The 19 Best Denim Jackets of All Time, Starting at $41

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When you really think about it, denim jackets are the only outerwear with year-round appeal. They’re a staple for the breezy days of spring and fall, a layering piece for winter (they look fab under a puffer) and the only thing you want to toss on in the summer when the air conditioner is on high. They come in every shade imaginable, from blue denim to off-white, plus snakeskin and faux-fur lined, so having just one is kind of impossible. Suddenly have the urge to add a new style to your collection? Smart move. Here are 19 of the best denim jackets, starting at just $41.

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1. Madewell Denim Jacket

When we learned this jacket is a Meghan Markle favorite, we knew we needed to add it to our rotation. It hits at the perfect spot just above the hips and features pretty rose gold hardware for a feminine touch. Reviewers unanimously agree that it runs small, so just be sure to go up a size or two.

Buy It ($118)

Available in sizes XXS-3X

2. Topshop Tilda Crop Denim Jacket

If you don’t exactly like the look of wearing blue jeans and a blue denim jacket, opt for a black topper instead. It’s just as versatile but won’t give off any of those Canadian tuxedo vibes, especially if they’re not what you’re going for.

Buy It ($58; $41)

Available in sizes 2-8

3. Liverpool Denim Jacket

With added spandex stretch and a slightly boxy fit, this jacket is ideal for every season. The oversized front pockets don’t hurt either—just stick your ID, credit card and keys inside and forego your purse for once. How freeing!

Buy It ($109)

Available in sizes XS-XXL

4. Agolde Charli Oversize Jacket

We love a white denim jacket, aside from that fact that it stays crisp for all of five seconds before getting covered in dirt or makeup. Enter this off-white take on the classic, which gives the same wear-with-anything appeal but doesn’t look grimey the second you step out the door. Plus, the oversized silhouette means you can easily wear this with short shorts or tight leggings, and not have to worry about your bum peeking out.

Buy It ($198)

Available in sizes XS-L

5. Good American Crop Denim Jacket

If you like the look of cropped outerwear, but want something more streamlined, this Good American topper was made for you. It hits at the perfect spot on your waist to create an hourglass shape without adding any bulk, just wear it with high rise pants or shorts to really reap the flattering benefits.

Buy It ($185)

Available in sizes 00-26

6. City Chic Stretch Denim Jacket

When you like the look of denim, but can’t seem to give up your quarantine sweat set, opt for one with stretch, like this City Chic style. The added elastane gives it a lived-in feel, without compromising on structure.

Buy It ($65)

Available in sizes L-XL

7. Boyish The Ryder Jacket

Made of 100 percent cotton, this jacket has a classic, rigid feel (aka it’s not woven with any stretch), which is the perfect juxtaposition to the light pink hue. Feminine yet cool, all at the same time.

Buy It ($188)

Available in sizes XXS-XL

8. KUT From the Kloth Helena Denim Trucker Jacket

If you like your denim jackets oversized, look no further than this boxy, slightly distressed pick. It wears well with everything and gets better with age (if you can believe it).

Buy It ($89)

Available in sizes 1X-3X

9. Blank Denim Reversible Summer Breeze Jacket

Part denim and part paisley, this style has folk concert written all over it (even if you’re just jamming out to Fleetwood Mac at home). One side features a beautiful light blue patchwork and the other is a bit more neutral, for double the outfit possibilities.

Buy It ($168)

Available in sizes S-L

10. Free People Indira Crop Denim Jacket

With a cool raw-edge hem, this cropped Free People jacket will have people asking if it’s a vintage find. Plus, it’s the ideal topper to wear with high-waisted skirts and jeans.

Buy It ($128)

Available in sizes XS-L

11. Levi's Ex-Boyfriend Trucker Jacket

Levi’s is one of our tried-and-true denim favorites—beyond just their cult-favorite jeans. Case in point: This slightly oversized, rigid denim jacket that looks like you stole it out of your ex-boyfriend’s closet (with zero intentions of returning it).

Buy It ($98)

Available in sizes XS-L

12. Superdown Raya Rhinestone Fringe Jacket

This is exactly what we mean when we say business in the front, party in the back. The rhinestone fringe accent is just extra enough, without being totally over-the-top. Think of all the fun Instagram boomerangs you can snap with it.

Buy It ($108)

Available in sizes S-L

13. Free People Snake Trucker Jacket

Animal prints are just as versatile as blue denim, so it would be a miss to not include one on this list. This Free People snakeskin pattern is slightly unexpected, especially in this black and caramel color combo, which is why we love it so much.

Buy It ($128)

Available in sizes XS-L

14. GRLFRND Yvette Jacket

The removeable waist-tie gives you two ways to wear this slightly cropped jacket: loose and relaxed or nipped-in and curve-hugging.

Buy It ($268)

Available in sizes XS-L

15. Hudson Jeans Sport Hoodie Jacket

If a hoodie and a denim jacket had a baby, it would look exactly like this sporty Hudson Jeans hybrid. It’s comfy enough to wear with your everyday leggings, yet cool enough to pair with white jeans and sandals for a (socially distanced) outdoor dinner.

Buy It ($325; $228)

Available in sizes XS-L

16. Levi’s Oversized Reversible Fur Trucker

If you live in a colder climate, this jacket will be your best friend come fall and winter. It’s lined with faux fur for an extra-cozy feel and can even be worn with the fur side facing out, for major teddy coat vibes.

Buy It ($168; $71)

Available in sizes XS-L

17. Court and Rowe Denim Blazer

After seeing this denim blazer, we’re kinda, sorta ready to go back to the office. It somehow feels polished and cool at the same time and makes the idea of putting on slacks after six months feel a little more bearable. We’ll consider it our most dressed up denim jacket.

Buy It ($139; $41)

Available in sizes 14-24

18. Pam & Gela Feather Cuffed Denim Jacket

Pro tip: If given the option to wear feathers, take it and run with it. This denim jacket features removable ostrich feather trim at the cuffs for those days when you want something a bit more OOTD-worthy. But, let’s face it: Feather cuffs aren’t always practical, so we love that these can be removed when the timing isn’t right.

Buy It ($295)

Available in sizes P-L

19. Everlane The Denim Jacket

What’s not to love about this Japanese denim jacket? It’s cut from rigid—but not stiff—cotton fabric. And it’s made in Everlane’s denim factory that recycles 98 percent of their water and uses renewable energy and air drying to reduce CO2 emissions by 80 percent. Buying it is basically the most stylish way to help the planet.

Buy It ($88)

Available in sizes XXS-XL

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