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These Are the 5 Lightweight Jackets PureWow Editors Wear Every Fall

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Now that fall is here, it's time to start thinking less about sandals and linen dresses and more about boots and jackets—specifically, lightweight jackets. It's one of the most important pieces in your wardrobe during these transitional months and yet, it's also one of the toughest items to shop for.

To help get you started, we asked five PureWow editors which lightweight jackets they go back to every fall. From a cozy fleece jacket to an unexpected waxed cotton coat, these styles will not disappoint you.

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Several PureWow editors have their eye on this fuzzy fleece jacket for fall. For starters, it's super soft thanks to its polyester fabric. On top of that, the slouchy fit makes it breathable and lightweight, with room to layer underneath when temperatures drop.

Size range: XS to XL

A tip for buying denim jackets for the fall is to look for one with a sherpa lining. Not only does this one feature a warm lining, but commerce editor Olivia Kappler says it's also incredibly breathable. "Plus, it doesn't clash with your outfit or have a typical jacket feel," she adds. Oh, and it's machine-washable, which makes it all the more impressive.

Size range: XS to XL

There's a reason why this jacket sells out every fall, and it's not because it has the perfect cotton and polyester blend to keep you warm (though, it certainly helps). Instead, it's the flattering, oversized fit that customers can't stop talking about. Assistant editor Destinee Scott also says it's great for shorter folks. "Despite being oversized, it doesn't look or feel like it's weighing me down, which is usually an issue that I run into at 4-foot 11-inches," she shares.

Size range: XS to XL

If you've never considered buying a men's jacket before, senior editor, Sarah Stiefvater will make you think again. "I've had my waxed Barbour jacket for years, and it just gets better with age. It's perfectly lived-in and effortlessly pairs with loads of different pant and shoe options. I prefer the men's version—I think the more masculine vibes of the colors, materials and detailing lend themselves better to a boxier cut—but there are slimmer-cut styles for women if that's more up your alley."

Size range: XS to XXXL

Although this isn't the flashiest pick on this list, beauty director Jenny Jin will go to bat for this durable recycled polyester jacket. "I've had it for years now (and I got one for my mom a couple Christmases ago, who now swears by hers as well). It's a no-frills layer that's easy to wear over anything, and it strikes that perfect balance between keeping you warm but not overheated. It also packs down nicely."

Size range: XXS to XXL


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