The Top Layer: Fleece Favorites for Fall

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Can you believe it’s already fall? The leaves are changing, the air is crisp, and the pumpkin spiced lattes are aplenty. Fall can be a tricky season though, and we’re not talking Halloween. Cool mornings, warm afternoons, and brisk evenings can make getting dressed for the day a curious task, as it’s sometimes difficult to prepare for the sudden changes in temperature that can occur. Thankfully, the practical solution in this situation is also a cute one (and not to mention, cozy): fleece!

We’ve gathered our top 5 fleece favorites for both women and men that are sure to become transitional staples in your closet this fall. Whether you’re headed out for an afternoon of apple picking, going for a run, or finding the early morning commute a little chilly, there’s a fleece for you.

Casual Cool

Grabbing coffee with a friend or checking out the new museum downtown? These his and hers fleeces from Merrell might be fuzzy, but they have the right amount of tailoring that you won’t leave you feeling under-dressed.

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Merrell Soleil Mixer Redux | Merrell Big Sky

Classic

Sometimes, classic is best, and in this case, is sure to keep you warm. These familiar styles are timeless favorites with their pullover designs that block out cold without adding too much bulk. Plus, they’re made with recycled materials for an eco-friendly bonus.

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Patagonia Re-Tool Snap-T Pullover | The North Face Denali Jacket

Viva la Vest!

Vests are tried-and-true, and for good reason, too. Not totally convinced you need a coat but afraid you might get cold? Layer on a vest! This style provides the perfect amount of warmth without the restriction of a thicker jacket, so a vest is a great option if your plans involve a bit of movement.

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Royal Robbins Snow Wonder Vest | Mountain Hardwear Desna Grid Vest

Active Styling

Whether your activity of choice is a jog around the neighborhood or an afternoon hike through the woods, you really can’t beat this weather when it comes to outdoor exercise: not too hot, not too cold, it’s just right (where have we heard that before?). That being said, you often want an outer layer to protect you from the sun and wind that won’t weigh you down. A fitted jacket made with stretch fleece adds just the right amount of insulation for an active fall day enjoyed outside, and the unique grid pattern on this Mountain Hardware zip-up provides added warmth without becoming restrictive.

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Mountain Hardwear  Monkey Woman Grid II Jacket | Marmot Stretch Fleece Jacket

Comfy & Transitional

While all these picks are totally comfortable, we think these two take the cake for transitioning from inside to out with a bit of added style. The long funnel collar on this Royal Robbins number makes it like the cool older sister to your typical hoodie sweatshirt, while the lightweight fleece for men gives an effortless look with its clean lines and tailored fit.

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Royal Robbins Acadia Fleece Jacket | Helly Hansen Daybreaker 1/2 Zip Fleece

This fall, ShoeBuy’s got you covered. Prepare for the cooler weather by layering on your favorite fleece and enjoy all that this season has to offer. Now that’s a treat.

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  1. says

    Good tip on making sure that you rain gear fits over your other layers. This is especially true in cold wet rainy weather when you need to layer. I bought my wife a rain shell last fall and it fit great until she needed a fleece layer underneath. It was too small?!?! I should have known better.

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