The Jacket Trends Who What Wear Editors Are Actually Buying Into

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It's no secret that we shop a lot as editors. We literally scroll through thousands of products every week when researching for our stories, so it's safe to say that when we actually make a purchase for ourselves, it's after careful consideration (and maybe a few chats with our fellow editors). Well, now that we're halfway through fall, each of us has invested in one of the many jacket trends currently on our radars. While our L.A. editors have adopted new jackets that we pray the heat will die down long enough for us to wear, our NYC girls are already in winter mode, and their heavier jacket picks reflect the harsher East Coast climate.

Despite our geography, though, there's a handful of fall outerwear trends we can all agree on. From slick vinyl to puffer jackets and loads of faux fur, we're crushing on endless styles, but it's the following jackets that represent our editors' personal edit of the best. If it's any indication, Gina, Lauren, Michelle, and Kristen all favored ultra-cozy touchable textures like faux fur and shearling while Allyson, Nicole, and I opted for slick leather outerwear staples.

To see which are the best fall jackets according to our editors and get inspired by how we styled each of our picks, keep scrolling.

Kat Collings, Editor in Chief
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"I've got a lot of denim jackets, but the fit of this one is exceptional. It's a tad boxy, and the perfect blue wash."

Gina Marinelli, Senior Editor
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"For winter, give me shearling- or faux fur–lined everything. Yes, I'm a big fan of the fuzzy texture, but it also truly is the trick to staying warm, especially in New York. This slick The Arrivals jacket is the newest addition to my jacket collection, and so far, it's looking like I'll never take it off."

Allyson Payer, Editor
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"I previously shied away from patent leather outerwear, but this coat changed my mind. It's on trend and really fun to wear yet also functional—it's lightweight but lined with sherpa, so it's much warmer than it looks."

Michelle Scanga, Managing Editor
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"I'm updating my sherpa jacket collection this season with the below off-white version. I particularly like the fit of Levi's trucker jackets and presume I'll be getting a lot of wear out of this chic number."

Nicole Eshaghpour, Market Editor
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"I don't know if there's even an option not to wear puffers in NYC in the winter, but regardless, I'm so into them. They keep you warm and look cool—what's better than that?"

Lauren Eggertsen, Fashion Editor
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"I'm buying vintage-inspired classic coats like this one from Aritzia. I love the fuzzy, soft texture and the oversize look."

Kristen Nichols, Associate Editor
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"A faux-fur collar and sleeves make this coat feel extra luxe."

Erin Fitzpatrick, Senior News Editor
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"Leopard is everywhere right now, and my favorite way to wear the trend is with a jacket in muted gray tones as opposed to traditional brown and black."

Anna LaPlaca, Assistant Editor
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"I'd been on the hunt for a '90s-looking leather trench coat all season and instantly fell madly in love with this unexpected hunter green color and ideal below-the-knee length."

For more editor shopping obsessions, see all 19 new (and under-$50) tops I'm debating buying.

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