Of all the fashion advice I’ve ever received, the greatest is this: when you don’t know what to wear, pick a jacket and build your outfit from it.
I follow this advice on more days than I can count. When I’m scrambling to get ready in the morning, a jacket can take a pair of jeans and basic T-shirt from “I just woke up” to “I picked this out last night, can’t you tell?” In my opinion, there is nothing—absolutely nothing—worth investing in more than a good jacket, and you can fact check that based on my closet. When you find one that speaks to you, you wear it for years to come, and it’ll be adhered to your body from September until May.
Of course, fall 2020 has no shortage of incredible fall jackets. From this season’s ever-popular “shacket” (yes, you read that right, and yes, it’s a shirt/ jacket hybrid) to classic moto jackets you’ll wear time and time again, these are the best jackets of the year.