Dressing for fall is always exciting. After long strenuous months of crop tops and denim cutoffs, we're craving layers. That's why we tend to reach for our wool and puffer coats as soon as that first long-anticipated crisp day hits. But dressing for cold weather is a marathon, not a sprint, so consider pacing yourself with a quilted jacket. The transitional outerwear is a happy medium between a light fall jacket and a winter coat, and it lets you leave the thicker outerwear in your closet a little longer.
We've rounded up 26 quilted jackets that'll postpone puffer attire strictly until it's absolutely necessary. Plus, when winter arrives, the majority of these quilted pieces are light enough to wear as an extra layer. Coat-layering may seem extreme when we haven't even made it to Halloween, but the ultra-chilly weather will be here faster than you can say "trick or treat," so you best be prepared. Click on to shop some of the best quilted jackets — broken down by styles like zip-ups and bombers — ahead.
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