Can you feel the changing of the seasons? Cool mornings and darker evenings are quickly approaching, leaving us looking for wardrobe alternatives. When it comes to autumn and winter, investing in a good quality jacket will save you time and stress. But, which should you choose this year?
Say hello to the Sherpa fleece, a popular pick for a fusion of chic style and maximum warmth. While this style has been around for years, I only discovered the Sherpa jacket recently. At this point, I can’t wait for the temperature to drop - the Sherpa style is just too cosy to ignore!
If you’re desperately searching for your 2022 winter jacket, keep reading. I’m breaking down the top 7 women's Sherpa styles you should consider. Scroll down to get inspired!
WHAT IS A SHERPA FLEECE?
Though Sherpa styles have been available for a while, it’s not always clear what a Sherpa jacket is.
Some shops offer Sherpa hoodies, some offer fleeces, and some look like coats. So, what is a Sherpa jacket? Sherpa fleece actually describes a fabric, not a garment. The fabrics name comes from the Sherpa tribe in Nepal, but today you can find this material worldwide.
The Sherpa fabric is heavyweight and fluffy, providing you with warmth, protection, and a cosy feeling. One side of the fabric is soft, and the other is a knitted texture, and this fabric is usually constructed from cotton, acrylic, or polyester.
Sherpa is a popular alternative to wool-based clothing. Whether you’re a vegan or looking for a fur alternative, add Sherpa fleece to your list.
This unique fabric is often used in winter jackets, hoodies, fleece-style jackets, and any other winter clothing. Whether you’re heading off on a cold vacation or attempting to battle the breeze at home, a Sherpa hoodie will keep you comfortable.
THE 8 BEST WOMEN’S SHERPA FLEECE JACKETS FOR 2022
Ready to start your search for a women’s Sherpa fleece? Don’t miss our top picks.
Looking for a Sherpa hoodie, not a full winter coat? The VARLEY Roselle Half Zip Fleece is here for you. This women’s Sherpa fleece offers a half-zip design, allowing you to layer under and over. Plus, you can style the oversized collar for extra winter style points.
This fleece is available in Black and Egret, perfect for any minimal palette. We’d recommend this fleece to anyone looking for casual winter style. The VARLEY fleece is available here for £102.
Winter style comes in all shapes and sizes, so if you’re looking for something different, the VARLEY Ellis Gilet might be for you. Unlike typical fleeces and hoodies, this gilet offers body warmth with a reversible design, giving you two gilets in one! Here, the Sherpa material keeps you warm without feeling too heavy!
The Ellis Gilet is available in Sandshell for £158. With low profile quilting, cosy pockets and functional detailing this versatile piece is designed for supremely stylish winter layering and will never weigh you down.
In need of a women’s Sherpa fleece for your casual days? This ALO YOGA Sherpa jacket mixes laidback varsity style with winter streetwear silhouettes. Key features include the oversized collar, zip pockets, and French terry lining. Comfort is the keyword here.
The is a Sports Edit Bestseller! Prefer your jackets with a hood? We understand! When the cold seasons roll around, so does the rain. Make sure you’re protected and on-trend with the ALO YOGA Foxy Sherpa. This Sherpa hoodie offers an oversized fit, cosy sherpa material, and a protective hood for those gloomy days.
Not only does this jacket provide a hood, but it’s also water-tested by the design team to keep you extra dry. Get your walking boots ready! This Sherpa style is available in Black, Camel, and Bone for £178 here.
If you’re a fan of sustainable fashion or looking to dip your toe into eco-friendly clothing, check out the GOODMOVE Borg Fleece. Created from recycled polyester, this Sherpa jacket is here to offer style without guilt.
The Borg Fleece is available in pink ombre and chic black, and the design features a relaxed fit for cosy winter wear. Kiss tight and restrictive jackets goodbye. There’s also a front check pocket to help you keep your essentials safe - no more losing your keys! This Sherpa fleece is available here for £35.
The timeless full-zip fleece style is always popular in the winter months. Designed for outerwear and layering, the GIRLFRIEND COLLECTIVE Full Zip Fleece is versatile for all wardrobes.
This Sherpa fleece offers pockets, warmth, and an adjustable hem too. Oh, and it’s made from 100% recycled polyester! Find this style online in Cream for £100 here, ideal for anyone who needs a fleece for hiking or outdoor activities.
Another popular style from GIRLFRIEND COLLECTIVE, the Half-Zip Fleece works well as a winter hoodie and a base layer for the cold months. You also can style this popular Sherpa fleece as a jumper, making it an alternative to knitwear pieces.
The Half-Zip Fleece is available in Moon and Cream, providing a neutral colour to style with any palette. Whether you want to keep it neutral or go bold, this fleece is a perfect cosy addition for winter 2022. This Sherpa hoodie can be bought for £100 in Moon and Cream.
Prepare for cooler days in this fleecy layer which features a an oversized slightly cropped length, zip pocket details, elasticated cuffs and snap button closure to keep you warm, cosy and super stylish when the weather turns. Available here for just £140 this layer is a must have.
HOW TO STYLE A SHERPA FLEECE
- Opt for the athleisure style with a Sherpa hoodie - If you’re a fan of on-trend gym clothes, a Sherpa hoodie will match your sports leggings and off-duty trainers perfectly. Choose a half-zip sherpa style to complete the outfit.
- A Sherpa jacket isn’t just for casual wear - These jackets also work well as winter coats for evening occasions too. Pair your jacket with your favourite jeans, a high-necked jumper, and some heeled boots for an evening-ready look.
- Add your favourite knitwear to a Sherpa - While we love Sherpa, it doesn’t have to be the focus of your outfit! A Sherpa gilet allows you to show off your knitwear under the jacket. Pair a pop of colour with a neutral gilet for a warm winter style.
- Layers, layers, and more layers - A key perk of Sherpa hoodies is their oversized nature. This allows you to layer up as much as possible - for warmth and style too. Play with different colours, textures, and lengths to find your winning combination.
Whether you pick a hooded Sherpa jacket or a sustainable Sherpa fleece, there are countless winter options which include this cosy fabric. Don’t skip this timeless winter pick, as once you invest in a Sherpa fleece jacket, you’ll have it for life!