17 Reasons You Need a Second (Fun) Jean Jacket

A denim jacket is the LBD of outerwear. It looks great over everything and, in a classic trucker cut, never goes out of style. But who says you have to stick to the same denim every day? News flash: You can own two jean jackets (even three if you're feeling wild). That’s why we’re giving our go-to topper a slight breather in favor of a shopping spree among these 17 styles. Trust us: They’re far less expected and just as versatile.

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forever 21 plus size jean jacket with vertical stripes
Forever 21

Vertical Stripes

To match your favorite poolside umbrella.

Forever 21 ($38)

jcrew long belted denim jacket

Long And Belted

Pants are a natural choice here, but pair this style with a dress of the exact same length (or a touch shorter) for an unexpected ensemble.

J.Crew ($140)

free people military inspired jean jacket
Free People

Military Inspiration

Imagine all the Sgt. Pepper styling options.

Free People ($128)

rebecca taylor la vie denim jacket with velour ruffles

Soft Ruffles

This "jean" jacket has a secret—it's actually made of velour, perfect for snuggling up on planes, trains and automobiles. 

Rebecca Taylor La Vie ($375)

ag frayed denim moto jacket

Slightly Frayed

The coolest alternative to your played-out cardigans and blazers, while still keeping things office-appropriate.

AG ($258)

halogen bell sleeve denim jacket copy

Bell Sleeves

Like your favorite trendy blouse, but in jacket form.

Halogen ($89)

lucky brand denim jacket with frayed hem and hood
Lucky Brand

Raw Hem Hood

A lovely blend of East Coast edge and West Coast casual.

Lucky Brand ($60)

gigi hadid for tommy hilfiger denim jacket with studs

Western Inspired

Hey, if it’s good enough for supermodel Gigi Hadid….

Gigi Hadid for Tommy Hilfiger ($299)

chorus plus size denim jacket with pearl embellishments

Pearl Embellishment

Just add a dark wash and jewelry-inspired details to feel extra fancy.

Chorus ($67)

cece denim jacket with ruffles

Delicate Ruffles

You know what? Sometimes you need frilly little ruffles in your life.

CeCe ($129)

sea denim jacket with color blocking and ruffles

Double Denim

And other times, you need a dramatic peplum. And a color-blocked bodice.

Sea ($403)

nasty gal cropped color blocked denim jacket
Nasty Gal

Cropped And Boxy

The waist-grazing silhouette gives the vision of an hourglass shape, especially when paired with a skirt or pants that just hit the jacket’s hem.

Nasty Gal ($70)

boohoo embellished denim jacket


So you can have that festival feel all year long.

Boohoo ($47)

hudson quilted denim bomber jacket


Wear this sporty bomber jacket with leggings and sneakers for the ultimate comfy brunch ensemble.

Hudson ($171)

who what wear for target denim jacket with neck tie

Tie Neck

We never knew we needed a bandanna-style collar until now.

Who What Wear for Target ($43)

brooks brothers denim blazer
Brooks Brothers


Casual Friday, here we come.

Brooks Brothers ($149)

billy t flamingo and frond print denim jacket

Flamingo Print

Palm trees and flamingos and tropical flowers, oh my! Basically Miami in jacket form.

Billy T ($156)



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