Fall 2022 Jacket Trends

Yes, I heard you, and you love discussing the 2022 fall fashion trends, so today I wanted to talk about the top fall 2022 jacket trends.

All of the layering possibilities is what makes fall fashion so much fun, and having a few good jackets is essential to creating a variety of fall outfits. Of course, that begs the question, what jackets should I have in my closet this season???

Fall 2022 Jacket Trends

A lot of the jackets coming out this fall are relaxed and even oversized, but they don’t have to be. When shopping for jackets, it’s important to understand your body type and what looks best on you. I prefer structured styles, and I usually look best in shorter jackets, so this year’s trends aren’t getting me terribly excited. I’m working on figuring out how to interpret them in a way that aligns with my style, and some I will just sit out.

It’s also important to remember your lifestyle when shopping for jackets; make sure to pick styles that work for your real life. Aside from the occasional date night, my life is pretty casual, so I don’t need a lot of tailored pieces. I try to stick to the more casual, comfortable styles that I can throw on with jeans and sneakers to run errands or meet a friend for coffee.

Top 5 Jacket Trends for Fall 2022

With all that said, let’s talk about the jacket styles that are trending this season! Once again, I’ve included shopping widgets for each category with some styles that caught my eye. I hope that’s helpful.

Oversized Blazers

Oversized Blazers, and more Fall 2022 Jacket Trends photo credit: Evereve

Blazers are a classic wardrobe piece, and they don’t have to be reserved for the work place. You can also throw one on over a t-shirt and jeans for the weekend. We’re seeing everything from bold hues to classic patterns like checks and houndstooth, and the silhouettes tend to be longer and more relaxed than they have been over the past few years. Also, leather blazers are a big trend this season.

I’ve never been a big fan of blazers, as they always feel too masculine or too corporate, depending on the silhouette. But it’s a good way to add variety to a casual wardrobe like mine, so I’m going to try to find one I like this season.

Bomber Jackets

Bomber Jackets are one of my favorite Fall 2022 Jacket Trends photo credit: Nordstrom

A bomber jacket tends fit loosely through the arms and shoulders, and it has a cropped fit with a ribbed collar, waistband, and cuffs. They were originally made of leather, but now we’re seeing them in all different fabrics.

This is one of my favorite fall 2022 jacket trends. The cropped length works well for me, and a bomber jacket adds an element of toughness to an outfit, which I always enjoy. I like to juxtapose that with something more luxe and sophisticated, such as a cashmere sweater.

Fuzzy Jackets

photo credit: Gap

Fuzzy fabrics are in style across all wardrobe categories this fall, even shoes and handbags. Faux fur and shearling jackets are going to be huge again this year… updated every so slightly, of course, to keep us all shopping!

And you guessed it… This year, they tend to be longer and oversized. We’re also seeing a lot of shearling and sherpa accents on jackets, especially collars. Some of these jackets are meant to be worn as outerwear, rather than an outfit component, but I included them because it will be cold soon enough!

Leather Jackets

photo credit: Nordstrom

Leather (and faux leather, for those who prefer) is a huge trend across all wardrobe categories, and jackets are no different. We’re seeing leather blazers, leather bombers, leather moto jackets, and even leather shackets.

I love a leather jacket; it’s long been my go-to outfit topper in the colder months. I typically go for the moto style, but I also like the bomber style, and I might be willing to try a leather blazer… maybe that’s my answer to finding a blazer I like!

Sweater Jacket

photo credit: Ann Taylor

I’m seeing all styles of jackets in knit fabrics this fall. These make a nice alternative to cardigans because they have the warmth and comfort of a sweater with the style of a jacket.

Which of these jacket styles is your favorite?

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23 thoughts on “Fall 2022 Jacket Trends

  1. Well, guess who donated their black leather blazer last year?? Hah, I’d been hanging onto the jacket for YEARS…..should have known. And it still fit, which is a miracle in itself! Even though I’m set with jackets I still enjoy seeing what’s trending each year. Was surprised about the longer faux fur and sherpa jackets. Our daughter just came across one at a thrift shop. She checked out the label and it retails for over $150! It’s a beautiful brown color, so home it went with her. Now I know why she nabbed it! Have a great day!

