As temperatures drop, you'll often see fur, shearling and fleece items in magazines and in stores. Shearling is the pelt of a lamb or sheep that's typically worn with the fur on the inside and the soft suede leather on the outside, and many fashion designers reached for it in their fall 2011 collections.
From fur and shearling coats, to vests, hoodies and even fur-trimmed boots and gloves, they all often warm up the runways. Some designers stick to goat and sheep shearling exclusively because these particular animals are raised for their meat and not merely for their skin or fur.
If you're on a budget, though, fur and shearling might not be for you. Luckily, many designers have come out with faux fur versions of these items. Faux fur and shearling clothing is much cheaper than the real thing. And if you're an animal lover, your conscience is clear.