Fall gets a lot of love on social media: The pumpkins! The special coffee drinks! The leaf-peeping! But the fashions are no small part of why it’s such a beloved time of year.
The heat fades, and a chill arrives in its place, and we get to explore a whole section of our wardrobe that was boxed up way back in the spring: outerwear.
For me, autumn is the season for jackets and shackets. Layers are essential during this time of year, and lightweight jackets add way more than just warmth. Many can later be worn under heavier coats when the temperature drops, making them far more than just a transitional garment. That’s especially true for shackets.
A cross between a shirt and a jacket, shackets are loved for how casual and comfortable they are to wear. (Consider them a distant relative of the other fall outerwear portmanteau, the coatigan.) But this year’s crop of shackets has gotten a bit of an upgrade. We are seeing edgy versions, like Wray’s faux leather shacket, or Good American’s oversized, below-the-knee versions – you are bound to find a plus-size jacket or shacket that fits your own personal style and aesthetic.
Click through to see our must-have picks of plus-size jackets and shackets for Fall 2022 and beyond.
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Greylin Knit Shirt Jacket
This ultra-chic jacket is perfect for taking you from day to night. It has pockets galore and subtle silver thread detailing woven throughout. This is the shacket’s older, more sophisticated sister.
Greylin Knit Shirt Jacket, $, available at Anthropologie
Wray Lew Shirt Jacket Slick
Inspired by vintage leather shirt jackets, this vegan leather option from Wray will be your new three-season staple. The relaxed fit of this faux leather top is great for wearing open as a layering piece in colder weather and looks equally as cool worn buttoned up on its own.
Wray Lew Shirt Jacket Slick, $, available at Wray
Eloquii Textured Faux Fur Bomber
Have you ever come up with the perfect ‘fit, then skipped a jacket on a chilly night because it would ruin the look? (Am I talking about myself? …Perhaps). Grab this adorable pink bomber to keep warm while out and about.
Eloquii Textured Faux Fur Bomber, $, available at Eloquii
Good American Long Sherpa Shacket
If you ever wanted to walk about enveloped in a soft blanket while grabbing your morning coffee or walking your dog, you’ll love this longline sherpa jacket by Good American. It hits below the knees for a slightly oversize fit that’s cozy, not bulky.
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Good American long sherpa shacket, $, available at Good American
Torrid Sequin Moto Jacket
Why save sequins for a special occasion? This moto jacket from Torrid allows you to sparkle anytime you wear it. The collared detailing and zip closure keeps you warm and protects you from the unpredictable late fall elements. It’s also fitted enough that you can wear it as a top for any upcoming holiday parties — just bundle up with a heavy coat for the journey there.
Torrid Sequin Moto Jacket, $, available at Torrid
Wild Fable Cropped Canvas Surplus Shacket
This lightweight shacket adds a pop of fun color to your outfit, and the cropped length makes it an easy layering piece. Those details, along with the contrasting brown collar, offer a clever, trendy take on the shacket from Target’s affordably priced Wild Fable line.
Wild Fable Cropped Canvas Surplus Shacket, $, available at Target
Old Navy Packable Oversized Water-Resistant Quilted Jacket
Grab this packable, water-resistant jacket to take with you on trips, or even to just have in the trunk of your car in case of unexpected rain or extra chilly nights. It gets bonus points for actually being super cute in addition to super functional. Designed to be lightweight and available in 6 colors, they’re also handy gifts. The quilted jackets are available in regular, petite, and tall lengths.
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Old Navy Packable Oversized Water-Resistant Quilted Jacket for Women, $, available at Old Navy
Kika Vargas x Target Gold Mum Floral Quilted Jacket
Get a designer piece at a Target price point with this Kika Vargas floral quilted jacket. Made from a recycled cotton blend, it has unique touches like the scalloped edge detailing along the front of the jacket and the side of the sleeves. The golden yellow mum print of this jacket is also available in a matching dress.
Kika Vargas x Target Gold Mum Floral Quilted Jacket, $, available at Target
H&M+ Borg-collared Denim Jacket
The denim jacket is a wardrobe staple for a reason. This H&M version comes in a light denim wash and a borg (a sheepskin-like fabric very similar to shearling) collar and cuffs. The jacket has a loose, slightly boxy fit that is cool and casual.
H&M Borg-collared Denim Jacket, $, available at H&M
LoudBodies “Fe del Mundo” Jacket
A tweed bomber jacket lined with 100% organic cotton, this jacket is a beauty. The oversized sleeves and front pockets give it a whimsical touch that keeps this jacket cool yet casual.
LoudBodies “Fe del Mundo” Jacket, $, available at LoudBodies
Girlfriend Collective Jasmine BioWoven Summit Track Jacket
This is an awesome, environmentally friendly jacket (made from recycled plastic bottles!) for wearing on your morning run. or to a bonfire or hiking date. It is wind- and rain-resistant and has back vents for added breathability. The two zippered front pockets also allow you to go hands-free with ease.
Girlfriend Collective Jasmine BioWoven Summit Track Jacket, $, available at Girlfriend
J.Crew Quilted Lightweight Shirt-Jacket
This quilted jacket combines the silhouette and comfort of a lightweight layer with the practicality of your favorite button-down (with pockets!). Plus, it comes in fall-friendly hues like olive and navy and playful pastels like rose and periwinkle.
J.Crew Quilted lightweight shirt-jacket, $, available at J.Crew
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