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October 6, 2022  |  Apparel

11 stylish fall coats that are sure to impress

Brisk mornings are replacing those sweltering summer days, making some of us excited for evening bonfires and sweater weather. Even if you’re sad to close up your pool or say goodbye to summer trips, everyone can get excited about unpacking chic layering pieces, including scarves, turtlenecks and coats

While it’s fascinating to see trends come and go, the quickly changing styles mean that last year’s clothes may no longer be what you want. If you suddenly realize you have nothing to keep you warm, there’s still time. 

In this article: Free People Women's Ruby Jacket, Levi's Women's Diamond Quilted Bomber Jacket and Cole Haan Women's Signature Hooded Wool Duffle Coat.

What's the difference between a coat and a jacket?

While the terms are generally used interchangeably, they’re actually not the same. But it’s not complicated. The main difference between a coat and a jacket is the length. Jackets typically end at the hip or above, while coats fall below the hip. For example, a trenchcoat ends below the hip, and a jean jacket falls above the hip.

2022 fall coat trends

  • Moto jackets: While leather and suede moto jackets are always a staple to keep in your closet, bikercore is having a moment. 
  • Bomber jackets: Quilted, leather and varsity jackets are all trending this fall.
  • Faux fur and shearling: While faux fur and shearling are always balancing on the line of trendy or not trendy, they're officially in this year. This includes coats made entirely of shearling or just faux-fur trimmed coats.
  • Leather: From a full leather trenchcoat to a cropped leather jacket, don’t skimp on leather this year.
  • Chic blazer: Oversized blazers and classic tweed jackets are trending this year.

What to look for in a fall coat

Even if your primary concern is style, choosing a coat that keeps you warm, dry or both is still a good idea. If you live in a rainy area, water-resistant and waterproof jackets are ideal, while freezing climates probably require thicker coats. However, fall is notorious for being cold in the morning and hot during the day. Those who don’t want to carry a purse or wallet may also want to ensure the coat has ample pockets.

Best stylish fall coats

Free People Women's Ruby Jacket

With an oversized silhouette and a cozy-soft material, this cotton jacket is perfect for cuddling up in during chilly fall days. It features two chest button-flap pockets, front welt pockets and patches on the elbows. When it gets dirty, just throw it in the washing machine for easy cleaning.

Sold by Amazon

North Face Women's Hydrenalite Hooded Down Jacket

Since it has 500-fill goose down insulation, it will keep anyone warm on chilly nights, but it's still stylish for the day. The North Face logo is embroidered on the left chest and back right shoulder, so it will never peel or flake off. This puffer coat also features elasticized cuffs, zippered pockets and an attached, insulated hood.

Sold by Dick’s Sporting Goods

Levi's Women's Diamond Quilted Bomber Jacket

Bomber jackets are officially back in style, and this Levi’s bomber is ideal for fall. Not only do the ribbed collar and breathable memory fabric provide a comfortable fit, but the ribbed knit detail also provides warmth. It has zippered welt pockets on the left sleeve and two on the lower sides.

Sold by Amazon

BlankNYC Flannel Shacket

Shackets have been around for a season or two, and it doesn’t look like they’re leaving just yet. This flannel shacket is 70% polyester and 30% wool with an inner lining for comfort. It has button cuffs and two button-flap breast pockets. Be aware that it is dry-clean only.

Sold by Revolve

Astr The Label Nadine Jacket

Only wear this jacket if you’re prepared for compliments and to tell everyone where they can get it. The quilted exterior matches perfectly with the faux fur trim and lining, which also make this jacket comfortable and cozy for any fall day.

Sold by Revolve

Cole Haan Women's Signature Hooded Wool Duffle Coat

This coat is fully lined, making it comfortable and effortless to slip on and off over a sweater. Multiple closures ensure the coat keeps the wind out, including a full-length zipper, snap buttons and leather tabs. It also has a stylish fur hood for extra warmth.

Sold by Amazon

Calvin Klein Men's Classic Ripstop Bomber Jacket

This bomber jacket will help anyone keep up with the trends. It features a zip-front closure with a zip-through stand collar and has a ton of pockets, including two zippered hand pockets, a zippered chest welt pocket, a zippered arm pocket and two interior welt pockets.

Sold by Macy’s

Cole Haan Men's Cashmere Blend Single Breasted Classic Coat

For formal events or professional work settings, this classic cashmere fall coat is single-breasted with a pointed collar and leather-bound button holes. Plus, the entire interior is lined, making it effortless to slide on and off.

Sold by Amazon

Daily Ritual Women's Teddy Bear Fleece Jacket

Barbiecore is still having its moment, and this hot pink teddy bear fleece is sure to make a statement. It also comes in 10 other colors, such as camel, dusty rose, sage green and more. The cozy fleece is soft and comfortable, making it perfect for bundling up on chilly fall days.

Sold by Amazon

BlankNYC Women’s Cropped Suede Leather Motorcycle Jacket

This casual suede jacket is a classic that will never truly go out of style. It’s made of premium suede leather that’s lightweight and comfortable. The asymmetrical front zipper and adjustable belted hem are stylish, and it has functional zippered pockets.

Sold by Amazon

Bardot Vegan Leather Trench Coat

While this trench coat looks and feels just like leather, it’s actually vegan leather. It features a front button closure with a vegan leather tie-belt. It also has lightly padded shoulders, side seam pockets and a back vent.

Sold by Revolve

 

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