A jacket lover will understand the importance of this particular article. There are many types of jackets available in the market. But we know very few of them or some face the problem of not knowing what to ask for. By the end of this article, you will be a jacket expert for sure. The types of jackets and material and what do you call that jacket are answered here.

You can also decide on which type of vacation or destination you can buy and take these jackets. This way you’ll be prepared (weather wise), and ready to look great while being comfortable AF!

Fun Fact:

Types of jackets for women and jackets for men are not different. You get the same jacket material and same jacket types for men and women.

Types of jackets for men and women

15Quilted jackets

Quilted jacket for travel

As the name suggests, Quilted means any way of running a stitching. It can be done either in a decorative way or in a straight way, but it will combine two or more layers of cloth. Quilted jackets are usually light in weight. So you can easily carry it along with you for your travel purposes. These types of jackets for men or women provide enough warmth when worn in chilly places. Plus they won’t take much space in your luggage.

Outfit to go with quilted jackets (Men):

Quilted jackets for men can be worn with denim jeans and a muffler to accessorise your look.

Another look that you guys can try is a round neck cardigan (if it’s very cold) or round neck t-shirt (if it is pleasant) with jeans of the colour contrasting the jacket. Again, muffler looks amazing with these types of jackets.

Outfit to go with quilted jackets (Women):

A checked shirt with jeans below it and a derby hat above it to accessorise it will just be a perfect outfit for you to wear with this jacket.

Quilted jackets can even be worn with a bright dress and a skirt and top. Make sure whatever outfit you wear, carry a handbag with you to ease your day and complete your look.

14Hooded jackets

Hooded jackets for protection

Hooded jackets come with a hood or hoodie which helps in covering the neck and the head, sometimes half of the face (depending on how you wear it). Hooded jackets are available in a zipper and no zipper form. Depending on that the outfits can be worn. These types of jackets don’t take much space in your luggage.

Outfit to go with hooded jackets (Men):

Sleeveless hooded jackets with a zip in the front can be worn with a shirt inside and denim. Keeping the zip open or closed depends on the wearer.

The non-zipper hooded jacket can be worn just like that with denim.

Outfit to go with hooded jackets (Women):

A t-shirt inside a zip hooded jacket and denim jeans below it will give you a casual look for travelling.

The non-zipper hooded jacket with denim is another casual way of wearing hooded jackets.

13Sweat jackets

Sweatshirts for workout sessions

Sweat jackets are long sleeved pullovers. These types of jackets are usually collarless and loose with elastic cuffs. Sweat jackets are made of soft fabric that is also absorbent. Sweat jackets are worn to keep warm or for activities where you tend to sweat so as to induce sweating. Also, they come with zips in the front.

Outfit to go with sweat jackets (Men):

Sweat jackets without zips can be worn beneath a leather jacket to give a raw and different look.

Sweat jackets with zips can be worn over a t-shirt and ripped jeans.

Outfit to go with sweat jackets (Women):

A loose sweat jacket with slim fit jeans gives a casual look. A cap can be an option to accessorise the look.

If working out ladies, wear these types of jackets with a tank top or a sports bra inside for a comfortable workout. Do not load yourself with clothes.

12Leather jackets

Black Leather jacket

Antelopebuckskin, lambskin, sheepskin and cowhide are the hides most commonly used to make leather jackets. These jackets are dyed in black or different shades of brown. These days many different colours are available in the market for leather jackets. Leather jackets are humongous in trend.

Outfit to go with leather jackets (Men):

A leather jacket can easily be worn with anything. A shirt, a t-shirt anything can be worn with a leather jacket and matched with denim bottom.

Outfit to go with leather jackets (Women):

Ladies can match their leather jackets with a high neck top and denim jeans.

Another amazing look can be mixed and matched with a skirt and a t-shirt inside a leather jacket.

Please note that not all ‘leather’ jackets are made of actual leather. If you are anti-leather you can still find faux leather jackets that look the same although they won’t have the same durability.

11Denim jackets

A man wearing a denim jacket

The first recorded jean jacket was created in the United States in about 1880 by Levi Strauss. Denim jackets are made of denim. Denim jackets are a types of jacket that can be worn with any outfit to give it a casual look. For both men and women, these types of jackets are widely available in the market.

Outfit to go with denim jackets (Men):

Match your favourite denim jacket with a black or white t-shirt with denim bottoms and turn heads your way.

A shirt with a denim jacket will also look great with chinos to give a business casual look.

Outfit to go with denim jackets (Women):

A tank top with a denim jacket will give your look a casual appearance.

A dress might also look great with denim jackets. Try white dresses preferably if the jacket is blue.

Many other colours are available in the market or online, if not you can make your favourite coloured denim at home.

This is how you can make many your boring denim jacket into something interesting

10Shearling jackets

Beige shearling jacket

Shearling coats are made from processed lambskinsheepskin, or pelt. These coats are usually worn in winters. So whenever you are planning a trip to a winter destination, keep in mind to carry these babies with you. Shearling coats are warm and are available in different lengths.

Outfit to go with shearling jackets (Men):

Since it is a winter wear piece, prefer to wear it with a high neck cardigan inside for additional warmth and styling.

Outfit to go with shearling jackets (Women):

The best outfit to wear it with is a skirt and a sweater with above knee length boots. Nothing can match this attire and you will look drop dead gorgeous.

