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A jacket is a fashion essential for traveling in the fall. If you’re in need of inspiration, look no further—Travel Fashion Girl has put together the perfect guide to help you choose the best fall coats you can wear on the road and at home this season!

 


Best Fall Coats

by Chantelle Mallin


 

 

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With autumn just around the corner, we’re beginning to see Autumn/Winter season collections hitting the stores. Personally, this is an exciting time for me because  I’m in love with this year’s A/W trends. From punk and grunge to sober blooms, cooler weather is a perfect excuse to splash some cash on the latest fall coats to keep you toasty while on your travels.

Find out what we’ve ranked as the best fall jackets for travel!

 

Take a look at these autumn winter boots for women!

 

 

Best Fall Coats Reviews

 

 

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Columbia Splash A Little II Jacket

 

Travel Coats for Rain are Essential for Autumn Travels

 

A bonafide TFG favorite, the  Splash A Little II Jacket will keep you dry and your outfit options wide open. In addition to its impressive functionality (plenty of pockets and HyVent® performance among them), it has a back-sealed snap that creates a fitted, flattering silhouette.

An adjustable hood provides protection and comfort, while multiple color options let you pick the perfect one for you. We love this stylish coat!

 

The secret to traveling light is to create a functional but minimalist capsule wardrobe. Learn more in my guide!

 

 

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Pardon My Trench Rain Jacket

 

Stylish Coats Like this Raincoat Offer a Color Blast on Gray Days

 

You’re sure to stand out in this bright yellow raincoat from Columbia. With a beautifully flirty and sporty look, it’s the perfect travel jacket to make a color popping statement in.

What’s even better? It’s packable, water-resistant, and equipped with a back-venting system for a proper fit. Gloomy, fall days are no match in this instant stunner!

 

Take a look at these stylish and Insta-friendly water-resistant jackets!

 

 

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Cole Haan Rain Jacket

 

Cole Haan’s Fall Coats are Perfectly Packable  

 

Continuing with the lightweight trend (which we’re all about here in TFG!) this single-breasted raincoat from Cole Haan is another serious reader favorite, and understandably so—this piece comes in multiple colors and packs up like a dream. Its water resistant silhouette resembles a classic trench and the hood is also removable.

The list goes on when it comes to why we love this practical piece. Pair with ponte pants, a striped quarter sleeve top, and black loafers the next time your travels take you to Paris!

 

These rainy day outfits for travel won’t let you down!

 

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Anatomie Kenya Safari Jacket

 

Fashionable Light Coats for Fall Make Year-round Favorites

 

The clothing brand Anatomie is behind one of our FAVORITE jackets for travel that we simply can’t stop raving about—the Kenya! Anatomie make jackets (and a variety of travel clothes) from high-performance fiber and the results are lightweight, protective, resistant, quick-drying, and insanely comfortable.

Therefore, it’s no surprise that their Kenya jacket is one of our top picks for the fall season. Available in a variety of colors and perfectly packable for when temperatures start to rise.

 

Read this full Anatomie jacket review and find out why this is the best travel jacket ever!

 

 

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Joules Golightly Waterproof Raincoat

 

Printed Fall Coats are All the Rage This Coming Season

 

Like the Golightly Printed raincoat from Joules above but looking for some more excitement? No worries, they’ve got plenty of additional prints available as well. We adore this feminine floral and could see it working well in England, Japan or even stateside in places like Portland or Seattle. It’s pretty, easily packable, and an overall fantastic option for travel in wet climates.

 

Check out these cute rain boots for your next trip!

 

 

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Via Spiga Trench with Hood

 

Bring Everyday Style in a Classic Trench Coat to Your Travels

 

Can’t go wrong with a classic trench! This coat from Via Spiga is an easy and promising pick for the fall—we’re getting major Audrey Hepburn vibes circa Breakfast at Tiffany’s (which everyone knows will ALWAYS be in fashion).

