Cropped Jackets Inspired by Chanel for a Truly Chic Fall Wardrobe Update

Every time the PureWow shopping team sets out to write a roundup of the coolest new clothes, shoes, beauty products, etc. on the internet, our first stop is to ask the other team members what they’re currently shopping for. This is how I recently learned that I wasn’t the only person looking for the ideal cropped jacket to finish my fall wardrobe. It turned out that several editors were also lusting over toppers that strangely resembled the tweed topper I already had in my shop. I’m confident in predicting that ladylike cropped jackets will be one of the greatest trends of autumn 2023 after endlessly looking through images from Copenhagen Fashion Week.

How We Chose the Best Cropped Jackets for Fall

The cropped jackets listed below were chosen because they have excellent reviews and/or are from companies that the editors of PureWow know, love, and trust. They all seamlessly mesh with all of your existing go-to wardrobe essentials and fit right in with our autumn 2023 trend forecasts.

1. Maeve Double-Breasted Tweed Jacket

There are numerous reasons why we appreciate this double-breasted jacket, but two major ones are its timeless appeal and inclusive sizing possibilities. The gray-and-white tweed seems traditional without being stuffy and goes well with almost everything in your current outfit. Additionally, it is available in small and plus sizes, so it will fit a variety of body types perfectly. According to reviews, the jacket’s arms run a little small, so you might want to get one size larger than usual.

2. J.Crew Odette Sweater Lady Jacket

This knit beauty is really light, but the fabric has just the right amount of structure to keep that stylish silhouette without feeling stiff or slouching. It’s also quite soft, which is a huge benefit for anyone wishing to welcome the fall season in style. Oh, did we also mention that it’s machine washable for simple maintenance? The Odette sweater jacket looks more elegant thanks to the rope trim and gold buttons, and the hook-and-eye front closures let you wear it open or closed without weighting down the fabric.

3. Ba&sh Leana Boxy Jacket

If you’re ready to spend more money, this ba&sh jacket is a fantastic example of a timeless style that will stand the test of time. It is simple to incorporate into your current wardrobe thanks to the brown, gray, and white thread mix, and it looks stunning with any other neutral color. On chilly fall days, the material’s adequate weight will keep you warm. Although it is said to run true to size, people in between sizes should think about whether they plan to layer this jacket over T-shirts or knitwear; if so, ba&sh advises doing so in order to achieve a more fitted look.

4. LOFT Fringe Tweed Open Jacket

We initially came for the fashionable shape, but stayed for the vibrant yellow hue. This gorgeous jacket has secret hook-and-eye closures all the way down the front so you can wear it closed or open. It is available in both regular and petite sizes, so the hem will strike you precisely where it should. The numerous fringe lines that run down the front give this otherwise sophisticated silhouette a subtle boho touch that we can’t get enough of. Our lone complaint? This cropped jacket can only be dry cleaned.

5. AQUA Five-Button Tweed Jacket

You’d struggle to find a better selection than this AQUA beauty if you’re looking for a timeless, affordable design. The rope trim and gold buttons only increase the luxurious appearance of the woven material, which looks and feels much more costly than the under-$150 price tag. It may be best to size up, especially if you intend to layer any thicker knits or tops below, as it is said to run a little small.

6. GAP Boucle Cropped Sweater Jacket

We adore hybrid fashion items, such as this warm sweater jacket. This thin knitted wool blend is surprisingly warm and just as comfortable as you would anticipate. This jacket does, in fact, run true to size, although it is made for a somewhat bigger fit, according to reviews. You can thus think about going down a size if you like a thinner silhouette. Even while wool may be washed in a machine, it tends to shrink quite a little when exposed to heat, so we strongly advise washing it in cool or cold water and making plans to lay it flat rather than throw it in the dryer to dry.

7. Mango Tweed Bomber Jacket

Try this adorable bomber jacket if you like the look of tweed but want something a little less obviously preppy. The purple-tinged tweed is given a sporty twist by the elasticized hem and cuffs, and the heart-shaped buttons offer a delightfully fun touch. Despite the absence of evaluations on the website, PureWow editors found that Mango frequently runs a little small; therefore, you should probably size up here, especially if you intend to layer thicker clothing underneath.

8. ME+EM Italian Tweed Cropped Jacket

This fall, kohlrabi is expected to be a major trend, according to Pantone. The lovely, vivid green color known as Kohlrabi, which is named after a turnip-related vegetable, looks especially great in tailored silhouettes. The opulent design helps to balance off the vibrant shade. Beyond its stunning hue, this cropped jacket is also really stylish and is even made of an Italian tweed that won’t wrinkle easily. To keep the fringe from unraveling further, the edges have also been skillfully polished. Naturally, a luxurious fabric like this requires particular maintenance, so be prepared to periodically take this jacket to the cleaners for a thorough cleaning.

9. Amanda Uprichard Oleander Jacket

The traditional black-and-white houndstooth design can seem a little harsh, but the delicate lilac color softens it so that it feels more approachable and everyday-appropriate. Even with the faux-pearl buttons, this jacket reads a little more like a “cabincore shacket” than “old-school luxury,” but you can certainly play up that difference with baggy denim and a pair of hiking boots. On the other hand, a matching houndstooth miniskirt is also available ($194; $183) for a look reminiscent of Cher Horowitz. In either case, unless you want to wear thick sweaters underneath, we advise choosing your typical size.

10. Isabel Marant Étoile Deliona Jacket

Two of the biggest trends for fall—cropped jackets and peplum tops—are combined in this gorgeous quilted denim top. We adore that the peplum hem has a modest kick rather than a dramatic flair since it gives you all the benefits of a waist-cinching peplum without making you feel overly trendy. This jacket has a lot of style, including an acid wash, diamond quilting, and breast pockets, but a smooth zipper rather than large buttons helps this jacket look more tailored. With regards to fashion, we advise playing with the extremes by either going simple (white T-shirt and a pair of pants) or all out on detail (lace-trim top, tweed skirt, and statement earrings).

11. GAP Collarless Denim Jacket

We enjoy this black-wash GAP version of the denim jacket if you’re looking for something simpler (and less pricey). The cropped shape and round collar, along with the copper buttons, elevate the fabric. The boxy style is balanced by the two curving seams down the front, which also draw attention to your waist without actually cinching it in. It is available in tall and petite sizes as well, but if you want a genuinely cropped cut, you may prefer the fit of a petite size because the length is a little longer than other jackets on our list.

12. Veronica Beard Bentley Cotton-Blend Jacket

If you truly want to indulge, this stunning fiery red jacket is the ideal blend of modern and classic. The only distinguishing feature of this beauty, which we adore for its clean simplicity and military-inspired edge added by a double line of buttons, is the ladylike form. Additionally, the cotton-blend material has a wonderful thickness to it (not too lightweight, but not stuffy), and it is fully lined, making it simple to slip on and off. And if you genuinely like the fashion.