Lightweight jackets are a fall essential.

Labor day marks the unofficial end of summer. As the daylight hours shorten and the weather gets crisp, it’s time to build up the arsenal of lightweight coats and jackets to prepare for the autumn season. Here’s a list of key shapes to add to your outerwear wardrobe for the fall with links to fabrics so you can make your own versions at home:

Sleeveless Khaki jacketSleeveless Khaki Trench

A classic khaki twill trench coat is timeless, but this fall, removing the sleeves is all the rage. Try it all buttoned up as a dress on warmer days or open over a long-sleeved T and skinny jeans for cooler days.

Army jacketArmy Jacket

An army-inspired jacket in olive cotton twill is perfect over fall sweaters or as a layer over a simple shift. Try adding a drawstring so you can cinch the waist and achieve that feminine hourglass shape.

Denim VestDenim Vest

A denim vest allows full arm mobility while adding a little extra warmth to a layered look. It’s an easy toss-on over a slouchy sweater and leggings. You can make it a little more dressed up by pairing it over a cotton maxi dress with an oversized scarf.

Faux Suede OvercoatFaux Suede Overcoat

Faux suede is super soft and has just the right amount of heft to give added warmth for chilly fall days. Try a draped front style, it looks like a completely new piece depending on if it’s zipped up or left open.

Black Raincoat

Fall is bound to have a bout of rainy days, be prepared with a sleek and simple black raincoat in a water-resistant cotton and acetate jacketing. Don’t forget to add a hood!

September 04, 2015 — Shopify API