The last time I was this cold in August was the one spent in England, where I returned with a new winter coat as a souvenir.
On the upside, a summer this cold means that I am now completely, thoroughly outfitted for Fall. So….I thought I’d share my favorite jacket finds. Typically I’ll find a single jacket that gets me excited (and let’s face it, most of the time it’s made out of sweatshirt material), but oddly enough, I have found FOUR fabulous Fall jackets (and YES, several of them include sweatshirt-like comfort). You’ll be seeing more (much, much more) of these jackets – I have some fun collaborations coming up – but some of these jackets seem to have a staying-in-stock problem, so I thought I’d share the love before it’s gone.
Everlane’s Swing Trench, $138
This one has a major staying-in-stock problem, and that’s probably because it IS freaking fabulous. I love the mod, swingy shape, and the fact that it’s water resistant (hello, raincoat). I also appreciate that the sleeves (unlike cheap raincoats) are actually lined in something soft, so I can throw it on over a t-shirt and be comfortable (no plastic-sleeves for me, thankyouverymuch).
Everlane currently has M, L and XL in stock…but it looks like the XS and S won’t be back in stock Sept 9th. (wearing: size xs)
This one is a weird sort of cocoon jacket….but I can’t quit it. It’s actually a cross between a sweater and a sweatshirt and a jacket…??? Does that even make sense? If it were a joke, it would start with, “a sweater, a sweatshirt and a jacket walked into a bar….” and end with the word “nubby”. It also comes in a mustard yellow which fair-skinned people like me should stay far away from.
In all seriousness, you can throw it on like some big, oversized cardigan….but it has the chic styling of a jacket. And I love the low-on-the-hips belt. (wearing: size xs)
Chelsea28 Angular Hem Double Breasted Jacket, on sale for $65
A really cool navy blazer made out of sweatshirt-like material. And on sale. Nuff said, I think. (wearing: size XS)
There was a target knock-off for this one, but the Free People original is way softer. I’ve been doing the double-denim thing with this hoodie all summer, and – if I’m being completely honest here – sweatpants. I’ve been wearing this one mostly with sweatpants. (wearing: size small)
Any other fab fall jacket finds? Spill!