If, after seeing supermodels clad in low-rise leather trousers or baggy jeans and cozy packable jackets, you thought you'd traveled through time, we'd understand it. Like with slip dresses and combat boots, lately, we've been seeing '90s and Y2K retro-style inspiration everywhere — and this season's fleece trend resurgence is further evidence of just that.
The sporty-snug-style hybrid is no longer exclusive to hikers, rock climbers, or your middle-school closet. Considering the lasting effects of Patagonia, L.L.Bean, and The North Face, the fleece's nostalgic appeal isn't going to fade off the fashion scene any time soon — especially when cabincore is still all the rage. Fall is here with winter following in its footsteps, so we sourced the best fleece outerwear options, as ranked and rated by very outdoorsy, nature-loving folks. We hunted down a number of classic to reimagined fleece styles ahead; from extra-fluffy iterations to retro jackets lined with the shearling stuff.
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