The challenge of finding outerwear that matches the rest of your outfit is monumental for some, which is why we’ve put together this list of the best outerwear for women this season. We can’t get enough of this outerwear for women, so make sure to stock your closet!
Shearling and Fur
If you want to look especially fashionable this winter, don some fur. Shearling and furry coats are one of the staples you should have in your closet. Choose a neutral color or a natural shade and pair it with just about anything. Fur might have been a faux pas in years past, but these days you’re missing out if you don’t have at least one furry jacket.
We couldn’t talk about fur outerwear without mentioning fur trim. These jackets aren’t as furry as full shearling, but they have the same kind of vibe. Fashion in the 1970s was all about the shearling or fur trim, and it’s time to wear it once again. Pair a fur trim jacket with other layers, bags, and boots. Put one over a retro dress! You won’t regret it.
Everyone should have a denim jacket in their arsenal. It’s stylish, casual, and goes with just about anything. Try to go for a denim jacket that isn’t bulky, but stays sturdy. Most denim jackets are going to look a bit oversized. It’s the perfect opportunity to harness the power of a thrown-together look.
Leather is a universal material that looks great on everyone and pairs with nearly anything. An all-black leather jacket (genuine or vegan) can be the powerhouse of your wardrobe. This outerwear essential doesn’t have to be resigned to colder weather, either. It’s great all year round. During those hot summer months, throw it over a crop top for best results!
Hoodies are casual, comfortable, and easy to style. You can just wear it, sure, but you can also layer it under leather or shearling coats to get the most out of the cozy design. Stock up on a variety of plain-colored hoodies. They’re versatile and simple to use with just about any outfit, providing it’s warm enough to layer them.
There was a time when trench coats were reserved for private eyes and middle-aged professionals, but that time is gone. Now, there’s a stylish trench for all occasions. Choose trenches in multiple colors, but don’t stick to the neutrals. Some companies offer trench coats in bright colors, including pink and blue. Choose whatever will go with your wardrobe, but color blocking with a long trench coat will never go out of style.
Blazers are the workhorse of the styling world. If it exists as a top, you can layer it with a blazer and it will look amazing. There are many different types of blazers, too. You could go with the traditional cut, the ‘boyfriend blazer’, or stray from popular color choices to more obscure colors and patterns. Wear a blazer over a variety of different trends to dress them up.
There are a few features that really cement military jackets as a wardrobe changer. First, the waist belt. So few of the outerwear options we have available today use a waist belt to cinch and shape your figure. A military jacket borrows the tailored style of these formal jackets and makes them a bit more accessible. Use them with super soft, feminine items from your wardrobe to create a lovely contrasting style.
You can’t go wrong with a good old pea coat. These coats are often made of a thick, fleecy material that keeps you warm no matter how cold it is outside. The fashion is classic, with large pockets, overworked seams, and a waist belt to tie them all together. This distant cousin of a trench coat is just superior in every way, especially if you like that soft, fuzzy fabric feel.
Outerwear options can help increase your wardrobe’s capacity. With a spread of different outerwear types, jackets, coats, and other accessories, you’ll be ready for whatever life throws at you. Every outfit feels a little more complete, and warmer outerwear helps keep the chill away. What more could you ask for?