Ease Back Into Fall With Any One Of These Chic Cropped Jackets

Fall is Mother Nature’s friendly way of easing us into cold-weather dressing. Instead of hopping straight into cashmere sweaters and thick outerwear, you can play around with light cotton sweatshirts and casual blazers. It’s also the perfect time to incorporate one of our favorite pieces: the cropped jacket. These styles say, “Hey, cold weather, we see you coming, but we’ve still got time to play it cool.” They’re practical enough to protect us from the sudden fall chill, but won’t overheat us like our long wool coats or be as cumbersome as our marshmallow-like winter puffers.

Not to mention, the chic-cropped silhouette was all over New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2023 runways. Although models were sporting the shorter design in itty bitty black shorts and tights from brands like Sergio Hudson, the style can easily be dressed with a classic pair of jeans or trousers for a casual spin. These cropped silhouettes create a universally flattering look no matter which route you take, and we can’t seem to get enough of.

Don’t waste time pondering over which outerwear to wear for the iffy weather and instead take full advantage of the in-between seasons with these chic cropped jackets. You’ll achieve that fall fashion aesthetic in no time, while you wait for trench coat season to arrive. Scroll ahead to shop our carousel of the best cropped jackets from preppy tweed silhouettes to classic denim styles.

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Cropped Tweed Jacket

While blazers are the go-to for a put-together look, opt for a cropped tweed jacket to add a bit of posh flair to your outfit. We found various styles in statement-making hues so this outerwear option can be your new go-to layering piece.

Shop Mango

Mango Pocket Tweed Jacket, $, available at MangoShop Maje At Saks Fifth Avenue

Maje Cropped Tweed Tailored Jacket, $, available at Saks Fifth AvenueShop IRO At Shopbop

IRO Xylonaspe Jacket, $, available at ShopbopShop Maeve At Anthropologie

Maeve Double-Breasted Tweed Jacket, $, available at AnthropologieShop Eloquii

Eloquii Cropped Tweed Blazer, $, available at Eloquii

Cropped Cotton Jackets

These aren’t your everyday cotton jackets. For an elevated take on the cropped look, browse through our soft cotton outerwear with luxe touches of embroidery, faux fur collars, crochet trims, and oversized pockets.

Shop J.Crew

J.Crew Odette Sweater Lady Jacket In Cotton-Blend Bouclé, $, available at J.CrewShop Boden

Boden Cropped Cotton Jacket, $, available at BodenShop Treasure & Bond At Nordstrom

Treasure & Bond Soutache Embroidered Quilted Cotton Jacket, $, available at NordstromShop Torrid

Torrid Cotton Twill Cropped Jacket, $, available at TorridShop Joie

Joie Lazaro Cotton Jacket, $, available at Joie

Cropped Denim Jackets

Make room for your oversized jean jacket’s edgy twin: the cropped denim. Unlike its relaxed-fit sibling that brings a down-to-earth vibe to your look, the cropped version highlights your curves and radiates an edgy and flirty aesthetic.

Shop Lane Bryant

Lane Bryant Denim Crop Jacket, $, available at Lane BryantShop Reformation

Reformation Jori Cropped Denim Jacket, $, available at ReformationShop KanCan At Maurices

KanCan Ripped Hem Cropped Denim Jacket, $, available at mauricesShop Abercrombie & Fitch

Abercrombie & Fitch Drapey Cropped Denim Jacket, $, available at Abercrombie & FitchShop Torrid

Torrid Denim Cropped Jacket, $, available at TorridElizabeth & James Ancel Bomber Jacket, $393, available at Nordstrom.Rejina Pyo Cropped Suede Jacket, $1,199, available at Stylebop.Petite Studio Clover Cropped Jacket, $189, available at Petite Studio.Balenciaga Swing $945, Jersey Jacket, available at Net-A-Porter.Veda Freeman Shearling-collar Leather Jacket, $1,148, available at Bloomingdale’s.Mango Double-breasted Blazer, $79.99, available at Mango.Courrèges Vinyl Cropped Jacket, $1,239, available at Farfetch.UO Oversized Cropped Denim Trucker Jacket, $79, available at Urban Outfitters.& Other Stories Cropped Windbreaker, $95, available at & Other Stories.Zara Cropped Leather Biker Jacket, $299, available at Zara.H&M Bomber Jacket, $49.99, available at H&M.Forever 21 Floral Cropped Jacket, $42.90, available at Forever 21.Re/Done Denim Crop Jacket, $440, available at Barneys New York.Free People Over Easy Zip-up, $49.95, available at Free People.Rebecca Taylor Textured Vegan Leather Jacket, $595, available at Rebecca Taylor.Related Video

& Other Stories Cropped Corduroy Jacket, $, available at & Other StoriesPhoto Courtesy of & Other Stories.

Mango Contrast Seam Jacket, $, available at Edon ManorPhoto Courtesy of Mango.

Sies Marjan Annabelle Cropped Crinkled-Vinyl Biker Jacket, $, available at Net-A-PorterPhoto Courtesy of Net-a-Porter.

Forever 21 Cropped Plaid Jacket, $, available at Forever 21Photo Courtesy of Forever 21.

H&M Short Suede Jacket, $, available at H&MPhoto Courtesy of H&M.

Ganni Faulkner Jacket, $, available at GanniPhoto Courtesy of Ganni.

Eckhaus Latta Cropped Denim Jacket, $, available at Need Supply

J.Crew Cropped Faux Fur Coat, $, available at J.CrewPhoto Courtesy of J.Crew.

Sandy Liang Reny Jacket, $, available at Sandy LiangPhoto Courtesy of Sandy Liang.

Zara Z1975 Metallic Biker Jacket, $, available at ZaraPhoto Courtesy of Zara.

Supriya Lele Cropped Hunting Jacket, $, available at Opening CeremonyPhoto Courtesy of Opening Ceremony.

Pull&Bear Cropped Leather Look Biker Jacket, $, available at ASOSPhoto Courtesy of Asos.

Bershka Transparent Plaid Jacket, $, available at BershkaPhoto Courtesy of Bershka.

Saks Potts Lucy Striped Shearling Jacket, $, available at MatchesFashion.comPhoto Courtesy of Matches Fashion.

MSGM Corduroy Blazer, $, available at Shopbop

GRLFRND Sarai Reversible Cropped Shearling And Denim Jacket, $, available at Moda Operandi

Wild Fable Plus Size Plaid Cropped Shirt Jacket, $, available at TargetPhoto Courtesy of Target.

Habitual Remy Patent Moto Jacket, $, available at ShopbopPhoto Courtesy of Shopbop.

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