Looks aside, this durable coat also comes equipped with a detachable liner, meaning this piece will take you through both fall and winter in style, elegance, and most of all, warmth. A clear winner in our book.

 

Here are a few trench coat outfits to inspire your travel wardrobe this season!

 

 

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TOP LEGGING Anorak Parka

 

A Lightweight Utility Jacket is a Versatile Addition to Most Fall Outfits

 

Parkas were all the rage last fall and they don’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.

Seriously influenced by the ever popular military trend, this pretty parka by Top Legging is the perfect blend of grunge and sleek elegance.

It’s a great, casual piece that’ll pair perfectly with sunnies, dark wash jeans, and ankle boots, and its lightweight design takes up little space. This jacket is the perfect addition to your autumn travel wardrobe.

 

Find out what our readers chose as the best waterproof leather boots!

 

 

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Blanknyc Faux-Leather and Knit Jacket

 

Light Throw Over Jackets are an Ideal Layering Piece

 

This beautifully draped jacket from BLANKNYC is made for layering! It’s perfect to throw on over an outfit when heading out at night for a meal or drinks. If you’re looking for even more coverage, you can easily layer a leather jacket over it as well.

It also ticks off another favorite fall trend—suede! There are plenty of color options to choose from in this style, but you can never go wrong with a classic camel. This coat is definitely a piece you can take from outerwear to evening wear. Pair with black ponte pants, loafers, and a white tee for a look you can rock all day and night.

 

Take a look at these cardigan outfit ideas for your next trip!

 

 

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POGTMM 3/4 Sleeve Jacket

 

Replace Heavy Fall Coats with a Down to Business Blazer

 

Polish up your look this season with this classy blazer by POGTMM. This is a timeless piece that will always be in style and most certainly isn’t limited to just corporate, formal events! Throw one over skinny jeans, a tee, and flats for a casual yet polished ensemble.

 

Our readers share their favorite brands for the best travel blazer!

 

 

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Levi’s Sherpa Collar Trucker Jacket

 

Stylish Jackets are on Trend with Faux Fur

 

Whether it be printed, brightly hued, or as a trim, faux fur always seems to make a comeback in the fall and winter seasons. This timeless style is a promising pick for the coming months and is cute without the cruelty. Perfect for wearing over your favorite shirt or sweater to protect you from the chill.

 

Read this post on the best down jacket!

 

 

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Just Quella Vintage Washed Boyfriend Denim

 

Womens Casual Jackets in an Oversized Style are Popular Travel Pieces

 

Looking for something “oversized” that’s actually the right size? Look no further than this blogger-approved vintage from Just Quella. Sleek, sophisticated, and stylish—you really can’t go wrong with this versatile stunner.

And if you’re concerned about how to pack it on your fall and winter travels, we suggest wearing it as part of your plane outfit so that you avoid excess bulk in your carry-on. That way, you’ll have a pretty adorable flight outfit as well! You can’t lose!

 

Read this guide to find out how to pack bulky jackets in a single suitcase!

 

 

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Topshop Dolly Biker Jacket

 

Iconic Streetwear is Everywhere When it Comes to Womens Coat Styles

 

Topshop is one of the best high-street retailers in providing on trend catwalk-worthy fashions at affordable prices—think luxe pieces with a big hit of street savvy style.

It is the only high-street brand to show at London Fashion Week (Topshop Unique). This textured jacket is a classic addition to any travel wardrobe and is guaranteed to add a hint of edginess to any outfit! Featuring quilted shoulders and zippered embellishments, you’re sure to look cool all season long, yet feel cozy in this stunner.

 

Leather jackets are a fashionista favorite when it comes to traveling stylishly. Find out why and how to wear a leather jacket on your next trip!

 

 

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H&M+ Patterned Rain Jacket

 

Leopard Ticks the Trends in Stylish Jackets  

 

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again—leopard print is officially back! Throw this over a simple LBD and ankle booties to jazz up your look in an instant.

