This Retro Fleece Trend Is Making Its Cozy Comeback

Cortne Bonilla
·2 min read

When we envision the trends of yesteryear, we conjure up images of our favorite supermodels clad in low-rise leather trousers, baggy jeans, and cozy packable jackets designed for camping trips. Like with slip dresses and combat boots, lately, we've been looking to the '90s for retro-style inspiration — and this season's newest trend resurgence is further evidence of just that: fleece fashion.

The sporty-snug-style hybrid is no longer exclusive to hikers, rock climbers, or your middle-school self. Considering the lasting effects of Patagonia, L.L Bean, and The North Face, the fleece's nostalgic appeal isn't going to fade off the fashion scene any time soon — especially when cabincore is all the rage. Fall is here with winter following in its footsteps, so we're all about finding cozy loungewear-adjacent pieces to bundle ourselves up in. We hunted down a number of classic to reimagined fleece styles ahead — from buttery iterations to retro jackets lined with the stuff and even a pair of stretch pants (plus a bucket hat) in fleecey form.

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<br><br><strong>Columbia</strong> Archer Ridge™ II Full Zip Jacket, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.columbia.com%2Fp%2Fwomens-archer-ridge-ii-full-zip-jacket-1922652.html%3Fdwvar_1922652_color%3D397" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Columbia" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Columbia</a>


Columbia Archer Ridge™ II Full Zip Jacket, $, available at Columbia
<br><br><strong>The North Face</strong> ’95 Retro Denali Jacket, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thenorthface.com%2Fshop%2Fwomens-95-retro-denali-jacket-nf0a3xce" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The North Face" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">The North Face</a>


The North Face ’95 Retro Denali Jacket, $, available at The North Face
<br><br><strong>Patagonia</strong> Los Gatos Fleece Jacket, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.backcountry.com%2Fpatagonia-los-gatos-fleece-jacket-womens-pat01k0" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Backcountry" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Backcountry</a>


Patagonia Los Gatos Fleece Jacket, $, available at Backcountry
<br><br><strong>LOFT</strong> Sherpa Zip Sweatshirt, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.loft.com%2Fsherpa-zip-sweatshirt%2F549681%3FskuId%3D30501423%26selectedColor%3D4939" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:LOFT" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">LOFT</a>


LOFT Sherpa Zip Sweatshirt, $, available at LOFT
<br><br><strong>The North Face</strong> Women’s Cragmont Fleece Coat, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thenorthface.com%2Fshop%2Fwomens-cragmont-fleece-coat-nf0a4r3t" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The North Face" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">The North Face</a>


The North Face Women’s Cragmont Fleece Coat, $, available at The North Face
<br><br><strong>Columbia</strong> Lodge Sherpa Full-Zip Sherpa Pullover, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dickssportinggoods.com%2Fp%2Fcolumbia-womens-lodge-sherpa-full-zip-sherpa-pullover-20cmbwwclmbldgshrapo%2F20cmbwwclmbldgshrapo" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Dick's Sporting Goods" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Dick's Sporting Goods</a>


Columbia Lodge Sherpa Full-Zip Sherpa Pullover, $, available at Dick's Sporting Goods
<br><br><strong>lululemon</strong> Oh So Sherpa Half Zip, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fshop.lululemon.com%2Fp%2Fcold-weather%2FOh-So-Sherpa-Half-Zip%2F_%2Fprod9960770%3Fcolor%3D0001" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:lululemon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">lululemon</a>


lululemon Oh So Sherpa Half Zip, $, available at lululemon
<br><br><strong>L.L. Bean</strong> Fleece Zip-Up Sweatshirt, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffave.co%2F34ai4Qc" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:L.L. Bean" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">L.L. Bean</a>


L.L. Bean Fleece Zip-Up Sweatshirt, $, available at L.L. Bean
<br><br><strong>Obey</strong> Juniper Pieced Fleece Pullover, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.buckle.com%2Fobey-juniper-pieced-fleece-pullover%2Fprd-64300221800336%2Fsku-7043820100%2Fi18n%3Aus" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Buckle" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Buckle</a>


Obey Juniper Pieced Fleece Pullover, $, available at Buckle
<br><br><strong>outloudvintage</strong> Vintage Columbia Radial Sleeve Jacket 90s Fleece Lined, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.etsy.com%2Flisting%2F860288426%2Fvintage-columbia-radial-sleeve-jacket" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>


outloudvintage Vintage Columbia Radial Sleeve Jacket 90s Fleece Lined, $, available at Etsy
<br><br><strong>Athleta</strong> Tugga Sherpa Jacket, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fathleta.gap.com%2Fbrowse%2Fproduct.do%3Fpid%3D486693052%23pdp-page-content" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Athleta" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Athleta</a>


Athleta Tugga Sherpa Jacket, $, available at Athleta
<br><br><strong>iets frans</strong> Contrast Trim Fleece Zip-Through Hoodie, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffave.co%2F2Tb8ne1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Urban Outfitters" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Urban Outfitters</a>


iets frans Contrast Trim Fleece Zip-Through Hoodie, $, available at Urban Outfitters
<br><br><strong>L.L. Bean</strong> Mountain Classic Colorblock Fleece Pullover, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.llbean.com%2Fllb%2Fshop%2F120873%3Fpage%3Dwomens-mountain-classic-colorblock-fleece-pullover" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:L.L. Bean" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">L.L. Bean</a>


L.L. Bean Mountain Classic Colorblock Fleece Pullover, $, available at L.L. Bean
<br><br><strong>Alo Yoga</strong> Foxy Sherpa Jacket, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.aloyoga.com%2Fproducts%2Fw4313r-foxy-sherpa-jacket-camel%3Fvariant%3D31884981436534" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Alo Yoga" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Alo Yoga</a>


Alo Yoga Foxy Sherpa Jacket, $, available at Alo Yoga
<br><br><strong>Skims</strong> Cozy Knit Pants, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffave.co%2F31mPHg4" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Skims" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Skims</a>


Skims Cozy Knit Pants, $, available at Skims
<br><br><strong>Carhartt</strong> White Fleece Northfield Bucket Hat, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffave.co%2F3dEa9hr" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:SSENSE" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">SSENSE</a>


Carhartt White Fleece Northfield Bucket Hat, $, available at SSENSE

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