The hell is a sherpa jacket? What used to be a classic men’s utility jacket has now been reclaimed as a super cozy staple for the woman’s closet.
“Sherpa” refers to the fluffy, fur-like material lining that gives these outerwear pieces their comfortable and slightly edgy feel—perfect for the fall since the polyester fabric is much lighter than wool, but warmer than a standard denim jacket. In the pictures below, I embraced the casual nature of sherpa jackets by pairing an all-black coat with raw hem jeans, black faux-leather booties, and a classic white band tee.
These jackets come in all styles, shapes, and shades. In the following outfit, I’m wearing an cozy oatmeal-colored sherpa jacket; the all-over sherpa material gives this piece a more luxurious feel. For a dressier going-out look, I threw on some black suede heels and a simple black romper to demonstrate the flexibility of this material. Sherpa really can be worn anywhere—even the club!
To help offset the more masculine silhouette of these industrial jackets, skirts or more form-fitting pieces perfectly complement this outerwear style. In this outfit, I wore a classic blue and white sherpa “trucker” jacket with a black turtleneck, layered gold jewelry, and a caramel-colored skirt. If you’re looking for a new go-to jacket as we head into colder weather, sherpa jackets offer warmth, style, and versatility.