FUZZY (TEDDY) JACKET:
Fuzzy jackets, sometimes referred to as “teddy” jackets, are the perfect combination of fashionable and comfortable. Professor of Fashion and Apparel Studies at the University of Delaware, Jaehee Jung, adds that the comfortable feeling of a teddy jacket is built into our psyche.
“I think something fuzzy like faux fur would be great since we want to feel warm but psychologically, makes us feel comforting, like how people were obsessed with stocking up toilet papers for the same reason,” Jung said. “It’s the tactile quality that makes us feel leaning toward soft and fuzzy feely objects.”
Teddy jackets have already emerged on campus, as sophomore psychology major Jenna Land has been sporting her light brown fuzzy jacket recently.“I’ve never been super trendy, but I absolutely love this fuzzy jacket,” Land said. “The two bright colors can compliment many outfits, and at the same time it’s comfy and keeps me warm!”
Image Credit: Courtesy of Jenna Land
A bomber jacket is extremely versatile with colors, material and length. Typical materials include satin, for a luxe and posh look, corduroy, for a warmer and more comfortable feel, or even cotton and denim.
Sophomore journalism and government and politics double major Mira Varghese wore a chic black corduroy bomber to Pike and Rose, a dining and shopping area in Montgomery County. “I really like this jacket because it’s so comfortable and goes with so many different things,” Varghese said. “I also love the corduroy fabric which adds a really fun element.”
Layering is another very important element to a bomber jacket. One with more colors or a fancier design deserves something more neutral under it in order to appreciate the flare of the jacket itself. On the other hand, a plain and unicolor bomber can be layered over something more bold in order to accentuate what is beneath it.
Image Credit: Courtesy of Mira Varghese