Three words. Sherpa. Is. Back.
The most beloved cold weather fabric has returned, and we think everyone can agree it’s just as inaugural of the onset of fall as the return of PSLs.
When the mornings start to feel a bit crisp and small collections of colorful leaves start dotting the streets of your neighborhood, you know that a scroll through Instagram will reveal a myriad of stories showcasing the world’s prized fall fashion staple — it’s a customary arrival-of-autumn indicator.
While we’ll leave the seasonal-squash inspired beverages to the coffee shops and cafes, Alo has become the go-to place to make all of your sherpa dreams come true. From oversized vibes to varsity-inspired bombers to full-length trenches, we’ve been pacing the sherpa trends with new styles and iconic silhouettes season after season.
But why is sherpa the need-now fabric of fall? Well, part of its earned devotion comes from its versatility — softness that makes lounging lovely, trendiness that can be dressed up at the drop of a hat, comfortability that gives a 24/7 wearability from yoga to lunch to errands.
Another part is owed to Alo’s vegan fabrication that is as luxe and plush as it gets. You know that piece of clothing you had when you were little that your parents could never seem to get you out of? Well, sherpa is the adult version of that.
Every season, it becomes more and more essential within all wardrobes meaning our styles sell out fast. And because we want you to be sherpa’d-out for all plans on the fall queue, we’re giving you the inside scoop before it’s sherpa no more.
SHERPA FOR FALL
There’s no denying the heat wave that stuck around the West Coast much longer than anticipated. But it’s during this funky pre-fall chapter that your transitional wardrobe comes into play. While Mother Nature plays tricks on us with 90-degree days, slip into your go-to pair of bikers and sports bra and top with Alo’s most-loved Foxy Sherpa Jacket for early morning strolls and those coffee dates where the café keeps the thermostat at goosebump-temp.
The Foxy Sherpa Jacket sets the standard of what an oversized fit should look like. Plus, it features a removeable hood (which is basically built-in transitional wardrobe function), zip closures for locking in heat as we get deeper into fall, and zip pockets to keep your hands free as you pick out pumpkins and hand out candy.
If you’re in the market for your first sherpa jacket, let it be this.
SHERPA FOR WINTER
It’s never too early to stock up on your winter essentials (and P.S. sherpa tops that category). The Sherpa Varsity Jacket dropped last year and was quick to become the newest sherpa obsession. With a letterman jacket fit, this oversized style makes layering easy and on-trend. The drop shoulder silhouette, oversized collar, and ultra-comfy French terry lining is function, fit, and fashion all in one.
Our full jackets and coats collection is essential when it comes to switching up your winter looks, but sherpa is as timeless as setting cookies out for Santa. It provides the coziness you need for looking at lights on the coldest of nights plus the style that’ll earn you best-dressed.
A newer style is already earning top praise.
DRESS UP SHERPA
When we say sherpa does both, we mean it. Dressing up this fabric can easily be done with any of our styles, but just to elevate the game a bit more, we designed the Oversized Sherpa Trench. Dusting off the trench coats is standard practice as we get into fall and winter, but this time around, we suggest enhancing your go-to cover for nights out on the town amidst the rain, snow, or whatever cold weather characteristics you’re planning to brave.
This full-length, open front design allows you to show off the thoughtful look you’ve curated while also managing to stay warm. It also features invisible, zippered side-entry pockets for storing your phone and keys as you please. Since this style is oversized, we suggest sizing down if you wish for a closer fit.
If you needed a sign to switch up your go-to cold weather trench, here it is.
Picture this: it’s a rainy Saturday, the candles are lit, and a warm cup of tea is perfectly balanced within the folds of the blanket you’ve draped over the top of you. It is during these exact scenarios which are widespread through the fall and winter that sherpa is no doubt a necessity. Nothing beats the cozy, ultra-soft plushness of luxe sherpa, and nothing beats the LA Sherpa when it comes to sherpa loungewear.
This clean, minimal cropped coverup provides just enough warmth without being overbearing (which means it can easily be adopted as a year-round style). A soft, micro fleece lining and zippered pockets make it a perfect style for the day you spontaneously decide it’s time to bake holiday cookies meaning a last-minute trip to the store is called for. Per last year’s trends, you couldn’t get enough of this style, and neither can we, which is why it’s back for another season.
In case you needed to hear it again: cold weather is coming! And until it does, pre-fall marks the perfect time to get your sherpa at the ready. For a chance to be featured, be sure to tag @Alo in all of your sherpa style-outs on IG and visit our full sherpa collection for a peek at everything we have to offer.