With the winter fast approaching and the impending change of the clocks you need a wardrobe to reflect this and what better way to prepare than with some brand new fleece items. The look is no longer reserved for the over eager Geography teacher on a school trip but is now a hot trend for the AW18 season. A fleece can be hard to wear with out looking like the aforementioned teacher but we are hear to help with that. Brands have also jumped on the trend and combined the warmth and durability of a fleece with some clean and stylish silhouettes.

We have gone and picked out some of our favourite fleece pieces to give you an idea on how to wear them. Check out the looks below.

The Patterned Look

With a patterned fleece you can draw the attention away from the garment by wearing a logo sweat underneath to offer a contrast and whilst the fleece chosen isn’t particularity loud this rule can still be applied. Keep it simple on the bottom half by choosing some straight legged, mid wash jeans and neutral boots or trainers. For outfits like this you can use your accessories to add a bit of colour, we have gone for a light blue beanie to do this and the bag allows you to break up the outfit.

Edwin Insulate Camo Black Jacket, Diesel S-Crew-Division Felpa Grey Marl Sweatshirt, Nudie Jeans Lost Legend Slim Fit Lean Dean Jeans, Peak Performance x Nigel Cabourn Blue Beanie & Napapijri Black Happy Bum Bag

The Practical Look

The functionality of this fleece from Napapijri is that not only is it warm but it has a convenient front pouch which is plenty big enough for anything you have on you day to day. Wearing a simple long sleeve t-shirt or sweatshirt underneath, depending on what you are doing, and going with some mid-washed jeans again to lighten up the outfit.This time the pop of colour has come from the backpack, with it’s yellow trim and team that with a grey hat and you have a very hiker chic ensemble.

 Napapijri Teide Black Fleece, Paul & Shark Long Sleeve White Logo T-Shirt, True Religion Rocco FOUM Baseline No Flap SE Skinny Jeans, Champion Grey Beanie & Eastpak Provider Grey & Yellow Backpack

The Contemporary Look

With this look we have feature a couple of pieces that could be considered fleece, the overshirt and the zip though sweater, offering us the chance to layer up. The beauty of layering garments is that you can break up your outfit with different colours and textures, as well as being able to remove layers depending on what you are doing with your day. The overshirt is also a versatile piece as it can be worn as an open jacket or closed as a shirt and pairing it with a basic t-shirt gives you a solid base layer. This time we have gone with an indigo wash jean, as the outfit is fairly light and a navy beanie to finish it off.

Peak Performance x Nigel Cabourn Beige Wool Fleece Zipper, Peak Performance x Nigel Cabourn Red & Black Wool Overshirt, Armor Lux White Jersey Crew Neck T-Shirt, Diesel Blue Wash Slim Tapered Belther Jean & Paul & Shark Navy Logo Beanie

 The Technical Look

This technical fleece from C.P. Company is the ultimate two for one item, as it reverses to become a soft shell jacket but we will focus on it in its fleece form. With it’s numerous front pockets, water-resistant shell and all round warmth this is a wonderful piece. We have teamed it with a brushed cotton tartan shirt to add differing textures and a quarter zip pullover. The lighter tones from the mid-layering garments call for a darker jean and we have also thrown in the Napapijri duffle bag.

CP Company Reversible Teddy Fleece & Soft Shell Zip Jacket, Albam Zipped Jersey Ecru Pullover, Aquascutum Lionel Tartan Shirt, Emporio Armani J21 Mid Blue Denim Jeans & Napapijri Equator Black Duffle Bag