  2. I adore jackets, especially in the fall. Like you, Jo-Lynne, I’ve always loved a leather moto jacket and have several. I, too, love the juxtaposition of the “hard” leather and hardware, with “softer” tops and fabrics. The style is quintessentially me– jeans, a scoop neck t-shirt or sweater and a leather moto. I also throw my leather jackets over my date night dressier clothes. I am loving the leather bombes look and might add one to my closet if I find the right one. I also love the look of a tweed or linen blazer with jeans and a tee but can never find the right one for me. I’m short-waisted, broad-shouldered and they look right on me. I’ve returned more than I can count over the years. Maybe you can find one for us, Jo-Lynne!

  3. I’ve always liked the look of blazers but have never found one that was comfortable to wear all day. Plus they always looked so big and boxy on me. And the collar is annoying. Lol. But I always think they look great on others! That being said, I saw sweater blazers on J Crew or J Crew Factory so I’m debating trying one of those. I thought they may fit a little closer to the body and the collars are smaller and appear to lay more flat. But I would love to incorporate some comfy jackets into my casual workwear wardrobe so if you find any winners, please be sure to share! 🙂

    1. The J Crew sweater blazer is really good. I’ve never found a blazer that I found comfortable (too corporate/fussy) until this one. Fitted, comfortable & well made

  4. While I think it’s great when schools have uniforms, I’m so happy that as adults we can dress to suit our personal style. I did buy a bomber jacket during the #NSale that I am looking forward to wearing and I purchased a sweater jacket. I tried a blazer a few years ago and did not like it, so I’ve accepted that they aren’t for me. Nor do I like wearing leather, but just like blazers, I like it on other ladies. Have a great day!

  5. Jolynne,

    I work in a business casual office. This is a transition from my last position of over 11 years where I wore jeans and sneakers. Can you recommend some jeans that are appropriate for business casual that I can dress up a bit with a nice blouse or blazer and heels? I am just not comfortable in dress pants or dresses.

    1. I think your best bet is to look around at work and see what your colleagues (or even better, people above you) are wearing. My sister worked in an office that said they were business casual, but the word on the street was that “xxx (her boss) isn’t fond of denim.” So no jeans for her, even though she didn’t work with the public. The guys in customer service who DID work with the public? They got to wear polo shirts with khakis or jeans. Go figure.

  6. Looking at this list of trends I’m all covered except for a blazer! I actually found a nice one last year at old navy but didn’t buy it but I definitely want to find one this year… I’m loving the look of one with a white t shirt, jeans and sneakers! The rest on your list I’m covered and I bought a plain shacket last year too! You mentioned faux fur in your post but I thought the faux fur vests were not on trend🤷‍♀️ So is it just in jackets we’ll be seeing it?

  7. I’ll be the outlier and say that the blazer is my go-to jacket but I work in a fairly conservative office. I’m loving a slightly oversized blazer –a nice change from the really fitted ones that hardly allowed room for a sleeveless top underneath. The range of colors, prints and styles is great this year. Outside of work I sometimes wear one out with a casual tee and jeans. As long as the other pieces look feminine, I don’t feel it’s a masculine look.

    1. I agree – it doesn’t have to be a masculine look, and it isn’t on a lot of women, but it’s just not for me. When I find one that looks feminine, it seems too dressy for most of my typical events. I think it probably has to do with the combination of having broad shoulders with a short neck and a large chest, and I’m short waisted too. The only ones I like are fitted, with no collars. I do have this one and like it, but I probably wear it once a year… or maybe less. https://shopstyle.it/l/bKPKm

