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It’s officially time to start transitioning your wardrobe to cool-weather essentials, and this year, there is a new crop of outerwear trends you’ll love. The “shacket,” for example, is just one trend that’s having a moment right now — and just in time for fall. Meanwhile classic patterns, cozy textures and winter-inspired color schemes (with a splash of brightness!) are popping up in outerwear looks at all of your favorite shops. Here are five outerwear trends worth giving a go this season.
The “shacket” (shirt + jacket) is the ultimate fall weather layer. It’s an ultra-cozy, lightweight option that adds an autumnal feel to any ensemble without being too cumbersome. It’s perfect for all of your favorite fall activities, and its oversized, flannel-esque vibe offers a casual twist on the classic winter coat.
You’ll love this oatmeal-colored shacket ($95) for its versatile wear-with-anything appeal. Consider pairing this one with a fall dress or midi skirt and booties for a casual yet polished look. This plaid shacket ($129) covers two of this year’s hottest trends (shackets and plaid), and it’s perfect for styling an edgier look. Pair this one with black denim or faux leather pants and a simple top.
Quilted Bomber Jacket
The quilted bomber jacket is another perfect-for-fall option. More structured than the shacket yet less dressy than a winter coat, you’ll find yourself reaching for this one with every outfit.
This year, olive-colored quilted bomber jackets, like the one pictured below ($250), are in the fashion trend forecast. We’re drawn to this one’s flattering cut and easy feel. This black jacket ($195) is more of a puffer and perfect for keeping you warm and cozy on a rainy day. Pair either of these with jeans and a t-shirt or even leggings and an athleisure top for a simple, relaxed and comfortable look.
Brown Leather Jacket & Trench
As with many trends this year, we’re looking at 1970s fashion for inspiration, and brown leather jackets — especially trenches — are the fall and winter outerwear of choice. This classic brown faux leather jacket ($98) can be worn with any cool-weather look you’re styling. A fall dress, jeans and a t-shirt, black denim, a floral skirt … they all look stylish when topped with a brown leather jacket. The trench (on sale for $164.90; reg. $280) is just as easy to style. Consider popping this trench over your go-to pair of jeans and a blouse, and finish the look with your favorite seasonal boots.
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As we move into the year’s colder months, darker, more neutral shades like black, gray or navy take centerstage. If you want to bring some brightness into your winter wardrobe, a statement coat is the perfect way to do so.
This hot pink statement coat ($150) is gorgeous, and although the color may feel difficult to style, it’s easier than it seems. Look at a statement coat the same way you look at a handbag or shoes that offer a pop of color. When paired with an all-black or all-white outfit (yes, we believe in wearing white after Labor Day), this coat brings personality to the look and adds some much-needed brightness.
If pink is not your color, a hunter green coat like the one pictured below (on sale for $129.90; reg. $220), is a unique play on your typical winter neutral. And these shades of green complement nearly any color, so have fun with this one!
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Plaids, check patterns and houndstooth are classic fall and winter prints for a reason. They’re easy to wear, and they add dimension and interest to an otherwise neutral outfit. Plus, each of these patterns looks oh-so-chic in a black and white color scheme but can also be a fun, subtle pop in an unexpected color.
This plaid jacket (on sale for $149.90; reg. $249) offers just that. The muted purple tone is different without being loud and can be easily thrown over jeans and a top. The houndstooth coat (on sale for $179.90; reg. $300) is classic and beautiful — perfect for dressing up an outfit or wearing over a fancier dress.
We hope we’ve inspired you to bring these outwear trends into your fall and winter wardrobe!
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