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When you’re scraping ice off the windshield and you set your seat warmers to High, you know it’s time to start donning some cute winter jackets. Unlike heavy-duty parkas and coats, winter jackets are a lighter alternative that will still keep you warm. While you might want your floor-length overcoat for days when the temperatures are absolutely freezing, most of us can get by during the winter with chic winter jackets instead. They’re just warm enough to ward off frostbite, but not so big and bulky that you can hardly manage to walk down the street. And of course, winter jackets are stylish as fuck.
Here’s the deal: Colorful fleece, stylish puffers, and shearling-lined jackets are all very in right now. Seriously, expect to see these winter jacket trends everywhere as you brace the cold air. If you’re like me (and all Enneagram 4s are—look it up if you don’t know what I mean!) and you love to be ~different~ than everyone else, have no fear. You can still rock these jacket trends all winter long while staying true to your own unique style.
For example, one perk of the incredibly functional puffer jacket is that it comes in a myriad different cuts, colors and styles. Just because the type of jacket you want to wear is trending, doesn’t mean you can’t boast your own individualized take! Likewise, there are statement-making colorful and patterned fleece jackets sure to turn heads, and shearling-lined jackets that will give you the same level of bad bitch confidence as Cruella de Vil (without harming any animals in the process, duh).
So, go ahead and let yourself indulge in some of the best jackets for winter 2022. Below, you’ll find 11 options ready to keep you warm and stylish this season. I hope you’re ready to feel cozy AF, because that’s exactly what you’ll be when you wear these jackets. Go out and face the cold weather with confidence and style, baby.
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Color Block Powder Parka
Fleece jackets have primarily been associated with outdoor activities because of their warmth and comfort, but that doesn’t mean they cant be fashion-forward! The sunset color-blocking on this jacket gives it a fun, retro vibe.
Maggie Jacket in Brown
This cowl-neck, wrap-tie puffer is the perfect choice if a regular puffer is too sporty for your liking. The plaid pattern gives it the same elevated style as a longline trench!
Color Block Sierra Parka Duster
This mid-length parka will keep you extra-warm whether you’re doing an errand run or a ski run. Sports/adventure-wear companies like The North Face have worked their way back into everyday fashion and will be everywhere in 2022.
Faux Leather Puffer Coat
Leather jackets are in style all year round, but they aren’t the warmest choice for winter. Opt for a faux leather puffer to wear out to the bar instead! This jacket is available in sizes 14-28. Pair with a matching brown beanie for optimal warmth.
London Reversible Vegan Coat
This vegan shearling and leather coat is reversible! You heard that right—two jackets for under $200. Either way you wear it will show off the contrasting materials and look effortlessly stylish.
Plus Black Maxi Contrast Hooded Puffer Jacket
I love the orange trim on this long puffer jacket. Not only will it keep your entire body warm, it has massive pockets and a detachable hood for especially chilly days. It is available in sizes 12-26.
Floral Puffer Jacket with Detachable Sleeves
Standing out from the crowd is easy once you add a bold pattern! This floral jacket will brighten up the winter and the spring—yep, you can remove the detachable sleeves and wear it as a vest.
This Varley jacket cinches in the back at the waist and has casual sweatshirt lining and drawstring ties. The zebra pattern is fun, but neutral enough for everyday wear.
Roxanne Cinched Long Puffer Coat
This dark green jacket will be your go-to throughout the winter. The cinched waist gives it a beautiful shape and the double-zipper and hood make it functional AF. It comes in three colors and in plus sizes 0-3.
Medium Length Matte Puffer Jacket
This cobalt blue puffer jacket comes in sizes XS-4X and comes in what I predict will be 2022’s hue on the rise. Saturated cobalt blue is in—feel free to take credit for starting the trend by rocking it early!
Oversize Double Breasted Peacoat
A peacoat will never go out of style, so it’s a good thing that this one
comes in 7 different colorways! A longer peacoat instantly makes an outfit dressy, even if all you’re rocking is a coordinating sweatsuit.
A version of this article previously appeared in December 2019.