It's high time to try out this timeless texture.
Like leather jackets, quilted jackets are a classic outerwear layer, available in dozens of styles, that can be worn year-round. But unlike their leather counterparts, quilted jackets have a distinctly elevated vibe. Thanks to the ubiquitous sewing that sets this outerwear style apart, even the most casual quilted jackets display an unmatched level of craftsmanship and sophistication. This innate level of quality keeps these jackets feeling classic in any iteration from bombers to trenches and the classic collared style.
Read on for our favorite quilted jacket styles that are guaranteed to level up your spring outfit rotation.
A Quilted Jacket with a Collar
The rugged vibe of a classic field jacket gets a preppy update courtesy of a crisp collar in this timeless quilted jacket style. When worn with a pair of riding or rain boots, this casual outer layer delivers refinement with a touch of the great outdoors. Are you heading to bottomless brunch or your country estate? A collared quilted jacket suggests the latter.
A Hooded Quilted Jacket
Another close cousin of the traditional field jacket, a hooded quilted jacket is no less luxe than its counterparts with an extra dose of weatherproofing. If you're not ready to commit fully to a hood, don't fret. Many designer brands, including the ones below, have clever detachable hoods so you can ditch the extra coverage for more formal affairs.
A Quilted Bomber
Sophistication meets street style in this quilted jacket. Effortlessly cool, but also elevated, a quilted bomber or varsity jacket is a great choice if you want to test out this classic texture while staying true to a trendy aesthetic.
A Leather Quilted Jacket
Leather quilted jackets are, in a word, striking. Both genuine and vegan leather become exponentially more exciting when stitched in a quilted pattern, an effect that’s equally bold in both matte and high-shine finishes.
A Belted Quilted Jacket
Available in long, short, and mid-length styles, belted quilted jackets are a great choice if you're looking for a stylish option that can easily carry you from casual to more formal events. The waist-cinching silhouette also allows you to play with volume above and below the belt line so you serve face-framing drama in under a minute.
An Oversized Quilted Jacket
Speaking of drama...there's no quilted jacket quite as dramatic as an oversized one. Whether long or short, an oversized silhouette demands attention, even more so in vivid shades or metallic textures. When it comes to quilted jackets specifically, an oversized fit magnifies the quilting's subtle pattern. If you like your looks to go big or go home, this style will likely suit you.
A Quilted Vest
Even if you don't self-identify as a vest person, you can't deny that there's something uniquely luxurious about a quilted vest, especially when worn with an equally luxe cashmere sweater. While vests can be divisive, that makes them an excellent choice if you like to subvert style expectations or mash-up fashion genres. Case in point: a monochromatic short set worn with a belted quilted vest.
A Short Sleeve Quilted Jacket
While oversized quilted jackets draw the eye by magnifying their signature texture, short-sleeved quilted jackets do the same in miniature. A very elevated option, this style works best with equally sophisticated skirts and trousers.
A Cropped Quilted Jacket
Cropped jackets usually feel casual, but a quilted texture gives this jacket style a more sophisticated feel. You're more likely to find a cropped quilted jacket in a bomber or varsity style, but you can also find a collarless version of this shortened silhouette.
A Velvet Quilted Jacket
It doesn't get more luxurious than a quilted velvet jacket. When quilted, this sumptuous fabric takes on a subtle depth that serves as a beautiful addition to a formal look or a bold finishing touch on a fashion-forward casual outfit.
A Quilted Trench
Classic trench coats and quilting just make sense. A long-line silhouette serves to heighten this jacket style's unique texture making a quilted trench stand out whether its design serves high drama or subtle nuance.
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