Our annual jacket article is back and showing you all the latest trends for F/W 2023 including the return of some classics and new twists on some old favorites…
After this summer’s record-breaking heat waves, we’re pretty sure we’re not the only ones looking forward to those autumn days ahead. Fall is a great time of year, bringing cooler temperatures and an excuse to add some new pieces to your wardrobe. To stay warm in style, we’ve rounded up six of the major trends, with twenty-five must-have jackets every woman needs for autumn. From classic designs like trench coats and motorcycle jackets, to newer styles like tailored blazers and the quilted short coat, you’ll be sure to find a look that works for your style.
THE MARVELOUS MOTO JACKET
Our love of big biker jacket energy continues. And honestly, why not? Not only does it look effortlessly cool, but it’s also extremely versatile and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Pair it with your most drip-worthy mini dress for the club, or rotate it in with your turtleneck and wide leg pants to bring an edge to your office-friendly ensemble. Of course, it looks equally stunning with a pair of jeans and a tee, but you already knew that!
Starting with this must have, this cropped version of the classic black biker jacket from Windsor. This is the staple piece that will launch a thousand looks for you this autumn.
This belted, faux leather moto jacket in creamy caramel will be your new go-to neutral jacket all season long.
(on Sale NOW from $145)
This soft, butter yellow version has all the rebellious edge of the biker jacket, while leaning into an opulent approach.
(on Sale NOW from $1,159)
Or, go all in with this season’s power color, and make it clear you aren’t making a statement…you are the statement.
(on Sale NOW from $1,970)
THE CLASSIC TRENCH
First off, every woman should own a trench coat. This classic style never goes out of fashion and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Plus, it’s a great way to keep warm while still looking chic. This season materials are for the taking, from the current running favorite of faux leather, to timeless tweeds and all manners of fabrics in-between.
Speaking of timeless, this long, black beauty has all the classic stylings that will have you reaching for it season after season.
(on Sale NOW from $320)
Rumor has it that burgundy will be huge in 2024. Grab this leather lovely now and be ahead of the curve.
And we’d certainly be remiss if we didn’t include the iconic Burberry trench.
Burberry, Waterloo Heritage Long Trench $1,999.99
(on Sale NOW from $2,490)
Finally, consider this cutie your daily dose of dopamine dressing.
THE MODERN BOMBER
The bomber jacket is having a major moment right now, and it’s easy to see why. This military-inspired style is incredibly versatile – you can even switch up the look with colorful patches for added personality. This season, the bomber is having a bit of a split personality. Oversized silhouettes are playing perfectly with our utility-inspired outfits, while cropped and sleek versions are being paired with slip dresses and all-things maxi skirt.
This bomber from Karl Lagerfeld’s new collection shows off the very on-trend oversized collar, along with one of this season’s fav fabrics, tweed.
In case you were curious, quilted is also a very popular option…
(on Sale NOW from $128)
As is the teddy coat version, especially in dark chocolate browns.
(on Sale NOW from $160)
Finally, this olive green, sleek polyester version by Izzue is referential to classic bomber silhouettes, but made fresh with a youthful cropped look. Naturally, it will look amazing with cargos and baggy jeans, but consider throwing this over your neutral knit midi, or with one of this season’s trending sheer maxis for a cool androgyny mix.
(on Sale NOW from $216)
THE TAILORED BLAZER
Boxy boyfriend is officially out. This season we’re taking back (literally) our waist lines with fitted waists, darts, and precise stitching to enhance our beautiful shapes. This season’s tailored blazers are structured with well-defined shoulders, often featuring shoulder pads or slight padding to provide a sharp and elegant silhouette. Editor’s Note: When it comes to shoulder pads, a little goes a long way. Choose a style that gives your shoulders a touch of lift, and steer clear of the exaggerated versions, which will quickly become dated.
This winter white, tweed blazer by Joie understood the assignment completely. The shoulder padding is just the right amount of bold without going into 80s Joan Collins territory.
Could this burnt orange beauty be any more perfect for an autumn ensemble?
Another tailored, tweed beauty, this time in soft, dusty purple.
And finally, here is the perfect navy blazer to mix with your black (which is absolutely a thing right now).
THE ICONIC DENIM JACKET
A lightweight denim jacket is another must-have for your wardrobe. Denim is a timeless fabric that can be worn in any season, and it’s also incredibly durable, making it perfect for those chilly autumn days. Throw one over an evening ensemble to add a touch of casual cool or pair with baggy jeans and a graphic t-shirt for a classic look.
This trucker style denim jacket from Windsor offers an easy fit feel that will let you layer without feeling pinched in. Pair it with your fav button down + sweater vest and pleated skirt for that perfect preppy 2.0 look.
With plenty of stretch woven into this staple piece, you’ll always feel comfortable. Comes in sizing from 14 up to 28.
Box pleats and pintucks add a refined look to this dark washed denim jacket from Paige. Being made from 41% recycled cotton doesn’t look too bad either.
A little puff sleeve, if you please? One of our favorite summer trends continues into F/W.
THE QUILTED JACKET
Because even Coastal Granddaughters gets cold. Seriously though, quilted coats have remained popular due to their combination of warmth, comfort, versatility, durability, and timeless aesthetic appeal. This season, in addition to the archetypal tan and green versions, we’re seeing bright colors and maximalistic pattern plays. Length is also completely your choice, with the traditional short, modern mid-thigh and robe length all getting plenty of attention.
Like this green colored classic from Summersalt that’s not only reversible (dark green/light green) but it’s eco-friendly as well. The shell is made from 100% recycled poly coming from recycled plastic bottles.
Speaking of maximalism and pattern play, this quilted bomber jacket by Pierre-Louis Mascia is a multi-colored marvel (it also reverses to a solid, sunny canary yellow!).
This slightly longer version is so very on-trend with the current “it” color of the season.
Want more color punch? This vibrant violet is just the thing for infusing some happy into your autumn looks.
(on Sale NOW from $216)
Finally, with its oversized collar and boxy fit, this quilted version from Barbour makes a beautiful case for standing out without saying a word.
So there you have it, our must-have jackets for Fall that will keep you warm and on trend. Whether you choose a timeless trench coat or a fashion-forward denim jacket, these pieces are sure to become wardrobe staples in no time! So go ahead and start shopping—your wardrobe will thank you.