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I'm obsessed with this celeb-approved Free People fleece jacket, and it's on sale now

Hilary Duff was spotted getting cozy in a Free People fleece this weekend.
Hilary Duff was spotted getting cozy in a Free People fleece this weekend.

Once the temperature starts to dip, there's nothing better than cozy layers to help you stay warm. Even celebs have their go-to staples for winter, and this weekend Hilary Duff took to Instagram to show off one of her favourite cold weather styles.

The "Younger" star took a moment to share a cozy selfie to her Instagram Stories, where she posed while rocking a $197 CAD/$148 USD Hit The Slopes Fleece Jacket from Free People.

"Obsessed with this [Free People Movement] fleece in support of [Girls Inc.]," the 35-year-old wrote. "Go get one and get cozy!"

Hilary Duff wears the Hit The Slopes Fleece Jacket from Free People. Image via Instagram/HilaryDuff.
Hilary Duff wears the Hit The Slopes Fleece Jacket from Free People. Image via Instagram/HilaryDuff.

Made from a plush fleece fabric, this jacket has an oversized silhouette that gives off an effortless feel no matter what you pair it with. It has three zippered pockets to keep your essentials closet at hand, and snap button closure.

As Duff mentioned, a portion of the sales of this fleece jacket also supports the charity Girls Inc., helping to provide fitness and wellness programming to girls across the country.

Right now, you can also save up to 25 per cent on this fleece jacket, as Free People is hosting a one-day sale on everything site-wide. When you spend between $250 and $499, you can save 20 per cent on your order, while orders over $500 will receive 25 per cent off the total.

As someone who loves a cozy fleece as a way to stay warm, I decided to buy the celeb-approved jacket (models Hailey Bieber and Kaia Gerber are also fans) for myself to see if it truly lives up to the hype.

Free People Hit The Slopes Fleece Jacket

Hit The Slopes Fleece Jacket. Image via Free People.
Hit The Slopes Fleece Jacket. Image via Free People.

From $148 CAD/$111 USD $197 CAD/$148 USD at Free People

First impressions

About a year ago, I found myself drawn to the oversized fleece jacket in a neon shade of Tropical Pink when I found it in my size secondhand. I decided to pull the trigger, and chalked it up to being a fun fashion experiment.

First off, this fleece jacket is extremely cozy and super soft, making it a perfect choice to bring along while I went on a camping and road trip through Prince Edward County. Since then, I've also worn the jacket on repeat while grabbing a morning coffee, walking my dog and while travelling through the U.S. and Canada.

It's a functional choice to have while out and about, since the jacket has so many convenient pockets. The zippered front pockets are big enough to hold my cell phone, wallet, keys and sunglasses without worrying that they'll fall out, while the smaller chest pocket is perfectly sized to store a face mask.

I ended up loving the jacket so much that I bought it in another colour (this time in navy blue) for days when I want something a little less eye-catching.

Wearing the Free People Hit The Slopes Fleece Jacket in Tropical Pink and Eclipse.
Wearing the Free People Hit The Slopes Fleece Jacket in Tropical Pink and Eclipse.

What others are saying

In addition to being a hit among celebrities, the Hit The Slopes Fleece Jacket is also a favourite among Free People shoppers. So far, it’s earned a 4.4-star rating from more than 200 customer reviews.

“This is the most comfortable thing I’ve ever owned! Big plus that it’s so easy to style and the colour is just so beautiful! Particularly in love with all those pockets,” raved one reviewer.

“I love this jacket, but was secretly hoping I wouldn’t so I could return it. Once I tried it, I couldn’t give it up. It’s light with lots of pockets, and just the right length for higher waisted pants,” shared another.

Hit The Slopes Fleece Jacket. Image via Free People.
Hit The Slopes Fleece Jacket. Image via Free People.

From $148 CAD/$111 USD $197 CAD/$148 USD at Free People

Many shoppers have noted that this jacket does run slightly large, so if you prefer a more fitted look, you’ll want to size down before you buy.

“Obsessed with this jacket. I wasn't sure what size to get (S or M), I am 5'7 135 pounds, and decided to go with the small. The medium looked great as well, but a little too oversized as the jacket's style is already oversized,” revealed one reviewer.

I’d agree with the reviews that you can definitely get away with a size down. I purchased my jacket in both an XS and my usual size small, and didn't notice a huge size difference between the two.

Final thoughts

Having brought this jacket along on vacations, to the gym, and just wearing around the house, it definitely gets my seal of approval for a cozy and versatile pick for fall and winter.

You can shop the Hit The Slopes Fleece Jacket in more than 15 different colours — but you'll have to act quickly. Certain sizes and colours are already low in stock as this fleece has become a must-have style.

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