Jacket season has returned! Yes, it’s that time of year when it’s brisk enough to throw on a jacket over your slip dress or lightweight sweater, but not quite cold enough to warrant a puffer. Jackets are undoubtedly on our minds right now, and this season, there are lots of interesting styles to get you psyched for the warmer weather ahead.
We collected up the must-have trends to invest in this season after thoroughly evaluating the fall/winter runways, examining what’s popular with the fashion It crowd right now, and getting lots of advice from our Who What Wear editors.
Wear: Heavy-Duty Leather
Leather jackets are having a major moment this season (as you’ll see throughout this article), but heavy-duty leather is one of the season’s most popular variations. Consider superbly worn-in, damaged, and antique coats with an edgy vibe. They are available in a variety of styles and forms, ranging from leather blazers to bomber jackets. For the time being, avoid the plastic textiles featured in previous seasons in favour of a thick, lived-in leather topping.
Skip: Utility Jackets
Wear: Bomber Jackets
Okay, so we’re not abandoning our utility jackets totally this season, but we’re ditching them in favour of the fall’s greatest jacket trend: bomber jackets. On the F/W 22 runways, the casual look was everywhere, from oversize renditions at Isabel Marant to suede cropped forms at Miu Miu, as well as embroidered and adorned beauties at Christian Dior and Prada. Whatever you decide, this is without a doubt one of the coolest and easiest-to-wear jackets for the fall season.
Skip: Super Cropped Blazers
Wear: Nipped-Waist Blazers
Blazers are a staple in our fall wardrobes year after year. We saw less cropped clothes and more nice oversize silhouettes this season. But what about a new look that really jumped out to us? Super-chic nipped-in-waist blazers that offer a flattering, modern silhouette.
Skip: Fringe Jackets
Wear: Fuzzy Fold-Over Collars
Fall isn’t complete without a healthy dose of fuzzy textiles, from shearling to faux-fur. Collars that fold over and are covered in all things fluffy and comfortable were seen on the runways. So ditch the fringe coats of previous seasons in favour of a statement plush collar.
Skip: Snake Print & Mock Croc Jackets
Wear: Moto & Biker Jackets
As I previously stated, there are enough of leather options this season to fit every sartorial taste. Biker and moto shapes, in particular, are reigning supreme. There are so many amazing options for any budget on the market right now. For a cool, contrasting appearance, layer one over a silky slip or translucent dress.