The beauty of a fleece jacket is that it’s simple to style. You find them in every material, from teddy cloth to sherpa, with an option available at every price point.
The fleece jacket works for a myriad of style aesthetics, from activewear to the preppy New England look. The odds are that your favorite brand offers a comfortable fleece to wear.
1. Fleece Jacket + Activewear
Isla Fisher, Katherine Schwarzenegger, and Lucy Hale wear their fleece jackets with leggings
The easiest way to wear a fleece jacket is to throw it over your activewear leggings and a t-shirt. Most fleece jackets fit similarly to a long-sleeve jumper, so you’ll want to make sure your leggings are opaque in the back area.
You can keep your fleece jacket in your gym bag or backpack to throw on after your yoga class or to wear on your commute home.
If you like to take an early morning jog, a fleece jacket can be just the thing to keep you warm against the chill in the air. In the spring and summer months, you can swap out your leggings for a pair of bicycle or track shorts.
Keep your footwear casual with running trainers or a pair of white sneakers for an off-the-clock look.
Even if you’re not rushing out to your spin class, this outfit can have everything thinking you’re working on your fitness goals.
2. Fleece Jacket + Jeans
Whitney Port, Kelly Brook, Nicky Hilton, and Cara Delevingne show how to wear fleece jackets with jeans
Add an extra layer of warmth to your jeans and a t-shirt with a fleece jacket. This look is ideal for days when you want to bundle up without wearing a heavy coat.
You can take your socially distanced walk through the park to show off your new fleece jacket.
It works with shoes of any style, from combat boots in the winter to ballet flats in the spring and summer. Keep your look classic with a pair of shiny riding boots when the rain starts to pour.
Kisscynest Women’s Full-Zip Fleece Jacket, $25.99 – $34.99 at Amazon / Reformation Joplin Tee, $28 at Nordstrom / Hudson Jeans Krista Mid-Rise Super Skinny in Cross Out, $215 at Zappos / Vince Cabria Combat Boots, $395 at Shopbop
During the transitional months between summer and winter, a fleece jacket is a must-have at the front of your closet. You can wear it with a pair of sunglasses without looking out of place.
If you want a versatile fleece jacket that you can wear with any type of denim, stick to the neutral and earth tone shades.
3. Fleece Jacket + Dresses
Fearne Cotton, Sarah Hyland, and Kelly Brook style their fleece jackets with dresses
You shouldn’t think that a fleece jacket is only something you can wear with casual outfits. They’re the perfect layering piece for putting over any dresses, whether it’s a maxi or a skater skirt.
If you’re a dress fan, it’s a good idea to stick to neutral tones with a zip-up fleece jacket instead of a pullover. That way you’ll be able to layer up and still show off your dress underneath.
For an elevated look, you can coordinate your jacket and dress for a monochrome or tonal outfit. If you go with a look like this, you can choose any footwear that tickles your fancy.
Depending on your dress, you could wear any shoes from a ballet flat to a court heel. It’s all about how you choose to style it and what makes you feel comfortable.
4. Fleece Jacket + Loungewear
Georgia Steel wears matching hoodie and joggers with a fleece jacket on February 25, 2019
We love the fleece jacket because of its versatility. You can wear it like a hoodie during the day while you’re working from home. If you choose a softer fabric like sherpa, it can feel like you’re being given a warm hug.
Rip Curl Saska Polar Fleece Hoodie Jacket, $89.95 at Zappos / Free People Good Karma Sports Bra, $28 – $48 ay Nordstrom / Free People Sunny Skinny Sweatpants, $48 at Nordstrom / UGG Scuffette II Slippers, $89.95 at Zappos
You can wear your fleece jacket over a crop top, sports bra, or t-shirt. Finish off your loungewear look with a pair of comfortable fleece bottoms or joggers.
You can add a pair of fluffy socks or Ugg slippers if you’re hiding from Zoom calls or catching up on your favorite Netflix shows.
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