A denim jacket is THE topper that works any time of year. It’s the perf piece when it’s too warm for a coat, but too cold for bare arms. Plus, it goes with EVERYTHING. From short shorts to flirty dresses to yes, even, denim jeans, it’s the ultimate jacket that belongs in every closet.
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But, LBH, sometimes the look can be a little too timeless, a.k.a. boring. Like anything we’ve worn forever, the denim jacket is due for a change, and luckily this season is bringing tons of variety when it comes to your fave outerwear. From patches to embellishments, below are nine new twists on your classic denim jacket that you’ll love.
1. Go Embroidered
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An embroidered denim jacket is an easy way to express your unique style. From florals to your fave band, the possibilities are endless. Forever 21, $38.
2. Super Oversized
An oversized jacket is both trendy and, LBH, really, really cozy. Style it with an easy tee and distressed denim, and you’ve got yourself the perf OOTD to a music fest. H&M, $59.99.
3. Devilishly Distressed
Distressed denim is still all the rage, and with good reason. It’s the perf addition to any outfit when you’re going for that edgy vibe. Add it to an extra flirty summer dress or pair it with distressed jeans for a total rocker chic look. Urban Outfitters, $75.
4. Whimsical White
Stray from the ordinary blue denim and go for something more fresh and springlike, like white denim. Pair it with fun prints and textures to make it really pop, or slip it over a sleek cami dress for a more sophisticated look. Nordstrom, $78.
5. Very Cool Vest
A denim vest is the perf alternative to a jacket. It still gives you that edgy look, while also giving you added coverage and warmth. Wear one over an easy tank and shorts for a casual look, or pair with a maxi dress and heels for date night. Old Navy, $33.
6. Rad Ruffles
Ruffles are very on trend this season, so it’s no surprise that they’re appearing on everything right now, including our fave denim jacket. It’s the ultimate pairing of pretty with punk, which means it goes perf with a sweet summer dress or cool cut-off shorts. Zara, $50.
7. Fantastic Fringe
A fringe denim jacket is an awesome blend of laidback city chic with boho western vibes. Wear it with your fave vintage tee and skinnies for a look that’s a little bit country and a little bit rock ‘n roll. ASOS, $72.
8. Trendy Tie-Belt
For a more sophisticated take on the denim jacket, try a tie-belt option. It’s a perf option for those who feel a boxy silhouette doesn’t work for their body shape and want to show off their curves instead. And it gives more shape to long skirts and drapey trousers. The Gap, $48.
9. Lovely Lace-Up
Two trends become one with this lace-up denim jacket that adds an extra hint of radness and detail to your familiar topper. Wear with a dress for move night with bae or a mini skirt for your next concert with your squad. Boohoo, $60.