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8 Essential Jackets for Women

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There are so many different types of jackets to layer up for spring and fall. Some even double as warm winter coats! Why limit yourself to just a few styles? Below, we’ll look at some of the most versatile jackets for women that you should have in your closet. 


Blazers were once thought of as professional styles, which excluded them from most fashionable wardrobes. These days, they’re a big hit when it comes to styling just about any top in your closet. You can layer blazers over casual graphic tees, tanks, and more. 

Plus, a blazer adds the perfect elevated touch of style to whatever you’re feeling like wearing that day. Bonus points if it’s a little chilly out, as most blazers are thick and warm. 

Trench Coats

The trench coat was once a professional staple for big-city workers who needed to stay warm without bothering with too many layers. Nowadays, trench coats come in a variety of colours, materials, and more. The flare on the bottom gives them a nice classy touch, and there are a variety of cuts you can choose to accentuate your features. 

Avoid a khaki trench coat. Though these were once the most popular options, styling a trench coat is all about breaking away from their previous reputation. Instead, go with a brightly-coloured leather or synthetic leather trench with a flared hip and cinched waist.

Bomber Jackets

Bomber jackets are simple, light, and come in a variety of different colours and patterns. This makes them perfect for spring looks, especially when paired with jeans, simple tops, and with interesting patterns. 

You can layer a bomber jacket over your favourite graphic clothing or stylish tank. If you’re wearing a patterned jacket, make sure to keep the other layers simple. Let your jacket be the star of the show!

Hoodie Jackets

While hoodies are sometimes seen as slouchy or sloppy, a hoodie jacket is another beast entirely. Often, these options are cropped, feature zippers, and have a deliberately loose-fitting appeal. Look for a comfortable hoodie jacket, with gathered sleeves and pockets on the front. Pair a cropped hoodie jacket with your favourite high-waisted pants.

Leather Jackets

If you don’t have any of the other options on this list, getting a leather jacket should be your first step. Leather jackets are a staple for your wardrobe, and they come in many cuts, styles, and patterns. When it gets cold out, a leather jacket can make a strong statement and keep you warm. 

Plus, they look good with just about anything! Aim to get a stylish cut that flatters your body, and choose black leather for a classic look.

Rain Jackets

Spring rains often make other jackets soggy and unappealing. A rain jacket, on the other hand, lets the water roll right off of you. Materials like nylon create a water-resistant surface that keeps you dry in those sudden spring rains. 

Plus, rain jackets are typically thin enough to put away when you’re going to be spending a while in a store or restaurant. 

Military-style Jackets

A military jacket is characterized by colour and cut. They are typically boxy, army green, and covered in pockets. These jackets look great when paired with more feminine pieces, but they create a unique (and useful) look on their own. 

Military-style jackets frequently come with a cinching system at the waist, creating a way for you to emphasize your curves in an otherwise boxy style. Many jackets for women in this style feature more contoured tailoring and pockets that aren’t meant to be used. 

Denim Jackets

If you don’t have a denim jacket, now is the time to get one. Denim jackets are everywhere, and there are so many cuts, style options, and even size options. Most of them feature an oversized fit but somehow manage to look stylish rather than needlessly bulky. 

Denim jackets can be the standard blue, black, or white – and just about any colour in between if that’s your thing. They are sturdy and warm, but light enough that they work great for the spring!

You can never have too many jackets! These options can help you style just about anything else in your closet. Make sure to keep your options open, and choose multiple colours that you can pair with the rest of your wardrobe. 

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