8 chic fall jackets for chilly days

Everyone needs a quintessential fall jacket. Whether it's leather, quilted, suede, corduroy or even vegan leather, the perfect fall jacket is a go-to item that you'll wear often. The perfect Goldilocks coat comes in many styles, and you just might want more than one—because if you find the perfect jacket, you'll want to wear it next fall, too!


Short Down Vest

A down vest is a great transitional piece because it keeps you warm without all the fluff and heaviness of a coat with sleeves. Down vests also come in an array of variations—with or without a hood and in tons of colors and fabrics. Throw it on over a cashmere sweater or a crewneck sweatshirt with jeans, and you're good to go! Looking stylish and staying warm.


Oversized Denim Jacket

Who doesn't love a denim jacket? It's a classic for a reason—because it goes with everything. Choose an oversized jacket and it'll feel like a big warm hug when you put it on. Layer it with a cozy knit sweater or fleece or keep it simple with just a T-shirt underneath. Denim jackets also make for a fab spring and summer jacket.


Quilted Jacket

This fun coat can be dressed up with a black mini skirt and sweater or worn casually with dark wash jeans and a black tee. Either way, you can't go wrong! It's cute, cozy and comfy. Get the jacket in black for a more classic look or a fun color like green for a pop of color.


Trench Coat

Everyone should own a trench coat, as it is great for rainy days—but also perfect for the fall when you need a light jacket. The traditional trench is khaki-colored cotton that is rain-resistant. Find a trench that you love, and you'll have it for years and years. Trenches even come in various colors, such as red and black! A trench coat shows that you are stylish and appreciate timeless pieces.


Leather Jacket

A leather jacket is an investment that keeps on giving year after year. There are endless options when you are purchasing a leather jacket: the motorcycle, the bomber, the blazer and so many more. Wear it casually with jeans, a sweater and sneakers. Or, for a fun and flirty night out, you can pair it with a slip dress or a mini silk skirt with a blouse. Tip: Look for a leather jacket at a vintage store for that cool "lived-in" look. 


Suede Jacket

A suede jacket is a fabulous piece to have in your wardrobe. You can style your suede jacket with jeans and any top of your choice, or with a fun, flowy skirt and a funky tee. This could be a striped tee, a multicolored tee or a silky blouse. Just make sure to never wear your suede jacket in the rain.



A fleece is an essential that is perfect for layering. It can be styled super easily, which makes this piece so appealing. You can throw your fleece on with a pair of jeans and sneakers to run errands, or wear it open with a sweater underneath.



A blazer is a basic piece that you will wear over and over again. Whether you go for a tried-and-true black, navy, gray or camel—or up the ante with a plaid or pattern—you can't go wrong. You'll find yourself reaching for this piece to go with jeans, over a sweatshirt or sweater or even with a slip dress for a night on the town. And the good news is, blazers never go out of style.

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by Isabelle Grace Ballard | 11/19/2022