5 Jacket Styles That Are Trending This Autumn

By Ashling McCloy | 27th September 2023
autumn jackets

We reveal the top 5 outerwear trends spotted on the runways, the influencers and the editors. Obviously, we’re not quite ready for puffer coats and winter layers, so for now it’s all about the hottest transitional piece, from leather bikers to wool blazers. If you’re ready to embrace the changing season, you’ve come to the right place to find the perfect autumn jacket.

As the leaves begin to fall and the temperatures drop, it’s time to up your outerwear game. Thankfully AW23 brings a plethora of new lust-worthy designs to pad out our wardrobes. The laid-back bomber jacket remains at the fore, while the faithful trench coat continues to reign as the ultimate fashion classic. Luxe leathers, oversized blazers and even chic Chanel-inspired jackets are all taking centre stage in a bid for the most talked-about trend. Decisions, decisions. So we’re here to help you secure the autumn jacket of your dreams with a carefully curated edit of all our favourite pieces.


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1. Bombers

Variations of this cult jacket have been lingering for many seasons, but our obsession has reached new levels. Not only was it spotted on the runways of Givenchy, Saint Laurent and Simone Rocha, every influencer of note has also got their hands on a bomber jacket. From oversized to cropped, nylon to leather, there’s a style waiting for you. For that perfect blend of fashion girl meets nonchalance make All Saints your first call. 


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2. Oversized Blazers

A fashion week fave and street style staple, we just can’t get enough of the blazer. It works with maxi skirts or tailored trousers; trainers or heels. Plus, if Instagram is anything to go by – which it is – our wardrobes are not complete without one. Anine Bing, Isabel Marant and Sézane are definitely on our wish list, but Mango and H&M, as you’d expect, have won us over with their beautifully affordable styles. Undeniably, the fashion work horse, you’ll be wearing yours to work, weekend catch-ups or simply just to look fabulous.


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3. Lovely Leathers

Copenhagen Fashion Week was the perfect showcase for the leather jacket. Similarly, we’re guaranteed to see this must-have transitional piece over the upcoming days as street stylers dress to the max for the global fashion weeks. As with the blazer, the bigger the better for this beauty. Need proof? Check out the Raey biker, it’s a masterpiece in oversized outerwear. However, if leather doesn’t rock your world, then consider faux leather options, like Zara’s cropped biker. 



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4. Trench Coats

What is not to love? This wonderful timeless piece, despite evolving over the years, will be forever adored. This season we saw it worn with baggy jeans at Gucci for that quintessential ‘I-just-threw-this-on-and-look-amazing’ look. It adds instant smarts and sophistication even when worn with the most casual of outfits. Alternatively, you can go all out chic: picture the Jigsaw Nelson coat over a crisp white shirt, sleek trousers and ballet pumps. How very French


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5. Tweed Jackets

Once worn with pencil skirts or sharp trousers, today this iconic tweed or bouclé number is best paired with straight leg jeans and killer boots. We reckon Anine Bing is partly to thank for this modern styling. Of course we’ve always coveted the Chanel-inspired number, but some of us less refined lot have been left perplexed as to how to dress it down. Well, now we can and oh, how on board are we?! Unsurprisingly, French brands, Sandro and Maje were quick to champion this super chic autumn jacket, but our favourite high street brands were quick to follow.


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