These 5 Coats And Jackets Are Essential For Your Capsule Closet

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It’s outerwear season baby, and with all the holiday sales in full swing, you may be tempted to fill your closet with all the super trendy and chic coats and jackets on the market! Before you do, you’ll want to check out this article because we’re back with the next step to building the perfect capsule wardrobe. This time, we’re talking about the 5 outerwear essentials that need a spot in your closet and will be classics every year. These 5 pieces are the building blocks of a complete outerwear collection — you can take these from season to season, day to night. Our featured picks are all on sale so you don’t want to miss these amazing fashion finds. Let’s jump right in!



A Longline Coat

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Longline coats: the ultimate outerwear essentials. There are a ton of coat styles you can choose from: double-breasted, wrap, duster, pea coat, the list goes on. But be sure that for whichever style you choose, you’ll need to own one in a longline silhouette. Black is going to be your staple color for this one! A black longline coat is extremely elegant and sophisticated and the length makes it really flattering and versatile for all occasions and outfits.

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Moto Jacket

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A motorcycle jacket is the edgy outerwear piece that’s going to complement your wardrobe. This jacket is a great choice for spring and summer nights as they pair beautifully with softer pieces and provide you with just the right amount of warmth. You can layer with this piece, soften the look or edge it up. For a staple, we recommend a high-quality black leather piece to start. If you want to build on your collection of these outerwear essentials, a suede piece is also chic and leans casual.

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The Blazer

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No explanation needed here! A black blazer is an absolute must in your outerwear collection. To play it safe, we recommend one that’s slightly fitted and tailored which is perfect for the office and business-related occasions. A key tip is to choose a fit that is most comfortable for you and matches well with your style. For me, I prefer a boxier boyfriend fit that hits past my hips as this looks the most flattering on me. To build on your blazer collection, our next recommendation is a classic plaid piece that will never go out of style.

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Denim Jacket

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We can’t remember a time when denim jackets weren’t classic outerwear essentials, and you probably already have one in your closet. If you need an update to your worn denim jacket, this is your sign! To start, we recommend a mid-blue or dark wash denim jacket with a slightly oversized fit. Denim is a very durable fabric that holds its shape but it’s not stretchy, so it’s always smarter to go oversized with this piece than too fitted. The darker the wash, the more formal. We love the look of a distressed denim jacket but start your collection with one that isn’t (for more versatility) then you can build on your collection with raw edges, rips, trims, and more. 

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Trench Coat

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Ah, our beloved trench coat. We’re not sorry that we’ve mentioned these outerwear essentials in almost every fashion article since the beginning of fall because it deserves all the love and the hype! A trench coat is basically your 2-in-1 must-have outerwear piece. Its well-known beige/camel color is an essential shade to have in your wardrobe, and its silhouette strikes the perfect balance between comfort and collected. For a full style guide to trench coats, check out this article HERE.

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The Shacket

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We’ve recently written an article about how shackets should be every girl’s trans-seasonal outerwear essentials, which is why we can’t round up this list without giving this piece a special shout-out. To read the full article and shop our top picks, you can check out the article HERE.


Fur Coat

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We’re especially loving the teddy coat which we find to be the most versatile of all faux fur coats with its longer length and simple design. A faux fur piece is an amazing addition to elevate any outfit and will keep you warm even on the chilliest of days.


Tweed Jacket

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A tweed jacket may not be the first piece that comes to mind when you think of a capsule closet but it’s surprisingly essential. Its traditionally cropped length pairs well with every outfit and makes a a great transitional, semi-formal piece. Whether you’re going to a holiday party or work event, a tweed jacket will be your go-to outerwear pick.



Do you already have these outerwear essentials in your closet? What’s your favorite way to style outerwear this season? Share with us in the comments below!

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