When the weather cools down and the days grow shorter, we look to our favourite fashion trends to get us through winter in style. This year, the fleece trend is the one to know and wear. Comfy, cosy, and oh-so warm, this trend is one we can all get behind. And, with an option for every woman, it’s easy to embrace! From classic fleece jumpers to matching fleece sets, this fabric comes in a variety of styles. To help you get started, we’ve created this handy guide on how to wear the fleece trend.
What is Fleece?
Fleece is a cold-weather fabric also known as polar fleece. Man-made using polyester, fleece has a soft wool-like feel and texture. It features fibres that are tightly woven together and then brushed to achieve a pile-like surface. Air pockets are then trapped between the fibres, keeping your body heat in and allowing you to stay warm.
Well known for its warmth and comfort, fleece features a napped, insulating design. A winter favourite, it is beloved for its ability to beat the chill while remaining comfortably lightweight.
What are the Benefits of Fleece?
As well as being on-trend, fleece has a lot of great benefits. In particular, we love it for its soft, comfortable feel and incredible warmth. The cosy, textured feel of fleece helps with heat-retention and moisture resistance while keeping it wonderfully lightweight. What’s not to love?
Fleece styles come in all shapes and sizes, so finding the right one for you needn’t be difficult. From pants to jumpers, jackets, and more, fleece garments are available in a variety of options. There are also styles with fleece on the interior and some with fleece on the exterior. While fleece on the exterior can look on-trend, we recommend opting for pieces with fleece on the inside for a timeless look and cosy feel.
New to the fleece trend? We recommend starting with a fleece jumper. This is a classic you’ve probably worn before and will love. With a soft, cosy feel, a fleece jumper will wrap you in warmth for winter. And there’s plenty of options to choose from! Take your pick from different colours, shapes, and designs. One thing to keep in mind though is that fleece is a thick fabric and will naturally add volume to your look. As such, we recommend teaming your fleece jumper with slim jeans or pants to balance your outfit and ensure it’s flattering.
Fleece pants are the quintessential winter bottom. Perfect for cuddling up on the couch with a good book or taking the dog for a walk, fleece pants offer warmth with a relaxed feel. For versatility and style, we love a timeless tapered tracksuit pant with a drawstring waist. Add our Victoria Fleece Wash Out Lounge Pants to your wardrobe and you won’t regret it!
How to Wear Fleece
Fleece can be worn in a variety of ways. From colour blocking to layering and matching sets, there’s an option for everyone. Choose your favourite or jump in and wear them all!
Make your fleece styles pop with a splash of colour! Whether you like blue, pink, purple, or something else, a bold hue can bring a casual fleecy style to life. In particular, we love the bold raspberry tone of our Adele Sweat and Avril Jogger. Team them together for a striking style or pair one back with navy or denim to hero a single piece. No matter your choice, you’re sure to look great in this fleecy outfit!
Layer up and stay warm in cosy fleece designs. A layering essential, fleece pieces can easily be worn over a long sleeve tee for a thermal feel on chilly days. Of course, that’s not the only way to layer this winter hero. Want to try something different? Consider layering a fleece crew underneath a coat or oversized denim jacket for a cool twist on this staple look. Or, how about slipping on a fleece jacket over a wintery maxi dress? The options are endless!
For a subtle and stylish take on the fleece trend, we recommend taking a minimal approach. To do so, choose pieces that feature a timeless style and classic design. Such pieces will allow you to wear fleece without shouting about it.
Looking to take your fleece to the next level? Why not invest in a matching set! Playful and unbelievably warm, a matching fleece set is a perfect choice for relaxed days at home. Coordinated yet casual, this look is laid-back enough for the couch but chic enough that you won’t have to worry about unexpected visitors. It’s also a great option to pack for a girls’ weekend away or camping trip with the family.
When to Wear Fleece
Not sure when’s the best time to rock your fleece? We can help! While your fleecy favourites are of course less than ideal for dressy occasions, they can still suit a variety of events and activities both inside and outside the house.
Fleece At Home
Naturally, fleecy styles are perfect for at home. Offering a relaxed, cosy feel and cute look, fleece clothing should be your winter weekend staple. Make it a go-to for rainy Sundays spent watching movies with the family as well as those chilly work-from-home days.
Fleece Outside the House
While fleece styles can be great for lazing around the house, they can also make a good addition to your casualwear wardrobe. Whether you’re taking the kids to sport on a Saturday or meeting a friend for a walk on a Sunday, a fleecy look can make a great choice. For an easy take on this trend, we recommend teaming a fleece jumper with your favourite jeans and long sleeve tee for a stylish, casual outfit.
Fleece is a great material that promises to keep you warm in style this winter! Shop our Fleece Edit today to find the perfect pieces for your wardrobe.