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11 Transitional Coats To Stock Up On Before Fall Arrives

Think of all the layering possibilities.

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It’s time to start prepping your outerwear rotation for the inevitable brisk and cold weather ahead. Here, you’ll find 11 classic transitional coats everyone should own to help navigate summer’s slow fade into fall.

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REMAIN
Hana Raincoat
$269
A reliable raincoat is a true wardrobe necessity. For a more subdued option than the iconic look of a bright yellow slicker, try REMAIN’s ivory raincoat.
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Veronica Beard
India Patchwork Dickey Coat
$750
A plaid coat is practically synonymous with fall fashion, making it a must-have once the leaves turn orange. Opt for contrasting patterns with this Veronica Beard patchwork jacket.
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One of the best ways to navigate in-between weather is to opt for pieces that tap into summer’s playful spirit and are cold-weather appropriate — like ONALAJA’s jacket with its crimson abstract print.
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Universal Standard
Parker Leather Jacket
$438
A sleek leather jacket is an undeniable classic piece. If you don’t already own one, or perhaps are on the market for a new option, try Universal Standard’s espresso-colored jacket in lieu of a traditional black hue.
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D'AIRE
Duo Jacket
$250
D’AIRE’s Duo jacket is made from luxurious and breathable silk, making it the perfect lightweight garment to throw on when you need only a light layer because summer’s warmth is still lingering in the air. Plus, the garment is gender neutral, so it’ll work in anyone’s closet.
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Celine
"Tournon" Jacket
$4,550
A leather blazer has proven itself over time to be a versatile staple that works for an array of aesthetics. For those who gravitate towards the minimalist look, try Celine’s Tournon jacket.
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If you haven’t read up on the trend reports yet, sage green is predicted to be everywhere this season as people figure out their transitional wardrobes for fall 2021. If you want to try your hand at the color trend, Paloma Wool’s corduroy jacket embodies the hue wonderfully.
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Kwaidan Editions
Tiger-Print Vinyl Coat
$1,650
$825
Animal print, like checkerboard and plaid, possesses an eternal spirit. Kwaidan Editions gives the classic pattern a glossy vinyl finish with its tiger print coat.
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A trench coat magically adds a touch of elegance to any look. Turn to Burberry’s khaki belted coat for the ultimate investment piece that’ll never go out of style.
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STAUD
Ashley Coat
$550
STAUD’s leather trench coat is a statement piece. The leather material puts a slight twist on the classic, wear-everywhere staple.
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Gary Graham x Levi's
Upside-Downable Trucker Jacket
$200
You likely already have a denim jacket in your outerwear collection, but do you have one that can be also be worn upside down? Designer Gary Graham, who you might know from Making the Cut Season 2, brought a new meaning to the word versatile with this piece from the show’s Levi’s collab.
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