19 Transitional Jackets for Whatever Weather Fall 2017 Gives You
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So, it's September and as much as it can be tempting to throw a fit that summer is over, the idea of fall is also kinda exciting. 'Tis the season of chunky knits, leather boots, layering jackets, beanies, long scarves, and watching Hocus Pocus while clutching your pumpkin spice latte (go ahead, flaunt your basic). But proceed with caution before you do a closet overhaul and trade in all your shorts and sandals for leather pants and turtlenecks. Fall weather is fickle. It can be 50 degrees and ideal for cashmere and hot toddies, or we can end up with a lingering summer that keeps us well above 60 degrees until Thanksgiving. The worst thing is being unprepared for warmer temperatures and literally becoming this meme.
The delicate balance of dressing for the transition between summer and winter can be solved (partially at least) by outerwear. Lighter jackets, like denim or track jackets, are for the days where it still feels like summer. Something heavier, like a leather or trench, is ideal for when you try to capture that “candid” Instagram of you frolicking in the foliage that you’ve been conceptualizing since September 1. Here's a comprehensive guide on what jackets to stock your closet with so you're prepared for whatever weather autumn decides to give you.
Since launching three years ago, the Wang denim collection has been super sought after. With new denim dropping every season and staples that carry over, you'll definitely want to add Denim x AW to your closet. You can rock this boyfriend jacket anytime.
One I Want Denim Jacket, $40, Fashion Nova
With all the celebrity and social media hype around Fashion Nova, it's hard not to be intrigued by the heavily endorsed clothing brand. This denim jacket is already accessorized, so you really don't need to add anything else. The washed black and the oversized fit make it perfect for this transitional season.
A blazer is a great solution for those 60 degree days and extremely versatile in terms of style. It can be casual or a little more refined depending on what you wear with it. This one from Helmut Lang has a great vintage feel with a strong, boxy shoulder.
Checked Double Breasted Jacket, $119, Zara
Double-breasted jackets are most closely associated with a business look, but this one from Zara styled with a hoodie and fishnet shirt takes it out of the office and into the weekend.
Faux Suede Trench Coat, $90, Zara
An unexpected texture always adds a little something extra to an outfit. This faux suede instantly elevates the look of this trench and the absence of buttons sets this Zara trench apart from the rest.
Classic Trench Coat, $399, Anine Bing
A darker hue trench can be a great choice. The classic color is a khaki, so even something only slightly different definitely makes a piece stand out. Wear this one with rolled up sleeves and loose hanging belt for a more casual look.
The resurgence of athletic brands in fashion has been super exciting — not only because sweats are now fashionably acceptable to wear but also because we can bring back all our old track jackets. Fila's version is one of those that we can wait to get our hands on again.
Originals CLR84 Velour Track Jacket, $75, ASOS
Adidas' three stripe track suits are probably the most well known of any. A classic one with just the three stripes or this reimagined one with an added armband made of velour is perfect. Plus the dark red is a peak fall color!