Outerwear is one of the key items I shop for during the fall season because they’re practical and tend to get the most wear as the year comes to an end. That being said, coats are often an investment and can be expensive to buy. It’s a good idea to start thinking about which styles to update in your wardrobe before the weather takes a turn. This season, you can expect to see leather jackets in various forms, modern trench coats, the return of capes, and so much more. I’m seriously loving them all and can’t wait to style more layered outfits for you guys. From stylish, affordable silhouettes to splurge-worthy staples, keep scrolling for the fall coats everyone needs.
Burberry Trench (wearing a US 0, better for budget here) | Similar Gray Sweater Dress | Stuart Weitzman Over-The-Knee Boots (on sale here, better for budget here) | Givenchy Antigona Bag | Saint Laurent Sunglasses
When it comes to outerwear, I always kick off the fall season with a trench. This jacket style has been around forever and comes in handy when you’re layering for warmth or when it’s drizzling outside. They’re great for daily wear, but I especially love them with boots or sneakers.
Although you can wear a denim jacket anytime of the year, I consider it a fall essential because it’s the ideal layering piece as summer comes to an end. You can throw it over anything from dresses to jumpsuits and leggings to mini skirts.
Similar Camel Coat | Similar Burgundy Sweater Dress (under $30!) | Stuart Weitzman Over-The-Knee Boots (on sale here, better for budget here) | Prada Cahier Bag | Similar Rag & Bone Fedora (budget version here)
A camel coat is definitely a staple because it will never go out of style. For the past year, I’ve been loving coatigans, which is a great way to introduce a camel coat into your early fall wardrobe. They’re light enough that you can start wearing them now.
BlankNYC Camel Jacket (sold out, similar here and here) | Similar Beige Fedora (better for budget here) | GRLFRND Denim (wearing a 23 – run TTS, better for budget here) | Abercrombie Bodysuit (wearing an XS) | Christian Louboutin White Heels (better for budget here) | Saint Laurent Envelope Bag
A moto jacket is definitely one of the fall coats everyone needs. I always throw one on when I want an edgier vibe my look. This season, I’m loving neutral and gray leathers, which is a nice change from the usual black.
Balmain Tweed Blazer (sold out, similar here) | Nordstrom Tank | Daze Denim (wearing a 24) | Fendi Sunglasses | All Saints Gold Chain Necklace | Bottega Veneta Bag | Christian Louboutin Heels (better for budget here)
A tweed jacket always makes me think of Chanel – I just love how sophisticated and feminine it comes off. It’s also incredibly versatile and can be worn to dress up a pair of jeans or with a pencil skirt for the office.
The wrap coat is one of the chicest outerwear styles you can own. The drapey effect is so classy and adds all the cozy vibes to any outfit. I also love that you can swap out the belt on these coats for a more structured one.
Burberry Poncho (available in my shop here, similar here and better for budget here) | ASTR Turtleneck Sweater (wearing an XS) | Michelle Mason White Leather Skirt (sold out, similar here) | Gucci Velvet Bag | Stuart Weitzman Over-The-Knee Boots (on sale now, better for budget here) | Givenchy Sunglasses
I’ve always considered capes and ponchos to be really timeless, but they’re definitely trending this year. It’s such a great piece for fall because of how lightweight it is. I often use this piece to add different proportions and to play with volume in my outfits. The result is always so chic.
A structured coat is the perfect day to night garment given its polished silhouette. It looks great layered over anything and you have plenty of options to shop from, including thicker plaid blazers and menswear-inspired coats.
Faux Fur or Shearling Coat
For that luxe factor, everyone needs a faux fur or shearling coat. Fall might seem early for this cozy texture, but as you guys know, I live in Minnesota. Fall weather here is cooler compared to other parts of the country. I find that these coats typically make the most sense in the mornings and evenings once we get into late September.
On Phil: Canada Goose Jacket (wearing an L) | Nordstrom V-Neck Wool Sweater (wearing an M) | Gucci Belt (wearing a size 95) | All Saints Black Jeans (wearing a size 33) | Similar Salvatore Ferragamo Loafers (run TTS)
Puffer or Parka Coat
A puffer or parka coat might seem like overkill in the fall, but if you live in an area where temperatures can dip fast, then you definitely need one. I swear by my Canada Goose coat, but there are more affordable parks and puffers that I linked below. I’ll usually bring mine out during late fall and wear it through winter.