The takeaway of 2023: It’s all about fresh iterations of tried-and-true classics. Festive textures and playful proportions are part of the arsenals of the industry’s biggest designers, looking to make the usual practical neutrals of fall feel a bit more invigorating. Preppy back-to-work blazers come with flattering cinched-waist silhouettes and unexpected tailoring details that might just make dressing for the office fun again (you can thank Proenza Schouler and Tory Burch for that). Even the practical puffer is getting a sartorial upgrade by way of the quilted shell jacket—a lighter, more playful iteration of the cold-weather classic. Then for the best fall jackets that deliver in both comfort and style, find toggle-adorned jackets from Zara, Ralph Lauren, and Mango or shearling stunners from A.L.C, Madewell, H&M, and so much more.
And because it’s fashion we’re obsessed with after all, expect several It items of the season within the mix, from Toteme’s cult-favorite scarf jacket, Miu Miu’s polished peacoat, and a distressed leather jacket from none other than The Row.
Ahead, shop the top ten jacket trends of fall—straight from the runway and now ready to make a welcome addition to your closet.
The trend that dominated our winter 2022 wardrobes is back for another season: the statement scarf jacket. Crafted most famously by Stockholm-based label, Toteme, other outstanding outerwear options include those from A.L.C, Max Mara, Isabel Marant Étoile, Bougessa, and more.
scarf-neckline felt jacket
Isabel Marant Étoile
Faty wool-blend scarf coat
Tamuna wool-blend jacket and scarf
Cashmino contrast stitch sweater jacket
Finley oversize wool blend jacket & scarf
The menswear-inspired toggle-adorned jacket has not only taken the runways by storm but the street style scene, too. Hooded versions from Zara, Toteme, and Ralph Lauren have vintage-esque charisma, while options from Musier Paris and & Other Stories are designed with a more modern approach in mind.
oversized hooded duffel coat
textured wool blend jacket
appliqués faux-fur coat
front toggle-fastening jacket
& Other Stories
loose-fit duffel jacket
Cleaned-Lined Leather Jackets
When it comes to effortless versatility, you can’t compete with a wear-with-everything leather jacket. This season, however, we’re gravitating towards elevated, clean-lined styles rather than the classic moto jacket. Zip-up leather jackets from Cos and Agolde to Vince and Pixie Market are especially chic.
Ava leather bomber jacket
Army leather jacket
leather zip-front jacket
Nash oversized leather bomber jacket
leather bomber jacket
For workwear or even evening wear, a peacoat is not only practical but, most importantly, polished to perfection. Straight from the Miu Miu fall 2023 runway, shop the brand’s signature herringbone style, below. Plus, more pretty peacoats from Tory Burch and Cos to Mango and H&M.
double-breasted chevron jacket
wool-blend double-breasted jacket
double-breasted wool coat
oversized power-shoulder wool coat
& Other Stories
short oversized peacoat
With the wintry weather very much on our horizon, you’re going to need a jacket that provides some serious warmth. Enter the snuggly shearling jacket. The best cozy styles come from Madewell and Stand Studio to Shoreditch Ski Club and more. Editor’s note: a slope never even has to be in sight.
ZW Collection biker jacket
Aspen vegan leather sherpa-trim jacket
oversized shearling motorcycle jacket
Shoreditch Ski Club
Daia leather-trimmed shearling jacket
Kristy double-breasted faux leather crop jacket
Distressed Leather Jackets
No fall jacket is as supermodel-approved as the distressed leather jacket. Take this spring 2024 season, for example. Gigi Hadid stepped out during Paris Fashion Week in Mango’s oversized version, below for a look that defined chic city style. Other It items include those from By Malene Birger and Zara to The Row and Remain Birger Christensen.
Remain Birger Christensen
Liw oversized leather jacket
Kengia leather bomber jacket
oversized worn-effect leather jacket
By Malene Birger
Beatrisse oversized leather moto jacket
faux leather bomber jacket
distressed leather oversized motorcycle jacket
Quilted Shell Jackets
For those crisp fall days when temperatures teeter in degrees, you’re going to need a lightweight, quilted shell jacket. Most of them also feature playful, oversized silhouettes, which make for easy layering. Liners from The Frankie Shop, Ganni, and Everlane are topping our fall shopping lists.
The Frankie Shop
quilted padded ripstop jacket
Quinn quilted jacket
two-tone quilted jacket
quilted water repellent jacket
corduroy collar diamond quilted jacket
The ReNew Quilted Mid-Length Liner
Every season, there is one standout tailoring trend that trumps all others. And this fall, all of our eyes are on cinched-waist blazers. We can thank Tory Burch and Proenza Schouler for turning us onto the trend, but others from & Other Stories, Favorite Daughter, and Dries Van Noten are just as good.
cinched cord blazer
Dries Van Noten
belted padded wool-blend jacket
double-breasted suit blazer
wool twill one-button blazer
& Other Stories
The Favorite Blazer
A bomber jacket is a certified cool-girl staple when it comes to layering up for fall. Whether you choose classic khaki bombers from Anine Bing and Acne Studios or exaggerated aviator styles from Khaite and Ganni, expect to stay cool, yet casual all season long.
khaki Leon bomber jacket
embroidered ruched satin bomber jacket
MA-1 bomber jacket
oversized embroidered padded shell bomber jacket
Shellar shearling-trimmed leather jacket
Cropped Trench Coats
By now, everyone is familiar with a timeless trench coat or two. For fall, however, a cropped trench coat delivers maximal style with minimal effort. The below from Burberry, Acne Studios, J.Crew, and Isabel Marant may be basic, but are never boring!
Dusika double-breasted trench coat
oversized cropped biker jacket
cropped trench coat
oversize folded trench coat
double-breasted trench jacket