Fall weather has us stocking our closets with seasonal favorites: jackets, booties, sweaters, and scarfs. Perhaps the most important of these is the jacket. This key wardrobe staple can transition wardrobes from season to season, and it can elevate an everyday outfit to something special. As co-owner of Brentwood’s Copper Penny, Kristen Tedder says, “Adding a jacket is one of the easiest ways to elevate an otherwise casual outfit. Plus, no one will know how little effort went into pulling together your look!”

The fashion maven styled and modeled five fall outfits you can pull together in a pinch. Each look proves the importance — and effectiveness — of the jacket, a classic staple that can be worn with every trend of the season. Plus get styling tips for each. Take a look!

Animal print jacket

Styling tip: The animal print trend is proving its staying power this season by showing up on everything from shoes and shirts to jackets. Here, Kristen shows how approachable the print can be by pairing it with a white t-shirt and black jeans. When in doubt, keep things simple.

Anyone can pull off animal print, especially when paired with the tried-and-true combo of a white t-shirt and jeans. If you can’t commit to the jacket, shop Copper Penny’s animal-print slides.

Jacket, $138; long-sleeve crew neck, $78; black jeans, $198; necklace, $78

Red and oh-so-soft jacket

Styling tip: Lightweight and soft, this jacket is one you will never want to take off. You can’t go wrong wearing it with a playful pattern (as Kristen does here) or something more basic. Try it with denim, or dress it up with an LBD.

Once you get your hands on this soft jacket, it will be impossible to resist! Plus, it’s versatile making it a winner in our books.

Jacket, $148; top, $162

Camel sweater/jacket

Styling tip: Wrap yourself in this loose-fitting jacket that doubles as a sweater. When things really cool down, it can be worn over a chunky knit for a super cozy look. Until then, it looks great with a white long-sleeve tee.

This jacket has staying power as it’s perfect for fall, winter and even early spring. Go casual with a tee and jeans, or wear it over a pair of slacks or dress.

Jacket, $138; long-sleeve crew neck, $78; jeans, $192; agate necklace, $298

Cream jacket

Styling tip: Lovers of winter white, this one is for you. A delicious cream color and super-soft, sweater-like fabric make this simple jacket the most versatile on the list. With this piece in your arsenal, you can look put-together for any occasion.

Winter white, we love you. This jacket can be paired with your favorite white jeans and booties for an all-white ensemble, but it works equally as well with jeans and a solid top as shown.

Jacket, $138; long-sleeve crew neck, $78; jeans, $192; necklace, $90

Faux leather jacket

Styling tip: Ditch your typical black leather jacket and choose something more modern. This faux leather jacket is the neutral number you’ve been looking for. Kristen was smart to pair it with an all-black outfit and funky necklace.

While a black leather jacket may never go out of style, there is room in your closet for a (faux) leather jacket in every color. Jacket, $148; shirt, $172; black jeans, $198; necklace, $228

You can shop these jackets and more at Copper Penny, a women’s boutique offering the latest in clothing, shoes and accessories that appeal to discerning shoppers of all ages. Kristen Tedder owns the shop along with her sister-in-law, Michelle, and mother-in-law, Gina. Stop by and ask any of them for help picking the perfect jacket for you!

Copper Penny is located at 7030 Executive Center Dr, 102, Brentwood, TN 37027. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This article is sponsored by Copper Penny. Thank you to Leila Grossman of Grannis Photography for the beautiful photos.

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