Four of My Favorite Jackets For Fall + Up to 50% Off Sale!

Four of My Favorite Types of Fall Jackets

Happy August, friends!  My family still has lots of backyard parties, trips to the pool, and birthday/anniversary celebrations, but August is also when we start preparing to get back in the swing of things for fall.  Anyone else torn about this time of year?  I loooove laidback summer vibes, but I also love steady rhythms.  Plus, fall style!  😍

In preparation for fall, today I want to share four fall jackets that will be fantastic workhorses in your closet.  And I’m partnering with J.Crew Factory to do it!  If you’re not familiar with J.Crew Factory, it’s a sibling company of J.Crew. While I never shopped much at J.Crew, I shop a LOT at J.Crew Factory! It’s its own line of easy to wear styles that are more laid back and MUCH more affordable, especially with all the sales they run!  Today you can get up to 50% off everything!  J.Crew Factory is one of my favorite places to get staples and basics. I loooove their quilted puffer vests, schoolboy blazer, and navy gingham button up which is one of the most remixed pieces in my closet! (See the ways I’ve worn the navy gingham top HERE.)

When I peeked at J.Crew Factory’s new arrivals I got SO excited about their fall outerwear!  They have some fantastic options, so without further ado lets get to ‘em!

SIZING: I’m 5’6″ and usually 6/8 or S/M in clothes, 8.5 to 9 in shoes.


Navy quilted jacket + gingham shirt + tote bag + Riding boots + SkinniesQuilted Jacket + Skinnies + Gingham Shirt + Riding Boots + Skinnies Skinny jeans + riding boots + quilted jacket + tote Riding boots + Skinnies + Tote Bag + Quilted Jacket + Gingham Shirt Tote Bag+ Skinnies + GIngham Shirt + Navy Quilted Jacket

I wanted a quilted coat like this last year but couldn’t find a good one.  I’m reallllly happy about this one from J.Crew Factory!  Coats can often feel stiff or bulky, and this is neither. It’s streamline, fits close to the body, is not bulky at all, but is perfectly warm for fall!  It’s super comfy and really easy to move around in.  I also love the huge upright pockets for storage!  This looks great with jeans and sweaters or button ups for a classic look that’s casual but tailored.  See the jacket HERE.

Note: I saw this jacket has one review online saying it’s bulky, and I’m shocked!  I felt completely opposite about it and wrote that it’s not bulky even before I saw that comment, haha!  Perhaps they bought the wrong size.  This thing fits me like a glove!  🤷🏻‍♀️

Shop for the Look:
top – size S  |  jacket – size S  |  similar jeans


Utility jacket + Pink Tie Top + Light Jeans + Leopard Flats Utility jacket + Light Jeans + gray bag + Pink Top Utility Jacket + Light Jeans + Pink Top + Gray Bag + Statement Earrings Pink top + Utility Jacket + Statement Earrings + Light Jeans

If you’ve been around PMT you know a utility jacket is one of my fall staples. It’s a great lightweight layer that goes with almost anything. I wear these over jeans and a tee, jeans and a blouse, a dress with booties or a dress with sneakers—it’s really hard to go wrong!  I love that they are a little tougher to better withstand dirt, and that they have huge pockets.

I always look for one that cinches at the waist so that they’re less boxy and provide shape. This one has an adjustable drawstring at the waist that you can cinch to best fit your body. 👌🏽 I also love the color!  These jackets come in many shades of green and olive, and I love that this one is lighter and a little brighter.  See it HERE.

Shop for the Look:
top – size S  |  jacket – size S  |  similar shoes


Striped Tee + Black Jacket + Skinnies + Boots + Green Earrings Black Rain Jacket + Striped Tee + Jeans + Grey Bag Black Rain Jacket + Striped Tee

RAINCOAT – size S but need size M
I’ve been looking for a waterproof coat that’s not bulky but not a trench coat since those feel too tailored for my casual outfits.  This raincoat is just what I’ve wanted!  It’s thinner, lightweight, and has big pockets, and a drawstring hood.  It’s a versatile style that’s super similar to my beloved utility jackets, but waterproof. 🙌🏽

I’m wearing size S which fits me exactly—almost too exact. It’s snug at the shoulders and hips, which are my two widest parts. I can zip it up but wouldn’t be comfortable with a thicker top like a sweater. The fit is flattering in S, and I’m hoping that will stay true once I exchange for M.  Get it HERE!

