Our Favorite Casual Jackets for Warding Off the Seattle Freeze

The chilly, Pacific Northwest weather thing, not our awkward politeness and social shortcomings.

By Jenni Moore and Zoe Sayler

The products listed here were independently selected by a member of the editorial staff. Should you choose to purchase a product through a link on this page, we may receive an affiliate commission.

Seattle designer Luly Yang's attention to detail elevates cozy athleisure-inspired fashions.

Image: Luly Yang

Yes, the Seattle Freeze is still an actual thing. So too is our near-yearlong need for a jacket. We can't help with would-be friends flaking out on you, but we can help with the second thing. 

These products were chosen by our editorial team from the Shops at Seattle Met, the city’s first online marketplace bringing the best local businesses together in one place.

Activewear-inspired without looking like it emerged straight from gym class, this soft, lightweight jacket employs Luly Yang's iconic form-flattering trim in an understated velvet.

No need to "borrow" a friend or partner's jacket for the effortless oversize look of a corduroy jacket, updated here thanks to a slightly cropped fit (and available up to a size 3XL).

This jacket ships in about three weeks—because it's made to order just for you, in an effort to minimize waste from excess manufacturing. But it's not just feel-good in theory. Ultra-soft wool and cashmere combine with a slightly boxy fit for a super cozy seasonal transition piece.

Sometimes you need your casual coat to be waterproof, too. (Let's be honest—it's not just sometimes.) Chocolate-brown tartan and a tailored, trenchlike fit elevate this raincoat well above the clouds.

Why waste precious morning hours picking a shirt and a jacket when you could get a pretty, baby-blue coat that does both? Made from warm, soft wool, this shacket also comes in handy on those deceptively sunny false-spring days.

Two layers of warm alpaca wool combine for a sweater-jacket combo that's as cozy as it is versatile: Reverse it for color options; button it two different ways for either a fitted or relaxed look.

The biker-inspired silhouette and ultra-cozy, sweatshirt-esque material are just the tip of the iceberg. This ultra-fashionable pick is all about the details: mesh paneling and angled seaming built to follow the curves of the body, quilted accents, and a butterfly  on the sculptural collar to show it's Luly Yang.

There's no outerwear more classic than the denim jacket. Grab this distressed, slightly-oversize version from Rollick and count down the days until spring.

Subtlety defines this Rhythm shacket, from the feminine touch of a curved hem to the subdued pop of earthy olive green to the slightly oversize monochrome buttons.

For those who are rarely ever truly casual, this gorgeous leather and shearling bomber jacket from Seattle designer Luly Yang combines the glamour of a luxurious fur coat with the trendy, wear-everyday silhouette of a classic bomber jacket.

Built "for those in-between 'rain or shine' days," Feller's comfy hip-length jacket offers waterproofing in the form of waxed cotton (a welcome departure from more obvious rain-gear materials) and a choice between classic solid colors and a barely there black-and-blue poppy pattern.

The Cura Co. founder Kiko Eisner-Waters picked this 1980s sailor jacket for its near-perfect vintage condition, and the standout look provided by its cropped, fitted shape and bold brass buttons. Best for a size medium.

If heavy button-up shirts can moonlight as shackets, can't a sturdy sweater count as outerwear, too? Handmade in Bolivia from 100 percent alpaca wool, this cozy, oversize sweater can button over any outfit for a layering piece that feels like the centerpiece.

Tossing a waterproof layer over a meticulously planned outfit usually feels like a bummer—but Luly Yang's immediately recognizable monarch print on a balloon-sleeve, smocked-waist, peplum rain shell shines on its own.

Denim jacket, but make it practical all year round. Thanks to some careful detailing, like a cross-shaped seam and tiny slit at the back, a cute stripe lining, and a two-way gold zipper, this jacket's waxed denim waterproofing is just a bonus.

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