Autumn 2021 Trends: 5 jackets to fall in love with

The leaves have changed colour. The nights are drawing in. Pumpkin Spice Lattes are in season. And Little Mistress is ready to layer up! Whether you want to keep warm and cosy or elevate your outfit for a special occasion, women’s coats and jackets are the perfect accessory or signature piece for any autumn look. We’ve put this style guide together that you’ll absolutely fall for this season. From new arrivals to trusted autumn jackets that will never go out of fashion, you’ll be ready for any autumn activity.

1. A diamond in the puff

Puffer jackets are always a go-to fave for a casual autumn stroll or a trusty layer on the way to the office. And for those looking to add a tinge of 90s nostalgia to their look, a bit of an extra puff can have you look like it’s 1995 again like with this black puffer jacket with a pair of chunky black boots.

But it’s not about just looking like a marshmallow. This season’s puffer jackets are more streamlined to allow you to still layer underneath like this cream puffer jacket that is the perfect neutral layer. Or if you want a bigger pop of colour, try the burnt orange cropped puffer that’s giving us PSL dreams.

2. Goldilocks Gilets

Gilets are back in full force this season. It’s the perfect accompaniment to show off your look underneath whilst giving all the cosy vibes for autumn. It’s perfect for that not too hot and not too cold weather.

But instead of a short gilet, this season is all about the long coat version.You can opt for a puffer version to knock out two trends in one like this hooded gilet that comes in black, burgundy and khaki:

Or for a more stylish option, opt for a lush faux fur gilet perfect for weekend brunch date with friends or a romantic night out with your partner. You can go for a classic black or cream or go for the year’s it colour: green, like the khaki green gilet below. Whether to elevate your favourite jeans and a jumper or complement a maxi dress, these fur gilets will give your outfits a luxe touch.

3. Trusted denim

No matter the year, no matter the weather, a denim jacket is an always-on-trend autumn jacket, especially if you want to give your summer clothing one last wear before storing it in the back of wardrobe. This year’s denim options are about playing with patchwork and paying homage to lighter washes of the 90s.

The boyfriend denim jacket works well over joggers or dressed over a long-sleeved dress for a classic casual look. The patchwork denim jacket, on the other hand, gives your outfit a bit more edge, whilst its tailoring gives you structure to highlight your curves.

If you want to break away from blue entirely, you can also wear an ecru denim jacket that works beautifully over autumnal tones.

4. Blaze up

Blazers aren’t always about workwear, but since we’re all slowly heading back to the office, this may be the perfect time to invest in a blazer. And we’re not talking about traditional black or navy blazers.

As we mentioned before, green is the it colour right now and we’re loving this mint blazer jacket and sage tie-waist blazer that are both soft and elegant for a romantic feel, but also versatile in giving your outfit that bit of sophistication for important work calls.

We also love this oversized double-breasted blazer for a smart look. It works well as a part of a co-ord or on it’s own over a mini-skirt or even a pair of wide leg jeans.

5. Go long

It’s not all about shopping for oversized coats and jackets. Tailoring is still very much important and you really need good tailoring when it comes to long coats. But luckily there are so many different styles to choose from this season.

You may decide to stick to traditional trench coats that you can layer under or wear as a statement piece like this brown classic trench coat.

Or perhaps, you want that autumn coat that screams bonfire night or country walks like this long check shacket you’ll want to wear over comfy leggings.

Lastly, there’s the shearling option. We love this camel teddy coat that is just right for those cold, windy days.

Little Mistress has a wide range of autumn coats and jackets this season that can give your outerwear the upgrade it needs. Shop through the rest of our new arrivals for more autumnal styles in stock that you’ll absolutely fall in love with. 

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