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
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.
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