jacket. Its versatility is the biggest plus: Wear it up or down, pairing it with your cocktail dress or your jeans and breton shirt like Parisians do!
I’m giving my shearling parka (Stefanel) a French makeover, paired with red beret, casual jeans (Boss Orange) and chelsea boots (AGL). Sicilian embroidered basket by Sicily Bag.
Street style London in Soho
Alexa Chung going all British on us with her Burberry scarf and Acne velocite shearling jacket.
Karli Kloss prooves that the shearling jacket can also be rocked over an romantique plaid skirt and boots.
Red beret by Seeberger.
Read more about my favourite coats:
The pink eggshape wool coat
The arctic parka
The Duffle coat
The French caban jacket aka the peat coat
The patterned statement coat
The Caban Jacket, known as a “pea coat” in English speaking countries, is a classic sailor jacket, the coat equivalent to the striped Tee. It’s a French style icon worn by the “usual suspects” – the heroines of French chic: Alexa Chung & French Vogue Editor Emannuelle Alt.
It comes in a variety of styles so there is one for every body type: From short jacket to longer hemmed coats, traditionally double breasted with gold buttons and a wide collar.
Let’s see how we style this classic in our two different styles, Romantique and Rebel:
For me, the best way to style this shorter length caban jacket is casual with skinny jeans and flats. This is my Sunday morning brunch outfit, relaxed yet still chic without looking over-engineered. A striped mariniere shirt is also one of my favourite combos. After all, I live in Hamburg, near one of Europe’s biggest ports so the sailor style is always en vogue here up north.
Rebel is wearing: Navy pea coat by Max & Co. Skinny jeans by JBrand. Pointy boots by Buffalo. Adorned straw bag by Sicily Bag.
I decided to go for a risky experiment: How about pairing the sailor pea coat with a sailor skirt? Straight cut navy twill with a double row of white buttons. At first I was afraid of the clashing buttons but it turned out well! The navy beret brings the whole outfit together, parfait!
Romantique is wearing: Navy pea coat by Max & Co. Navy skirt by Claudie Pierlot. Leopard print flats by Kurt Geiger. Navy beret bought at John Lewis. Embellished straw bag by Sicily Bag. Sunglasses by Miu Miu.
Photo location: Berlin Museum Island.
French Vogue Editor Emmanuelle Alt wearing a caban jacket with gold buttons.
Alexa Chung wearing a long navy wool pea coat