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20 great fall jackets for kids

Keep your little one warm and in style this season with a fab coat.

By Emily Sadler
20 great fall jackets for kids

20 great fall jackets for kids

Such a softie

Fleece jackets are the ultimate in all things cozy. They’re lightweight, incredibly warm and best of all, they’re often inexpensive too, like this great style from H&M Kids. Complete with a side pocket, full zip and thumb holes, this simple jacket is perfect for everyday wear. Fleece is also a great fabric for babies, as it’s soft and easy to wash. Your little bear cub will be oh-so-cozy in this hooded style with ears!


Where to Buy?

Kids’ fleece jacket, $15 H&M
Available in sizes 1-2 years to 8 years

Micro Performance Fleece Hoody for Baby, $17 Old Navy
Available in sizes 0-3 mos to 18-24 mos

20 great fall jackets for kids

Ain’t nothin’ but a houndstooth

This classic pattern never goes out of style. When done in a small print with neutral colours like tans and browns, it goes with everything. Or, make a bold statement with a black and white pattern for girls.


Where to Buy?

Toddler boys’ houndstooth plaid jacket, $50 Gap Kids
Available in sizes 0-6 mos to 18-24 mos

Girls’ black and white coat, $25 H&M
Available in sizes 12 mos to 7-8A

20 great fall jackets for kids

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Cute as a button

It’s hard to resist cute details on a jacket. This fall, the detail of choice is buttons! Not only are they functional, they’re also a great way to add a pop of colour on a simple style. This pleated cotton swing coat is so soft and durable, which is perfect for even the squirmiest baby girl. Your little guy will look dapper in a classic herringbone accented with chocolate brown buttons.


Where to Buy?

Girls’ swing coat, $30 The Children’s Place
Available in sizes 6 mos to 4T

Boys’ herringbone utility jacket, $50 Gap Kids
Available in sizes 12 mos to 5 years

20 great fall jackets for kids

Ready for my warm-up

Getting active this fall? A cozy down vest is a perfect way to stay warm while embracing fall’s beautiful weather, and also allows for maximum movement. Pair a down vest with a soft hoody — it’s the perfect get-up for an autumn hike. A simple windbreaker is a great layer for sporty kids, both on and off the field.


Where to Buy?

MEC Neve down vest, $49 Mountain Equipment Co-op
Available in sizes 8 years to 16 years

Adidas youth core wind jacket, $50 Adidas
Available in sizes S to XL

20 great fall jackets for kids

Rainy day

Keep your puddle jumpers dry with a rain coat this fall! Check out Hatley’s selection of versatile and cozy rain gear for kids, available in lots of great patterns. Slightly older girls will like this full-length waterproof jacket from Ivivva, lululemon athletica’s new line of active gear for girls. It’s a bit on the pricey side, but the soft shell fabric provides protection from all the elements and is flexible enough to allow a few layers underneath. Plus, its reflective outer shell will brighten up even the gloomiest of days and help keep your daughter safe.


Where to Buy?

Robots boys’ raincoat, $49 Hatley
Available in sizes 1 years to 7 years

Girls’ Rain on Me jacket, $118 Ivivva
Available in sizes 4 years to 14 years

20 great fall jackets for kids

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Military inspiration

The military trend remains strong and looks adorable on kids. Olive green is a great neutral colour that can be paired with just about anything. You’ll love the look and versatility of these great styles and your kid will love the comfort!


Where to Buy?

Girls’ military jacket, $30 The Children’s Place
Available in sizes 6 mos to 4T

Boys 77 hooded surplus daily jacket, $50 SE7ENTY SVN (by American Eagle)
Available in sizes XS (5 years) to XL (14 years)

20 great fall jackets for kids

Sherpa

Wearing a sherpa fleece-lined jacket is like wrapping your child up in a blanket — so cozy! For late-autumn days, go for an insulated style like these ones shown here. Give cozy sherpa fleece an edge with this chic faux leather girls’ style from Sears. Give your mini skaterboy a warm hug in this sherpa fleece-lined flannel jacket.


Where to Buy?

Girl’s aviator sherpa jacket, $70 (kids)/$80 (youth) Girl Confidential, available at Sears locations across Canada
Available in sizes 4–6 years ($70) and 7–16 years ($80)

Boys’ Billabong avalon flannel jacket, $75, West49
Available in sizes XS to XL

20 great fall jackets for kids

Varsity blues

Love vintage jackets? You’ll love this adorable blast from the past. Varsity jackets are back! With appliqué on the front and faux-leather sleeves, these kids’ styles are just like the classics. When it gets cooler out, layer a hoodie underneath to keep your sporty kids extra cozy.


Where to Buy?

Girls’ jacket, $35 H&M
Available in sizes 12 mos to 8 years

Boys’ varsity jacket, $50 Old Navy
Available in sizes XS (5 years) to XL(16 years)

20 great fall jackets for kids

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Hello moto

Moto-inspired jackets are everywhere right now and, as with every trend, look absolutely adorable on kids. Love your leather jacket? Try a faux-leather version for your mini-me, like this oh-so-cool style for your little guy. For a softer look, try this knit moto jacket for girls. The diagonal zipper adds a cool flare to an otherwise basic piece.


Where to Buy?

Girls’ knit moto jacket, $35 The Children’s Place
Available in sizes XS(4 years) to XL (14 years)

Boys’ jacket, $35 H&M
Available in sizes 12 mos to 8 years

20 great fall jackets for kids

Adorable denim

Looking for a style that’s here to stay? Stick to the basics with a denim jacket. Put a spin on the classics with this cool plaid-lined jacket for boys. It’s extra warm for chilly fall days. Not a fan of heavy denim? Trick everyone with a faux-denim jacket like this one from Super Cool Kids' Clothing. Made from terry, it’s a comfy alternative to a classic style.


Where to Buy?

Boys’ 77 midnight denim jacket, $34 SE7ENTY SVN (by American Eagle)
Available in sizes 12 mos to 5 years

Favourite jean jacket, $25 Super Cool Kids' Clothing
Available in sizes 2 years to 4 years

20 great fall jackets for kids
This article was originally published on Oct 14, 2011

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