The Fall Jacket Shopping Guide

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To close out the fall shopping series, I decided to end it with another seasonal must-have: outerwear. Jackets can really spice up an outfit if you find the right one. It doesn’t have to be just a thing to keep you warm, make your outerwear part of your look. Here are the different types of jackets to have this fall season:

The Denim Jacket

Forever 21 at ShopStyle

Why You Need It

You need denim in your life. It’s the perfect transition jacket because of the lightweight flexibility. The benefit of denim is that it can be paired with nearly everything, and is an excellent daytime jacket. If a solid denim jacket is too plain for your fashion sense, make a statement by picking a style with a bold print on the back.

My Picks:

  • Save – Topshop has a classic cut denim jacket that works as a great first time denim jacket purchase. For under $100, it will mix well with every outfit and outlast the fast trends throughout the seasons. | Shop it here |
  • Splurge – My pick for the splurge is the Rebecca Taylor flared denim jacket. The tailoring is beautiful for the uptown fashionista. This jacket would pair well with a floral blouse and sandals or a graphic tee and booties. | Shop it here |
  • Statement –  The leopard print, peace, cats, and studs combination magically come together for an edgy look on the denim jacket from Karmaloop, and that’s why this is my pick for the statement piece. | Shop it here |

The Leather Jacket

Why You Need It:

Why not? How anyone can go through the fall and winter months without scoring a leather jacket is beyond me. It’s a classic, and like most classics, the leather jacket pairs well with a variety of fashion styles. While denim is great for a day look, leather is perfect for the night.

My top picks:

  • Save – BB Dakota has a leather jacket for under $50 that makes for a steal. | Shop it here |
  • Splurge – Hands down, if you’re able to splurge on a leather jacket, my choice is the quilted one from Balenciaga. Enough said. | Shop it here |
  • Statement – What better way to make a statement with an already statement making piece than to add a little color? My pick for the leather jacket is to go red, like with this quilted one from Neiman Marcus. | Shop it here |

The Tweed Jacket

Oscar de la Renta at ShopStyle

Why You Need It:

Is it just me, or does a well-tailored tweed jacket give off Chanel vibes? Tweed is a fall necessity, especially for the working girl. So many times at the office I’ve seen coworkers dressed in business attire and to keep warm, they throw a hoodie over their clothes. Every time I see that, the inner stylist in me screams.

My top picks:

  • Save – A good tweed jacket is hard to find for less, but Neiman Marcus makes a chain-trimmed one for under $100.  | Shop it here |
  • Splurge –  If you want to invest in a lasting tweed jacket, my pick to splurge on is this black and grey Juicy Couture tweed jacket. | Shop it here |
  • Statement – The statement pick is also a bit of a splurge, but the colors caught my eye. This tweed jacket by Alexis Loreto breaks up the monotony of neutral tones with the mixture of cobalt blue and pink.| Shop it here |

The Peacoat

Why You Need It:

A peacoat is fashionable, classic, and flattering for all body shapes. A (wool) peacoat instantly turns a basic outfit into a city chic look. Each jacket in this post has a primary place, but the peacoat can be worn in all locations: day, night, and work. The key to a great peacoat is taking the time to find one with the perfect fit.

My top picks:

  • Save – Aeropostale has a major steal right now for a navy or grey peacoat. While the original price is already under $100, this jacket is currently going for just $20! Get it while you can. | Shop it here |
  • Splurge – The investment pick for a peacoat would have to be Burberry. | Shop it here |
  • Statement – Nothing makes quite the statement like a full on leopard printed jacket. It seems like something every girl should have or wants to have, but it’s just a matter of whether or not such a bold piece fits your lifestyle. Ralph Lauren gets my pick. | Shop it here |

Be sure to check out my other fall posts as well: Fall Lookbook, Fall Boot Shopping Guide, and Fall Bag Shopping Guide.

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