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Her Campus’s 20 Favorite Fall Jackets

The fall jacket is the finishing touch to a college girl’s outfit. It’s lighter than a winter jacket, but still keeps you warm during the chilly fall nights or on your brisk walk to class. You have the option of taking a fashion risk by going with a trendy coat, or keeping it classic with a simpler jacket. Her Campus put together a fabulous list of coats to keep you warm and chic, and here they are:

Classic Trench- The trench is a timeless trend. It can go with absolutely every outfit. You can choose from black, grey, or classic khaki.  It’s an absolute must-have.
Banana Republic, $198

Rebel Without a Cause- This Forever 21 faux leather jacket is James Dean chic. This jacket will make all the wannabe rebel boys on campus shake in their military boots. Wear this jacket with jeans and heavy boots or a funny flirty frock and flats. The studded detail separates this coat from any other leather jacket.
Forever 21, $47.80      

Borrowed from the Boyfriend- The oversized boyfriend jacket is for the collegiette™ with a relaxed sense of style. Slip this checkered jacket over a white tee shirt, jeans, and a pair of kicks or boots; you’ll be ready to go.
Top Shop, $145

Girly Military- The military trend is very popular this fall. The ruffles and buttons make this Anthropologie jacket the perfect combination of military and girly.
Anthropologie, $148

Peacoat With a Twist- This J.Crew jacket isn’t your ordinary peacoat. The shortened, double-breasted, shawl collar will give you a chic and very modern look.
J.Crew $258

Nautical Blues- The nautical trend isn’t just for summer. This blue and white striped peacoat with large buttons is also adorable for the fall season.
Delia’s, $99.50

Plenty of Plaid-This bomber jacket is perfect for the sporty girly girl. The shoulders add an up-to-date touch to an old school style.
Nordstrom, $58

Timeless Tweed- If you like Coco Chanel you will love this lookalike Chanel tweed jacket. This structured jacket can be dressed up for formal events or dressed down with jeans and a white tee shirt for class.
Free People, $198

Varsity Blues- This 1970’s-inspired Levi’s bomber jacket is absolutely perfect for fall. Wear it with a floral dress and Frye boots, you’ll be oh-so-stylish for class.
Urban Outfitters, $58


Sparkle and Shine- Every college girl needs a great fall going-out jacket. This sequined jacket with structured shoulders and twin zippers will do the trick.
asos, $84.25

Classic Peacoat- If you aren’t looking for a jacket with bells and whistles, you have the option of choosing a simple peacoat. This American Apparel peacoat comes in cardinal red, navy, oxford grey, and dark grey.
American Apparel, $180

Standard College Essential - I could never forget this classic college staple: the North Face.  However, if you love North Face but you’re tired of the classic style fleece, this jacket is definitely for you. It has the sporty appeal of a North Face, but comes in a funky pattern. This jacket also comes in bright pink and green. Remember, though, that the North Face is to keep you warm—it doesn’t go to the club.
North Face, $165

Motorcycle Madness- This timeless Betsey Johnson motorcycle jacket will go with anything in your closet. The asymmetrical zipper provides a unique touch. You can wear it open or wear it zipped up, with a fancy dress or a plain pair of jeans.
Betsey Johnson, $142.40

Faux Fur Chic- Although this next look isn’t a jacket, faux fur vests have been incorporated in the fall collections of DKNY, Alice + Olivia, and Theory. This trendy faux fur vest is perfect with a laid-back tee shirt or blouse, not to mention it’s affordable for the college girl’s wardrobe.
Old Navy, $29.50

School Girl Blazer- If you’re looking for a light blazer to throw over a last minute outfit, the fall blazer is the perfect piece to have. The blazer allows you to have fun with your attire, accessorize with layers of fun necklaces or pair it with a funky pair of jeans and boots.
Abercrombie & Fitch, $140

Houndstooth Hottie- Patterns will always be fashionable, but houndstooth is especially timeless. This Tahari ASL jacket will last you for years, and will never go out of style.
Tahari ASL, $188

Lightweight Love- It’s necessary to have a lightweight jacket for those Indian Summer nights.  This jacket is perfect for stuffing in your purse in case you get chilly.
Gap, $98

Awesome Anorak-This anorak provides many options. Wear it as a sporty jacket with jeans or dress it up with a girly frock and flats. Designers like Rag and Bone, Tory Burch, Michael Kors, and Rachel Chai Rose featured anoraks in their fall runway shows.
Aqua, $98

Little Grey Riding Hood- This grey DKNY peacoat has fun pleats and a detachable hood. This coat is cute and flirty for first dates and fancy dinners.
DKNY, $208.50

Buttons Galore
- The list ends with a beautiful military jacket with Rachel Zoe’s stamp of approval.  This beautiful jacket is double breasted and has an adorable collar. It’s classy and utterly gorgeous.
Aryn K, $108

Sophie Jasinski is a sophomore English major and Arts and Society minor at Mount Holyoke College. Originally from North Jersey, she spends most of her time in New York City. When Sophie isn’t studying in the library she loves to dance ballet, drink chai lattes, dig through vintage clothes, hang out with friends, and play tennis. Sophie is also a staff writer for the Mount Holyoke News. Last summer, Sophie interned with Donna Karan and hopes to intern for a fashion magazine in New York this summer. Sophie aspires to be the next Anna Wintour. Watch out world!!
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