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Clothing, Women's clothing

The 20 Cozy and Chic Fall Jackets & Coats Every Wardrobe Needs 

By  Emily Konatella

LAST UPDATED - October 10, 2022

Fall weather has officially returned, signaling the start of the layering season. So put away your summer essentials, and it's time to pull out the cozy sweaters, fall boots, and jackets.

Proven to stand the test of sartorial time, the twenty fall jackets below are a must-have in any wardrobe— no matter your age, body shape, or personal style. These investment-worthy pieces have the versatility and practicality to transcend short-lived trends for years to come.

The 20 Best Fall Jackets & Coats to Invest in This Season

Oversized Blazers

Once reserved for the office, blazers and tailored jackets can now be worn in any setting. This fall, opt for something with an oversized, androgynous fit that can be layered over button-ups, tees, and sweaters of every weight. It's worth splurging on something that makes you feel your best.

01

Out of 20

Norma Kamali Oversized Double Breasted Jacket

Norma Kamali Oversized Double Breasted Jacket

Source: Revolve

80s power suits were a mainstay on fall runways, and this pale pink Norma Kamali Oversized Double-Breasted Jacket offers a feminine take on the trend. It's cut from mid-weight stretch fabric with laser-cut edges, padded shoulders, and a minimalist front closure. Remove the detachable waist belt and wear it open, or cinch it tight to accentuate your hourglass shape.

Material

95% poly, 5% spandex

Care

Hand wash

02

Out of 20

Helmut Lang Peak Lapel Blazer

Helmut Lang Peak Lapel Blazer

Source: Saks Fifth Avenue

A classic black blazer is a must in every professional wardrobe. This Helmut Lang Peak Lapel Blazer is crafted from a luxe wool blend that's naturally breathable, sweat-absorbing, and odor-resistant. Cut with peak lapels, waist-jetted pockets, and a single-breasted front closure, it stays true to the label's minimalist aesthetic.

Material

48% polyester/48% virgin wool/4% elastane

Care

dry clean

Leather Jackets

If we had to pick one fall jacket that's truly worth the splurge, it's undeniably a keep-forever leather jacket. Crafted from luxurious genuine leather (or a vegan leather alternative), it'll mold to your unique shape with every wear. Consider it a long-term investment in your cold-weather closet.

03

Out of 20

Alexander McQueen Slashed-Zip Leather Jacket

Alexander McQueen Slashed-Zip Leather Jacket

Source: Saks Fifth Avenue

Alexander McQueen is known for its edgy aesthetic and exceptional craftsmanship. With proper care, its Slashed-Zip Leather Jacket will age into a vintage treasure. The fall staple cuts a strong moto silhouette, accented by shoulder epaulets, silvertone hardware, and convertible zip closures. Its 100% cowhide leather fabric only gets more and more comfortable with every wear.

Material

100% cowhide leather

Care

dry clean

04

Out of 20

Khaite Gellar Oversized Leather Jacket

Khaite Gellar Oversized Leather Jacket

Source: Saks Fifth Avenue

Khaite's Gellar Oversized Leather Jacket was undoubtedly one of the most splurge-worthy fall jackets to hit the runway. Crafted in the USA from 100% lamb leather, it's buttery and soft to the touch. The simple zip-front silhouette is made special by silvertone hardware and textured seaming.

Material

100% lamb leather

Care

dry clean

Classic Trench Coats

Designed to protect its wearer from soggy conditions, trench coats are a cornerstone of the British wardrobe. While more traditional styles are cut calf-length from khaki-colored cotton canvas, modern iterations come in every color and fabric combo imaginable.

05

Out of 20

Burberry The Waterloo TB Monogram Cotton Trench Coat

Burberry The Waterloo TB Monogram Cotton Trench Coat

Source: Nordstrom

If you're going to splurge on a classic trench coat, nothing will top the timeless Burberry Waterloo Cotton Trench. It's got all the design details of the 1879 original— storm flaps, shoulder epaulets, belted cuffs, and more—with an understated monogram lining. We recommend sizing up to leave room for added layers underneath.

Material

100% cotton

Care

dry clean

06

Out of 20

Theory Storm Flap Cropped Trench Coat

Theory Storm Flap Cropped Trench Coat

Source: OliveLA

Already have a classic trench in your closet? Expand your wardrobe possibilities with Theory's Storm Flap Cropped Trench Coat. Cut from admiral crepe fabric, the cropped trench coat is an excellent lightweight jacket for fall. Its modern hip-length hem perfectly contrasts the utilitarian shirt color and double storm flaps.

Material

70% triacetate, 30% polyester

Care

dry clean only

Wool Overcoats

On colder days, reach for a heavy wool coat that keeps you warm no matter what you've got on underneath. Opt for something in a bold color or print that stands out from the crowd. Your statement piece will never go out of style in a timeless silhouette.

