I’m so glad this category has successfully made the transition from outdoors-wear to streetwear. Fleece is so fun and lightweight, and adds texture to any outfit. In addition to which, as a person who hates the cold, I appreciate how toasty they keep me. This perfect one is from Anine Bing, and is on the splurgy side, so of course it’s the one I want most.
I’d take a seam ripper to this trucker jacket, because all that is keeping it from being perfect is that big ugly Ugg logo.
A classic shirt jacket that is ideal for layering.
I dig the generous patch pockets on this Madewell jacket.
This reminds me of that Anine Bing number at the top of this post, but it costs close to half as much (and yet still is not cheap, alas).
A cute bomber jacket shape.
I really love this Alex Mill jacket: it’s just the tiniest bit cropped, comes in several good colors, and looks cozy as hell.
The quilting on this Barbour jacket is a stylish little touch.
This comes in a few good—and more neutral—hues, but I think the merlot shade here is more of a statement.
A hooded option for when it gets really chilly.
I just really like the flash of orange here.
A plaid jacket that’s so graphic in black and white.
Can I just say for a minute that I kind of like Tory Burch lately? Some of her stuff is too logo-ed up, but a lot of it is just chic and clean as can be. Like this covetable jacket,
And finally: I’m not usually a fan of piping, but I like it here.
I do love me a good fleece jacket, but I have finally had to swear them off as they are really bad for the environment: https://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-gear/gear-news/patagonias-new-study-finds-fleece-jackets-are-serious-pollutant/
I do hope you’ll reconsider posting about fleece jackets or if you do continue, perhaps think about including some of the recommendations about washing (front loader preferred) if possible.
I’ve wondered about that – also with regard to all the “performance” fabrics in style now. I guess I just won’t wash these items. Maybe I’ll put them in the freezer. Or spray them with something? Maybe just vinegar in spots. I have a couple fleece items now. … … … I imagine somebody will invent a filter soon. I hope so – because some of these recycled items are pretty nifty.
Ugh… the Logos! Why, Ugg???
One of the best things about fleece – it’s washable! I love my cashmere and wool sweaters, but if I’m cooking or exercising outdoors I reach for fleece tops and don’t worry about them getting dirty.
I had to stop buying fleece jackets because I get nasty static shocks whenever I touch things while wearing them. Unpleasant.
So many Patagonia rip-offs! Buy the original and do better for the planet!
I have a lot of free fleece items (from events like my 25th college reunion) which are all logo’d up as Kim would say. And my father’s LL Beat zipped pullover, in those weird LLBean outdoorsy 80s colors (at least that’s how I think of them–in this case, teal, bright blue, forest green and magenta). In any case they do keep me warm, but are not fashionable, which leads me to feel somewhat dubious about “fashion” fleece, although light weight and cozy is definitely in my wheelhouse. I also feel it’s too hard to get the pet hair off them.
Bring that 80’s LLBean fleece to my college town and you could sell it for a nice profit. That is the look of the moment around here : )
The Annie Bing is giving me the “I NEEDS.” Also love the Pendleton with that dash of orange.