The Only Outerwear You Need in Your Closet
It’s that time of year again: coat season. Whether you’re soaking up the sun in warmer climates like Florida or California, or preparing for a long, snowy winter in the Northeast or Midwest, you’re going to want some type of coat in your wardrobe this season. We have pared the choices down to a select few styles that are great to have on hand in your ultimate capsule closet. Get ready to meet your new favorite coat styles—the denim jacket, the trench, the parka, the puffer, the blazer, the military inspired coat, and the moto jacket.
Levi´s Original Trucker Jacket
The classic Levi’s denim jacket just celebrated its 50th anniversary, so all styles have been re-released and are appearing on the most street style-savvy. Traditional blue denim has a place in everyone’s closet—it’s the perfect last minute touch when you’re headed out the door, especially in the midst of transitional weather.
To buy: $55; dillards.com.
Cotton Trench Coat
Trench coats belong in every woman’s wardrobe. They have plenty of pockets so you can store all of your belongings close to your person without having to carry a purse and add a polished vibe to every outfit. This Lands’ End iteration comes in regular, petite, and plus, and can be customized with a monogram.
To buy: $159; landsend.com.
The City Anorak
Water-resistant fabric is a necessity for rainy fall days. This medium-weight layer will keep you warm enough when there’s a slight chill in the air, but you won’t overheat if you are wearing a sweater underneath. Drawstrings at the waist allow for a cinched-waist look or can be worn loose. Also available in black and navy.
To buy: $88; everlane.com.
Here’s What Happened When 11 Real Women Tried “Wedgie” Jeans
Yes, “wedgie” jeans are a thing—and they’re supposed to be flattering instead of embarrassing. Levi’s launched “Wedgie Fit” jeans which are supposed to accentuate your curves, including your posterior. With many people raving about them, we decided to try them out—and let’s say the results were mixed. Some of our editors were surprisingly pleased with the fit, while others didn’t think it flattered them at all. Watch the video above and decide for yourself if you want to buy them.
Zip Front Short Puffer Coat
Puffer coats don’t have to be the dreariest part of your outfit; this season, they are becoming one of the most sought after styles for a fashionable look. This short puffer is machine washable, so you don’t have to worry about taking it to the dry cleaners, and it is fully lined. Also available in five other colors.
To buy: $98; express.com.
Tommy Hilfiger Velvet Blazer
All the luxury of velvet plus the flattering tailoring of a blazer will add up to this being your go-to jacket all winter long. Try wearing this with your favorite boyfriend jeans on the weekend, or over a formal dress for a holiday party.
To buy: $139; macys.com.
Faux-Leather Trim Military Coat
Red detailing on the sleeves and collar truly pop against the rest of this black military inspired coat. Hitting just below the knee, this coat looks great with dress pants and a white blouse, or a fit-and-flare dress with tights and boots. Easily transition from work to dinner with this coat, whether you are dressed casually or headed to a cocktail-attire event.
To buy: $170; nyandcompany.com.
Life Changer Moto Jacket
Pair this moto jacket with your favorite skirt and shirt combo to instantly update the look. You can also wear this versatile piece with a more relaxed weekend look, or to add a little bit of an edge to a super feminine dress. Also available in four other colors.
To buy: $98; nordstrom.com.