We're only mere days into autumn, and pieces that will define the season ahead are already beginning to emerge. The fashion set, it seems, is just as impatient as we are. From Ganni's chunky knee boots (or the Marks and Spencer iteration if you're feeling less flush) to Breton-stripe knits, these are the buys to own if you want to look on-trend and in the know right now.
Eclipsing them all in covetability, however, is the quilted jacket. Of course, this isn't exactly a new trend—variations of quilted jackets have been on our radar for the past few winters. But this year is about cropped, waist-grazing jackets with a defined quilted finish in either diamond or more abstract patterns, which is not to be mistaken for the tubular lines associated with puffer coats.
The sudden rise in the quilted jacket's popularity can be traced back to The Frankie Shop, whose ripstop quilted jacket has been one of the hardest pieces to get your hands on these past few months. While it's currently in stock in all three colourways (black, white and khaki), we know this won't be the case for long. So we set out to bring you the very best quilted coats all in one place to make finding your perfect one a snitch.
As you can see, quilted jackets are already proving to be a major hit amongst the style set, who use theirs to breathe new autumnal life into their printed trousers, jeans and leggings. Use your quilted jacket to extend the life of your summer dresses and skirts, too. It'll instantly make them feel more autumnal, particularly if you pair them with a trending knit.
So scroll on to see our edit of the best quilted jackets for every budget, and prepare to have your cosiest, chicest autumn yet.
SHOP THE BEST QUILTED JACKETS