With Love
From Kat

With Love
From Kat

Lightweight Fall Jackets

Pacific Palisades, CA

The air is getting crisp and cool here in Connecticut so I’ve been slowly swapping out my summer wardrobe for my fall one. I’m pulling out all of my lightweight coats, trenches, leather jackets, blazers and bomber jackets to layer over dresses and tops. Fall is definitely one of my favorite seasons to dress for! I wanted to share the lightweight fall jackets I’ve worn over the years, as well as a few new ones I have my eye on.

Lightweight Fall Jackets

Trench Coats

When it comes to lightweight jackets in the fall, the first kind that comes to mind is a trench coat. I’ve had the classic Burberry Kensington trench for years. While I do love it, it’s extremely pricey and stiff which has made me wear it less and less over the years. I’ve been reaching for this draped Theory trench season after season, and can’t recommend it enough. FYI it runs big, so size down. It’s available in tan, black and cream. This is an almost identical option with more sizes in stock! A few other draped trenches I’m coveting are this olive green one, this white one and this chic black one.


You know I love a good blazer. I recently started investing in Veronica Beard blazers and all I can say is WOW. Probably my favorite blazer brand ever. The quality is excellent, the material is beautiful and you can tell they take a lot of time when it comes to creating the silhouette. Two other brands I love for quality blazers are L’Agence and ALC. In terms of affordable, more casual blazers – you can’t go wrong with Mango or Topshop.

Bomber/Military Jackets

This Banana Republic green jacket from last year is my most worn lightweight jacket. It’s soooooo cute on. I wear it with jeans, a bodysuit and sneakers or booties throughout the year. Banana no longer makes it, but I found this one which is similar and looks really cozy. Other casual green jackets I love; this one, this one, this one and this one.

Leather Jackets

My most worn leather jacket is 6 years old from Banana Republic. They make a similar version which is still available here. I also really love this leather jacket which looks closer to the one I have. This is a great option for under $100 which I’ve seen in stores. If you’re willing to splurge, Iro makes the softest, most buttery leather jackets. I love it in this mustard color.

Lightweight Coats

The best lightweight coats tends to sell out fast, so I’m sharing a few that I’ve seen fully stocked here… You can never go wrong with a Theory coat. They last for years and look so amazing on. Keep in mind that you’ll need to size down for all of their coats though. This rich camel cashmere coat is going to go FAST, I just ordered mine! I always get so many compliments on this Mackage coat – it runs big as well. I haven’t tried this camel coat on, but love the look. Same goes for this camel one, and this camel one!

Casual Jackets

Last, but not least, some cute + casual jackets for running around town or throwing on for any occasion… In terms of fleece zip ups, how cute is this one? And this one is under $15. OBSESSED with this leather + cream sherpa jacket. This Isabel Marant printed sweater is really fun.

Shop more of my favorite lightweight jackets for fall below!
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Club Monaco jacket (similar here, here and here)
Meli Melo bag  |  Sonix sunglasses (similar)

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  • Rach says:

    I’m currently looking for a new Lightweight Fall jacket! Thanks for all the ideas!


    September 14, 2020 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Yay so glad! xo

      September 14, 2020 | Reply
  • Taylor says:

    Ah, I can’t wait for jacket season to hit Texas! It’s still in the 90s here, but I’m itching to break out the trenches and leather jackets!


    September 14, 2020 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Fall is just the best :)

      September 14, 2020 | Reply
  • Lisa Autumn says:

    I adore the one you are wearing!

    Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    September 16, 2020 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Thanks Lisa!

      September 16, 2020 | Reply
  • Dimitra says:

    Thank you very much for the ideas! You’ve been so helpfull.

    September 20, 2020 | Reply
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