We especially love that this piece is water-repellant, meaning random downpours won’t dampen your travels. A pleated back perfects the fit, while large, glossy buttons complement the print.

 

Follow these tips when packing for mixed weather!

 

 

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Caldwell Double-Breasted Coat

 

Mad About Plaid in a Sharp Boyfriend Blazer

 

Madewell, founded in the 1930s, has a respectable tradition of producing high-quality clothing; it is a prime brand for women seeking both fashion and function.

This classic plaid coat falls directly into next season’s French casual trend. Add this to your autumn wardrobe and be fiercely current, while remaining comfortable and covered. You’ll be a triple threat!

 

Check out these 7 fall fashion trends to freshen up your travel wardrobe!

 

 

Best Fall Coats Comparison Chart

 

BRAND | MODEL FEATURES | REVIEWS RATING | PRICE
Columbia Splash A Little II Jacket The  Splash A Little II Jacket will keep you dry and your outfit options wide open. Check Price
Pardon My Trench Rain Jacket It's packable, water-resistant, and equipped with a back-venting system for a proper fit. Check Price
Cole Haan Rain Jacket This single-breasted raincoat is another serious reader favorite, and understandably so—this piece comes in multiple colors and packs up like a dream. Check Price
Anatomie Kenya Safari Jacket The clothing brand Anatomie is behind one of our FAVORITE jackets for travel that we simply can't stop raving about—the Kenya! Anatomie make jackets (and a variety of travel clothes) from high-performance fiber and the results are lightweight, protective, resistant, quick-drying, and insanely comfortable. Check Price
Joules Golightly Waterproof Raincoat It’s pretty, easily packable, and an overall fantastic option for travel in wet climates. Check Price
Via Spiga Trench with Hood This coat from Via Spiga is an easy and promising pick for the fall—we're getting major Audrey Hepburn vibes circa Breakfast at Tiffany's (which everyone knows will ALWAYS be in fashion). Check Price
TOP LEGGING Anorak Parka This pretty parka by Top Legging is the perfect blend of grunge and sleek elegance. Check Price
Blanknyc Faux-Leather and Knit Jacket This beautifully draped jacket from BLANKNYC is made for layering! It’s perfect to throw on over an outfit when heading out at night for a meal or drinks. Check Price
POGTMM 3/4 Sleeve Jacket This is a timeless piece that will always be in style and most certainly isn't limited to just corporate, formal events! Check Price
Levi's Sherpa Collar Trucker Jacket Perfect for wearing over your favorite shirt or sweater to protect you from the chill. Check Price
Just Quella Vintage Washed Boyfriend Denim This blogger-approved vintage from Just Quella. Sleek, sophisticated, and stylish—you really can't go wrong with this versatile stunner. Check Price
Topshop Dolly Biker Jacket This textured jacket is a classic addition to any travel wardrobe and is guaranteed to add a hint of edginess to any outfit! Featuring quilted shoulders and zippered embellishments, you're sure to look cool all season long, yet feel cozy in this stunner. Check Price
H&M+ Patterned Rain Jacket leopard print is officially back! Throw this over a simple LBD and ankle booties to jazz up your look in an instant. Check Price
Caldwell Double-Breasted Coat Madewell, founded in the 1930s, has a respectable tradition of producing high-quality clothing; it is a prime brand for women seeking both fashion and function. Check Price

 

 

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Travel Packing Cubes

 

How to Pack Your Coats

 

Packing cubes will change the way you pack. We designed our own brand of slim packing cubes, with a unique color and numbering system, so it’s easy to remember where you’ve packed everything — even your coats!

 

You can learn my packing hacks with packing cubes in the video below!

 

 

 


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Chantelle Mallin is a 21-year-old student studying fashion design at The University of Huddersfield and has traveled through Europe. She’s originally from Yorkshire and can’t wait to broaden her travel experience and visit Southeast Asia and the USA. Follow her on Twitter.