Getting Ready for A/W: Outerwear Must-Haves

Getting Ready for Autumn/Winter: Outerwear Must-Haves

Without fail, every year the summer comes to an end, and the cooler weather of autumn starts to creep in with the chill of winter not far behind. Depending on your point of view, the changing seasons may not be your favorite time of year, but there’s one reason why it should be – it’s time for outerwear shopping. The outerwear you choose can make or break an outfit, and while you probably won’t need one of everything on this list, at least a few of these items should feature in your closet. Without further introduction, here are your outerwear must-haves for this year.


The anorak with a tie waist is perfect for casual weekends. The anorak should be thin enough that you don’t overheat in the last of the warm weather and so you can start to layer up with other items such as a hoodie and jeans or even a t-shirt dress without feeling too bulky.

Denim Jacket

The denim jacket is an absolute classic and ideal piece to keep you warm in the first winds of autumn before you get the big coat out. Denim works with just about every outfit, but make sure the wash of the denim is a good match for your other denim items.

Bomber Jacket

A bomber jacket is not to everyone’s taste, but the right one can give a great sporty edge to an outfit while keeping you toasty warm in the depths of winter. If you keep embellishments to a minimum, a bomber jacket can stay on trend year after year.

Leather Jacket

A leather jacket is an absolute statement, and when you get the right one, it can last you a lifetime. Wear it over the top of any outfit, and you’ve got a killer look which you can wear day or night. There are some incredible leather biker jackets and other outerwear pieces in the first collection by the new premium outerwear brand, JACK1T.

Trench Coat

The trench coat is the perfect solution when you’re looking for a light jacket, but they also have the added benefit of disguising what’s going on underneath. Whether you’re on your way to a chic cocktail party or you’re wearing your lazy day clothes while running some errands, nobody needs to know.


Whether it’s a classic blazer or a tailored boyfriend blazer, these pieces are great alternatives to coats and jackets when paired with some smart jeans and can even be worn for work.

Rain Coat

Unless your anorak or trench coat is water resistant, you may want to invest in a raincoat to keep you as comfortable as possible when the rain arrives.

Puffer Jacket

A puffer jacket is ideal for the cold of winter and also gives you some volume so you can make a real statement. These look particularly good when you pair it with chunky boots.

Structured Winter Coat

If you need a more formal item for work or fancy nights out in the cold weather, a structured winter coat gives a classy alternative to the puffer. A peacoat is a popular choice if you want to go longer.



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