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"Silk does for the body what diamonds do for the hand." - Oscar De La Renta

White shirt Wednesday: silk and shearling

shearling and silk winter fashion

When it comes to the idea of an eternally stylish coat, most of us are fickle, agnostic or down right repelled at the idea of one multi-purposed coat for life – until you take a closer look at the 70s sidelined favourite, the sheepskin coat.

Mothballed in the back of your relatives' closet and used in younger years as part of a throwback themed party ensemble, the sheepskin coat has got a bad rap throughout the years. Either reminisce with 'groovy' headbands and flares or worse, with its iconic 15 minutes of fame as the outerwear option of choice for east-end geezer, 'Del Boy' – until now, wearing a shearling number was down right anti-fashion.

But, with a magic touch from celebrated design houses like Chloé, Coach and Gucci  the sheepskin coat is back in fashion's good graces and better than ever. Worn with an air of retro revival, its super soft shearling interior, boxy shape and camel shades make it a hot contender as the forever coat our winter outerwear rotation is missing.

Worn like a second skin by fierce city slickers on the streets of NYC and London, it seems the style set has embraced this underdog design to heart, reinventing a classic coat with contemporary creativity with an eye-catching urban appeal. Worn with powerful, fashion-lead separates, this coat is a shining example of how to use one jacket to create two very different day or night ensembles...

Using the vintage-inspired VAUGHAN pussy bow silk blouse to connect the cultural dots, this strong design influenced outfit salutes dominating winter trends. Worn with structured A-line leather separates and a rich, peaty chunky knit, this pairing tells a confident prêt-à-porter narrative with a hint to intertwined fashion milestones. Keep it casual chic and accessorize with these Gianvito Rossi Stilo Suede Ankle Boots and functional MANSUR GAVRIEL Mini Cross Body Bag.

Joseph Soft Merinos Sheepskin Maud Coat
A relaxed wrap number that looks the part on the city streets or trotted up the red carpet, this soft merino brown suede coat with cream shearling interior might just be the versatile style piece we've been searching for. A luxe take on the traditional sheepskin jacket, this 21st century design with removable tan leather sash is a flexible and functional winter cover up with optimal wearability for this season and seasons to come.

Dusan gaucho trousers
A star on the rise, these strong design-lead black leather gaucho pants are a unique and original take on winter dressing. Flashing just and inch of flesh, these luxurious and stylish A-line pants add a contrasting element to any sartorially-lacking winter ensemble. Used in contrast to the soft cream and brown suede of the sheepskin coat, these high shine culotte-style trousers add a rich and sophisticated edge to a hot seasonal trend.

Phillip Lim Camel Raglan Chunky Knit Jumper
A grand classic that will fit seamlessly into your winter jumper rotation, this super soft, ribbed cashmere and wool blend jumper  from Phillip Lim is a style essential for any fashion conscious clothes horse. Created with  short ¾ voluminous sleeves and a curved, contour knit, this simple yet elegant piece gives the illusion of curves in all the right places. As versatile as it is comfortable, this simple brown crew neck jumper oozes with an unassuming grandeur.

Pictured: Joseph Maude sheepskin coat, VAUGHAN Cassie shirt in Pure White3.1 Philip Lim chunky knit sweater, Dusan leather gaucho trousers, Gianvito Rossi ankle boots, Mansur Gavriel cross body bag

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