Monday, October 9, 2017

Must have jackets for fall

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I was asked to speak at a local moms group function to talk all things fall fashion! They solicited questions from the group and sent them to me ahead of time, which was great because it helped build content for me! (I honestly wasn't sure what I would talk about otherwise!) One of the questions they asked me was about jackets and which I couldn't live without for fall. I thought I would share my answers with you today along with some shoppable links and outfit inspiration! Let's get started!

The military jacket

The three jackets that I picked aren't specific to this season. These are timeless to me -- things I've had in my wardrobe for multiple seasons, and that will remain for even more seasons, too! The military jacket is such a huge staple for me, and if you still don't have one, you seriously need to find the perfect one or four. Ha! I have a few that I rotate, but what I love most about it is that it's a lightweight layer and the green goes with basically any color. 


The neutral suede moto jacket

This jacket is the most recently added of the three types in my closet. I just got this last year, but it has staying power, for sure! I will say that I purposely sized down in this style. I love the look of the lapel with a double breasted, asymmetric zip jacket, but I don't like all the excess material when worn open because of the bulk and also because you can't really see what you're wearing underneath. I sized down knowing I didn't really have any intention of ever zipping it. That said, it's definitely meant to be more of a transition jacket for me than a middle of the winter, frigid temps jacket.

I love this style because the color mixed with the soft suede makes it so cozy! And as you know, it can get pretty dark and dreary in the cooler months pretty quickly, so it's nice to have a light colored neutral to cheer things up a bit!


The basic black (minus-the) leather jacket

Shop this exact jacket here

This jacket is just about as old as this blog! Almost 4 years! And there's a reason why Express still keeps selling it! It has a stretchy ribbed bodice at the sides which makes this fit like a glove. It's lightweight enough to wear layered under a trench vest (or any vest for that matter), yet when paired under a blanket scarf, it will keep you just as warm, if not warmer, than a heavy winter coat. You can dress it up, or dress it down. And it comes in a jillion other colors if black isn't your thing. I also have this in white and burgundy! I'm not even going to give you any other options for this style jacket because I feel strongly that this is THE ONE! And it's 40% off right now, so you really need it.

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  1. Super idea, a black leather jacket is one my wish list, I've not found the 'one' yet, but I will. x Jacqui

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  3. I have a Moto jacket that I love, but I need to add a second to my wardrobe.
    x, Lee

  4. That's a perfect round up, if you have all three you are set for Fall.


  5. I completely agree with all these must have jackets! A military jacket is on my list for this fall. Thanks for the link up Carylee!


  6. While I don't have that exact leather jacket, I do agree that a leather jacket is a cold weather essential! So much so that I have 3 of them even though it's really not cold very much here in Brisbane, haha!

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you have had a lovely weekend :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  7. You have a great collection of jackets Caryl and I love all of these Fall looks. Looking fabulous!

  8. I definitely think these are all fabulous!!
    Thanks Carylee!

  9. I love jackets and you have some great ones. I really want a new neutral jacket.

  10. Love this post! When I saw your taupe moto jacket I was thinking "oh! Wardrobe gap!" Then I saw I already have one of the options you shared...so maybe not! ha! Although mine is more camel so I still wouldn't mind one that's more taupe. :)
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  11. Love your choices and I have them all as well. i bought a spice colored suede moto for fall and am looking forward to wearing it soon. love your black faux leather jacket !
    jess xx

  12. Love your jacket collection! It reminds me that I'm missing a black leather jacket in mine! It's hard to find the right fit. All of these can be worn season after season which is great!

  13. All three of these jackets are so versatile! I love all of the ways that you styled them here - thank you for the fall outfit inspiration!


    I hope you are having a great week so far!