Temperatures finally fell into the fall range this week, which means we get to transition to all the cozy fall things! PSL’s have arrived, all the stores have flipped to Halloween and now I’m going to share all my favorite fall plus size women’s outdoor clothing finds from REI.
The best part about all these pieces is they can be worn on a hike, a camping trip, apple picking, to the movies or walking around town. They’re function meets fashion in every way and are so stinking cute I can’t wait to show them to you. I’m loving REI’s Fall 2019 color story of blues, golds, creams, and browns. First up we’ll take a look at my favorite plus size waterproof jackets.
Favorite Plus Size Rain Coats
REI has a fantastic new line called Groundbreaker. Every piece has a very affordable price point so you can get outside without breaking the bank. And while you might think these pieces won’t have the tech specs or style you want, let me tell you that is far from the truth. I’ve included three pieces from this line in the fall clothing guide! Each piece is affordable, stylish, and comfortable. I hope you love them as much as I do.
The perfect plus size rain jacket! At just under $50 it’s a pretty tough one to beat. My fear with waterproof jackets is always their breathability. If you’ve ever owned a rain jacket that doesn’t breath you totally know what I mean. The Groundbreaker Rain Jacket is made with a 2-layer waterproof breathable laminate. It has a breathable mesh lining, drawcord hood and hem, hip-length, adjustable cuffs, and handwarmer pockets. As an added bonus it’s light and is a very packable rain jacket. Available in five colors, size 2x-3x.
If you’re looking for a longer plus size raincoat this trench is perfect. It’s a little less sporty than the Groundbreaker raincoat above, so it can transition easily to work or going out on the town. Plus it hits you mid-thigh so you have a little extra coverage for really rainy days. I love the adjustable collar with cozy fleece lining, the internal drawcord to make it a little more shapely and the split hem to make walking and sitting easier (because I’ve got a sizable bottom 🙂). Available in four colors, size 2x-3x.
Plus Size Outerwear
Outerwear is essential for transitioning into fall. Both of these pieces can be layered under the rain jackets listed above to get you through the winter, or you can wear them on their own if it’s a dry day.
I haven’t purchased a new fleece in at least five years, so I was really excited when I came across this Groundbreaker fleece. There’s nothing quite like zipping up a warm, soft, cozy fleece. You can wear this one as a top layer or under a shell (like the Groundbreaker Rain Jacket). Like the rest of the Groundbreaker line, it has a great price point, it’s anti-pill (yes!), has a drawcord hem to keep the wind out, and kangaroo pockets to hold your phone and keys without fear of them falling out. Available in six colors, size 2x-3x.
Remember when puffy vests went out of style? Thank god they made a comeback. My favorite part about this insulated vest is it keeps your arms free while keeping your core nice and toasty. Plus the polyester insulation in this vest will keep you warm even if it gets wet. It’s also made with recycled polyester, which helps conserve resources and protect the health of the environment, workers and the wearer. Available in three colors, size 2x-3x.
Cozy Plus Size Sweaters
All three of these pieces are from REI’s Heritage Collection. The color story running through this collection is perfect, warm fall oranges, creams, and yellow, plus grays and greens. Each piece is made for everyday outdoor wear, but in my opinion, they make for some extremely cute casual around town looks.
Plaid flannel is pretty much iconic when it comes to outdoor wear. This flannel is 100% cotton, button-up, and super soft! It’s a staple for camping, hiking, or a casual Saturday afternoon. I’m gonna be real honest and say that I’ve always stayed away from flannel, sometimes it seems a little too masculine for me…and a little too ’90s, but since the ’90s are back in full force I decided to give it a try and totally loved it. Available in five colors/patterns, size 2x-3x.
I’ve been eyeing this baby for a month now. It’s a pullover fleece with lots of lovely added details to make it a little more interesting, and a lot more stylish. They call it a “nod to Norwegian design” which appeals to my Norwegian heritage (I’m a sucker like that). Even though it’s fleece, it’s moisture-wicking and quick-drying, making it a perfect layer for a hike or the transition from cold outdoors to overheated indoors. Available in one color, size 2x-3x.
Aside from the puffer vest, this is probably the warmest item on the list. If you live in a cold place and are looking for the perfect loungy sweater, I think you’ve found it. This 100% lambswool sweater is breathable and naturally odor-resistant. I love that it has a relaxed fit and hits you at the hip, giving a little extra bum coverage. It also has nice hem details in contrasting camel to add a little interest. Available in one color, size 2x-3x.
Perfect Plus Size Women’s Outdoor Clothing Accessories
I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for a scarf. My family makes fun of me a lot for this, but I think they’re a great way to add interest to a ho-hum outfit without making a big investment. I couldn’t resist adding a couple of accessories to the list plus an on-point reusable coffee tumbler.
Can we all agree that the colors on this scarf are perfect? It brings together all the other pieces on this list so perfectly I couldn’t resist adding it in. It’s 100% acrylic, super soft and will keep you warm outside or inside.
I love that so many brands these days are partnering with artists to create beautifully designed pieces. The pattern on this bandana was designed by Daniella Manini (who you should probably follow on Instagram). If the idea of wearing a bandana scares you, I recommend checking eight ways to style a bandana. If anyone opts for the ankle option please tell me how that goes!
I bought my first pair of Darn Tough socks before our trip to Pinnacles National Park. Up until that point I pretty much always went with SmartWool socks. While I still love that brand, I’ve been really impressed with these babies. They have lots of cushion, wick moisture away, and you can’t feel the seams.
I added one more pair of the Darn Toughs because there are just too many good colors and patterns. This pair has thinner cushioning along the base of the foot, making it perfect for warmer climates.
Last but not least is this double-wall vacuum insulated stainless steel, BPA-free reusable coffee tumbler. It keeps hot beverages hot for 6 hours and cold beverages cold for 24 hours. If I’m being perfectly honest I added it because it’s so pretty. Rendering it irresistible.
Favorite Boots for Fall Plus Size Outfits
I’m going to be completely honest and start by saying that I do not own any of these boots, nor have I tried them on. These were chosen purely on cuteness. I will say that I do own shoes made by KEEN and Merrell and have always found these two brands to make extremely comfortable shoes.
These are basically sneakers you can wear in the winter! What makes them even better is they will keep your feet warm and dry, they have all-day comfort footbeds and they are antimicrobial. They come in brown and black, sizes 6-11.
Merrell has been coming out with some great retro hiking boots this year! There’s something about these 1985 inspired hiking boots that I found hard to resist. As an added bonus they have modern technology including; performance fabrics, contoured footbeds, air cushion heels, and waterproof breathable membranes. The color shown in the picture is Dragonfly and they come in size 5-11.
Like the flannel shirt, Danner boots are a classic. They go with everything, look great with jeans or leggings and come with all the modern features we’ve come to expect from hiking boots. The red laces really add a little something extra. Available in size 6-11.
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Looking for more plus size women’s outdoor clothing?
- Check out this enormous list I’ve compiled
- Read my top tips for plus size hikers
- And if you’re looking for a new sleeping bag I can’t recommend this one enough!