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.
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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?"
"I'm buying vintage-inspired classic coats like this one from Aritzia. I love the fuzzy, soft texture and the oversize look."
"A faux-fur collar and sleeves make this coat feel extra luxe."
"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."
"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.
Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.
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