There’s nothing better than grabbing a lightweight, versatile jean jacket as fall approaches. There’s an added bonus to this year’s classic wardrobe staple: it continues to be updated with modernized styling that makes it more wearable throughout the year.

Of course, there’s nothing wrong with an oversized denim jacket – some might even argue it’s the only jean jacket you need. There are so many styles that redefine jean jackets and it is time to reevaluate the style you choose. We’ve compiled a list of nine easy-to-understand denim jacket trends that you can add to your wardrobe immediately. Happy denim jacket hunting!

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Raw Edge Jean Jackets

The look has a messy, unfinished feel with frayed hems.

Topshop raw hem denim jacket in bleach wash, $80.00 (now $41.60) available at ASOS.

L’Agence Janelle Denim Jacket, $325.00, available at Saks Fifth Avenue.

MOTHER The Cut Drifter Jacket, $325.00  (now $195.00) available at Revolve.

Denim Trench Coats

The denim trench is the cousin of the denim jacket and can be used to seamlessly integrate denim into your work wardrobe.

Lee Vintage Modern Barn Jacket, $138.00, available at Lee.

J.Crew Relaxed trench coat in denim, $278.02, available at J.Crew.

Marques ‘ Almeida + NET SUSTAIN frayed denim trench coat, $720.00, .available at Net-A-Porter.

Cropped Jean Jackets

Are you not a fan of large-sized denim? Cropped denim allows you to take full advantage of the baggy look while not overshadowing your other outfits.

Zara CROPPED DENIM JACKET, $49.90, available at Zara.

Everlane The Modern Jean Jacket, $88.00, available at Everlane.

Abercrombie and Fitch Cinched Denim Jacket, $88.99 (now $39.99), available at Abercrombie and Fitch.

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Denim Blazers

Are you looking for a polished blazer or a casual denim jacket? Is it a casual jacket made of denim? It’s both, which is great news for business casual folks. It’s the perfect piece of outerwear to wear in a hybrid WFH office situation.

Nudie Jeans Lovi Blazer Denim, $300.00, available at Nudie Jeans.

Maria Stanley NASH BLAZER, $350.00 $150.00, available at Garmentory.

Cinq a Sept Khloe Denim Blazer, $395.00, available at Saks Fifth Avenue.

White Denim Jackets

We encourage you to wear white after Labor Day, in the form of a jacket made of denim. These snowy, creamy, milky, and elegant washes are great for cooling down.

Madewell .Denim Swing Chore Jacket in Vintage Canvas Wash, $135.00  (now $79.99), available at Madewell.

Kut From The Kloth ‘Helena’ Denim Jacket, $79.00, available at Nordstrom.

Express Off-White Raw Hem Denim Trucker Jacket, $98.00  (now $25.97), available at Express.

Jean Jackets with Sherpa Lined

Sherpa-lined jackets made of denim are a great way to add warmth and comfort. These jackets will keep you warm in the transition from fall to winter.

Banana Republic Sherpa Lined Acid Wash Denim Jacket, $129.99 (now $77.99), available at Banana Republic.

Isabel Marant .Blue Dipauline Denim Jacket, $875.00, available at SSENSE.

J.ING Multi Sherpa Denim Jacket, $139.99 (now $81.19), available at J.ING.

Jean Jackets in Two-Tone

You don’t need to choose between washes – you can have them all.

Lattelier .Cropped Denim Jacket, $108.00, available at Lattelier.

Mango .Contrast panel jacket, $80.01, available at Mango.

Urban Outfitters Upcycled Pieced Denim Chore Jacket, $89.00, .available at Urban Outfitters.

Fringe Denim Jackets

A jean jacket with fringe trim is a great way to embrace the Western style.

Superdown Raya Rhinestone Fringe Jacket, $108.00, available at Revolve.

Free People After Hours Fringe Denim Jacket, $128.00, available at Free People.

[BLANKYNYC] Cropped Fringe Jacket, $128.00 (now $76.80), available at Bloomingdale’s.

Jean jackets for utility and chore

A refreshing denim trend is born when the classic jean jacket meets a utility-inspired chore jacket. A jean jacket with a vintage vibe will have a slimmer silhouette and large pockets.

Unpublished Morgan Utility Denim Jacket, $148.00, available at Anthropolgie.

Lee Women’s Chore Jacket, $45.50, available at Amazon.

Madewell Denim Swing Chore Jacket in Vinmont Wash, $135.00 (now $104.99), available at Madewell.

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