07

Out of 20

LAMARQUE Vanessa Coat

LAMARQUE Vanessa Coat

Source: Revolve

Designed in Montreal, Canada, LAMARQUE's statement-making Vanessa Coat can withstand any weather conditions. Its bold green wool and belted silhouette swaddle the wearer in warmth and urban elegance. Wear it over an all-black outfit to really make the grassy color pop!

Material

Wool blend

Care

dry clean recommended

08

Out of 20

Sanctuary Carly Houndstooth Coat

Sanctuary Carly Houndstooth Coat

Source: Nordstrom

Sanctuary's Carly Houndstooth Coat ensures your work outfits look polished and put-together during morning bus rides, lunchtime coffee runs, and after-work errands. The longline silhouette drapes effortlessly over button-up shirts, blazers, and other office essentials. Its medium-weight checked fabric will carry you through the whole season.

Material

65% polyester, 34% rayon, 1% spandex

Care

Machine wash, tumble dry

Shearling Jackets

Shearling jackets are the coziest outerwear trend for fall 2022. Their ultra-cozy fabrics feel like wearing a giant hug. Add one to your wardrobe that you can throw on and go on casual days. Or splurge on a reversible shearling and leather jacket that can be worn in a multitude of ways.

09

Out of 20

UGG Marlene Sherpa Jacket

UGG Marlene Sherpa Jacket

Source: Saks Fifth Avenue

To describe Ugg's Marlene Sherpa Jacket in one word: cozy. Crafted from ultra-soft sherpa fabric and trimmed with faux suede, it's casual, comfortable, and cute enough to wear every day. A zip-front closure and zippered pockets make it practical enough that you actually will. Slip it on over anything and everything your heart desires.

Material

100% polyester
Lining: 100% cotton

Care

machine wash

10

Out of 20

Max Mara Icon Teddy Bear Coat

Max Mara Icon Teddy Bear Coat

Source: Nordstrom

Max Mara's Icon Teddy Bear Coat is the ultimate outerwear piece for fall. Its loose, oversized fit layers easily over everything from basic white tanks to cashmere sweaters. A double-breasted front closure and welt side pockets create a classic look, while a fur-inspired blend of camel hair and silk adds a tactile feel.

Material

88% camel wool, 12% silk

Care

Dry clean

Denim Jackets

Denim jackets are a year-round wardrobe staple that's particularly handy for fall. Worn over a summer dress or basic tee, the timeless style is an excellent option for unseasonably warm fall days. When the temperatures drop, layer it over a turtleneck or hoodie instead.

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Out of 20

Everlane The Everyone Denim Jacket

Everlane The Everyone Denim Jacket

Source: Everlane

Did you know that denim is one of the most wasteful fabrics in your wardrobe? To combat fashion waste, Everlane created The Everyone Denim Jacket from ethically-sourced organic cotton produced with non-toxic dyes that reduce water consumption. It's offered in three versatile washes that act as building blocks for your fall wardrobe. Developed using Everlane's Everyone size scale, it fits and flatters bodies of all shapes, sizes, and gender identities.

Material

100% organic cotton

Care

Machine Wash Cold. Tumble Dry Low.

12

Out of 20

AGOLDE Charli Oversized Denim Jacket

AGOLDE Charli Oversized Denim Jacket

Source: Bloomingdales

Like any good outerwear piece, AGOLDE 's Charli Oversized Denim Jacket only gets better over time. Cut in an easy-going oversized fit, the lightweight jacket pairs with practically everything you own. The light-wash denim fabric is made from a blend of organic and recycled cotton for a reduced environmental impact. It's a modern piece that's guaranteed to become a classic.

Material

80% organic cotton/20% recycled cotton

Care

Machine wash

Puffer Jackets

Cold days call for puffer jackets. Stuffed with down or a feather-free down alternative, they insulate their wearer without weighing them down. Start the season in a lightweight quilted jacket before moving onto heavier puffers as winter temperatures arrive. You'll stay warm all season long.

13

Out of 20

Khaite Farine Crop Puffer Jacket

Khaite Farine Crop Puffer Jacket

Source: Neiman Marcus

Khaite Farine Crop Puffer Jacket is guaranteed to be your new go-to fall coat. The stylish crop puffer jacket will help you combat chill fall days and even into early winter. The Zip-front, stand collar silhouette is crafted from nylon selected for its matte finish and is lighter than a paper weight.

Material

Polyamide/nylon

Care

Dry Clean

14

Out of 20

Adidas by Stella McCartney Puffer

adidas by Stella McCartney Puffer

Source: Revolve

For those looking to reduce their fashion footprint, there's Adidas by Stella McCartney Puffer. Sustainably made using recycled polyester, it's down-free and vegan-friendly. But don't let eco-friendly materials fool you. It's got all the warmth of a genuine down jacket and will carry you well into the winter season.

