9 Fall Jackets That Will Actually Get You Psyched For Cooler Temps
How is it that summer manages to go by faster and faster every year? I could have sworn it was just May, but apparently it's nearly September — and about time to swap out those strappy sandals for booties and scarves. It might be hard to imagine, but there will soon come a time when you won't be suffocating in the heat while waiting for the subway in a tank top and cut-offs. The strapless, sticky-hot days of summer are coming to an end, so it's time to revisit our old friend outerwear.
But don't put away your summer clothes just yet. Temps may be dropping, but transitional weather comes first. "In-between" weather is kind of annoying, but it's also kind of the best. Easing into cooler months means keeping our favorite summer staples around a bit longer and adapting them with some layering action — and these midweight jackets are just the thing your wardrobe is craving.
We've teamed up with Abercrombie & Fitch to round up the jackets that will actually get you excited for falling leaves and chillier weather. The right outerwear has the power to revamp your whole look and perfectly complete an ensemble. Your ultimate fall jacket choice should be versatile, unique, play off your personal style, and make you excited to get dressed in the morning. (Yes, it's possible.) Let these nine styles inspire your search, whether you're looking for a new classic or the on-trend piece that will turn heads all season.
1. The Updated Bomber
Cropped Bomber Jacket, Abercrombie & Fitch, $98
Fully out of Member's Only territory, this modern bomber will go with everything.
2. The Unexpected Color
Wool Drape Front Coat, Vince, $675
Who said pink can't be neutral? This elegantly simple shape is all about the details and makes pink look more sophisticated than you ever thought possible.
3. The Olive Parka
Khaki Rain Hooded Parka With Leather Trim, Mackage, $254
The perfect olive green parka will never go out of style. From black-on-black to nautical stripes and beyond, this piece will complement it all — and it is well worth the investment.
4. The Slouchy Trench
Drapey Trench Coat, Abercrombie & Fitch, $69
Throw this over your favorite summer dresses to extend their seasonal longevity. A drapey cut and super-soft fabric effortlessly relax the traditional trench shape to give you just the right balance of form and function.
5. The Classic Leather Moto
Mackage Rumor Jacket, Aritzia, $690
Every girl needs the perfect leather jacket. This top-notch classic will serve you well for years to come -- and make every outfit instantly cooler.
6. The Oversized Denim
Oversized Jean Jacket, Madewell, $128
This oversized cut brings the typical jean jacket into more contemporary territory. And this will literally go with everything, with room to layer.
7. The Relaxed Long Blazer
Marled Long Length Blazer, Abercrombie & Fitch, $78
This is basically a structured blanket that's equal parts comfy and totally chic. Done and done.
8. The Atypical Denim
Denim Curtis Jacket, All Saints, $195
If you're burned out on classic denim but love that shape, opt for black with unexpected details — just as versatile, but with a little edge.
9. The Ultra-Cozy Coat
Shaggy Knit Coat, Abercrombie & Fitch, $68
You will never want to take off this coat. There is a way to carry the coziness of your bed with you all day and still look like the coolest girl in the room.
This post is sponsored by Abercrombie & Fitch.