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It’s the time of year to bring out those jean jackets because it’s too warm for a giant parka that looks like a sleeping bag (IYKYK). Enter the jean jacket. I’m wearing them over just about everything to go just about everywhere: Dates, brunch, the grocery store and even my couch. They’re definitely the most versatile pieces in my closet, and for good reason — jean jackets are a classic wardrobe staple that you’ll hold onto forever.
Here are the jean jackets that you’ll wear over everything this season and beyond:
The very first recorded jean jacket was created by Levi Strauss in 1880, so it’s only right that we start our list with the original trucker jacket from Levi’s. This perfect in-between layer has made history and deserves a place in your closet.
Meet one of the coolest jean jackets I ever did see. I mean, can we talk about this fringe? It’s giving me major music festival vibes. Hello, Coachella/Stagecoach/any other occasion where you want to stand out.
Forever 21 Fringe Denim Jacket, $35.99 (Orig. $59.99)
Speaking of fringe, this jean jacket featuring rhinestone box chain trim is everything. My jaw is still on the ground after seeing this.
You know that scene in Mean Girls where Regina George says, “Oh my god! I love your skirt. Where did you get it?” And the girl says, “It was my mom’s in the ’80s,” and she is so happy about the compliment? That’s the same feeling I get from this jacket because it’s absolute perfection and definitely something you’ll wear forever and want to pass down. This jean jacket is that good.
I ordered this jacket a few weeks ago and wasn’t sure how I felt about it. Was it too distressed? Was it too oversized? I wasn’t sure, but then I wore it out to run errands and was stopped by half a dozen people. I even DM’d one girl the link. Go ahead and add this to your cart now. I’ll wait.
This baby will instantly add some edge to any look. Let’s just say that it’s been on my mind all week, and I’m totally OK with that.
Not only is this uber affordable denim jacket guaranteed to look good over everything, but it also showcases designs by LGBTQ artist Blu Moody. This jacket is definitely calling your name.
Just looking at this cropped denim jacket makes me want to head to Indio for Coachella. I’m not sure if it’s the suede fringe or the elasticized waistband, but you can count me in.
This bright white denim jacket is one of my favorite Stitch Fix finds EVER. It’s effortlessly cool no matter what you pair it with.
This tried-and-true staple will be the single most practical piece of outerwear in your closet. Get ready to throw it over everything from slip dresses to yoga pants.
Let your jacket do the talking with the fun tie-dye print of this whimsical collab. The back of the jacket reads, “Take the time to smile,” and it’s sure to have you grinning from ear to ear every time you put it on.
Venus Stud Detail Jean Jacket, $44.99 (Orig. $59)
It doesn’t get much cooler than a studded denim jacket. This one made our list of favorites because it’s a guaranteed head-turner.
Eloquii Patchwork Denim Jacket, $129.95
Allow me to introduce you to the perfect patchwork statement piece. We’re loving the ’70s sensibility of this denim jacket!
Kittenish Go Away Denim Jacket, $32 (Orig. $76)
Slide this simple jean jacket/shacket over your shoulders for an effortless layer that will keep you warm on those cool summer nights.
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