Material

Self & Lining: 100% recycled poly
Cuffs: 95% recycled poly, 5% spandex
Filling: 70% recycled poly, 30% poly

Care

Machine wash

Bomber Jackets

Seemingly always on-trend, bomber jackets, in all their various forms, bring the perfect balance of style and warmth for the autumn months. This season, try the classic silhouette in an unexpected fabric choice that'll keep all eyes on you.

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Essential Antwerp California Knit Bomber Jacket

Essential Antwerp California Knit Bomber Jacket

Source: Bloomingdales

Essential Antwerp's California Knit Bomber Jacket toes the line between cardigan and coat. Its rib-knit long sleeves, spread collar, and hem feel effortlessly laid-back and elegant. Never fear; the wool-viscose blend fabric feels just as warm and cozy IRL as it looks on-screen. You'll crave it all fall, winter, and spring long.

Material

54% polyester, 39% viscose, 7% nylon

sleeves, collar, and bottom: 50% wool/50% acrylic

lining: 52% polyester, 48% viscose

Care

Hand wash

16

Out of 20

Ted Baker London Bronlei Shimmer Crop Bomber Jacket

Ted Baker London Bronlei Shimmer Crop Bomber Jacket

Source: Nordstrom

Fall in love with the subtle shimmer of Ted Baker London's Bronlei Bomber Jacket. The classic zip-front, balloon-sleeved silhouette lets the luminous fabric do all the talking. Cut from a breathable cotton blend and packed with pockets, the stylish piece doesn't skimp on practicality either. Pair it with jeans and a tee for an easy early fall look.

Material

76% cotton, 24% polyamide

Care

dry clean

Shirt Jacket

Shirt jackets— fondly known as shackets— are one of the fall's most practical jacket styles. Their button-up-inspired cuts can be worn over (and under) a multitude of casual pieces. Use them as outerwear pieces on warmer days and mid-layers when the temperatures start to drop.

17

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Vince Cotton Blend Oversized Shirt Jacket

Vince Cotton Blend Oversized Shirt Jacket

Source: Nordstrom

This Cotton-Blend Oversized Shirt Jacket from Vince is the type of jacket you look forward to pulling out each season. Its boxy, oversized fit can be worn over everything from tank tops to hoodies. A practical chest pocket offers somewhere to stash your phone, mask, or keys in a pinch.

Material

78% cotton, 14% polyester, 8% spandex

Care

Dry clean or hand wash, dry flat

18

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Beach Riot Skye Mod Flower Fleece Shirt Jacket

Beach Riot Skye Mod Flower Fleece Shirt Jacket

Source: Nordstrom

Liven up your casual wear with Beach Riot's Skye Mod Flower Fleece Shirt Jacket. It's fun floral print and cozy fleece fabric bring an instant mood boost, no matter the weather. Throw it on over athleisure for coffee runs, yoga classes, and other informal outings.

Material

70% polyester, 30% acrylic

Care

Dry clean

Fleece Lined Jackets

The Soft fabric fleece-lined jackets are the favorite fall coats by many as they offer great insulation and are very soft to the touch. Some will even say they are the best fall jacket to have in your closet. Crafted of natural wool or synthetic polyester, fleece-lined jackets will keep you exceptionally warm during those cold fall days.

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Out of 20

Ugg Rhiannon High Pile Fleece Longline Coat

Ugg Rhiannon High Pile Fleece Longline Coat

Source: Nordstrom

Wrap yourself this fall in warmth and comfort in this cozy UGG Rhiannon High Fleece Longline Coat. A brand that is beloved by people everywhere who appreciate cozy and style, this coat from UGG is no exception. Crafted from plush high-pile fleece and available in three different colors, these stylish jackets may just be your new favorite jacket.

Material

100% polyester

Care

Machine wash, tumble dry

20

Out of 20

Barbour Beadnell Fleece Lined Quilted Jacket

Barbour Beadnell Fleece Lined Quilted Jacket

Source: Nordstrom

This Barbour Beadnell Fleece Lined Quilted Jacket is super versatile. From running errands around town to a long walk in nature, this quilted jacket will keep you warm and in style. Available in three different colors and featuring roomy snap-flap pockets, double vented back, and a corduroy collar, some may say these quilted jackets are the best fall coats.

Material

100% polyamide, Fleece lining

Care

dry clean or machine wash cold, dry flat


About the author

Emily Konatella

Emily is a fashion consultant, designer and creative director with more than 15 years experience creating, designing and developing clothing & jewelry. From managing pageant shows to turning concepts into actual designs, she has experience with almost all fabric types and jewelry designs and is in touch with the latest fashion trends.

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