AUTUMN JACKETS for casual comfort
Summer is behind us, and now that we are staring down the gun barrel of Autumn, it’s time to think about keeping yourself cosy in the colder months ahead.

Whilst it may be sad to leave the long, hot days behind, the change of season does bring its benefits because it’s a great excuse to start compiling your winter wardrobe. Think jeans, cosy jumpers and warm, fluffy socks. However, one of the most important parts of your autumn outfits is having the right jacket for the season. It’s not quite time for the thick winter coats, but you definitely need something to see you through the breezy days and the chilly evenings. As always, there’s plenty of choice to be had, so we’ve made it easier by picking out the best of the bunch, from the high end to the lower end so there’s bound to be one to suit your budget.

1. To start with, here’s a jacket that matches durability with style.

The TPU hooded raincoat from Denmark-based company Rains, is ideal for damp, blustery days with its protective hood and generous pockets to keep your phone, event tickets or whatever else you need, dry. It’s lightweight, breathable and comes in a tasteful olive green or white, which are guaranteed to match any outfit. At £110 it’s certainly not the cheapest, but this is definitely what the fashionistas would call an ‘investment item’.
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2. Coming in at £89.95, this durable, high quality, hooded, Coast jacket from Joules is certainly worth considering. When you spend this much on a jacket, it’s good to know that the high quality manufacture is practically guaranteed to see you through more than one autumn. It has front pockets, it’s 100% waterproof, with taped seams, to protect you from the rain, wind and drizzle, plus a zip fastening with breathable fabric to keep you comfortable at all times. It also comes in a range of colours so you can pick out which one suits you best.
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3. At a more modest price, the Romina jacket from Regatta still ticks all the boxes.

Currently on sale with a price cut from £100 to £35.95, this jacket is a steal. Cut to a flattering mid-thigh length, its waterproof, insulated fabric comes with a DUP (durable water repellent) layer to keep out the rain. And with this one, there are adjustors on the hood so you can adapt it for a comfortable fit, snuggly pockets to keep your hands warm and dry, plus a two-way zip for the ultimate thermo-control. It’s available in a wide range of colours, so if outfit co-ordination is high up on your list of priorities, this could be the one for you.
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4. Again, at a reduced price from £99 down to £35.99, this Muddle for women jacket from Trespass is another good option.

To keep the rain at bay, it features a waterproof shell, sealed seams and a hood. The windproof finish keeps the blustery weather away, and on the inside, it has a jersey lining to keep you warm and cosy. It also has a shaped back hem for the ultimate fit and coverage, along with cord drawstrings so you can adjust it to suit your body. And of course, dry storage for your essential items is a must and this jacket has two, deep pockets for this very purpose.

5. If staying warm is a priority for you, then the lightweight Ayacucho Himalaya down jacket could be the perfect choice.

This jacket is filled with 100% responsibly sourced goose down to keep you cosy, even on the coldest of autumn nights. Plus, the Nikwax Hydrophobic Down Treatment means that you’ll stay well insulated even in wet conditions. The down is kept in place through the jacket’s micro baffle construction.

You can adjust this jacket for a perfect fit, by the cinch cord in the hem, and its two handwarmer pockets with zips, means that you can warm up your hands whenever you like. And as for carrying it with you, this jacket can be folded up very small so you can easily make sure that you have it when you need it.
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