THIS YEAR’S TOP COATS AND JACKETS FOR WOMEN

 

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a gray long sleeve shirt, a puffer vest, faux-leather leggings, and chelsea boots

Are you looking for coats and jackets that are trending this year, then Nordstrom has everything you need. You might be wondering, “which ones do I need to invest in?” “Are there certain coats and jackets that I must-have for fall and winter?” If you’ve had any of these thoughts, you are not alone. Navigating the expansive selections of coats and jackets can be exhausting, but I’ve got a few to show you today that will keep you looking stylish this fall and winter.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a gray long sleeve shirt, a plaid puffer vest, faux-leather leggings, and chelsea boots

Coats and jackets are a fall and winter staple for most of us. The weather has already started to have a nip in the air most days, and Jack Frost has turned the leaves from green to golden yellow. Before venturing outdoors, I always make sure that I wear a coat or have one handy in my car.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a gray long sleeve hoodie, a camo utility jacket, faux-leather leggings, and chelsea boots

Some factors determine our choices for coats and jackets. If you live in a colder area, you will be looking for heavier, insulated ones. Here in Virginia, I need a variety of coats and jackets since it can be mild one day and below freezing the next. But, some people only need a lightweight coat or jacket to get them through the winter.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a gray long sleeve sweater, a black leather moto jacket, faux-leather leggings, and chelsea boots

Another factor to consider is your lifestyle. Do you go to work every day? Are you in need of a dressy coat, or is a casual coat more your style? What type of materials do you prefer for your coats and jackets?

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a fall plaid moto jacket

Coats and Jackets come in a wide variety of styles and materials. Cotton, wool, leather, suede, faux, or blends are just a few fabrics available to you.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a gray long sleeve hoodie, a quilted jacket, faux-leather leggings, and chelsea boots

You also have to think about the style of coat or jacket that you want. Bomber, motorcycle (moto), cargo, utility, puffer, denim, shacket, or vests are styles to choose from when looking for fall and winter jackets.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a gray long sleeve sweater, a croc-embossed puffer vest, faux-leather leggings, and chelsea boots

Coats also come in a wide range of styles and lengths. I’ll choose a long cashmere or wool coat for dressier occasions, but shorter coats are my choice for casual days.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a gray long sleeve sweater, a longline plaid coat, faux-leather leggings, and chelsea boots

Coats and jackets, in all kinds of styles and materials, can be found at Nordstrom. The Nordstrom Made brands are my go-to when searching for clothing because they are well made and affordable. Plus, there are many popular styles, so I am sure to find everything I need.

Puffer Vests

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a gray long sleeve sweater, a long black puffer vest, faux-leather leggings, and chelsea boots

Puffer vests are warm, and they let your arms move around freely. This is great if you are walking outdoors or working on a project. This Zella Recycled Polyester Puffer Vest contains at least 50% sustainably sourced materials, and that is only one of the reasons that I love this vest.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a gray long sleeve sweater, a long black puffer vest with metallic lining, faux-leather leggings, and chelsea boots

The metallic lining grabbed my attention, but it is the style that I love. The puffer has a removable belt, so leave the belt on if you like a belted look. I removed it since I prefer the vest left open.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a gray long sleeve sweater, a long black puffer vest with a hood, faux-leather leggings, and chelsea boots

The curved hem is a great feature that is great for covering your bottom. The hem comes down way past my hips, so I won’t be worried about bending over if I am out in public.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a gray long sleeve sweater, a long puffer vest, and faux-leather leggings

The puffer vest does have a drawstring hood that you can cinch for a tighter fit if needed. This puffer runs big, so you need to size down. I am wearing a medium, and you can see that it is oversized on me.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a gray long sleeve sweater, a long black and white plaid puffer vest, faux-leather leggings, and chelsea boots

This plaid puffer vest has its own unique detail; it’s reversible! Clothing that can be worn in multiple ways saves you money and extends your wardrobe. Plaid is always a huge trend in the fall, and this black and white plaid puffer is a classic combination that can be worn for years.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a gray long sleeve sweater, a reversible black and white plaid puffer vest, and faux-leather leggings

When you flip the vest to the black side, you still see the plaid pattern peeking out. The plaid in the hood looks cute and gives the puffer vest some visual interest, plus it draws attention to your face.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a gray long sleeve sweater, a long reversible black and white plaid puffer vest, faux-leather leggings, and chelsea boots

The puffer is also long enough to cover your backside, so wearing leggings wouldn’t be an issue. I think the Zella recycled puffer is a little more “puffed,” but this one is plenty warm, and you will look like you have two vests for the price of one.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a gray long sleeve sweater, a reversible black and white plaid puffer vest, faux-leather leggings, and chelsea boots

I’m wearing a medium in this reversible plaid puffer vest, and it fits me better than the Zella. I would say this one runs true to size, so you should order your normal size.

