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The chillier season of autumn is here, and so are fall jackets. Though a must for traveling this time of year—in many regions—a heavy coat isn’t always necessary. Layering and choosing the right jacket is essential. Check out our selections for your next trip!

 


Lightweight Womens Fall Jackets


 

 

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Women’s outerwear jackets are essential for fall travel, but sometimes your destination may not call for something super heavy. The key to traveling in mild to cold temperatures is to layer. Instead of packing thick knits and chunky sweaters, layer thin-mid weight long sleeve pullovers and tops in warm fabrics like cashmere, merino wool, and polyester blends underneath your jacket. Without further ado, here are the top fall jacket trends that layer well and are super stylish!

 

 

Travel-Worthy Fall Jackets for Women

 

 

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Cole Haan Packable Rain Jacket

 

Waterproof Coats

 

Women’s long fall jackets can both be functional and style forward. A water-resistant coat like this is versatile enough to layer underneath and is packable in your carry-on. Great for Europe when the weather takes a turn and you need serious rain coverage!

 

Where to wear: Amsterdam | Reykjavík | Beijing

Shop more waterproof coats: Nordstrom | Amazon

 

You’ll want to look your best when you travel! Read my travel tips to Pack Light Stylishly!

 

 

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Ellos Plus-Size Boyfriend Jacket, Sizes 10-28 

 

Oversized Blazers

 

Women’s plus size fall jackets sure sing with style like this blazer with a twist. You can also go for a classic version or stick to the trendy menswear feel, as shown above.

These often have a more relaxed look and go perfectly in line with the French girl trend currently taking over the style scene. Pair with classic ankle jeans and some d’Orsay flats for a wonderfully chic getup.

 

Where to wear: Berlin | Dublin | Xi’an

Shop more blazers: Nordstrom | Amazon

 

For more fall coats, take a look at this post!

 

 

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Via Spiga Belted Trench Coat

 

Classic Trench

 

When autumn winds and rain tell you summer is truly over, a cute trench coat can lift your mood. They are a smart addition to your fall travel list and the one pictured comes with a detachable tie waist, giving you the option to wear it loose or cinched. 

Versatility, packability, and durability count in a trench, so look for a removable hood and one that is water-resistant. A neutral beige can offset your outfits beautifully, or choose a color that suits your style, and go to town!

 

Where to wear: The Hamptons | Munich | Tallinn

Shop more trench coats: Nordstrom | Amazon

 

Check out these trench coat outfits!

 

 

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Levi’s Original Sherpa Trucker

 

Shearling Jacket

 

The ‘90s were about more than grunge and ripped jeans, trendy vintage is back in full force with shearling jackets. They are a fun, elevated take on the standard jean jacket and provide extra warmth for the colder months ahead. 

So versatile, simply layer with a thin sweater, add a scarf, and even a cute, but cozy hat and you’ll be set for a day of sightseeing!

 

Where to wear: Stockholm | Las Vegas | St. Petersburg

Shop more shearling jackets: Nordstrom | Amazon

 

 

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Old Navy Jacquard Boyfriend Blazer

 

Plaid Blazer

 

Yes, there’s more to blazers than just job interviews and networking banquets. These fancy pieces are being reinvented this season to be modern, style-conscious, and easily wearable.

Popular fall coat trends have blazers everywhere in Europe, making these updated pieces perfect for your next trip over there. Use them to take your look from day to night in an instant!

 

Where to wear: Paris | San Francisco | Tokyo

Shop more plaid blazers: Nordstrom | Amazon

 

Here’s our list for the best travel blazer!

 

 

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BLANKNYC Faux Suede Drape Front Jacket, Sizes XS-3XL

 

Animal Print Jackets

 

No need for autumn jackets to be boring! Throw in some printed outerwear pieces and a muted travel wardrobe will pop with visual appeal. 

This drape front piece is great for layering underneath or rocking on its own with some boots and skinny jeans! We particularly love this style because it can also work as a leather jacket.

 

Where to wear: Chicago | Los Angeles | Hong Kong

Shop more draped jackets: Nordstrom | Amazon

 

Why not try to this Loretta leather jacket!

 

 

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BLANKNYC Faux Leather Moto Jacket, Sizes XXS-XXL

 

Leather Jackets

 

Women’s fall leather jackets are a staple that can easily work into your wardrobe, or in any season, really! Keep your look effortlessly cool with a faux leather number like this one. 

