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If You Need Proof Your Wardrobe Desperately Needs Fleece, Here It Is

Saanya Ali

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Like shearling boots, beanies, and pumpkin spice everything, fall and fleece go hand-in-hand. The soft fabric is cozy, versatile, and timeless, so as the weather transitions from summer to fall—and then to bitterly, brutally cold, it's important to have a few solid fleece staples in your cold weather arsenal to layer, wear alone, run in, read on the couch in, sleep in, camp in, do errands in, and whatever else your season has in store.

What makes fleece so special is that, since it's fuzzy on both the inside and the outside, it holds in more of your body heat than many other fabrics. It is also synthetic, so it's lighter and cheaper than wool and cashmere, easier to pack, moisture-wicking, makes for a great inner base layer, and is very durable. All that said, some fleece pieces can tend to look like you grabbed them out of your dad's closet (no offense). Scroll down to shop 9 of the best pieces of fleece for fall that are actually stylish.


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Scroll to shop the best fleece for fall

OBEY Mondo Fleece Jacket — $124.00

This lightweight jacket is made to be layered. It’s the perfect basic staple that will go with everything, can shift from day to night, and is relaxed, but features unique pocket accents.

The North Face ‘92 RAGE Retro Fleece Jacket — $120.00

Add a pop of color to your winter wardrobe with this vintage-inspired fleece. The soft fabric makes it perfect for lounging, hiking, or running around doing weekend errands.

Out From Under Kya Fleece Printed Jogger Pant — $49.00

These graphic joggers are all you need to bring summer beach vibes into the colder months. The fleece inner is supremely cozy while the floral pattern makes the look unique and elevated.

BDG Fleece Short — $49.00

Cutoffs are timeless. These orange creamsicle colored shorts are easy to pull on and channel big ’90s kid vibes.

Nike Fleece Club Pant — $45.00

No, bootcut is not limited to jeans. These flattering sweats feature a subtle flare, Nike detailing, and can be paired with any turtleneck, tee, or sweatshirt.

UO Stormy Plush Fleece Jacket — $89.00

As the winter chill approaches, this thick fleece zip-up has got you covered. The colorblock style is on trend, while the oversized fit makes it perfect for layering.

Samii Ryan Innocent Brushed Fleece Sweatpants — $76.00

These unbelievably soft sweats are so cozy you’ll want to live in them this season (and every other one). The baby blue color and animal embroidery are nostalgic, while the oversized fit makes them nap-ready and cool enough to wear out and about.

Patagonia Woolyester Fleece Pullover — $139.00

You can never have too many pullovers. This quarter-length zip up has been a wardrobe staple since the ’90s and the style doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon.

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