Fall is fast approaching and my love for the Celine jacket is doubling which means I need a list of alternatives asap. I can run in circles all day and justify why 2000 euros won’t be that bad for a jacket that will last me a lifetime, but I really shouldn’t. I mean, maybe.
In case you don’t know which jackets I’m referring to, this is what I mean:
I wear the same oversized blazer year after year and I’m dying for something new. I just want something a bit more fitted and tailored, but still modern and not too overly stuffy. Something chic and classic but, also not overdoing it. That’s where I really think Celine has nailed it. Their cropped, tailored, bouclé / tweed jacket is exactly what I’m looking for. Celine really nailed it in every single colorway and combination. Their jackets looks incredibly soft and feminine but so edgy and modern. I absolutely love them and in case anyone wants to give me an early Christmas or birthday present – you can choose from any of the above.
Until then, here is a list of my Celine jacket alternatives.
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Also, another disclaimer before we start: you’ll notice that I highlight the material part of the jacket quite a bit in this article. I’m by no means an expert on fabric, but the more I shop, the more I realize how important the material of my clothing is. I used to not really care about this as much, but not caring has made me waste a lot of money as I end up disliking the pieces I own in the long run.
Specifically to knitwear and wool, non-trench, jackets, I try my best to avoid polyester and acrylics because I personally don’t like how it feels. In my experience, no matter how expensive they are, synthetics on knitwear or wool, non-trench, jackets just end up feeling plasticky, especially compared to clothing that are mostly built with natural fibers. Another downside, I also find that my clothes with synthetic materials pill rather easily and they don’t keep me as warm (which is really the bare minimum for knitwears and jackets).
Look, I’m not saying I’m completely against synthetic materials.
Blending synthetic fibers like nylon (or polyamide) or polyester has its own benefit like durability, shape retention and ease of care. But, I personally haven’t been the biggest fan of the knitwear and “wool”, non-trench, jackets that are mostly synthetic. Maybe I’m completely off and this was just a one off, but I think it’s important to just be honest about my own experience. Personally, I prefer natural fibers these days and if I have to go for synthetic, I try to minimize the amount or try my best to stick to only tencel, lyocell, or viscose.
Again, this is only my opinion based on my own experience, I’m sure there are exceptions and with everything, I definitely recommend seeing it yourself in person whenever you can and go with what makes you feel good.
Sorry, with that, let’s really go back to my list of Celine jacket alternatives:
1. ba&sh Meredith jacket
Now, onto ba&sh Meredith jacket – I don’t know where I first saw it, but I’m sure it was TikTok. I fell in love with the cut of the jacket. The boxiness is perfect and it actually has a flow. Not really sure how to describe it, but like the movement of the jacket when you’re wearing it. It’s not stiff at all even though it’s a tailored jacket, and I love that the sleeves are on the shorter side. Don’t get me wrong. I have moments where I love long sleeves, but for these types of bouclé tailored jackets, I think shorter sleeves flatter it a lot more. Also, don’t get me started on the buttons. They’re so vintage. I just love them.
2. J. Crew Emilie sweater jacket (and a few others)
This striped Emilie sweater jacket is actual perfection and the ultimate staple. Also, I usually don’t go for red, but I absolutely want the red version of this. It’s so timeless and simple. The reviews are also sooo good and bonus point: it’s a 100% cotton. Honestly though, I can see myself wearing this with jeans or with tailored trousers, mini skirts, over a dress or just slinged over my shoulder and I feel like the outfit would be complete.
This black cropped one is also a pretty good alternative, but I’m not a fan of the 35% polyester mix.
3. W Concept
Disclaimer: I’ve never shopped at W Concept but I’m honestly not worried. There’s mixed reviews out there, but it generally seems fine. Plus I find it reassuring that each product page has its own review section and it makes things a lot more transparent.
Anyways, back to the jackets. I honestly found so many to link but after a while, I got overwhelmed with all of the options. There’s just so many to go through. I love all the ones I’ve found, but the first five is definitely my favorite. The Becca jacket is literally perfect. It comes in four different colours and padded for extra warmth. But, the cut of this one is everything I wanted and more. Plus, how can I skip over this 100% wool pink one?