BLANKNYC has some fantastic styles to choose from, with one of our favorites being an edgy girl fall leather jacket. This will naturally complement both autumn and winter outfits and is a necessity for the style-conscious traveler.

 

Where to wear: London | NYC | Vancouver

Shop more moto jackets: Nordstrom | Amazon

 

Wanna look stylish and cool? Larn how to wear a leather jacket!

 

 

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BLANKNYC Next Level Suede Moto Jacket, Sizes XS-3XL

 

Beige Colored Jackets

 

We love a timeless autumn jacket and layering it to the max for the chillier winter months.

A trending but neutral color such as beige makes the best fall jacket option that can easily take you through the seasons in style. Pair it with a more colorful travel wardrobe or mix it with other neutrals such as black, navy, cream, or a heather grey.

 

Where to wear: Brooklyn | Madrid | Tokyo

Shop more beige jackets: Nordstrom | Amazon

 

 

Still undecided? Here’s a quick overview for each of the fall jackets featured above: 

 

BRAND | MODEL FEATURES | REVIEWS RATING | PRICE
Cole Haan Packable Rain Jacket Great for Europe when the weather takes a turn and you need serious rain coverage! Check Price
Ellos Plus-Size Boyfriend Jacket plus size These often have a more relaxed look and go perfectly in line with the French girl trend currently taking over the style scene. Check Price
Via Spiga Belted Trench Coat Versatility, packability, and durability counts in a trench, so look for a removable hood and one that is water-resistant. Check Price
Levi's Original Sherpa Trucker Trendy vintage is back in full force with shearling jackets. Check Price
Old Navy Jacquard Boyfriend Blazer These fancy pieces are being reinvented this season to be modern, style-conscious, and easily wearable. Check Price
BLANKNYC Faux Suede Drape Front Jacket This drape front piece is great for layering underneath or rocking on its own with some boots and skinny jeans! Check Price
BLANKNYC Faux Leather Moto Jacket BLANKNYC has some fantastic styles to choose from, with one of our favorites being an edgy girl fall leather jacket. Check Price
BLANKNYC Next Level Suede Moto Jacket A trending but neutral color such as beige makes the best fall jacket option that can easily take you through the seasons in style. Check Price

 

 

How to Choose the Perfect Fall Jacket 

 

When you’re choosing fall jackets for travel keep these key elements in mind:

  • Not too thick
  • Not too heavy
  • Made of practical material
  • Packs light is a bonus!
  • Stylish

 

Style

 

Style is important when it comes to fashion fall jackets because you’ll be wearing the same one, or two, throughout your trip, which also means that the outerwear you choose will be in most, if not all your pictures. Whatever you choose among the many fall jackets, remember that comfort and wearability matters just as much as style!

 

 

How Many Do I Bring?

 

Ideally, you’ll pack one (no more than two) jackets and mix and match depending on whether you are sightseeing or going out for a night on the town.

 

Tips on Purchasing One 

 

If you have to buy entirely new ones, look for women’s fall jackets sale promotions or opt for one that doesn’t break your budget. Stick to fabrics that you can layer underneath like faux leather, cotton, polyester, rayon, or suede.  

Watch this video to start learning how to organize with packing cubes!

 

 

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Compass Rose Packing Cubes

 

How to Pack Your Fall Jacket

 

A packable fall jacket should fit into slim packing cubes easily. This allows you to travel carry-on only for all the clothes you intend to bring, and it saves so much space!

We put together a five-part YouTube series showing the different methods to use packing cubes for travel. If you use this specific packing strategy, packing cubes can also compress your belongings. This is the secret to traveling carry-on only!

 

 

How Editor-In-Chief Alex Rocks Fall Jackets

 

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What an absolute honor it was being able to visit the office of one of my favorite travel clothing brands the other day – @anatomiestyle! I’m wrapping up my trip to Miami tonight, but I definitely couldn’t come into town without hanging out with the Anatomie crew first. Lots of fun pictures to come 😉 For now, here’s a quick throwback from back in San Diego (heading back there tomorrow!) Here I am wearing my foolproof Kenya jacket and Skyler pant – now’s your last chance to use my exclusive discount code for Anatomie! Shop my link https://anatomie.com/tfg-discount for 15% off your entire order. 💕 Remember, the discount is applied to your ENTIRE order and is automatically calculated at checkout. Applicable only to full priced clothing items. #TravelFashionGirl

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