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4 outerwear trends for fall

1. Checks, Tweeds & Plaids

Seen at Chanel and Marc Jacobs for women and Loewe and Alexander McQueen for men, last year’s checks, tweeds, and plaids are still holding strong. These pieces add a polished vibe to activewear—think simple black leggings and a hoodie—and ready-to-wear ensembles alike.

Gucci Logo-Print Checked Hooded Jacket

This retro windbreaker is made from technical fabric, making it ideal for a run or hike in inclement weather. Try it with chino shorts early in the season and full-length ones later on. 

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Adam Selman Unisex Track Jacket

For the pattern-shy, gingham is one of the easiest checks to mix and match with closet staples. Pair this piece with bright leggings or shorts to head to the gym or, for a casual weekend outfit, with white jeans.

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Acne Studios Beige Vichy Overcoat

An oversized coat is a must-have for chilly fall days, and because of this one’s neutral color scheme, you can throw it over anything. 

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Moncler Crystal Embellished Plaid Twill and Shell Down Jacket

This glam take on the trend features crystal appliqué on the sleeve along with a thick down filling. Wear it unzipped over jeans and a t-shirt in the fall and on the slopes when ski season begins. 

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2. Super brights

Neon has held its own for several seasons now, but this autumn, it’s particularly in vogue in outerwear. JacquemusBalenciaga, and Off-White, for example, showed coats in vibrant hues. The beauty of this trend is that you don’t have to worry about it going with the rest of your outfit; it’s meant to clash.

Marc Jacobs The Perfect Moto

A classic silhouette makes a bold color easier to wear, so liven up your neutral yoga and Pilates basics by throwing this vivid jacket on top. 

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Balenciaga Windbreaker

Not only does this shell make a fashion statement, the hood is actually helmet-compatible. Wear it for snowboarding and mountain biking, or simply for a weekend day of errands. 

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Adidas by Stella McCartney Run Light Shell Jacket

Log fall miles in this sunny running jacket. Ruched sleeves and super thin fabric enable layering, while the adjustable hood will be a boon in rainy conditions.

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Vetements Reversible & Convertible Pink Down Fluorescent Puffer Jacket

This sporty puffer boasts technical features like a stowaway hood and warmth-insulating drawstrings. Zippers at the waist convert it from a long coat to a cropped jacket.

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3. Animal Print 

Leopard print is still ever-present, but snakeskin, zebra, and cheetah are also making their way into the mix. These patterns are being reinterpreted in louder, more colorful versions by designers like Paco Rabanne and Giambattista Valli. Menswear designers are dipping their toes into the trend too, with pieces showing up at Givenchy and Versace.

Noon Goons Snakeskin Track Jacket

This lightweight jacket is a transitional piece and works well with both mesh shorts and sweatpants. 

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The Upside Leo Ash Jacket

This jacket combines performance features like water-resistant fabric with fashion-minded details, like a drawstring waist that cinches.

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R13 Tan and Black Leopard Print Jacket

Try this puffer with joggers, graphic tees, and high-quality denim.  

Saint Laurent Shearling-Trimmed Zebra-Print Cotton-Blend Twill Jacket 

Thanks to the fall-appropriate color scheme, this safari jacket manages to make the usually-loud zebra print versatile. 

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4. Leather Trench Coats

A leather moto or biker jacket will never go out of fashion, but longer cuts in the staple material are cropping up. In particular, leather trenches were seen at Tod’s and Hermes for women and Balenciaga and Louis Vuitton for men.

Givenchy Leather Trench Coat

Pair this futuristic style with this summer’s tiny sunglasses trend for the full effect. 

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Burberry D-Ring Detail Crinkled Leather Trench Coat

This coat’s slightly crinkled texture makes it feel less formal than other options, yet the silhouette is classic. Both elements will come in handy if you want to wear it to and from the gym, then straight to the office. 

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Prada Brown Long Leather Jacket

A thicker waist belt ensures this bold coat doesn’t overtake your frame. 

Stand Snake-Effect Coated Vegan Leather Trench Coat 

Wear two trends at once with this faux leather coat, which looks just as good over a silk slip dress as it does with a hoodie and cycling shorts. 

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