The Gatepost Arts and Features Staff
It’s warm, it’s cozy, and it’s all over your Instagram feed.
Sherpa is a fleece-like fabric that can be made from cotton, acrylic, or polyester. Its fuzzy texture is often compared to sheep’s wool or the texture of stuffed animals. So, if your life’s dream is to become a life-sized teddy bear, or you just love a comfy fashion statement, now’s your time to shine.
You can find sherpa pieces almost everywhere during the fall and winter seasons. From shearling jackets to fleece-lined Nike Air Force 1 sneakers (yup, you read that right), it’ll feel like you’re walking around with a blanket on.
The piece that sparked the sherpa trend is the I.AM.GIA pixie coat, which is basically a fashionable teddy bear costume. The sherpa coat runs for $80 on the store’s website, and if you’re looking to invest in a comfy, trendy coat this sherpa season, we say the I.AM.GIA version is the way to go.
Dupes of the pixie coat can be found at stores like H&M, Forever21, and Bershka for a fraction of the price. Your college-student wallet will appreciate the price tag.
An easy way to keep up with the sherpa trend is with a sherpa fleece sweatshirt. You may think they’re “basic,” but don’t knock ’em until you try ’em. The texture of the sherpa looks trendier than an average cotton sweatshirt, and the softness will probably make you fall asleep in class.
Sherpa cardigans, quarter zips, and even slippers are available in an array of different colors, so you can Dt this trend into your personal style – whatever that may be.
Celebrities spotted sporting sherpa garments include Gigi Hadid, Zendaya, and Selena Gomez. As long as sherpa is approved by these girls, we’re all for it.
A sherpa sweatshirt can be layered beautifully under a jean jacket or a puffer vest. However, your outfit will not lack style or warmth if you choose to showcase your sherpa coat all on its own.
We’re lucky enough to have a trend like this come around during final exam season. It’s a trendy way to stay comfy while studying and sipping on your Red Barn coffee during a late night at the library.
Hopefully, your childhood teddy bear won’t be too jealous.