Fall is Mother Nature’s friendly way of easing us into cold-weather dressing. Instead of hopping straight into cashmere sweaters and thick outerwear, you can play around with light cotton sweatshirts and casual blazers. It’s also the perfect time to incorporate one of our favorite pieces: the cropped jacket. These styles say, “Hey, cold weather, we see you coming, but we’ve still got time to play it cool.” They’re practical enough to protect us from the sudden fall chill, but won’t overheat us like our long wool coats or be as cumbersome as our marshmallow-like winter puffers.
Not to mention, the chic-cropped silhouette was all over New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2023 runways. Although models were sporting the shorter design in itty bitty black shorts and tights from brands like Sergio Hudson, the style can easily be dressed with a classic pair of jeans or trousers for a casual spin. These cropped silhouettes create a universally flattering look no matter which route you take, and we can’t seem to get enough of.
Don’t waste time pondering over which outerwear to wear for the iffy weather and instead take full advantage of the in-between seasons with these chic cropped jackets. You’ll achieve that fall fashion aesthetic in no time, while you wait for trench coat season to arrive. Scroll ahead to shop our carousel of the best cropped jackets from preppy tweed silhouettes to classic denim styles.
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