Coolness is never in question with this hip corduroy trucker’s jacket. Two side pockets are perfect hand-holders, while a cool pair of shades can dangle from one of the top two. The Sherpa-lined collar harkens back to the dangerous James Dean days, and there’s no disputing his coolness! Available in dark grey or tan; sizes XS-XXL; $34.94
Warmth is never compromised for the sake of a good-looking jacket thanks to L.L. Bean’s Wonderfleece jacket. The water- and wind-resistant outer is uber-durable, and the zip-up, fleece-lined pockets perpetuate the warmth. But the real show-stealer is the unbelievably soft fleece interior lining, which feels like the softest blanket you can imagine. Available in wild rose or ocean turquoise print; sizes S-XL; $49.95
Moms love a good multi-tasking garment, but tweens and teens just love looking good. The Land’s End reversible fleece jacket meets both needs smack in the middle. One side features a water-resistant nylon outer, which is perfect for wet, wintry days. But when turned inside-out, a soft fleece outer is the perfect solution for warmth on sunny-but-frigid days. Both sides offer Velcro-closure pockets and hoods; zip up and snap closed! Problem solved! Available in four color options; sizes S-XL’ $69
Old Navy corners the affordable fashion market once again with this adorable (and warm!) fleece jacket for girls. The super-soft fleece outer is trumped only by the Sherpa-lined hood, and the smooth interior lining means easy on, easy off. Two toggle closures add a fashionable accent, while the hidden zipper closure ensures warmth underneath. And the two front pockets are perfect for an adorable pair of gloves. Available in grey, red and black; sizes XS-XXL; $39.94
Looking cool doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice warmth thanks to L.L. Bean’s super-hip and uber-soft camp hoodie. The poly-cotton outer nails the classic hoodie “look,” which features casual yet statement-making contrast stitching. And the plush interior fleece masters the art of supreme softness, making the need for an undershirt completely debatable. Available in several colors, sizes S-XL; $39.95
Every winter wardrobe—children’s included—needs the classic peacoat, and Old Navy makes it an affordable staple with this classic wool-blend option. The soft (not itchy!) outer features two deep, lined pockets and six statement-making buttons, only three of which require buttoning. The smooth inner lining, featuring fun polka dots, makes sliding in and out of the coat a snap! Available in black; sizes XS-XXL; $49.94
The older kids get, the more they enjoy flexing their self-expression muscle by way of their fashion selections. And that often leaves parents biting their tongues and awaiting the days of post-adolescence. If you’re in the throes of fashion struggles and simply want your kid to stay warm this season, check out these top fall coats that will have parents and kids on the same page. At least till bathing suit season comes around…
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