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Often synonymous with vintage apres ski attire, fleece — which also goes by the names of teddy and sherpa — jackets continue to have their moment in the spotlight thanks to new twists on colours and texture.
Once considered just a sporty and outdoorsy layering piece, fleece jackets are now getting approval from bloggers and stylists for how they mix and match with basics and statement pieces to create all different kinds of looks, thanks to dimension-adding plush. Talk about functional fashion. Perfect for pairing with jeans, dresses, joggers, turtlenecks and blouses, this essential fall layering piece can be worn season after season.
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Now, borrowing iconic features from athleisure brands like Patagonia and North Face are our favourite retailers that are helping redefine the term “fleece fashion.” To help you better understand what why we love this trend so much, below, we've gathered together a list of our favourite fleece jacket styles.
Made windproof, warm and with a flattering cut, this cozy fan-favourite jacket features a recycled polyester fleece finish and is fair trade-certified sewn.
SHOP IT: Patagonia, $249
A comfortable and affordable fleece jacket that offers a flurry and furry feel.
SHOP IT: Uniqlo, $40
A plush and uber-soft jacket that is both made for comfort and movement. Wonderful for post-workout coziness.
SHOP IT: Lululemon, $178
Made with sherpa fleece, this jacket is made keep you looking and feeling comfortable in cool temps. It also features embroideries of Nike’s swoosh design at the front and back.
SHOP IT: Nike, $130
This is new oversized zip-up hoodie features dropped shoulders and a chest pocket. It's also crafted with soft, recycled microfleece for incredible warmth and comfort.
SHOP IT: Aritzia, $98
A fresh update on a fan-favourite style, this relaxed-fitting jacket features a 100 per cent recycled polyester fleece and zip-in compatibility. Best of all, it comes in five flexible shades to best fit your cold-weather wardrobe.
SHOP IT: North Face, $230
A colour-blocked number, this statement jacket features a secure dual zip fastening with a hiking cord detailing, and a snug stand collar that’s fleece-lined, for ultimate warmth.
SHOP IT: Penfield, $175
Made with subtle touches of cheetah print, this layering piece is crafted from texture-rich, super-soft fleece, making it the perfect fashionable and functional athleisure piece.
SHOP IT: Shopbop, $197
Oversized and perfect for layering, this long teddy jacket is crafted with a standing mock-neck collar and long raglan sleeves, with banded jersey trims.
SHOP IT: Old Navy, $67 (originally $70)
Borrowing inspiration from street style trends, this mixed-texture fleece pullover showcases a cozy stand collar, quarter zip closure, and curved hem with contrast trim that’s hard to miss.
SHOP IT: Nordstrom, $45 (originally $89)