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What Jackets And Coats to Wear in Fall To Look Chic


Wondering what jackets to wear in fall that will look stylish and also keep you cozy when its gets chilly, checkout this fall outerwear guide.

As the autumn leaves begin to fall and the temperatures cool down, it’s time to embrace the art of layering and step up your outerwear game. Choosing the right jackets or coats for the fall season can be a game-changer in elevating your style and staying cozy.

In this layering guide, we’ll explore the top choices in outerwear, from lightweight jackets to classic coats, to keep you warm and stylish as you navigate the crisp autumn air. Whether you’re going for a casual stroll through the park or dressing up for a night out, find out how to master the art of layering and discover the perfect jackets and coats to complement your fall wardrobe.

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Casual Jackets To Wear In Fall

For everyday casual outfits where you want to stay comfy but don’t want to look over the top, these jackets or coats will be perfect for you.

Quilted Jacket

A lot of people mistaken this amazing piece of outerwear with puffer coats and jackets and at some point I was one of them as well. So, no judgement here. But since I discovered this classic outerwear style, I am literally obsessed.

Maybe I am getting older and my sense of style has shifted from looking just sexy where everything has to be form fitting, to now find elegant classic silhouettes that enhance my style and not just make me look hot. 

And this piece of outerwear definitely does that. Quilted styles are one of the biggest trends this year and this was one of the timeless ways I incorporated it in my daily style. The lightweight design of the jacket makes it an easy layering piece that will not make you sweat but at the same time keep you cozy. 

The one I am wearing is from Ralph Lauren, and let me tell you, he knows how to make a statement jacket. The dual tone collar details and the slim fit makes it a versatile piece in your closet. You can wear it casually or  add it to a pleated skirt and dress up the jacket. 

Checkout the best quilted jackets styles that will elevate your outfit.

Where Can To Wear Them:

  • Travel 
  • Work
  • Hiking
  • Running Errands

Shirt Jacket

Shirt jackets have evolved over the years. You can either wear a long oversized shirt jacket. The oversize style makes it really comfortable,

For me, the shirt jacket is replacing my denim jackets because it just looks way more structured and stylish. If you are new to Shirt Jackets and wondering how to style them, then checkout my shirt jacket style guide for fall and winter that will give you some outfit inspirations.

A shirt jacket can we worn to work and so many other places. And this cropped shirt jacket looks perfect for that. Simply layer it on a tshirt and jeans outfit and see how it makes you look effortless and classy.

Where Can To Wear Them:

  • Work
  • Dailywear
  • Travel
  • Casual Meetups

Leather Jacket

Leather jackets are a must have for elevated style all year round. But they become essential as the weather gets gloomier. Leather is a natural fabric that can keep you warm and hence they are popular is most cold countries.

And if you want a stylish leather jacket then look for minimal studs and simply design. I love this collar bomber style shirt jacket that looks classy and yet casual. 

This bomber jacket would be perfect for work and also for running errands where you are wearing joggers or leggings. The collar detail elevates your outfit, but the real leather is so stylish.

Where Can To Wear Them:

  • Work (Smart Casual)
  • Running Errands
  • Casual Places


Coatigans are perfect fall layering piece that gives you the comfort of a cardigan and the style of a coat. And hence the name coatigan. Checkout some easy ways you can style coatigan for fall

The structured details elevate this long cardigan, but because they are made of knitwear, they are more flowing and really comfortable. 

You can throw them on with your favorite casual outfit and make it look stylish instantly. Whether you are wearing joggers or leggings, they look great with everything.

Where Can To Wear Them:

  • Work From Home
  • Travel
  • Running Errands

Sweater Jacket

Sweater jackets are a genius creation and a great alternative to upgrade your denim jackets. You can either use them to layer over outfits, or wear them by themselves. These styles of jackets have collar and patchwork pockets which looks similar to denim jacket. 

But the classy design and the smooth knitwear make them more polished and an adult version of jacket compared to denim jackets. 

You can also wear them with skirts and jeans easily without looking basic.

Checkout the best denim jacket styles you can wear this fall.

