Breaking Down the 8 Essential Jackets and Coats You Need for Fall

Fall is always one of my favorite times of the year, not only for the cooler change in weather, but also for the apparel. While sweaters and booties are at the top of my list, jackets are my favorite to wear during the season. I've always loved adding a third piece to my outfit to complete the look. A jacket during fall is the perfect item for that, plus adds additional warmth. These 8 jacket styles will help to build a versatile wardrobe and have you set for the season. What are you favorite jacket styles to wear during fall?

1. Denim

Oh little denim jacket. How I love you. Tied at the waist, layered over sweaters and t-shirts, paired with jeans or dresses, you really can do no wrong with this classic style. More recently I've been wearing my oversized denim jacket for a laid-back look, but I'm really loving a fitted style to dress up the outfit a bit. This style can not only be worn during fall, but truly all seasons!

2. Blazer

This style is definitely one to wear year-around, however, I especially love blazers in the fall. Whether you're looking for an update for the office, or something that can be worn over the weekends, blazers are stylish and chic. For something a little more season-appropriate, try added a plaid blazer into your wardrobe.

3. Utility

This jacket style is one I wear All. The. Time. Whether I'm traveling, going out to dinner, or quickly throwing on over workout clothes, I always reach for this jacket. I have about 4 different styles of utility jackets in my closet at all times - I seriously can't get enough of them! Green is quickly becoming on of my favorite neutral colors.

4. Tweed

This style might not be top of your mind when you think of fall jackets, but I've always loved tweed for the season. Mixing a tweed texture with an every day outfit adds a classic element that is work and weekend appropriate.

5. Leather / Suede

These jacket are not only styles I love wearing during the fall, but all year around. I think every stylish woman needs a great leather/suede jacket (black or tan) in their wardrobe. Layer over dresses, pair with a t-shirt & sneakers, or skinny jeans & heels, a leather/suede  jacket is essential for every closet.

6. Trench

A trench coat is probably one of my favorite fall styles to wear. I have worn this one numerous times both dressed up and dressed down. It looks so chic with heels, and effortless with sneakers. While I have shared a few budget friendly options, I think this classic style is definitely worth investing in.

7. Wrap

This style, similar to the wool coat (mentioned below), is better for late fall when the temperatures really begin to drop. I love the belted detail of a wrap coat, because I can literally bundle up and portray that cozy fall feeling. I also love how drapy and easy the style is to throw on over any outfit.

8. Wool / Cashmere

A wool coat might seem a little early to wear for fall, but since winter technically doesn't start until December 21, I thought it would be important to have as it will be cold prior to that. Wool coats were my most asked about & shopped style last year. I think camel, grey, and black are the only three you need, as they can be layered over any neutral outfit and instantly look chic.

P.S. 30 essential outfits you can easily recreate and fall sweaters to add to your wardrobe ASAP.

Photos: Arielle Levy

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  1. lauren said:
    Posted 9.21.19 · Reply

    Where is the tan leather jacket from? It is different than the one listed in the outfit detail.

    • Posted 9.30.19 · Reply

      Its the exact same! The color just looks a little different on the website