Keeping The Chill Out

Happy Thursday, lovelies! It’s been a busy few weeks of fighting jet lag and jumping right into a new job, but I’m finally settling back into things and it feels great. I spent this past weekend catching up on sleep, going to the local Scottish Highland Games (so fun!), and sorting through my notes from Italy to start writing blogs for you all. Before I jump into all the pasta and cities we visited though, I wanted to share a roundup of some of my favorite jackets this autumn as it is finally starting to be dipping below 80º here. Since that seems to be as close to fall as we get in Charleston, it’s the perfect time for me to be breaking out these autumn jackets:

Trench Coats
In my opinion, you absolutely cannot go wrong with a lightweight trench. They make every outfit look infinitely more put together without any extra effort. I’m loving both this olive green trench (find it at Lulus) and this more classic tan trench (from Lorna Luxe’s new collection with InTheStyle). Both options are great for layering, which is perfect for when the days start and end cooler with warmer hours around midday. I love the way lightweight trenches look when paired with a pair of loose-fitting, high-waisted pants (like these) and a comfy, neutral sweater with a tee layered underneath. Honestly any chance I can get to layer up during the colder months is a chance I’ll always take, so it’s no surprise that I’ve ordered the tan trench from Lorna’s collection for myself this autumn. There’s just something so effortlessly chic to me about a few easy layers and a timeless trench – I couldn’t pass it up!

Corduroy Jackets
The moment I bought this oversized corduroy jacket from Zara I knew I’d be living in it this fall. I took it to Italy with me and it was so perfect for the weather there. Just thick enough to keep the chill out, but also still thin enough to not to make me overheat here with Charleston’s version of fall. Though pink is a bit of a statement color for me (lol), I tend to tone it down by wearing it with basics in either black or white. Great when paired with jeans and a loose tee for a cooler day, it can also easily be paired with a t-shirt or bodycon dress and sneakers for a slightly warmer fall day.

Puffer Jackets
It took me a while to come around to these (since I tend to think I look like the Pillsbury doughboy in them), but I’ve officially fallen in love with puffer jackets. This all-black puffer from Topshop is cut a little short, which I think helps so much in still showing off your shape while rocking a puffer jacket. I’d go for a size or two up in this, as I’d probably want to layer it over either a hoodie or lightweight knit and leave it open in the front. I especially love the way these look paired with leggings and a tee for a sporty look, which is perfect for a laid-back day of running errands.

Leather Jackets
Last but certainly not least, is this gorgeous leather jacket which is another amazing Topshop find this autumn. I think we can all agree that fall is leather weather and leather weather is the best weather. A great leather jacket can be worn over loose tees with denim, paired with a tucked-in tee and a midi, worn on your shoulders over a chunky knit and can even be the perfect way to balance out a girly dress and give it some more edge. There are infinite ways to style a classic leather jacket and it’s the staple piece I absolutely cannot create my fall wardrobe without. (Or any season, to be honest.)

Whether it’s a touch on the warmer side or a touch on the cooler side, these jackets can get you through autumn in style – and affordably. What autumn jacket trends are you loving? Let me know!


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