WAYS TO WEAR: WOMEN'S SHERPA
MARCH 03, 2021
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.
L-2B SHERPA BOMBER JACKET IN WOODLAND CAMO
Channeling a military-inspired aesthetic, @itsnkenge pairs the L-2B Sherpa Bomber Jacket with classic Doc Martens. The original L-2B is a classic Alpha Industries piece, most well-known as a lightweight alternative to the MA-1 bomber, and now a sherpa variation revamps the look for Spring/Summer 2021. Here, a refreshing pop of color completes the outfit with a contemporary flourish.
The L-2B Sherpa Bomber Jacket is also available in two shades of cream with olive green trim details.
CROPPED SHERPA UTILITY JACKET IN SAGE
Embrace the outdoors by mixing layers and athletic wear. Here, @litaflita pairs the Cropped Sherpa Utility Jacket in sage green with a pair of biker shorts and high socks. This cropped sherpa jacket features a fold-down collar and large, roomy pockets that have side openings along with zip compartments for added security. It’s structurally inspired by the CWU bomber jacket that currently serve as the military’s standard flight jacket. The Cropped Sherpa Utility Jacket is lined with 100% nylon and comes in three colorways: sage green with a bright orange liner, white cream with color-contrasted green pockets, and red plaid with black accents.
PILE LINER GEN II UTILITY JACKET IN LIGHT CREAM
Going for cool and casual, @thestreetsensei has thrown the Pile Liner Gen II Utility Jacket over a neutral, black-and-white ensemble. The long silhouette offers a visual play on lines while color blocked green details create additional aesthetic interest. This jacket becomes an even bolder fashion statement when contrasted against dark trousers and sneakers, as it is here.
With a lining made of 100% nylon ripstop, the Pile Liner Gen II Utility Jacket is both lightweight and cozy. It features drawstrings at the waist to create a snug, customizable fit, as well as two interior pockets and two exterior pockets for extra functionality. While it can be used as a liner to be paired with a larger winter coat, the 100% sherpa outer shell makes this jacket a strong standalone piece as well.
CROPPED SHERPA UTILITY JACKET IN LIGHT CREAM
This season, Alpha Industries is also releasing the Sherpa Utility Liner, a 100% sherpa mid layer that can be worn under a larger jacket in extreme temperatures or as a standalone outer layer. The jacket’s high low hem hits just below the hips, giving it the illusion of added movement while providing full upper body insulation. Elastic cuff details also help to trap heat and create a snug fit. With color blocking details on the button closure and pockets, the Sherpa Utility Liner is available in light cream and red plaid.
Alpha Industries’ collection of sherpa jackets for women is widely varied, each piece made with high quality materials to meet the standards that have defined our brand for generations. Whether you opt for a sporty fleece bomber with a cropped cut or a utilitarian, long-hemmed coat, you’re guaranteed to find your own unique look while staying warm. With a stylish sherpa jacket, the possibilities are endless.