The 9 Best Fall And Winter Coats for Women
Autumn is the time of year when the temperatures start to drop and the sun goes to sleep earlier. It’s the time when you pack away your summer wardrobe and bring out your warmer fall outerwear. If you’ve opened up your closet to find that last year’s jackets are too old, out of style, or just don’t fit anymore, you have plenty of options for new, warm outerwear.
We’re sharing some great picks for new, warm fall coats to match your unique and trendy style.
What to look for in the best fall and winter jackets for women
This season, your jacket and coat options are plentiful, but not all fall jackets are the same. There are a few things to look for when choosing a good fall jacket that can take you through the season’s cold temperatures:
- Temperature: In fall, you’ll likely want at least one warmer coat for when the temperatures drop.
- Water-resistance: Autumn often brings rain showers, so you’ll want a fall outfit that can withstand rain, from drizzles to downpours.
- Fit: Jackets come in oversized options (great for when you want to layer with warmer clothes underneath) and more fitted silhouettes.
- Hood: Many coats come with an attached or detachable hood to keep light rain off your head.
- Colors: You can choose a more neutral color like white, black, grey, or beige—or look for ones with more color.
Your choice of jacket material is also important. Here’s what you need to know about wool vs cotton in outerwear.
Here are our top 9 women’s jackets to wear this fall:
1. Travel Jacket from Mia Melon
Whether you’re travelling across the country or across town, the new Stella Stretch Twill Travel Performance Jacket is your must-have clothing item. It’s lightweight and easily packable in a suitcase. It even features a convenient black faux leather modern purse that attaches to the inside of the jacket. Use it as a small clutch or purse for your cards, lipstick, passport, or a small phone.
Pricing: $249 USD from Mia Melon
2. Denim Jacket from American Eagle
Every woman needs at least one denim jacket in their wardrobe. Denim’s cute and casual look is perfect for your fall wardrobe as it looks great with all the seasonal colors, including orange, brown, and burgundy. The American Eagle Patchwork Boyfriend Jacket is a stylish denim jacket choice for a casual fall day.
This coat includes destructive and patchwork details and features chest and side pockets for your small wallet, lipstick, and other essentials. The button-up front can be worn unbuttoned for a more layered look.
Pricing: $62.96 from ae.com
3. Faux Fur from DH New York
Fur jackets make for Instagram-worthy photos, but genuine fur is not eco-responsible or ethical. The Eden Faux Fur Jacket from DH New York is a must-have soft and chic winter coat. The beige will look great against the season’s hottest colors and help keep you warm on cooler fall evenings. Store everything you need for a quick trip in its zippered pockets.
This cute jacket is perfect for running light errands around town, picking up the kids from school, and wearing it to an evening show at the theatre with your favorite dress.
Pricing: $249 from Saks Fifth Avenue
4. Leather Jacket from A.L.C
Autumn and leather jackets go hand in hand. It’s a great option for cooler days in the city or while travelling. The Wellsley Oversized Faux Leather Jacket has a slouchy-fit and neutral color to match any outfit.
It’s called a “workwear shirt-jacket” because it can be worn as a jacket on fall days and as an indoor, button-up dress shirt too. Its versatility is great for those wanting to travel light and pack outfit options that serve multiple uses. For indoor use, pair it with a neutral or seasonal colour cami or lightweight t-shirt.
Pricing: $395 US from Nordstrom
5. Wool Hoody from Arc’teryx
In early fall, you don’t often want an intensely warm jacket. Those seasonal transitions are a great time for the Covert Hoody jacket from Arc'teryx. It’s good for everyday wear and can be worn under a shell or outer layer for extra water protection or warmth later in the season. It’s a great choice to take on a late summer early fall hike.
Pricing: $220 from Arc’teryx
6. Modern Rain Jacket from Mia Melon
A vibrant jacket will give you the sexy confidence you need to slay your day. The new Provocateur Cotton Twill Modern Rain Jacket is the form-fitting jacket to keep you dry through the new year. It features a double zip enclosure and classic style to make you look great, even when you’re caught in a rainstorm.
This fitted jacket is usually bought one size up, so you have room for additional clothing underneath. It’s rated for temperatures ranging from 20oF to 60oF (-6oF to 15oC), so you can wear it well into early spring.
Pricing: $229 from Mia Melon
7. Teddy Coat from BlankNYC
Looking to make a bold, colorful statement? Then the Hard to Forget Coat is perfect as your new fall jacket this season. Its rainbow ombre colors of yellow, pink, and green are sure to turn heads as you stroll by, and the soft faux fur will keep you cozy all season. It features one small pocket in the front, perfect for storing a small hand warmer to warm your chilly fingers.
Pricing: $148 from BlankNYC
8. Double-breasted from Mackage (Yvonne)
No evening in the big city is complete without a stylish double-breasted trench coat. The Yvonne Coat is a fall staple with a flattering silhouette that’ll make you feel cozy and stylish. It’s made from ultra-soft cashmere wool and includes a removable sash to change the look.
The warm cashmere and the timeless trench coat style will be a wonderful addition to your coat closet.
Pricing: $1,050 US from Mackage
9. Puffer jacket from Aritzia
The Super Puff jacket from Aritzia is a super cozy, classic puffer jacket. It’s got extra bulk (from 700+ fill-power goose down feathers), making it great for places with lower temperatures. It does have some water-resistance, but isn’t recommended for wearing in a rain or severe snowstorm.
Pricing: $250-325 from Aritzia
The best women’s fall and winter coats features
The makers of Mia Melon set out to create jackets that are not only functional and keep you cozy in the fall, but also to incorporate the nice-to-haves that make our lives easier or more fashion-forward. For example:
- Attached, hidden purse: Like the new Stella jackets
- Flattering A-line and tie belt: As featured in the 2021 Alexa trenchcoat
- Jackets to dress up and dress down: Like the versatile Lucia lightweight coat
- Unique asymmetrical zippers: See it on the Houston rain coat.
Or, browse the new fall collection from Mia Melon.