9Trucker jackets

A trucker jacket is a type of jacket for men and women that is front buttoned and has double breasted pockets. This jacket is often made up of denim and is short in length.

Outfit to go with trucker jackets (Men):

Since it is a denim jacket, can be worn with any t-shirt or shirt.

Outfit to go with trucker jackets (Women):

Same goes for women, can be matched with a white t-shirt or any coloured shirt. It’s denim, use it well.

Trucker jackets can also be worn with dresses and sneakers.

8Bomber jackets

Bomber jackets

Bomber jackets are short jackets that are tightly gathered at the waist and cuffs. Bomber jackets usually have zips in the front. These are slightly puffed and look great with slim fit outfits.

Outfit to go with bomber jackets (Men):

Wear a sweatshirt inside and keep the hood outside. Denim and boots below will make you stand out in the crowd.

Outfit to go with bomber jackets (Women):

Slim fit jeans and a slim fit t-shirt of a similar colour paired with a contrasting coloured bomber jacket may grab a lot of attention. Beware!

7Cashmere jackets

Cashmere work jackets

Cashmere jackets are made of Cashmere, which is a fiber that is obtained from goats. Cashmere jackets are warm and are mostly used in winters. These types of jackets are available in long and short lengths. These can act as formal jackets for men as well as casual jackets for women or vice versa.

Outfit to go with cashmere jackets (Men):

Shirt and waistcoat with formal trousers will make this attire very formal and very classy.

To make it more casual and less formal, wear it with a t-shirt and sneakers and you are good to go.

Outfit to go with cashmere jackets (Women):

Short jacket with a cardigan inside and a scarf to accessorise and a long coat with slim fit jeans and ankle length boots will make a great outfit for women.

6Parka

Young man wearing parka jackets

Parka coats are hip length coats with a fur-lined hood. These are made for cold winter weathers and are waterproof. They are soft and are enough for you to face harsh winters. Many of them are available online as well as in the market.

Outfit to go with parkas (Men):

You can easily experiment with these coats. Wear a complete formal inside and then wear it.

Or else you can be casual and wear it above the attire and keep it open. Sneakers with these coats with casuals will go.

Outfit to go with parkas (Women):

Winter dress or sweater dress can be accompanied with these types of jackets for women.

Casual t-shirt with slim fit jeans will just be perfect with it.

5Peacoat

Man in a pea coat and cap

A pea coat is a double-breasted coat that is usually made of wool. Most of the pea coats are of the hip or thigh lengths. Since it is double-breasted, it has front pockets and is buttoned in the front. The peacoat also has a wide collar. You can either keep it open or if you are not a winter person, you better not open those buttons. They provide a classic style, so you needn’t worry about looking good.

Outfit to go with a peacoat (Men): 

A t-shirt or a shirt within covered by a pea coat will provide that classy look mentioned above. Make sure you wear something warm on the inside too.

They are warm enough but just in case you feel a lot chilly you should wear a high neck sweater inside it that compliments the colour of the coat.

Outfit to go with a peacoat (Women):

Women can wear these types of jackets over a dress and wear above knee length boots. This attire will be warm and attractive enough to make you the talk of the town.

4Blazer

Blazers for casual looks

Blazers are a blend of a suit jacket and a sports jacket. They are looser in fitting than the suit jacket and are not worn with matching trousers like suit jackets. Blazers act as formals if worn with shirts (business casual) as well as with a t-shirt to make it look casually classy.

Outfit to go with a blazer (Men):

T-shirts for dates and shirts for formal meets, blazers go with anything.

Outfit to go with a blazer (Women):

Shirt and formal skirts will make it look more like formalwear but more comfortable than suits.

A straight dress or a tank top inside is your ready casual look.

3Windcheater

Windcheaters

Windcheaters are important for you when you are planning a trip to some hill station or a winter destination. Cold winds are blocked with the help of a windcheater. Plus these make sure you are warm enough. Wind Windcheaters a close band, cuffs and neck so that wind is resisted to enter.

Outfit to go with a windcheater (Men):

Wind cheaters can be your workout buddy and your trek buddy.

Outfit to go with a windcheater (Women):

Over a slim fit jeans or while running and jogging, wind cheaters might be helpful.

2Overcoat

Red overcoat

Overcoats are long coats. These are meant to be worn as the outer most garments. Overcoats are few inches above the knee in length and are mostly used in winters to provide warmth. Enough of them are available in the market as well as online. They have different collar patterns and button designs.

Outfit to go with an overcoat (Men and Women):

Outermost layer can cover anything you wear inside. A scarf can accessorise it in a beautiful way.

1Trenchcoat

Trench coats

Trench coats are loose belted raincoats that are double breasted. Initially, soldiers used to wear them, but these days there are different styles available in the market with somewhat similar colours.

Outfit to go with a trenchcoat (Men):

Usually kept open for styling and can be worn with formal outfits inside or even a cardigan and a casual trouser.

Outfit to go with a trenchcoat(Women):

A tank top with a woollen scarf and slim fit jeans will give you a very comfortable and classy look for your trip.

We hope these tips helped you to decide which jacket is the best one based on where you need to go and how you wish to look. Let us know in the comments section below what other types of jackets that are your vacation favourites.

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