The 30 Best Jean Jackets To Keep On Rotation This Season

As fall rolls through, there’s nothing more satisfying than busting out a lightweight and versatile jean jacket. And, there’s a slight bonus this year because your favorite wardrobe staple continues to receive regular updates that modernize the classic style and make it wearable year-round. So make room in your collection of denim pieces — yes, we mean your jeans and denim dresses — because you don’t want to miss this effortless outwear. 

Of course, there’s nothing wrong with an oversize denim jacket — some might even argue it’s the only jean jacket you need. However, with so many adorable trends redefining structured jackets, it’s time to reconsider the right style for you. To help in the hunt, we’re highlighting the 10 best jean jacket trends, from cropped styles to sherpa-lined versions that you can start adding to your wardrobe ASAP. Happy denim jacket hunting!

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Denim Padded Jackets

A comfy, lived-in feeling comes with wearing a plushy jean jacket — after all, the denim is already broken-in and soft. This season, look for styles of the quilted and stuffed variety.

Marc New York Performance Bleached Denim Super Puffer Jacket, $, available at Nordstrom Rack

Zara Belted Denim Puffer Jacket, $, available at Zara

Torrid Denim Quilted Jacket, $, available at Torrid

Raw Edge Jean Jackets

There’s nothing prim and proper about the deconstructed version of your favorite wardrobe staple. Unfinished and fraying hems give the look an edgy, messy feel.

L’Agence Janelle Denim Jacket, $, available at Saks Fifth Avenue

Urban Renewal Remade Cropped Frayed Denim Jacket, $, available at Urban Outfitters

H&M Boxy Denim Jacket, $, available at H&M

Denim Trench Coats

The jean jacket’s cousin, the denim trench is a sneaky way to successfully integrate denim into your work wardrobe.

Zara Belted Denim Trench, $, available at Zara

Venus Plus Size Denim Trench Coat, $, available at Venus

Karen Millen Denim Utility Volume Sleeve Trench Coat, $, available at KAREN MILLEN

Cropped Jean Jackets

Not a fan of oversize denim? A cropped version lets you take advantage of the baggy look without overshadowing the rest of your outfit.

ASOS DESIGN Curve ‘Original’ Denim Jacket, $, available at ASOS

Reformation Marina Cropped Denim Jacket, $, available at Reformation

Staud Cropped Truckee Jacket, $, available at FWRD

Denim Blazers

Is it a polished blazer? Is it a denim jacket? Luckily, for all you “business casual” folks, it’s both. We’ve never seen a more ideal jacket for a WFH office hybrid situation.

Pilcro Circle Denim Blazer, $, available at Anthropologie

Zara Denim TRF Blazer, $, available at Zara

Eloquii Dark Rinse Belted Denim Blazer, $, available at Eloquii

White Denim Jackets

We highly encourage you to keep wearing white post-Labor Day — in the form of a denim jacket, of course. All the shades of white like snowy, creamy, milky, and ecru washes are in full force for cooling temperatures.

Mango Pocketed Denim Jacket, $, available at Mango

& Other Stories Belted Denim Jacket, $, available at & Other Stories

Wash Lab Denim Puff Sleeve Denim Jacket, $, available at Nordstrom

Sherpa-Lined Jean Jackets

Amp up the cozy factor with sherpa-lined denim jackets. Guaranteed to keep you warm during the fall-to-winter transitional weeks.

We The Free Ariel Cozy Denim Bomber Jacket, $, available at Free People

Levi’s Original Sherpa Trucker Jacket, $, available at Levi’s

BLANKNYC Bear Hug Denim Sherpa Jacket, $, available at Shopbop

Two-Tone Jean Jackets

A two-tone (or multi-tone) option means you won’t have decide between washes — you can have it all.

Lattelier Cropped Denim Jacket, $, available at Lattelier

Helmut Lang Oversized Two-Tone Denim Jacket, $, available at The Outnet

River Island Blue Patchwork Denim Jacket, $, available at River Island

Fringe Denim Jackets

Embrace the Western trend with a jean jacket adorned with fringe trim.

Free People After Hours Fringe Denim Jacket, $, available at Free People

Superdown Raya Rhinestone Fringe Jacket, $, available at Revolve

Wrangler Fender Fringed Souvenir Jacket, $, available at Wrangler

Utility & Chore Jean Jackets

When the classic jean jacket meets the utility-inspired chore jacket, a refreshing denim trend emerges. Expect a more tailored silhouette, large patch pockets, and a jean jacket that gives off a sweetly vintage aura.

Everlane The Denim Chore Jacket, $, available at Everlane

RE/DONE 70s Knot Utility Denim Jacket, $, available at Farfetch

Alex Mill Britt Work Jacket In Denim, $, available at Alex Mill

Free People Dolman Quilted Denim Jacket, $, available at Free People

Kimchi Blue Denim Patchwork Puffer Jacket, $, available at Urban Outfitters

L’Agence Janelle Denim Jacket, $, available at Saks Fifth Avenue

Miss Me Raw Edge Studded Denim Jacket, $, available at Zappos

J.Crew Relaxed trench coat in denim, $, available at J.Crew

Marques ‘ Almeida + NET SUSTAIN frayed denim trench coat, $, available at Net-A-Porter

Everlane The Modern Jean Jacket, $, available at Everlane

Abercrombie and Fitch 80s Denim Jacket, $, available at Abercrombie and Fitch

Tory Burch Denim Blazer, $, available at Bloomingdale’s

Cinq à Sept Khloe Denim Blazer, $, available at Saks Fifth Avenue

Kut From The Kloth ‘Helena’ Denim Jacket, $, available at Nordstrom

Aritzia the ali oversized jacket, $, available at Aritzia

Isabel Marant Blue Dipauline Denim Jacket, $, available at SSENSE

Calvin Klein Sherpa Light Wash Denim Dad Jacket, $, available at Calvin Klein

Mango Contrast panel jacket, $, available at Mango

[BLANKYNYC] Colorblocked Denim Jacket, $, available at Anthropologie

Justalwart Oversized Denim Jacket, $, available at Amazon

ChicMe Ripped Rhinestone Tassel Pocket Design Denim Coat, $, available at ChicMe

Lee Women’s Chore Jacket, $, available at Amazon

SSENSE WORKS SSENSE Exclusive Jeremy O. Harris Blue Twill Chore Jacket, $, available at SSENSE

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