Fall weather can be unpredictable; one minute there’s a crisp breeze in the air, the next it’s snowing. So fall jackets for kids need to be warm (but not so warm that your child is sweating on the school bus!). They also can’t be super bulky or wrinkle easily since it’s likely your kids will be shoving their fall jacket into a backpack or carry-on bag soon into your travels. These are our favorite fall jackets for kids and teens that are lightweight, yet warm, stylish and durable.
1. XARAZA Toddler Girls Fall Jacket
Adorable alert! This gray and pale pink toddler jacket is perfect for fall, and the cuteness factor goes overboard with the attached hood that features bunny ears. It’s made of a cotton blend and features a front full zipper and a wide dress-like hem at the bottom. Whether you’re searching for an adorable fall jacket for a day at the pumpkin patch or everyday wear for school, your little one will be stylish in this fall jacket.
2. Simple Joy by Carter’s Boys Hooded Sweater Jacket
Not to be outdone by sister, this Simple Joy by Carter’s Boys Hooded Sweater Jacket is super adorable with its bear-like ears placed perfectly on the hood. This fall jacket for kids is ideal for cooler temps with the inner Sherpa fleece lining. It’s a pale gray color and features a full front zipper.
3. Columbia Youth Girls Switchback Rain Jacket
This lightweight jacket for girls from Columbia is waterproof and breathable, and it can be worn on a rainy or a sunny day. It’s perfect for layering on top of a T-shirt or a sweater depending on the day’s weather. There are two zippered side pockets, a hood, and elastic cuffs on the sleeves. It comes in a variety of solid pastel, neutral and bright colors. There is also reflective detailing on this Columbia Switchback Jacket for some added security of your little one.
4. Columbia Boys’ Steens Fleece Hoodie Jacket
A fleece jacket for fall is a must for kids. This Columbia Boys’ Steens Fleece Hoodie Jacket comes in dark colors such as navy, red, gray and black, and has a full front zipper. The hood is nice for a chilly fall day, and there are zippered side pockets as well. This fall jacket for kids comes in a variety of sizes, from toddler to teen.
5. Fesky Long Sleeve Denim Ripped Boyfriend Jacket
A denim jacket makes for a classic fall jacket for teens, as well as younger kids. It’s lightweight, won’t wrinkle in luggage or a backpack, and matches with nearly everything. We love the Fesky Long Sleeve Denim Ripped Boyfriend Jacket, as it’s breathable, soft and stylish with a distressed look and oversized fit. It features pockets and button front closures.
6. Levi’s Denim Trucker Jacket
When it comes to classic jean jackets for fall, you can’t beat Levi’s. We especially love the Levi’s Denim Trucker Jacket, available in a wide variety of styles for boys and girls. Options include everything from basic jean jackets to jean jackets with fleece lining and/or hoods.
7. Girls L.L. Bean Mountain Bound Reversible Jacket
The L.L. Bean Mountain Bound Reversible Jacket is a suitable fall jacket for kids of all ages, from toddlers to teens. This reversible fall jacket is super versatile, with a cozy fleece on one side and water-resistant ripstop nylon on the other. It also features a full front zipper and two zippered pockets, and is available in five different colors.
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8. London Fog Fleece Lined Windbreaker Jacket
Fall weather can be unpredictable, but the London Fog Fleece Lined Windbreaker Jacket is guaranteed to protect your little ones from the elements. From toddlers to older kids, this fall jacket for kids is fleece lined and has an attached hood and front full zipper. It has two zipper side pockets and one chest pocket. It’s not water-resistant, but will protect against wicked winds.
9. L.L. Bean Kids Katahdin Insulated Pullover
For a fall jacket for kids that’s easy for them to put on themselves, try the L.L. Bean Kids Katahdin Insulated Pullover. This pullover fall jacket with a half zipper and attached hood is great for kids who don’t want to deal with a zipper. They can just pull it on over their heads and go. There’s also insulation for crisp fall days and a relaxed fit means it won’t feel too bulky. The kangaroo pocket in the front also features a hidden security pocket for cash or a smartphone.
10. Simple Joys by Carter’s Baby and Toddler Girls Twill Jacket
Your toddler will be a fashionista in this Simple Joys by Carter’s Twill Jacket. This olive-green fall jacket for kids can be worn as an outdoor jacket or as a stylish layer on top of a casual dress. It’s durable and lightweight with a cotton lining, and offers a button closure. The bow details on the pockets are super cute and the sleeves can be rolled up to be even more on trend.
11. Eddie Bauer Rock Creek Reversible Jacket
Have teens who easily get bored with their clothes? Consider buying the Eddie Bauer Rock Creek Reversible Jacket. It’s a great fall jacket for teens since it offers two different looks. It also has water-resistant ripstop polyester on one side and warm Sherpa fleece on the other side. This wind-resistant fall jacket for teens also features handwarmer pockets and a chest zipper pocket (perfect for holding a phone), as well as a zipper guard to prevent chafing at the throat.
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