4. Reformation Trista & Dale Jacket
On the opposite end, there’s their white Dale jacket. This one’s more soft and relaxed – like it’s the type of jacket I’d wear if I want something more simple, cozy and laid back. Sadly, this jacket is 60% polyester and only 40% wool. Look, I’m not always opposed to polyester, but like I mentioned in the beginning, I usually don’t like polyester on jackets or knitwear. With that, I’m having a hard time justifying the price tag. If anyone has this, please let me know how you’ve liked it so far – is it worth the money?
5. IRO Deana Jacket
The Deana jacket is definitely less classic than the other ones I’ve linked, but it’d be amiss if I didn’t include this one. This jacket looks so well constructed and I love the composition. It’s 53% cotton, 29% virgin wool and 18% alpaca wool. It’s also lined with 52% cotton and 48% viscose. The jacket has a built-in shoulder pad and I’m convinced this jacket will age beautifully.
IRO has always piqued my interest, but I’ve never really shopped there myself. They’re a French brand, but I feel like they’re quite common in the Netherlands and gives me more Dutch vibes than French. I’ve only heard great things about the quality of their clothing, but their website has terrible reviews – I saw a lot of people complaining about their customer service. So, if you want to try this brand, I think you might be better off buying from reliable retailers like de Bijenkorf or 24S.
6. Veronica Beard
I especially love the red number here. It’s the perfect fiery red to go into fall and I love the gold buttons with it. I’m not too crazy for the composition, but I’m glad it’s still 60% wool. Disclaimer: I’ve never personally tried or felt their jackets in person, but all the reviews I’ve read so far said really positive things about their quality. If you have shopped there before and have owned a jacket from them, please leave a comment below – I’m so curious to know how you’ve liked it so far!
With that, I’ve found so many well designed jackets on maje. My favorite is this 80% wool one which is beautifully structured and in this deep, rich, navy color that I’d love to pair in this upcoming fall with hues of reds. They also have other options which are more playful and colorful like this one, but do keep in mind that this is 55% synthetic so it might not feel as brilliant in comparison to the wool ones. Of course, this is just an assumption based on my own experience. As with everything, I definitely recommend seeing it in person if you can.
8. Massimo Dutti
I have a love hate relationship with Massimo Dutti. I usually love everything on their website cause they capture everything so beautifully. But, to be honest, shopping there has always been a huge hit or miss. Some items are really beautiful and well-made but some are also underwhelming and not as expected. Most of the times I’m disappointed with the fit and I end up half-loving it. Honestly, maybe it’s a me problem – let me know if you experience the same. In any case, if you’re able to try it out in person, it’s definitely a good brand to try.
Now that the disclaimers are out of the way, let’s go back to the jackets I’ve included here – I absolutely love love love how everything looks. I absolutely want to take fluffy cardigan one one with me everywhere. It’s not exactly a jacket, but it gives a similar look. I picture myself pairing this with mid rise jeans to make it more casual, but make it polished with pointy boots or heels. The only downside, in my opinion, is that it’s 45% acrylics.
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Despite all of that, I think they’re worth re-looking into. These two jackets, for example, serve as a really nice alternative if you’re looking for something more fun and unique than the typical boucle / tweed jackets. I love the colors of the first one, but not a fan that it’s 88% polyester. I think it’s unavoidable for that type of look, but I don’t know. If you happen to have this, please let me know how it’s been for you!
10. Claudie Pierlot
If you’re not familiar with Claudie Pierlot, they’re a French brand that makes quality clothing with a distinct Parisian flair. It’s very timeless but still very playful with its own character. The overall Parisian vibe really reminds me of ba&sh and Isabel Marant, but Claudie Pierlot is definitely less boho chic in comparison. It’s more classic and urban (if that’s even the right word to describe it). In any case, the french really has a way with style.
Diving deeper into their collection, I love these jackets – they are the perfect celine jacket alternatives. They look really classic, but also modern. I think it’s definitely the cut, they absolutely nailed the cropped length and boxiness. The style is definitely easy to transition from casual daywear to a more polished evening look. I feel like you can easily get this “I just threw this on” effortless chic look with these jackets. And, if you’re lucky – you might be able to find this at a discount at shopping outlets like Bicester Village or Roermond outlet here in the Netherlands. Also, if you do have one of these jackets, please let me know how you’ve liked it so far!
And there you have it. I hope you enjoyed my Celine jacket alternatives and I hope you find one that fits you perfectly. Honestly, I’m sad that summer’s ending, but at least I get to look forward to wearing these types of jackets and tall boots. If you like these type of series, let me know down below! It takes me super long to write them but I really, really, enjoy it! Thanks again for reading <3
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