Shop for the Look:
Tee: similar tee  |   jacket–size S but need M  |  similar jeans


Tan Jacket + Green Lace tee + Black Skinnies + Leopard Bag + Gold AccessoriesBlack Skinnies + Tan Moto Jacket + Green Lace top + Heeled peep toesGreen Lace top + Gold Fringe Necklace + Tan Moto Jacket + Leopard BagGirls Night Out: Green lace top + black skinnies + gold accessories

I’m a huuuuge fan of faux leather jackets! They elevate any outfit and give it a cool dressy casual vibe. Here I paired it with an olive lace tee and peep toe booties for a date night.

BTW, I have this lace tee in an older version from a couple years ago, and it is one of my favorite pieces in my closet!!! I have the older version in white, blue, and a bright orangey red. This year’s version is slightly different but still great. They are fully lined except for the sleeves, the lace is on the back as well as front, and the white one has been one of the most remixed pieces in my closet.  (See how I’ve worn my white one HERE.)    This season it’s available in olive, black, cream, and light purple!  See them HERE!

Sizing for top: I sized up to 8 because while size 6 fit, size 8 laid over my hips better.  If you don’t have wider hips, go with your usual size.  Also heads up, it doesn’t seem to be great or people with long torsos.  

Shop for the Look:
 – size 8  |  
jacket – size S  |  similar jeans

Those are my fall outerwear recs!  If you’re in need of fall jackets or other clothes for fall, check out J.Crew Factory TODAY to get items on sale!  Also, teachers or college students can get an extra 15% off!  (Read HERE).  Lastly, J.Crew Factory is running a Back to School Giveaway with a grand prize of $2,500 and 10 first-prizes of $100 gift cards to JCF!  Enter HERE.

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  • Reply
    Christine Newman
    August 7, 2018 at 7:56 am

    I really like that quilted jacket on you! How are you not sweating in these while taking the photos, LOL? It’s been soooo hot!

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      Audrey @ Putting Me Together
      August 7, 2018 at 8:53 am

      LOL I was sweating! My hair was giving out towards the end cuz of SWEAT! 😂I shared on Instastories before we shot saying pray that I don’t die of heatstroke. Hahaha.

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    Nicole G. Bhandari
    August 7, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Hi Audrey, great post and, as always, I love the styles you create for Fall! I am sooo tempted to buy the navy QUILTED JACKET but am hesitant to, as there is no J. Crew Factory near me and shipping/exchanges are hard on my wallet. The thing is, I have a size 36D (DD at certain times of the month) chest and I’m worried that I’ll be unable to button up the coat. Did you find the coat was still comfortable / roomy when you buttoned it closed?

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      Audrey @ Putting Me Together
      August 7, 2018 at 10:27 am

      Hi Nicole! I have a small chest, and it was not roomy when buttoned closed. If I had a larger chest I would definitely have to size up to M.

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        Nicole G. Bhandari
        August 7, 2018 at 4:42 pm

        Thank you, I just ordered in a size M. *fingers-crossed* 😉

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    Ashton Wright
    August 8, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    Hi Audrey, I’ve been looking for a faux suede moto jacket for awhile now and this one fits my budget. I did have a question about fit though. I’m between a 6 and an 8 so deciding between a small and medium is tricky for me when ordering online. Can you elaborate a little more on how the small fits? Thanks so much!

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    August 9, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    I had a hard time deciding what to buy. I loved them all. I ended up ordering the rain jacket, the quilted jacket, and the gingham blue shirt. Since the boots were sold out at Lucky brands and Nordstrom, I found them on and ordered those as well. Love all these outfits for fall!

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      Audrey @ Putting Me Together
      August 9, 2018 at 4:34 pm

      I hope they work out for you! The boots need a cushioned insole. They’re pretty uncomfortable without them, but with an insole, I LOVE them!

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    August 10, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    My utility jacket came today and I’m really happy with it! Thanks for the recommendation!

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    Claudia Pizano
    August 31, 2018 at 7:58 am

    Hi Audrey! Im really loving the navy quilted jacket in fact i am about to purchase one myself! I was hoping you could help with sizing. I am usually in between a s/m i’m 5’3 and 128lbs. I have a small chest, but I have wide shoulders so was wondering if you thought the small had some room.

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      Audrey @ Putting Me Together
      September 3, 2018 at 10:01 pm

      Hi Claudia! I’m usually S/M and have wide shoulders and a small chest. I’m wearing S. I couldn’t wear it with a very bulky sweater. I wouldn’t recommend it for people with larger chests though as several women with that build have said it didn’t work out for them.

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