Whether you’re ready for it or not, autumn is almost here (heck, some days, it feels like it already is), which can only mean one thing: It’s time to start thinking about jackets.
You can keep your pumpkin spiced lattes and your opaque tights—jackets are easily my favourite thing about autumn. While I already have a few trusty styles to hand that I pull out every single year, it’s been a while since I treated myself to a new jacket, so right now, I’m officially in the market for some on-trend outerwear. This, however, isn’t a purchase I’ll make lightly. This jacket will have to carry me through the foreseeable future and go with everything I already own to make it worthwhile and justifiable. I’m not asking for much, right?
Finding such a jacket requires extensive research—browsing new-in section after new-in section. Needless to say, I take shopping very seriously. And it was during these cyber travels that I realised there were seven types of jackets that kept cropping up.
From truly classic jackets making a comeback to small updates that make a big difference, I have a feeling these autumn jackets are going to define the season ahead. With styles to suit minimal aesthetics and those with an enduring penchant for cottagecore, scroll on to see the best autumn jackets.
1. LEATHER BLAZER
Style Notes: An offshoot from the ’90s, the leather blazer has since proven itself to be a perennial jacket option. Last year, Arket’s oversized iteration sold out in a matter of days, but fret not, for in 2021, there are significantly more options to shop in both real and faux fabrications.