The fall 2019 runways offered up a ton of different trend options to wear this season, but only one means bringing back an old closet staple that you never thought you'd be able to resurrect (at least not un-ironically): fleece jackets. They were the go-to, must-have coat of our formative years. North Faces and Patagonias were the hottest thing to hit the halls in high school. Pair them with some low rise jeans tucked into a pair of UGGs and you were basically the early 2000s version of normcore.
Similar to what happened with the Juicy Couture tracksuit resurgence a few years ago, you can now confidently dig out your old fleeces again — because this trend hit the fall runways in a big way. Brands like Coach 1941, Phillip Lim, and Sandy Liang reimagined the jackets of our youth, replacing the low rise denim pairing with chic dresses and tailored pants. If the runway wasn't evidence enough, celebs like Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner have been spotted sporting fleece jackets lately too. And while the unofficial school uniform of 2000s fame (fleece, UGGs, and jeans) still plays in 2019, designers gave us a whole new reason to wear fleeces for occasions other than when it's just the thing we wear when we go home to our parents' houses over the holidays. Not convinced to get back into this trend yet? Here are some fleeces you can buy right now to help get you on board.