Winter in the Northern Hemisphere means falling temperatures in most places — and even a subtle drop on the thermometer can bring the need for a light jacket. Whether you live somewhere with a freezing climate or simply a cool evening breeze, it’s probably time to update your winter wardrobe with a new coat for 2022. Current styles include shorter cuts as well as oversized looks, all with a timeless quality for longevity of wear and an eye toward slower fashion. From trendy to timeless, here are some of the best jackets — most of which are also sustainably and ethically made.
Your Field Jacket by Pareto, $198
A field jacket is a coat category missing from many people’s closets but one that’s both functional and stylish. This field jacket by Pareto is made from 100% organic cotton with a crowfoot-weave that’s both durable and soft. It features a hidden drawstring to cinch the waist and has a hood. Pareto is focused on releasing a handful of high quality staples each year because most women return to the same few pieces in their wardrobe over and over again — and the planet could benefit from less consumption. Made both ethically and sustainably in a “farm-to-closet” fashion in the United States, this field jacket will please even the most discerning shopper.
Brenay Women’s Puffer Coat by Triple Fat Goose, $375
For those looking for an updated puffer coat, this Brenay Women’s Puffer Coat by Triple Fat Goose checks all the boxes. It has a short cut with black trim details for a modern look combined with 11oz of premium duck down for a soft, cozy, but still light-weight feel. The down-insulated detachable hood is perfect for any weather scenario and the water resistant shell will help shield the elements. While this jacket isn’t artic rated like some of Triple Fat Goose’s other offerings, it’s plenty warm enough for most climates and feels luxurious.
The Moleskin Utility Jacket by Everlane, $98
Shorter jackets are trendy and this Women’s Moleskin Utility Jacket by Everlane would make a stylish addition to any wardrobe — especially in lavender for a soft feminine touch. Made of 98% organic cotton, this jacket is safer for the environment, workers, and consumers because its free of harmful chemicals. And, Everlane is committed to transparency in its production process as it works to protect both workers and the environment.
W’s Bouncer Jacket by Houdini, $700
Oversized jackets are in right now and while this W’s Bouncer Jacket by Houdini is intended to brave the harshest elements for expeditions like climbing and alpine skiing, it’s also stylish. The synthetic insulation in the jacket provides warmth in extreme cold while remaining light weight for comfortable wear in urban or natural environments. Houdini uses recycled materials free of PFAS and doesn’t use bird feathers for those concerned about the ethical treatment of animals. This jacket is also recyclable through the company at the end of use and the fabric is silent so it won’t drive you crazy with any swooshing noises while you’re trying to enjoy time outdoors.
Jordan Jacket in Dark Blue Denim by Whimsy + Row, $198
This Jordan Jacket in Dark Blue Denim by Whimsy + Row is a little longer than the typical jean jacket, setting it apart in style. Featuring chunky buttons and big square pockets with a Japanese-inspired cut, the jacket is made from 100% organic cotton using low impact washes and dyes in a factory that treats its workers ethically — all things that are extra appreciated in 2022.