Regardless of the changing trends, there’s one closet staple that has proven to be a forever fashion find: a jean jacket. That should actually come as no surprise considering the timeless, enduring nature of denim in general. Sure, certain jean cuts might be more popular one season and fade out of style the next, but overall, jeans are a wardrobe classic, and as such, so is a denim jacket. Just ask your parents—they probably still have the denim jacket they wore in the ’80s hanging in their closets right this very minute. (Pro tip: Now might be the time to raid their wardrobes for a vintage jean topper no one else will be able to get their hands on.)
Every so often, though, you might feel like you’ve outworn said fashion piece, and that’s when we come into play. We do our best to spotlight fresh, fun combos that aren’t all too difficult to re-create with the hopes of inspiring your next outfit or two. This time around, then, we found 12 jean jacket outfits that you can wear year-round, whether you live in Los Angeles or New York City. Read on to see the outfits and shop our favorite denim jackets on the market right now.
A medium-wash jean jacket pairs so well with crisp white jeans.
Find a cool denim set like the one above.
The easiest way to add a bit of edge to a dress is by throwing a jean jacket over it.
This simple combo (i.e., skirt, tee, jean jacket, and sneakers) works year-round.
Throw the jean jacket over your shoulders for a more nonchalant feel.
The Canadian tuxedo will always be in.
For a sporty-cool look, style track pants with an oversize jean jacket.
Black jean jackets tend to feel a bit more refined.
Opt for a slightly lighter wash for a more casual vibe.
Or go with a bleached wash that channels the ’80s to a T.
Wear the jean jacket as a shirt.
Yes, you can wear a medium-wash jacket and black jeans together—see above.
Next up, the only denim trends that matter in 2019, according to Zara.