These days, it’s all about the cozy look. Sherpa fleece, which is a plush, warm fabric with a wool-like texture, has the unique quality of both looking and feeling comfortable, with the wool-like texture on one side of the fabric and a soft, smoother knit on the other side. Unlike real sheep’s wool, sherpa is typically made of cotton or synthetic fibers, which makes it relatively low maintenance and long-lasting. Synthetic fibers can also give the fabric a bit of stretch, and high quality sherpa should resist static and pilling.
Sherpa offers great insulation and is often used as a coat or jacket lining. Sherpa lined jackets are often warm enough that they don’t need additional layers underneath. However, sherpa exteriors are having their moment as well. For mild to moderately cold weather, sherpa coats, jackets, vests, and pullovers are an excellent choice for a comfortable and trendy look that anyone can pull off.
Sherpa jackets are trending big nowadays, and for good reason — not only do they make an ideal outer layer, they’re highly versatile and can be styled multiple ways.