5 Must-have jacket trends under $150
It’s jacket season again, and that’s a reason to celebrate. Consider your fall and winter jacket as yet another layer to your fashionable outfit, and another way to express your style.
Here are five of our favorite jacket trends for 2015 — all under $150.
1. The bomber:
Bomber jackets are back in full force. They’re perfect for those breezy fall days when you need a little extra warmth but don’t need to bundle. Unlike the old-school versions, the revamped bomber look is long. Imagine borrowing your boyfriend’s slightly oversized bomber jacket. Wear that.
Also look for bombers with brightly colored or patterned insides, or better yet, a reversible one, like the Alpha Industries jacket at Urban Outfitters. Alpha Industries MA-1 Bomber Jacket, $135 (plus Cash Back), Urbanoutfitters.com
2. The poncho:
Another old-is-new jacket trend is the poncho, which is back this fall for a playful, relaxed layer of warmth. Look for Western-print ponchos with fringe, if you want to be right on point. They’re like a blanket you can wear, but a big style step up from the Slanket or Snuggie.
American Eagle sells the most comfortable poncho imaginable, a AEO Blanket Poncho, that you won’t want to take off. AEO Blanket Poncho, $39.95 (plus Cash Back), Ae.com
3. Plaid shirt turned jacket:
Plaid is always big this time of year, and 2015 is no exception. Only this year, plaid is getting a little heavier, for both men and women. Look for plaid outerwear, from vests to pea coats to blazer-cut jackets to puffy winter coats. Plaid is the pattern for winter.
But expect a variation on the ways plaid shows up. Expect to see unexpected colors, checkers of varying sizes and even ombre-blended plaid patterns. The Wildflower Plaid pea coat from Macy’s has soft lines for a more feminine feel, and the black and white colors make it go with almost anything. Not at all lumberjack; total chic. Wildflower Plaid Double Breasted Pea Coat, on sale $94.99 (plus Cash Back), Macys.com
4. The drapey trench:
Who says trench coats have to be masculine, with straight lines and a form-fitting cut? The modern trench is drapey, flowy and feminine. Look for the same classic trench coat buttons and length, but with a softer and flirtier cut. The Draped Trench Coat in olive at Charlotte Russe is an inexpensive way to experiment with this trend. Draped Trench Coat, $42.99 (plus Cash Back), Charlotterusse.com
5. Quilted moto jacket:
For a little outerwear edge, the moto jacket is the natural go-to. But when temps drop, it’s easy to lose your rebellious flair in puffy down and scarves.
That’s why we love this quilted moto coat from Sears. It retains the cut of a moto, including the neck clasp, but with (not puffy) quilts to keep the heat in and look more seasonally appropriate. Bonus: Made out of synthetic leather, it’s shockingly cheap. Pair it with a chunky sweater and faux leather gloves, and you’re ready to ride, or at least look like it. Women’s Quilted Moto Jacket, on sale $29.99 (plus Cash Back), Sears.com