Fall is quite possibly the most anticipated season of the fashion calendar. From industry icons (Ever seen “The September Issue”? So good!) to everyday appreciators of classic style and sophisticated comfort, this time of year has everyone, including us, excited for interesting new trends and our favorite fall pastime—layering, of course.
Cooler weather lends the chance to wear the best elements of our closet all at the same time. Pants, sweaters, boots, and scarves look extra polished with a finishing piece, so we’ve pulled together five of our top jacket styles to help round out your fall wardrobe. A mix of traditional shapes and fun twists on your standard go-to’s, we think you’ll find a jacket to suit your personal style goals.
The blazer is a wardrobe essential because it can dress up jeans, but also tone down a LBD. The clean lines and structured shape of this J. Crew Regent wool blazer (left) elongate and flatter almost any body type. Its single-button closure in the front and popped collar add a boyfriend-chic coolness to any outfit. The 1.STATE Tuxedo velvet blazer is a more elegant and feminine version, perfect from day to night.
Bombers have made a comeback in the past few years, moving from practical wear into more decorative design. These bombers (Karen Kane, left; Madewell) represent two of the most popular textures for fall and winter—crushed velvet and leather. When zipped, bombers usually fall right at the natural waistline, making them ideal to pair with tucked blouses and high-waisted bottoms.
Bring on the edgy hardware and retro feels. Isn’t it just like a Moto jacket to add a little spunk to your step? This TopShop Luna faux leather Moto (left) is on the more conservative side, so you don’t feel too flashy, but the paneled quilting detail does not compromise personality. The tapered waist adds feminine flair. The BlankNYC Morning jacket displays the more traditional Moto shape with a straight waist and low removable belt, but its asymmetrical front zip closure and suede material stand out as special.
Nothing is more comfortable and all-purpose than denim. Ranging from this popular Madewell style and wash (left), a modern version of the classic cowboy design with its squarish fit and button-flap pockets, to more colorful and detailed varieties, denim jackets are as mainstream as a white t-shirt. The trick to looking fresh is to find the right one for you. The oversized denim jacket from TopShop is loose enough to fit a sweater underneath, and the black wash has a offbeat, urban vibe.
With the changing of the weather come rain and wind. Trenches are absolutely necessary in the fall because of their neck-to-knee coverage, and they often double as raincoats. This Halogen trench (left), for example, has a detachable hood for versatility and a beautiful, subtle sheen. The Badgley Mischka faux leather trim trench is unlined, therefore more flowy and lightweight, and has a delicate tie belt and back gunflap for a softer appearance.