I recently went on a weekend away through Paris and down to the South of France. Glam, I know— but, why am I telling you this? Well, when I wasn’t sipping rosé and taking in the sights, I was getting seriously inspired by the fashion. Of course, it’s a widely known fact that the French dress incredibly well, and so every time I visit I prepare myself to take mental notes. This time was more useful than ever, mainly because January on the Cote D’Azur is basically like spring in the UK (think sunny days and blue skies but still a notable chill in the air). It was perfect timing, then, to get some seriously good outfit ideas for the season ahead.
There were obviously some perfect denim looks, a sprinkling of bretons and some excellent wide-leg trouser pairings. But there was one particular piece I kept seeing on repeat that really stood out to me: the shearling jacket. Now, we’ve touched on the wonders of this cosy jacket trend before, but it wasn’t until now that I realised how chic and versatile they really are— and how much I’d like one in my life to prop up my wardrobe every spring, autumn and winter. Honestly, I saw French women from every generation sporting iterations, all over both Paris and Cannes— and even some very suave men. They’d pair it with some simple blue jeans or loose trousers and a vest, and it always looked effortlessly cool.