5 Jacket Styles You Need To Cover All Occasions

Winter is finally here guys. Whether we want to admit it or not. I mean, my hands get cold just holding a coffee outside without mitts on – IT’S WINTER. And after 25 years of living in Canada, you’d think I’d be used to it by now… absolutely not. Every winter, it’s like I’m an LA-transplant all over again. 

But my motto for anything in life I don’t like is “suck it up princess, you got this”, so I’m doing just that. And I’m putting in some retail therapy to make it all okay… sucking it up can also be a form of treating yo self #JustSaying. ALSO – it’s also Black Friday season, so tons of stuff is on sale!

Wearing: Evernew Jacket, Coach Purse, Everlane Sweater

Winter style can often be difficult. You’re almost always layered with a parka/jacket, it doesn’t feel like there’s a lot of option, and let’s face it, the priority is to stay warm (at least it is for me). Changing up your winter style can also get pricey. I hear you – jackets are not as cheap as the silky camisole you were wearing all summer. 

BUT never to fear – there are solutions out there in the world (or at least online haha). I went on a bit of a jacket shopping spree, mostly enabled by Shopbop’s crazy Black Friday sale (details below). p.s. they didn’t gift my purchases – I bought them all on my own. 

Rounding up the 5 jacket styles I picked up and literally the 5 you need to cover just about any winter style look throughout the season: 

The Biker – for rock’n’roll days

There is truly nothing that says cool more than a good moto jacket. I’ve been on the hunt for a good quality, perfectly fitting one for a while and this BLK DNM one is super on point. 

From left to right: BLK DNM, Scotch & Soda, Veda Jayne Classics

The Parka – for #ImWearingSweats days

Because LBH, us Canadians or anyone in the North really, wear parkas for 50% of the year… and although they’re for warmth, there’s definitely ones that are super stylish.

From left to right: Mackage Kerry Coat, SAM Green Parka, SAM Soho Parka

The Yellow Bird – for those adventurous days

I am super crushing on yellow this season. Give me some mustard with my ketchup, yknow? Loving these yellow pieces that add a pop of sunshine to an otherwise gloomy season.

From left to right: Laveer Boyfriend Blazer, Madewell Double Breasted Boucle Coat, Vince Shaggy Coat

The Denim – for the hipster days

The denim jacket is a kin to the leather jacket – always  in style, always cool, and absolutely effortless. Paired with a Tshirt and sweatpants, you’re ready to be in a streetstyle shot.

From left to right: Levis Original Sherpa Trucker Jacket, PRPS Faux Shearling Jacket, Blank Denim Double Shredded Denim Jacket

The Fluffer – for the #ImATeddyBear days

This has got to be the jacket of the season – the Teddy Bear Coat. Because it’s faux-shearling, you’ve got tons of options at incredible prices (and even better with the sale right now – make sure to use the code). 

From left to right: J.O.A. Velvet Moto Jacket, Free People Notched Teddy Pea Coat, MKT Studio Mania Sherpa Coat

For under $500, and even under $200, some of these jackets are serious steals. With designer names and Zara prices, I feel like you just can’t go wrong. But whatever jacket you’re sporting this season, make sure it’s a warm one. Nothing is worth a cold or the flu. Happy jacket shopping friends! 

mel inspired

  • I love this selection! Def needed as LA is finally getting cold now!


    • Mel

      Aw thanks Yuka! I wish I was in LA where it’s definitely a lot warmer haha but if these jackets are Toronto-proof, they’ll slay the chill for you in LA 🙂