Utility Jacket

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a gray long sleeve top, a camo utility jacket, faux-leather leggings, and chelsea boots

Olive green is a color that I’ve never worn before, and now I can’t get enough of it. This camo utility jacket is a perfect lightweight jacket for fall. Most of the time, utility jackets are stiff, but this one is soft and comfortable. That was a pleasant surprise when I took it out of the packaging.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a gray hoodie, a camo jacket, and faux-leather leggings

A drawstring waist helps to cinch the waist, which is a lovely feminine detail. You can leave it loose if you prefer the oversized look, but I like it when clothing helps to create curves.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a gray hoodie, a camo utility jacket, faux-leather leggings, and chelsea boots

This camo utility jacket is long enough to wear leggings, but it would look great with jeans. I am wearing a medium, and it fits me nicely. If I wanted to wear it with a heavy sweater, I might size up to a large one.

Motorcycle Jacket

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a gray long sleeve sweater, a black leather moto jacket with hood, faux-leather leggings, and chelsea boots

If you want to age backwards by ten years, then grab yourself a leather/suede/faux moto jacket! Last Saturday, I wore this black leather jacket on our date night, and Joe might have salivated when he walked in. Lol!

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is showing the back of a gray long sleeve sweater, a black leather moto jacket with hood, faux-leather leggings, and chelsea boots

Here is the look from the back so that you can see the length of the jacket. It isn’t as long as the previous jackets, so you might not want to wear it with leggings. However, it looks fabulous with jeans, which is what I wore for our date night.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a gray long sleeve sweater with a black leather moto jacket with hood

The hardware is heavy and sturdy, the leather is soft and subtle, and the hoodie is removable. What more could you ask for??? I am wearing a large so that I can wear it with heavier sweaters this winter, and it fits true to size. This leather moto jacket is also available in plus sizes.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is styling a brown plaid moto jacket

If you are like me, then you probably think of black leather when you hear moto jackets mentioned. This plaid moto jacket is so unique, and the colors are fabulous for fall. This plaid moto jacket combines edgy, polished, and classic styles all rolled into one. I am wearing a medium in the jacket, and it fits me perfectly!

Bomber Jackets

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a gray long sleeve hoodie, a quilted taupe jacket, faux-leather leggings, and chelsea boots

This quilted bomber jacket is perfect for ladies on the go. It looks great, keeps you warm, and is made from 100% recycled polyester.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a gray long sleeve hoodie with a quilted taupe jacket

This is such a cute sporty jacket for running errands; you’ll find yourself reaching for it often. The jacket has slant pockets and a drawcord toggle waist that ensures a great fit. I love the color of this jacket, but I’m not sure the name, gray sparrow, is the best description. I wouldn’t call this gray, but I love it no matter the name.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a quilted taupe jacket, faux-leather leggings, and chelsea boots

The quilted bomber jacket is about the same length as the leather moto jacket. This is an ideal length for jeans, but you might not be comfortable wearing it with leggings. I am wearing a medium, and I find that the jacket runs true to size.

Faux-leather Moto Vest

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a gray long sleeve sweater, a black faux-leather croc-embossed puffer vest, faux-leather leggings, and chelsea boots

This faux-leather croc-embossed moto vest is so fun, cool, and edgy! If you like the edginess of a moto jacket, but find them too heavy, then you will love this vest.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a gray long sleeve sweater with a black faux-leather croc-embossed puffer vest

In the fall, a heavy moto jacket can be too warm; this vest would be a great alternative. The puffer design would keep you warm, and the croc-embossed design is so chic.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a gray long sleeve sweater with a black faux-leather croc-embossed puffer vest, faux-leather leggings, and chelsea boots

This croc-embossed moto jacket hits me at my hips, so probably not long enough for leggings. I can’t wait to try this vest with a pair of jeans, and Joe might need to get the motorcycle out and take me for a ride. I am wearing a medium, and it fits me great.