  8. Love this post! Maybe it’s because I live in the PNW and we’re all about outerwear/gear. I have many coats, jackets, parkas, and so on. This year I purchased the J Crew Factory sweater blazer you featured in your widget – it fits perfectly! It’s knit so it has more movement and it will dress up anything. I bought it for a trip to England I am taking with some friends. I thought the blazer would easily dress up jeans or simple black pants while adding structure and style. I bought a medium (I am a solid size 8). It fits really well and I can even wear my Naadam cashmere hoodie under it. I also bought the J Crew Juliette Collarless Sweater Blazer which is on sale for $89. I am waiting to receive that but I think it’ll be a staple in my wardrobe this year. More and more outwear/gear! Cheers! Katie

  9. I love jackets and have far too many, but I like the trending ones except for oversized, since I am only 5’1”. But I did order the camel long sweater blazer from JCREW to try, because it seems to fit closer to the body, and with heels, I can wear the longer sweater jacket, I think. A year or two ago, you gave options for a green utility jacket, and I purchased one that was a green bomber jacket from Levi’s, so I am set there. I have seen some cropped blazers that should work for me, so I should try one. I have a Sherpa hoodie I have had for 5 years or so. I also have a faux fur long leopard print jacket, and I will continue to wear it and own it! I am loving your Fall Fashion trends blogs.

  10. Love this list, especially the sweater jacks and it’s funny a few months ago my daughter found my leather bomber jacket from college (I had not seen that in years, was in the way back of the closet) and she is giving it new life – I may have to take it back…lol

  11. Great post! I enjoy seeing how many boxes I can check off from what is already in my closet versus where there may be gaps I want to fill. And, that Treasure and Bond bomber jacket with the Sherpa fleece collar is gorgeous!

  12. Since two years ago, I’ve been trying out some different blazer styles. I’ve purchased 3 now from Cyndi’s blog. One was from Nordstrom 2 yrs. ago, 1 from Gibsonlook a yr. ago and this year I purchased a white one from Loft that is jersey feel and its sooo comfortable and I like it with a black tee, light wash jeans and black heel sandals. With the weather so hot, I haven’t been able to wear it much and I still can’t get the NO white after Labor Day out of my mind since I was young, so hoping to not listen to that voice and keep wearing it once the weather cools off.LOL Its been so hot around here. I think if you look you will find the right blazer. I’m only 5″3″ and all 3 of mine are different styles and lengths, but I like each one for different reasons and with different things. It sounds like everyone wants to try them, so maybe you could look and then do a try on post on blazers. I think you’d like the collarless blazer from Gibsonlook as it comes in so many different colors and has been their staple for years now. Its a shorter style though and more fitted. I wear mine to church. I’m not a leather girl, or bomber jacket girl and I like the idea of a moto jacket, but I’ve never had one and when I think to buy one, I second guess myself if I’d grab for it. I do know I don’t grab for my basic style utility jacket for some reason, so don’t buy those anymore.

  13. I don’t understand why we are seeing so many oversized jackets, blazers, and even shackets when looser denim is what’s trending. I think that combination is going to be ill-fitting for almost everyone.

    1. I can see why you would say that, but it is the overall trend towards more fluid lines. They actually call it “anti-tailoring.” https://www.stylist.co.uk/fashion/tailoring-trend-blazer-trousers-london-fashion-week/627114

      It started with matching jackets and pants, and even sometimes a vest, but we are also seeing it done with a boxy blazer and baggy jeans, etc. Of course, you can play to that look without going all-in, which is what most of us in the non-urban areas will see. I don’t see this taking a strong hold in mainstream suburbia, but we shall see…

  14. Beware if you order the Nordstrom faux leather blazer in the color olive Italy. I am always on the lookout for pieces in a color I like to call hazel. I think of it as a brownish green that matches my eye color. Olive Italy looks like my favorite shade of hazel, but in reality it is just a blah olive green. There’s no warm brown undertone at all. I returned the blazer. The color was very disappointing. But, if you are looking for a soft, faux leather blazer in a soft green, the Nordstrom blazer will fit the bill.

  15. I just don’t know how to WEAR an oversized blazer! Especially now that trends are moving toward wider-legged jeans and pants. I just can’t figure out how to do this in a flattering way.

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