Experts in the fur industry have officially declared shearling as the key trend in the fur fashion market for winter and fall this year. Over the past few years, it has increasingly appeared on runways across the globe. Although shearling may look like suede, it has a look and feel that is much more luxurious. Michael Kors is one fashion designer who didn’t just step up and take notice. He is leading the charge with shearling handbags that range from luxurious to practical, chic to sporty. Take your pick to suit your style and continue to be a leader in your fashion circles.
What is Shearling?
Shearling is a term used for the sheared skin of a sheep with the wool left on. All of the bags we are sharing with you today use a synthetic fiber that looks like sheep but was not actually taken from the poor animal.
It typically has a suede-like surface on the other side and can be outfitted on the inside or outside of the handbag.
Michael Kors Shearling Handbags
Below we have three gorgoeus handbags that are perfect for this fall season!
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For a stronger Bohemian vibe, opt for the [easyazon_link identifier=”B01M19W201″ locale=”US” tag=”jfaction-20″]Jamie saddlebag[/easyazon_link]. A perfect equestrian accent with an outfit sporting riding boots. But don’t think this bag is only suitable for the riding ring. The craftsmanship is so polished you will look divine at an urban sidewalk cafe with Jamie hanging on your shoulder. The neutral colors of natural shearling and brown leather accents provide a match with everything in your closet. A perfect everyday bag with enough room for all your essentials.
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This isn’t necessarily a handbag, but for an overnighter or a day on-campus, Michael Kors has scored with a [easyazon_link identifier=”B01M4JHJ9F” locale=”US” tag=”jfaction-20″]shearling backpack[/easyazon_link] in his Rhea collection. Two color schemes are featured. One is the natural off-white of shearling, accented with black leather straps, trim and tasseled zipper pulls which give off an ethereal “Winter Queen” vibe. Your other option is to reverse the materials with black leather trimmed in natural shearling. This look is a bit more urban yet with an edgy Bohemian appeal. For what can only be called refined casual, this bag creates the image of success with a stylish backpack upgrade that organizes your laptop, a second set of clothing, cosmetics, and a few snacks.
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Shoulder Bag Elegance
For that special night out, the re-imagining of one of [easyazon_link identifier=”B01M0B89CP” locale=”US” tag=”jfaction-20″]Michael Kors great evening bags[/easyazon_link], Sloan, has appeared in shearling. A pair of double chain straps with brown leather woven through creates strong eye-appeal. The glimmer of gold from the straps is further enhanced with a push-lock fastener that becomes a stunning focal point. This is a bag you can wear on your shoulder or as a crossover, making it perfect for any evening occasion. Classic evening bag look on the shoulder converts to a crossbody, so you don’t have to leave it behind when you are ready to hit the dance floor.
Preserving Your Shearling Investment
Shearling is as durable as it is beautiful. Although much more low-maintenance than a fur like a mink or fox, it still requires routine cleaning at the end of every season. You can trust a qualified professional fur cleaner, or you can use professional grade products yourself. The Laundress provides detailed instructions on how to use their Wool & Cashmere Shampoo to keep your shearling fashion pieces looking gorgeous. Other tools of the shearling cleaning trade include specialized stain removing solutions and soft bristled brushes to gently groom the nap back into shape after the material dries.
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