Stage One: This is some entry-level shearling. Wear Phillip Lim's booties zipped up for a flash of fuzz, or leave them open a bit for a cuddlier look.
Phillip Lim 'Alexa' leather and shearling ankle boots,
Stage Two: Shearling has escaped its shoe-liner confines and traveled to the top of Loeffler Randall's loafers.
Loeffler Randall 'Irini' loafers, $275 at Otte
Stage Three: Fall's version of your go-to leather clutch.
Opening Ceremony 'Paloma' tech clutch,
Stage Four: Topshop's faux shearling coat may not be as soft as the real deal, but it packs the same style punch.
Topshop faux shearling 'Ovoid' jacket,
Stage Five: Now we're entering some advanced-level territory. Wendy Nichol's bucket bag invites petting.
Wendy Nichol shearling 'Bullet' bag,
Stage Six: Elizabeth and James's faux shearling coat delivers on volume.
Elizabeth and James 'Iris' coat,
Stage Seven: For those who are seriously committed to living their cuddliest life, both emotionally and financially.
Acne Studios 'Velocite' shearling jacket,