Best jackets for women of all sizes and styles in 2021
Fall may still be a few weeks away, but we already can’t wait to start wearing all of our favorite seasonal basics like ankle boots, sweaters and jackets.
That being said, given the current weather, your fall coats may be too warm for the sunny days at the start of the season. This is where a shirt comes in handy.
The jacket, as the name suggests, is a cross between a shirt and a jacket. The combo piece isn’t new, but recently searches for the style have increased on both Lyst and Google. And according to fashion expert Melissa Chataigne, it’s a great option to accompany you in the coming season.
“It’s a piece that I love, which is a bit more textured and you often see in throws,” said Chataigne. Made from a thicker fabric than your typical plaid shirt, the style is the perfect choice to help you go from summer to fall. “It’s a layering piece that’s a great staple for your wardrobe, especially as the temperatures get colder.”
It’s also not something you have to think about styling a lot, which is a major bonus. It’s a simple way to improve your work compared to home and a piece you can put on to run errands or pick the kids up from school, Chataigne said. “It’s easy, low maintenance, assembled, but without trying too hard.” She added that it can be paired with things like jeans, a dress, or joggers.
“Wear it to the grocery store or to have a cocktail with friends on a patio,” said fashion stylist Cindy Conroy. “You can wear it for a hike, even. When you’re hot, you can wrap it around your waist, and then all of a sudden you’re very fancy on the hiking trail.”
We asked stylists to share their favorite options. Here, the 10 best shirts to add to your basket just in time for fall.
Zara oversized overshirt
Whether you wear it buttoned up or open over a t-shirt and jeans, there are so many ways to wear this choice of Chestnut. Best of all, it’s made from durable materials and is machine washable for easy cleaning.
Forever 21 brushed check pocket jacket
This “resistant and affordable” option selected by Chataigne will be your new choice for the cool autumn days. Redeem code ALWAYS FRIENDS21 to get 25% off.
BP. Oversized brushed check shirt jacket
Conroy described the shacks as “lumberjack chic,” and this choice is the perfect example. It’s an upscale take on the classic plaid shirt, with big buttons and you can pair it with almost anything in your wardrobe for a cool, laid back vibe.
Nasty Gal Fringed Plaid Shirt Jacket in Wool
Fringe details add to the fall feel of this jacket. The pink and blue color that Chestnut loves is almost out of stock, but you can find similar styles in brown and black.
Missguided Sage Solid Brushed Boxy Shack
If you’re petite, Chataigne recommends that you look for a jacket that hits the middle of your thigh or the smallest part of your hips. Try this option, which comes in three colors: ecru, sage and pink.
Short quilted jacket Missguided Petite ecru
She also likes this pouch for small frames. It’s part of Missguided’s petite line, so it’s made for those five feet three inches and under. It has large front pockets, which will allow you to store all your essentials and the quilted pattern adds a unique element to the trendy piece.
Anthropologie Puff Sleeve Sweater Coat
Available in standard, petite and plus sizes, this sweater-coat combo, selected by Conroy, is designed to flatter a range of frames. The puffed sleeves bring an element of fun to the trendy piece.
New York Blank Mourning Routine Shirt
This jacket is super comfortable for fall activities (like apple picking), Chataigne said. Complete the perfect look for the season with a pair of jeans and ankle boots.
Gap checked shirt jacket
Conroy also likes this option from Gap. The longer style is perfect for colder days when you need a little more coverage.
Wilfred Free The Ganna Shirt Jacket
For a designer take on the trend, try Conroy d’Aritzia’s pick. It’s available in 28 colors and patterns, including blue, pink, and a mint check pattern.
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