Longline coat

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a gray long sleeve sweater, a black and white plaid long coat, faux-leather leggings, and chelsea boots

I had to show you at least one long coat. This black and white plaid longline coat has a gorgeous shawl collar and can be left open or belted. Normally, I would wear this with heels, but I only had my Chelsea boots with me today, so you’ll have to use your imagination. Lol!

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a gray long sleeve sweater, a black and white belted plaid long coat, faux-leather leggings, and chelsea boots

I buttoned and belted the coat to show you the fit. Unless I am freezing, I usually leave my coats unbuttoned, and I tie the belt in the back or remove it altogether. This coat hits me below my knees, so it is a great coat to wear with dresses.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a black and white plaid long coat, faux-leather leggings, and chelsea boots

Here is the view from the back, and it is definitely long enough to wear with leggings. Lol!

Shacket

One of the season’s hottest trends is the shacket. The shacket is a combination of a shirt and a jacket, and it is usually oversized and relaxed. I would recommend reading the reviews about sizing, but I’ve found that I need to size down in them.

Faux-Fur Coats and Jackets

Faux-fur coats and jackets are FUN! They add whimsy and flair to any outfit, and I love wearing them, especially around the Holidays. Here is a couple that caught my eye, and some of them come in several different colors.


Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a gray long sleeve v-neck sweater, a black puffer vest with metallic lining, faux-leather leggings, and chelsea boots

I am wearing a gray v-neck cashmere sweater in medium (comes in lots of colors as is on sale), faux-leather leggings in large, and Tan Desert suede Chelsea boots in size 9.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a gray long sleeve hoodie, faux-leather leggings, and chelsea boots

I am wearing this cozy, incredibly soft, lightweight gray hoodie in a few of the photos. I’m wearing a medium hoodie, and it fits true to size. I think that I’ll re-order the faux-leather leggings in a medium since they seem a little bit too big. But I love these Chelsea boots, and I’ll be wearing them with everything this fall!

Everything I’m wearing today can be purchased at Nordstrom, and with their free shipping and free returns, it is super convenient. I love trying on clothing in the privacy of my home, but I hate paying for shipping and returns. That is just one reason I love shopping at Nordstrom; it never costs me anything to try new clothing styles. Nordstrom also offers BOPUS (Buy Online Pick Up in Store) and contactless curbside pickup options.

Plus, be sure to sign up as a Nordy Club member.  When you shop, you can start earning points toward Nordstrom Notes and get exclusive perks like members-only access to sales, offers, and events, including the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, which is just around the corner!

This post is sponsored by Nordstrom, and I will receive compensation, but the opinions expressed are my own.

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  1. Diane Schulert wrote:

    I LOVE the quilted bomber jacket!

    Posted 11.17.21 Reply
  2. Janet H wrote:

    They all look good, but my favorites are the black moto jacket and the camouflage utility jacket.

    Posted 11.15.21 Reply
  3. Eve wrote:

    Utility is my favorite. You look good in all. On the coast we just need windbreakers most of the time but I have 3/4 trench, denim unlined, bomber lined, and lightly quilted jacket.
    I live in hoodies with zip over sweaters most Winters.

    Posted 11.15.21 Reply
  4. Ginger Hiller wrote:

    You look great in all of the coats and vests. And you sure can pull of wearing the faux leather pants! I am curious about how many of these you actually kept. Nordstrom is one of my favorite go-to stores.

    Posted 11.15.21 Reply
  5. Cheryll Sampson wrote:

    Love all the looks, but the long coat is my favorite.

    Posted 11.15.21 Reply
  6. Isabel wrote:

    The Shawl Collar Coat is beautiful, love. 😍

    Posted 11.15.21 Reply
  7. Audrey wrote:

    Wow what a great shopping post. The vests you wore were my favorite and they work well for our weather.

    Posted 11.15.21 Reply
  8. Amy Linsell wrote:

    Love all of the jackets. The moto is my favorite!

    Posted 11.15.21 Reply
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