Chic, cozy boots and coats for men and women to help you usher in cooler weather.

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If you’re not particularly excited to see the temperature drop and rain set in, remember that the change in seasons also brings the chance to break out cozy coats and fashionable boots.

Here are some of our favorites that will keep you warm and chic, whether you’re hitting the trails, dressing up for an evening out, or anything in between. We promise they’ll soften the blow of the rapidly disappearing sunshine.

Coats for women

Plaid prints, wool fabric and the color red have emerged as some of the most popular fall trends for outerwear.

Available in black and scarlet, the Eddie Bauer Ilaria June Coat ($349 at eddiebauer.com) combines a plaid pattern with a faux-fur collar for a luxurious Pacific Northwest-approved look. Designed in collaboration with stylist Ilaria Urbinati, it’s part of a limited-edition collection that’s likely to sell out.

The lightweight Ali Golden Notch Jacket ($227 at Glasswing, Capitol Hill), in black plaid on 100 percent silk, is the perfect lightweight layering piece for the fall months.

Made in Seattle from hemp and organic cotton, the Prairie Underground Typical Daydream Hoodie ($220 at prairieunderground.com) is an eco-friendly twist on the fall staple. The plaid print and contrast ribbing give it extra style, while the hood makes it perfect for Seattle drizzle.

Clockwise from left:  Bridge & Burn Marshall 
Rain Jacket, $248; Danner Mountain Light Cascade Boots, $360; John Varvatos Brooklyn Lug Zip Boot, $298; Frye Kristen Harness Short Booties, $358
Clockwise from left: Bridge & Burn Marshall Rain Jacket, $248; Danner Mountain Light Cascade Boots, $360; John Varvatos Brooklyn Lug Zip Boot, $298; Frye Kristen Harness Short Booties, $358

Add a soft trench to your wardrobe and you’ll always look pulled together. The wool Amour Vert Zuly Coat ($318 at amourvert.com) is an elegant, versatile classic with a self-tie belt. Like the rest of Amour Vert’s offerings, the coat is crafted in the U.S. from sustainable fabric and nontoxic dyes.

Made in Oregon from wool woven in American mills, the Pendleton Double-Breasted Shorty Jacquard Jacket ($349 at pendleton-usa.com) is a fun take on the peacoat, with a unique graphic print and on-trend boxy shape.

If you’re going to splurge this fall, pick a piece with loads of timeless style, such as the Burberry Benington Wool Coat ($1,395 at Nordstrom). Cut long and lean, the coat’s bold red buttons are a stunning, mod pop of color against the navy wool.

Coats for men

Handsome and streamlined, the Filson Shelter Cloth Bomber ($350 at Filson, Sodo) will quickly become a go-to piece. Made from the Seattle company’s water-repellent Shelter Cloth, it will keep you warm and dry when unexpected rain begins to fall.

Designed in Portland, the Bridge & Burn Marshall Rain Jacket ($248 at bridgeandburn.com) is a classic that’s loaded with little details. The nylon outer shell is rain resistant, with custom cord stops, front hand pockets and nylon-lined sleeves for smooth arm access.

The cotton twill Imperial Motion Maddox Jacket ($90 at imperialmotion.com), out of Tacoma, is a fall staple that will wear into winter, with a cozy sherpa collar and ribbed cuffs.

Boots for women

Chic and versatile, the suede Frye Kristen Harness Short Booties ($358 at thefryecompany.com) feature a black leather double-ring harness strap that gives them a dash of equestrian cool.

The fun and cozy Anthropologie Hiker Boots ($168 at anthropologie.com) combine practicality and bold style. Wear them on a walk through the park or for a casual day in the city.

If rigorous hikes are part of your routine, the sturdy, Portland-made Danner Mountain Light Cascade Boots ($360 at danner.com) will get you through fall’s wet terrain much easier than they carried Reese Witherspoon up the Pacific Crest Trail in the movie “Wild.”

Clockwise from top left: Imperial Motion Maddox Jacket, $90; Amour Vert Zuly Coat, $318; Danner Jag Boot, $119–$170
Clockwise from top left: Imperial Motion Maddox Jacket, $90; Amour Vert Zuly Coat, $318; Danner Jag Boot, $119–$170

For a whole lot of drama, check out the knee-high, two-tone A.S. 98 Swanley Boots ($458 at Horseshoe Boutique, Ballard), handcrafted in Italy and featuring unique, intricate details sure to turn heads.

Boots for men

Thirty years after it was first released, Danner has introduced a new, more lightweight version of its Jag Boot ($119–$170 at danner.com). Without losing its retro 1980s aesthetic, the boot has been updated to include modern materials, such as a cushioning EVA midsole and grippy waffle-style outsole.

Upgrade your everyday boot to something with a bit more style, like the John Varvatos Brooklyn Lug Zip Boot ($298 at zappos.com). Made from soft calfskin leather, the boot features a buckle accent, slightly flared ankle and distressed round toe.

Charcoal-printed cotton twill adds extra style to the Toms Charcoal Fleck Chukka Boots ($98 at Nordstrom). The textile goes with just about everything, and the comfy boots include a warm lining. And, of course, with any Toms shoe purchase, the company provides a pair of shoes to a child in need.

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