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19 August 2020

Luxe to Less: Winter Fleece

Words By Eliza Sears

The look is outdoorsy chic, and the polar fleece brings it to life.

Luxe

It’s easy to fall into the trap of overdressing with bulky layers, anticipating freezing conditions, only to be caught out at the mercy of an over-achieving heater.

Or maybe even worse, purchasing scratchy wool layers that irritate your skin and make you seriously question your shopping choices.

Previously reserved for hikers, campers, and the child of the 90s, the polar fleece now exists in the world of designer fashion and doesn’t appear to be going anywhere.

Soft, warm and lightweight, the polar fleece is an excellent addition to your wardrobe. Easy to style with your favourite jeans and sneakers, worn over a t-shirt, you’ll never be caught out overheating in a stuffy room again.

Ambush Boa Polar Fleece Jacket, was $2,188 now $655, 24 Sevres

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Retailers have embraced our collective move toward comfort dressing, adding more relaxed styles to their collections.

Sporting brands have leaned into the style, including the polar fleece in both their performance and lifestyle collections.

While, surf brands have long been the business of polar fleeces for cold mornings on the beach, or winters in the alps.

Perhaps most notably, outdoor brands have continued to be popular during this shift to fleeces as a casual addition to the everyday look, with some even reproducing their retro styles for the modern man.

In no short supply, the polar fleece is available at all price points, with most sitting around mid-range price.

Nike ACG Microfleece Jacket, $215, End Clothing

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The good news is, a fleece need not be expensive to fulfil its promises of warmth, comfort and style.

There are plenty less costly options, and as we head to the transitional season of spring, with many freezing weeks ahead of us, many products are heading to the sale section, ready for you to snap up.

Everlane’s ReNew Fleece is made 100 per cent from recycled plastic bottles. Each fleece is constructed using 35 recycled plastic bottles, giving new life to the single-use item.

The radically transparent brand launched its ReNew line in 2018 to tackle plastic waste head-on and have a positive impact on the environment through solutions-based design.

Rains Fleece Vest, $122, 24 Sevres