Fashion Editors Agree: This Chic Jacket Style Will Be Your Smartest Autumn Buy

In this early-autumn period, when it's too cold to go without a jacket, but too warm to reach for your favourite coat, the fashion-set have been gravitating towards an outerwear item that gives you the best of both worlds: the wool jacket.

The chic jacket trend that we're snapping for autumn, a wool jacket offers the wind-defying coverage you need for a blustery autumn day, without weighing you down with extra fabric before the weather calls for it.


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The autumn/winter '23 runway shows saw wool jackets on offer from many of our favourite designers. French brand Ami sent a workwear style overshirt down the runway, styled with tonal wide-leg trousers and pointed ballet flats, whilst reigning queen of the wool coat, Max Mara debuted a chic cropped wool jacket in its famous camel tone.

And it is not just designers that have noted the allure of wool jackets, with plenty of our favourite influencers also spotted in the classic staple as a warmer alternative to the blazer styles we've been gravitating towards during the summer months.

So, we've scoured high-street and designer stores to locate wool jackets in all of our favourite cuts, from chic bombers to sleek wrap styles. Wear the jacket with high-waisted trousers or lean right in to the autumn mood and wear with a pleated skirt and knee-high boots


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With retailers such as COS, Massimo Dutti and Toteme offering up compelling versions of the chic autumn overcoat, shop our edit of the best wool jackets available to buy now below.


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Natalie Munro
News Writer

Natalie Munro is Who What Wear UK’s news writer. Having worked in the fashion industry since her time at university—where she obtained a BA in Journalism from University of the Arts London, Natalie's experience spans journalistic and styling roles. In the early stages of her career Natalie predominately worked on editorial shoots for fashion publications such as British Vogue, Vogue Ukraine, AnOther Magazine and Elle UK, before moving into journalism roles.

On completion of her degree she interned in the editorial team at British Vogue and later went on to freelance for the publication. Here, she developed her interest in reporting on the latest fashion news and trends. Inspired by the dynamic nature of the industry, Natalie went on to write for other lifestyle and fashion brands and publications before taking on the role as News Writer for Who What Wear.

With an interest in uncovering the latest fashion trends, Natalie takes a leading role in identifying news for Who What Wear UK. Focusing on trends on and off the runway, as well as street style and celebrity fashion, Natalie reports on a daily basis, ensuring that she remains ahead of the trends. Natalie also creates content for Who What Wear’s social channels including TikTok and Instagram on a weekly basis.