In much of the world, October's brisk breeze and shrinking days cause the trees to flaunt their finest outerwear. Inspired by autumn's transformation, here are a few travel-friendly outerwear options for the fall:
This classic trench is my go-to jacket for fall city travel. The removable wool liner and button-on hood make it highly versatile - a must for unpredictable fall weather. The outer layer resists water and stains, and holds its shape over time. Below is a photo of my coat from my trip to Paris in October 2011. I still use this jacket today!
Faux leather works for travel because it's easy to care for and you don't have to worry about ruining real leather when you get caught in the rain. I like this jacket because it has a detachable fur collar and various pockets. While these jackets are a little bulky for a carry-on, I managed to travel with one in my backpack for the last four months of my trip around the world.
I purchased this coat in gray earlier in the season and LOVE it for travel. It's wind-resistant, lightweight, has a hidden hood, optional cinched waist and the sleeves roll up allowing you to show off your favorite bracelets. So far four random people have stopped me to compliment me on this jacket. The best part? It's under $50!
The puffer jacket look can be polarizing. However, you won't look like the Michelin Man in Uniqlo's ultra-thin lightweight down jacket. These warm jackets are so thin that they can be used in the winter as an inner layer for your overcoat. They are an ideal solution for trip that involves both city and outdoor adventures. Plus, they scrunch up into a small bag making them perfect for travel.
Smartwool is beloved by many a traveler for its ability to moderate body temperature. This season, Athleta is carrying an eternity scarf and slouchy hat made of the popular marino wool material. I own both and they are incredibly soft and light. Whether at home or traveling, I will probably live in these items until spring.
Eva has been traveling for 15+ years, including an 8 month journey around the world.