Years Later, And This Best-Selling Jacket Is Still the Perfect Autumn Layer


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We've reached that awkward time of year when we're more or less ready for autumn to arrive, while still trying to enjoy what remains of summer. The weather is unpredictable at best, though, and with a new season mindset creeping in, can you really blame us for starting to plan ahead with thoughts of light jacket layers

There's plenty of styles starting to drop in the new-in sections right now, from updated denim jackets to classic trench coats, but two years on there's still one all-weather ready jacket our editors and fellow fashion people are turning to first—Frankie Shop's Quilted Ripstock Jacket.

When the oversized, lightly padded jacket was first released in 2021, it instantly garnered a huge fanbase, and for the last two years it's been hard to avoid seeing it on Instagram—whatever the season. Naturally, the style sold out at record speed that first year, but luckily it's since been restocked again and again, allowing it to become a classic wardrobe item, rather than just a flash in the pan "It" buy.

And it's not only us who's dusting ours off again. As the weather cools ever so slightly we're spotting this perfect between-season style everywhere once again—including on our stylishly blessed contributors Jessica Skye and Monikh Dale, who have helpfully shared multiple ways to wear it on their respective Instagram accounts... 


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Inspired by traditional army surplus liner jackets and coming in stylish shades of khaki, black, brown and white, this outwear gem is essentially a streamlined, cooler (in both meanings of the word) version of your trusty winter puffer. With a collarless neckline and oversized fit, it might be lightweight, but it also lends itself perfectly to layering under thicker coats, over blazers and on top of chunky knitwear, so you can wear it all the way through winter too.

For now, it's light enough to be taken with you on any staycations (you never can trust the UK weather), weekend walks and even European city breaks as we head into the early days of autumn. Just take your styling cues from Tanice and wear it with easy straight jeans and ballet pumps, then later switch for chunky boots like Anna (all pictured below). 

Keep scrolling to see some outfit inspo for the Frankie Shop quilted jacket, and shop the piece itself— as well as other quilted jackets on the market. 

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Marilyn wears the black version with leggings, clogs and a statement Chanel bag.


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How chic is Tanice's combo of the brown style with classic denim jeans and ballet pumps?


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Wear it with a dress, tights and chunky boots like Anna for a cold weather winter look.


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Frankie Shop jacket + leggings + mini Uggs = a trend-led look that won't fail you.


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Rachael wears the OG green iteration with other cosy layers to battle the residual chill.

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This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Emily Dawes
Affiliate Editor

Emily Dawes is the very definition of a fashion multi hyphenate. An editor, stylist and writer with over eleven years’ worth of experience in the industry, Emily is known for her impeccable taste, elegant outfit choices and being able to spot the next big thing in fashion from a mile off. Our readers loyally trust her advice and shopping suggestions; so much so she began her own column documenting the most expensive-looking pieces on the high street, which has become a top-performing piece of content for the Who What Wear brand.

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