Our annual jacket article is back. This time around we’re showing you all the latest trends for F/W 2021 including some much-adored return of some classics as well as trending new contenders that will seriously have you creating space in your coat closet.
THE RETURN OF THE MOTO
At this point we may as well call it and say that the Moto is the jacket of the decade. Seriously, it looks amazing on everything from high waisted jeans to dark floral midis.
This is classic Moto at its best – asymmetrical zipper front, notched collar and a conservative amount of zipper interest. This version will serve you well for years to come.
It may be polarizing for some, but like it or not, fringe is back on the uptrend. We like this cool gray version from Andrew Marc that keeps the true moto silhouette in order to really show off the ‘extra’ of that fabulous fringe that runs from the front and all around the back.
Take your Moto to luxe level. Ultra-soft, faux suede is given an eye-catching bronzy-sliver floral print, making it a serious statement maker.
Gabby Isabella, Moto Jacket $59.99
Tough moto girl gets flirty with this ruffled waist hem version.
The phrase “go big or go home” was made for this coat. Juicy cherry red with a snakeskin texture, this cropped cutie is not for the wallflowers.
THE OVERSIZED BLAZER
This roomy, menswear-inspired piece is exactly the piece you need with plenty of real estate for layering, or just going for exaggerated boxy with a cute bralette underneath.
Like your fav boyfriend blazer, this camel cutie adds more luxe with a faux leather finish. Really, this is an excellent staple at a great price!
The flattering fit of a double-breasted jacket allows it to be worn by itself like a long tunic top, or paired up with a body-con top.
Looking for a super lightweight version of the boxy blazer? This breezy linen from Rachel Pally will add great relaxed vibes to all your casual looks.
Mad for plaid? This traditional gray plaid blazer gets a super fresh update with a cool two-toned mix. We can’t wait to pair this with this fall’s turtlenecks.
From Frankie Shop’s new 2021 season comes this gorg oversized blazer in an equally stunning seasonal green.
THE JEAN JACKET
How best to deal with fickle fall weather? Dominate with denim. No, seriously it’s been our stylish way of coping season after season. Not only do denim jackets have a year-round life cycle, they are pretty much an instant classic no matter what the style they are made in. That’s the magic of denim.
A little distress and a whole lotta stretch, this jacket from Aeropostale has a slim fit that will look great over this season’s thin ribbed sweaters. And the medium wash color? Seriously trending right now.
How amazing and unique is this ink swirl pattern by Good American? We really can’t take our eyes off it.
To anyone who tells you, you cannot wear white after Labor Day…please join us in the 21st century. Thank you.
With it’s drawstring bottom, this jacket gives you options of wearing it boxy and loose or tied in and cropped. The fabric is super lightweight, so it could easily go over or under your fall layers.
Puffy sleeves have been invading all manners of tops and jackets this season, and that includes the denim jacket. If you’re coveting a great way to wear this of-the-moment trend, this black brushed version by Nicole Miller will serve you well all season long.
THE TRENCH COAT
What’s the one jacket that has you singing in the rain? The trench is a classic that will never go out of style. That said, grab yourself one of this season’s updated varieties…with glamorous belting and overly exaggerating collars.
Talk about textural visual interest! Starting with a 4-way stretch, pin-striped Ponte that gives this coat its luxurious, soft fabric feel, Lysse then adds black foiled, faux leather cuff and pocket trim, breast overlay and belt that together take this trench to next level luxe.
Burberry, Colorblocked Trench Coat $2,039.99
One of the brands out there synonymous with trenches adds this season’s cool twist with fun and unexpected punches of color. Love!
NVLT, Plaid Trench Coat $82.99
An adorb casual take on the structured trench. This version is a bit boxier and roomier.
Asymmetrical foulard-inspired inserts put this trench awash in exciting prints while still managing to keep the classic trench look.
Make that gray sky green with envy. Made in laminated dark green tweed with fun, contrasting pink piping this trench is anything but ordinary.
What’s thicker than your average top but thinner than your standard winter coat? Well, that would be fashion’s current favorite hybrid – the shacket (aka shirt + jacket…get it?). What started as a bit of an odd concept in fall of 2020, the shacket’s pleasing, easy throw-on silhouette has been growing in cult status all year. Fast forward to now, and the shacket has officially made the list of “must have” fall fashion for your fits.
We love the combo of the utilitarian silhouette juxtaposed with soft pastels. This fab shacket from Lulus is pink perfection and will go with so many of your fall looks.
Made of wool blend, this shacket from Avec Les Filles is a little thicker and would make the ideal go-to for those cooler autumn nights.
Proving shackets aren’t all about plaid vs plain, this cool abstracted pattern looks vaguely floral and entirely cool.
Like it came straight out of your boyfriend’s closet…
Rustic looking but soft to the touch, this relaxed fit tweed shacket is surprisingly versatile. Dress it down with jeans and a tee or make it business-friendly by wearing it as a top, waist cinched in via a broad belt and your fav office skirt underneath.