Yes, we're still in the midst of summer's hottest months when the most comfortable thing to wear outside is a bikini, but it's never too early to start thinking about next season's wardrobe. Chillier weather is right around the corner (eek!), which means lightweight fall jackets will be coming into sartorial play in no time. Rad outerwear is what makes a cold weather outfit stand out, so you'll want to make sure your arsenal of options is fully stocked with a diverse range of styles.
The two must-have jackets, at least in my opinion, are a leather motorcycle jacket and some kind of denim jacket. One or the other will always go with anything and, if you buy a fleece-lined denim jacket, they'll both keep you pretty warm during the fall. Outside from those, a sharp blazer, fuzzy teddy jacket, classic trench coat, and sporty track jacket are all ace styles to add into your wardrobe too. Below, I rounded up 25 of the best lightweight outerwear options currently on the market for under $100, because staying warm and looking cute while doing it shouldn't cost you an arm and a leg. Pick out a few of your favorites now and be prepared for when that first chilly day hits.
A long coat is an easy way to add some sophisticated drama to your look, no matter if it consists of jeans and a tee or a patent mini skirt and heels.
This jacket will ensure you don't blend into the sea of darker colors that seems to define fall style.
Wear this styled as above and you'll have no choice but to look chic AF.
In A Blaze
This blazer is absolute perfection thanks to its double breasted design, square silhouette, and classic fabric. I'd wear this on the daily — it's perfect for the office and brunch alike.
A cool piece to throw on over a laidback outfit that'll make it pop with color.
Like your high school letterman jacket but better.
Everyone you encounter in this coat will want to hug you, so it'll not only keep you warm but also help you make new friends. A win win!
This silky bomber jacket boasts a luxe sheen to it that complements its relaxed, oversized shape perfectly.
Like a hug from your favorite kind of merlot, this jacket is all kinds of fuzzy and indulgent.
Comfort Is Key
Another casual cool piece, this cropped jacket features a fleece collar to keep you ultra cozy.
That '80s Show
Your mom will be asking if you raided her closet when you throw on this retro coat.
Workwear with a literal twist! I love the longer hemline and belt detail on this coat — together, they make it feel elevated, chic, and super sleek.
What A Plush
Because you can never own too many fuzzy coats, especially when they come in fall-perfect colors like this!
I love the combo of brown and dark wash denim, and this coat would complete that look perfectly.
Blue Jean Baby
More denim, more fleece, more jackets to add to my closet.
Cream Of The Crop
Why not try straying from denim for a day and rocking corduroy instead? It feels slightly more elevated but still casual enough for a day running errands.
Now this is a statement jacket! Rain or shine, it'll ensure you stand out on the street.
This coat makes me want to buy a magnifying glass and Sherlock Holmes hat, and I am all about it.
To Dye For
Carry summer's tie-dye trend into fall with this rad denim jacket. No matter what wash of denim you've got on, it'll pair effortlessly with it.
Soft collar, edgy design. This biker jacket boasts the best of both worlds.
Thanks to two patent stripes, this windbreaker feels slightly fancy without losing the sportiness that makes it so cool in the first place.
Shine bright like a diamond.
This fleece boasts a super vibe thanks to its bright blue pockets and Kelly green piping. It's still casual, but with a playful touch of artistry mixed in.
Why does this jacket look so cool tucked into a denim mini?! Stealing this outfit inspo stat.
And finally, the perfect leather jacket to add to your closet if you're in need of a new one.