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Outward bound

Mixing fabrics and textures through layering to create this rugged composition seems to be really in for this fall. Its a recreation of masculine vintage with modern elements. Lets say “ready to go camping look”, worn to stroll through the city streets. It’s rugged yet polished!

My play on this trend is mixing the shearling with the plaid and the casual over dyed jacket, accentuated with tiny pops of  color and slick boots. The key piece here being the shearling vest.

Fur was all over the runway this fall for both men and women. When you say fur one immediately thinks of luxury and glam and the obvious association with women’s wear. However designers have managed to bring that trend into men’s wear without the stigma of being feminine,through the introduction of shearling.

The shearling trend is really big this fall and its burgeoning popularity shows through in the men’s, women’s, and kid’s collections. Sherpa (faux fur) is more commonly used in kids wear as it is less expensive. It was once associated with aviator jackets because of the warmth it provides. It keeps the pilots nice and toasty when they are up in the air. They are known to be a tough guard against the bitter cold, and believe me they are! You definitely want to bring them out only when the weather demands it. I would say that it is a perfect marriage of style and function.

I’m all for this GAP sherpa vest as my little tot’s fall staple item. I like the fact that it is easy to slip on and off, and also does not add any unnecessary bulk, as with the puffer vests. It can also be  easily paired with absolutely any jacket you have, unlike having a shearling/sherpa lined jacket that you can’t keep repeating. Go grab one of these and complete your little tot’s fall wardrobe!

  • Gap sherpa vest (not available online, it is available in the stores though) $26
  • H&M plaid pants $19,
  • Osh Kosh long sleeve tee $10
  • Old Navy hooded jacket (not available online, it is available in the stores) $25
  • Children’s Place shearling lined hat (not available online) $8.50, alternate link
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4 comments

1 MrsAgatha { 11.04.10 at 9:17 am }

There are some great items in your little tot’s wardrobe. That sherpa vest especially! =)

2 Tot stylist { 11.04.10 at 9:45 am }

Thank you! I love this vest too.

3 anupama { 11.04.10 at 10:19 am }

Nice vest on “I”! And plaid pants too…I see some style tips for adults too here,:) Thanks! How about those ubiquitous fleece vests? are they lowly substitutes for sherpa vests? The guy in the first picture seems to be wearing his boxers over his pants. Quirky :)

4 Tot stylist { 11.04.10 at 11:07 am }

Absolutely… these styles have been paired down from the adult season trends, as shown in the men’s and women’s pictures above.
Personally I’m not a fan of those fleece vests, but then again I guess if the are paired well they just might work. I do like the very stylish vest trend going for men now… you could try cords, tweeds, herringbone…all of them would do very well to pump up any mans wardrobe!

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