Where Can To Wear Them:

  • Home
  • Travel
  • Running Errands
  • Casual hangouts

Classy Jackets To Wear In Fall

If you want to look elevated and sophisticated in your fall outfits, these jackets would be perfect to layer on your fall outfits. 

Lightweight Wool Coat

Long coats are really key style staple fo fall and winter. They instantly transform a summer outfit to fall and are great for in between weather when you don’t want to wear sweaters or any other chunky knits. That is why, I feel that Outerwear is even more important for fall compared to winter because it actually protects us when the temperature suddenly changes.

A double breasted long coat looks structured and adds a sophisticated touch to any casual outfit. You can literally pair it with any outfit and you will realize that your look is transformed to more sophisticated and put together one. And of course, it keeps you cozy as well. 

This year, I invested in a Double breasted white coat, because it just looks way more stylish and way more expensive as well. And I love wearing white in Fall and Winter, and this outerwear staple will help me rock winter white outfits. 

The structured coat elevates all my outfits and also helps me wear jeans and t shirt underneath without having to worry about freezing outside.

But if this is your first time investing in a double breasted coat, I also recommend going for a black coat. It looks good on any outfit and also adds a sophisticated touch with chunky clothing.

Wool Blazer

Blazers are perfect for any season, but they are specially great for fall weather if they are woolen material. This is also a great investment if you are have a business casual dress code at work. 

But as I have said many times, blazers are no longer just for work, you can find so many different silhouettes and styles that are great for casual everyday wear. But because of the structured details, they create a put together look and elevate your outfit effortlessly. 

Wool blazer are perfect for fall and you can also continue to wear them in winter layering them with knitwear. This structured outerwear piece is also a timeless one that you can keep on wearing year after year. And I am telling the truth. 

Checkout some ways you can style sweater blazer for fall.

Patterned Coat

Most of us tend to wear a lot more solid colors as the temperature drops and sometimes our outfits can look a bit plain Jane, but with a patterned jacket or coat, you can easily add some personality and texture to your daily looks. They also look really good with all he solid color we wear. 

I am a big fan of plaids, but on outerwear because they create an interesting style and also add more details to your coat or jacket. This way even though you found a budget option, they still look pretty good and expensive. 

I love small plaids and own a coat and a blazer that I keep on repeating every year. But this year, there are so many patterned styles of outerwear that look so good but are in really good price point as well. 

It really does not matter which color tone you pick, these styles of outerwear are really verstaile and look amazing with dark tone as well as lighter tone clothing. 

Patterned Blazer

If Coats are way too long for you, and you want something sophisticated and elevated for work, a patterned blazer can be perfect option.

Now they come in so many different styles and shades. Make sure to pick the one that has shades you can pair with your outfits. The shades need to be cohesive. 

This is the key to looking effortless in your everyday outfits. 

Cardigan Jacket

Cardigan jackets are a little different than sweater jackets. They have a crewneck style like regular cardigans and have contrast buttons that elevates them.

These style of jackets have become really popular and why not, they are really comfortable to wear. But the gold button details elevates these jackets. And they in turn will elevate your fall outfits.

I fell in love with this style of jacket and wear them on repeat everyday whether I am going on a trip or headed to work.

Boucle Jacket

Boucle jackets are tweed material jackets that have a patch pocket and almost look like cardigans. But these jackets are double breasted, hence are structured styles you can wear to create a sophisticated style. 

I call them lady like jackets that will make your outfit look polished and classy. You can always start with something black and then make your way to other shades.

These jackets are great for work and also great to wear over formal outfits. 

Trench Coat

Trench Coats are perfect for in between weather when you don’t want to wear a heavy layer. So you can wear this in the beginning of the fall season. But you can also use this as a light layer with heavy knitwear as the season progresses.

The collar details and belts make them look classy and stylish. And you can wear these coats with any casual outfit to instantly elevate them. 

And while tan seems to be the popular option, but there are plenty of other colors of trench coats you can wear. Checkout this trench coat style guide that will help you pick the best one for your outfits.


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