As the weather gets cooler, it is necessary to layer up and pull out all those stylish jackets we have hiding away! Need a new jacket or simply unsure about what is trendy right now? This women’s guide to fall jackets is here to help!
Firstly, let’s talk differences: a jacket technically only reaches the waist of the wearer, while a coat reaches the wearer’s thighs or longer. The differences are small and most people use the two words interchangeably. For the purpose of this guide, we will focus on styles, rather than the nuances of classification of each jacket style.
The utility jacket is a lightweight, trendy jacket to throw over a t-shirt and jeans or even a casual dress. Often, they come in an army green hue, but if you look, you can certainly find other colors and fun style variations.
Quilting is not just for blankets…the quilted jacket is ideal for those days when you need something warmer than the utility jacket, but you are not quite ready for your down parka.
For those rainy days, a trench coat is perfect. Whether going to work or just running errands, a trench coat can be both dressy and casual. Plus, they typically come in a neutral shade, which is a subtle way to add warmth (physically and aesthetically) to any outfit.
Leather jackets are versatile and can make nearly any outfit look chic. The variety of styles ensures that there is a fit for everyone! From asymmetrical to straight zip to waterfall collars, there is sure to be a style that works for you.
Similarly, denim jackets are a simple way to add an extra layer in a fashionable way. As the weather begins to cool down, a denim jacket is the quintessential article of clothing to grab on your way out the door. They can be work with pretty much anything. And the ones with fuzzy insides are even better because you can keep wearing it as the temperature continues to drop.
A relatively new trend is the corduroy jacket. Corduroy pants were all the rage last year, so now we are seeing corduroy jackets – a nice cozy alternative to denim, leather, or the utility jackets.
While blazers have typically been boring business casual, we are seeing a huge trend in more stylish blazers that can be worn not just for work, but for casual, everyday wear also. They definitely are not the warmest option, but can be layered with thicker shirts or sweaters underneath, or simply worn before the temperature drops too much.
Plaid coats are an excellent pattern to pair with an outfit. Plaid has been in style for a quite a while, but a plaid jacket is definitely reminiscent of the ‘90s. Throw it on over a neutral sweater and pair of tall boots and you are ready for a classy fall day!
Teddy Coats surged in popularity last year and will continue to be a trendy option this fall. Both chic and cozy, the teddy coat is a very warm option for any occasion.
Lastly, as fall becomes winter, a puffer coat is the way to go. With its thick insulation, you’ll be warmer than anyone else around. These coats are also great to add a pop of color to an outfit and make a bold statement piece.
With all of these options, how can you not love fall?! The variety in jackets alone make for so much fun figuring out what to wear. Each jacket has their own personality and though might only fit certain weather requirements or social situations, they are all wonderful to have.