The Outerwear Edit

Contrary to popular belief, Tucson drops below eighty degrees for at least a couple weeks out of the year, making outerwear a must-have in everyone’s wardrobe. Throwing on a jacket doesn’t always have to ruin a look, in fact, it can complete it. This week, we’ve compiled our favorite outerwear pieces that you need in your closet this season!


The Trendy Teddy Coat

The teddy coat style became popular when I.AM.GIA released their iconic ‘Pixie Coat’ about a year ago. Other companies have started to follow suit, recreating the jacket in a variety of colors and styles. This is the perfect coat for any cool climate, as it can be thrown on over a simple tee or layered with a knit sweater for colder weather.

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I.AM.GIA Pixie Coat ($110)
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 Urban Outfitters Willow Fuzzy Drawstring Teddy Jacket ($69)
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Topshop Borg Jacket ($110)

The Classic Denim Jacket

The denim jacket has been a staple in the fashion industry for quite some time now and this won’t be changing anytime soon. Denim is perfect because it comes in a variety of washes and styles, and can be dressed up or down to fit any occasion. If you already own a basic denim jacket, try switching it up and reach for one with extra detailing or a different wash.

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Levi’s Denim Sherpa Trucker Jacket ($128)
Striped Denim Jacket
Forever 21 Striped Denim Jacket ($32.90)
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After Party Vintage Up in Flames Denim Jacket ($98)

The Edgy Leather Jacket

The leather jacket is like the denim jacket’s older, cooler sibling. It’s just as much of a staple but provides that extra edge that the denim jacket just can’t offer. Throwing on a perfectly fitted or slightly oversized leather jacket ties an entire look together, giving you the perfect “model-off-duty” look.

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ALLSAINTS Balfern Leather Biker Jacket ($498)
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Free People Delilah Cropped Moto Jacket (currently $99.95)
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Princess Polly Olivia Biker Jacket ($88.63)

The Iconic Puffer Coat

The puffer coat gets a bad rap because everyone thinks of it as the jacket they were forced to wear in 4th grade on their long trek to school in the dead of winter. In reality, the puffer should be everyone’s favorite winter coat because it’s cute, comfortable, and actually shields you from the cold. Puffer coats have been stepping up in style, coming in a wide range of colors and crops to keep you cozy, yet cool this winter!

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Champion Metallic Puffer Coat ($180)
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Urban Outfitters Mae Hooded Puffer Jacket ($99)
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ZARA Animal Print Puffer Jacket ($99.90)

The Street Sweatshirt

Sweatshirts are the perfect outerwear staple for a west coast winter; they keep you stylish and casual, while adding a little extra warmth. Adidas, Champion, and other street/sportswear brands have taken it upon themselves to reinvent the aesthetic of the sweatshirt. Throw on an oversized sweatshirt with a pair of sneakers and you have an effortless, yet chic outfit just like that!

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Champion Reflective Script Crew-Neck Sweatshirt ($70)
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Adidas Sweatshirt ($70)
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SYRE Tour Hoodie ($60)

The Fabulous (Faux) Fur Coat

The whole “extra” trend is here and boy, does it make an entrance in the outerwear category. Fur coats give an added “oomph” when it comes to putting together an outfit this winter. Placing a fur coat over any look not only keeps you warm, but gives the effect that you tried way harder than you really did… a win-win situation if you ask me.

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Free People Kate Leopard Coat ($268)
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ZARA Faux Fur Coat ($169)
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SHACI Faux Fur Bomber Jacket ($98)

Edited and Written By: Kami Strander


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