5 Fall Jackets to Wear Now According to One Vogue Editor

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As we continue to navigate these ever-changing times, in season two of What I Wore This Week, one Vogue editor shares their outfits—both on Zoom and IRL—from the previous week.

I never considered myself to have a “uniform.” Instead, I found joy in testing out new trends and experimenting with all sorts of looks at the office. Creating a full picture is really the root of my personal style, and no outfit of mine is truly complete without a great pair of shoes, a funky handbag, plenty of jewelry, and a fine piece of outerwear. While staying indoors in the suburbs with my family for the past seven months, though, I haven’t been adding these more personal additions. Instead, I’ve gravitated towards the same simple outfit formula of pants and some version of a loose button up. And let’s be real, the only shoes I’ve been wearing inside are my trusty shearling Birkenstock slides.

But now that I am settled back in New York, I’m ready and willing to get dressed to the fullest. I’m so happy to be walking everywhere and anywhere again. From errands and grocery runs, to revisiting my favorite vintage shops and restaurants, to neighborhood walks, each outing feels like an occasion in and of itself. How exciting it is to feel like myself and channel some sense of normalcy when I am out on the street, even if I’m just heading to the corner store and back. After months of neglecting and being separated from my most loved and personal pieces—my jacket and coats, city-ready footwear, and statement handbags—it’s been so nice to have a reason to put them on once again, now with a mask to match. Here, five outfits that make me happy to be getting dressed—topped with a fall jacket for each day of the week.

Day 1

The Patent Jacket

This vintage patent Prada jacket I scored on The RealReal is the perfect match for this collared shirt dress. On the outside, I’m ready for a full day in the city, though underneath lies a pajama-level soft shirt dress. The coat takes this house dress to the next level, and makes the dress ready for any out of the house excursion. To top it off, I opted for a green knit mask from Lisa Says Gah and a silky sage bag to tie in the color of the dress. When everything else feels dreary these days, matching your mask to your look is kind of fun.

 Clothing, Apparel, Coat, and Overcoat

Rejina Pyo Logan faux-leather coat


Lisa Says Gah knit mask in sage


Alighieri gold pearl the Fear and the Desire earrings

 Clothing, Sleeve, Apparel, Long Sleeve, Dress, and Home Decor

 Clothing, Apparel, Shoe, Footwear, and Sock

Comme Si the Agnelli socks

 Clothing, Apparel, Footwear, and Shoe

Gucci horsebit leather loafersDay 2

The Duster Coat

Here, a true display of my ultimate work from home uniform: an uncomplicated and oversized white button up and my absolute favorite relaxed, ecru, trouser-style jeans from Thakoon. With the quick addition of an ankle-length overcoat, crossbody bag, and sandals (it was still warm-ish this week!), my all-day indoor look transformed into a more elegant ensemble ready for dining al fresco at the end of the day. Funnily enough, I bought this tuxedo-style coat off my friend’s dad this summer. He no longer wore it but it has become an instant treasure in my wardrobe. Although it’s lightweight enough for fall temperatures, the nearly floor-length silhouette makes me feel like I’m wearing a blanket out of the house, while also giving off the nonchalant, Olsen twin-inspired vibe I strive for when going for minimalism. A friend of mine cuts and sews these subtle yet stylish cotton masks, the most important accessory of 2020. I am a sucker for anything with a contrast stitch. 

 Clothing, Overcoat, Apparel, Coat, Suit, and Tuxedo

All Saints Aleida duster coat

 Clothing, Apparel, Headband, and Hat

Jessi Frederick hand-sewn mask


 Clothing, Apparel, Shirt, Dress Shirt, Sleeve, and Long Sleeve

Mango chest pocket cotton shirt

 Clothing, Apparel, Pants, and Khaki

Thakoon high waisted denim pant in ecru

 Handbag, Accessories, Accessory, Bag, and Purse

Paco Rabanne black pacoio mini leather shoulder bagDay 3

The Classic Trench

A khaki trench is a timeless wardrobe staple and here’s proof. My grandmother gave me hers, which she originally bought in the 1970s, a few years ago (worn above). I confirmed with her over text that she meant the decade and not when she was in her seventies (she’s in her early 90s now), which is pretty amazing. It’s in great condition, and thanks to its classic silhouette, it feels completely modern. You can wear one with pretty much anything. In this case, I chose an easy trouser and a playful silk button up with a few of my favorite fall trends: the chunky knit sweater vest, lug sole chelsea boots, and a pop of lemon yellow. 

 Clothing, Apparel, Overcoat, Coat, Trench Coat, Sleeve, and Long Sleeve

Vince drapey tech faille trench coat


Kinari NY Liberty of London face mask

 Jewelry, Accessories, Accessory, Gemstone, Ornament, and Jade

Lizzie Fortunato organic acetate hoops

 Clothing, and Apparel

 Clothing, Apparel, Sleeve, Shirt, Long Sleeve, and Dress Shirt

Everlane the Clean Silk Relaxed shirt

 Clothing, Apparel, Footwear, Boot, and Sandal

ATP Atelier Catania Terra chunky bootsDay 4

The Utility Jacket 

I love anything leather, and this pocketed wrap silhouette is a go-to in my fall jacket rotation. I’ve been seeing this utilitarian-meets-feminine style popping up from a lot of brands these days, and was lucky to already have the silhouette by Simonett hanging in my closet. It’s come in handy plenty for when I need something to elevate my pajama pant-like trousers, socks, and slipper combo when I leave the house. With a quick hair fix thanks to my jumbo claw clip, a mask, and sunglasses, I am in full incognito for grocery or bodega runs.

 Clothing, Apparel, Jacket, Coat, and Overcoat

Stradivarius leather belted jacket

 Clothing, and Apparel

Kes NYC sustainable silk face mask 2 pack

 Sunglasses, Accessories, Accessory, and Glasses

Gucci Eyewear oval frame sunglasses

 Clothing, Apparel, Shirt, and Home Decor

 Handbag, Accessories, Accessory, Bag, and Purse

By Far Amber shoulder bag

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Birkenstock Arizona genuine shearling lined sandalsDay 5

The Statement Coat

To close out the week, I went for one of my most-prized, second hand possessions: a psychedelic checkerboard print coat. Adding a statement jacket makes it easy to leave the rest of your outfit simple, especially when you have after work plans and you’re tired from a long week. This coat makes it easy to be dinner-ready in a pinch, and doesn’t require changing out of my black knit turtleneck and the only type of leggings you’ll ever catch me in.

 Clothing, Apparel, Coat, Overcoat, Sleeve, and Long Sleeve

Stand Studio Nikki checked coat

 Clothing, Apparel, and Diaper

Rag and Bone stealth mask pack

 Jewelry, Accessories, Accessory, and Earring

 Clothing, Apparel, Sleeve, Long Sleeve, Sweater, and Home Decor

Baserange Pama ribbed turtleneck

 Clothing, Apparel, Pants, Denim, and Jeans

& Other Stories slim-fit flare leggings

 Handbag, Accessories, Accessory, Bag, and Purse

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