Transitional Jackets To Cop For Fall
Labor Day is upon us, which means we'll soon be packing up our summer attire in favor of warmer pieces that can ward off the first autumn chills.
Thankfully, this fall’s leading jacket trends are anything but boring—think mixed materials, retrofuturistic influences, and new takes on classic silhouettes. These are the leading looks to shop now.
It’s a jacket, it’s a shirt, it’s Superman. In all seriousness, the shirt-jacket is the transition king. Wear it now with only an undershirt, and layer over a thicker waffle-knit or sweater once the temperatures drop. These pieces favor oversized silhouettes that give you a lot of room to work with, and their sturdy construction has a work-hard-play-hard aesthetic.
When it comes to shearling-lined clothing, those basic chicks might be onto something. Not only are furry materials incredibly cozy and comfortable, but streetwear brands have made them utterly cool. The latest styles feature hand-painted designs, mixed textures, and unexpected color combos.
Throwback track and running aesthetics continue to influence streetwear designers. Think ’80s windbreakers and the ’90s flavor of coordinating track suits. Of course, these pieces have been updated for 2020 with contemporary colors and motifs (looking at you tie-dye). We prefer laid back, oversized silhouettes to traditionally fitted designs.
Puff, Puff, Pass
If you live in a colder climate, puffer jackets are a necessary wardrobe staple from October through March. Our favorite styles feature a shorter silhouette and innovative materials like liquid-effect nylon. Now, how puffy you want to go is up to you—and the weatherman.
Bomber jackets have been trending for a few seasons, so it’s no surprise the style has taken on many new iterations. The retro “school days” look is still strong, but you also might consider rocking the silhouette in an unexpected material, like suede or denim hybrid.
For decades, a denim jacket has been a classic Americana look. But when they come from brands like Fear of God, Palm Angels, and Off White, styles are more than your basic Levis. Take it to the next level with stonewash fading, tie-dye, and zip-up silhouettes.