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Fashion trends come and go, but a select few continue to withstand the test of time. Topping that list is the iconic denim jacket.
As we start to prepare our wardrobes for fall, denim jackets are great lightweight options for cooler days and they pair well with jeans, leggings and dresses.
The original denim jacket look has expanded into different styles, colors and trends — but if you want to stick to tradition, you can go the classic route and embrace the look that has been around for more than 100 years.
If you don't own this wardrobe essential already — or you're wanting to add more denim jackets to your collection — you'll be able to find some picks below that can easily become year-round staples.
Best denim jackets for women
Timeless with a little bit of a modern edge, this distressed, relaxed-fit denim jacket is the perfect layer to go with anything in your fall wardrobe. It comes in 17 different colors and has over 1,700 verified five-star ratings.
Join in on the patchwork trend with this denim jacket from American Eagle.
Who says a denim jacket has to be blue? This option will leave you feeling feeling the fall spirit in a deep olive green color.
Forget the myth that you can only wear white between Memorial and Labor Day. This denim jacket from Banana Republic Factory is more than appropriate for cooler days after the holiday.
With a 4.5-star average rating and a price tag under $50, it's hard to beat this denim jacket from LC Lauren Conrad.
This cropped denim jacket from Gap Factory is a great summer-to-fall transition piece that pairs well with fall dresses, blue jeans and more.
For a budget-friendly option, consider this plus-size jean jacket from Target. It has has a 4.5-star rating and is only $35!
We totally love this pink denim jacket. It features fun floral embroidery on the back and would look great with your go-to leggings and a pair of crisp white sneakers.
If you’re the type of gal whose wardrobe consists mainly of black and gray garments, you’ll definitely get a lot of use out of this black wash jean jacket from Target. It’s currently less than $35 and nearly holds a perfect five-star rating.
If your kids are heading back to school, this oversized denim jacket will be your go-to when you need to run out the door.
This jacket from Madewell is extremely versatile — and rumor has it that Meghan Markle loves it, as well. It'll pair well with skinny jeans or a cute miniskirt.
You probably already have a LBD in your closet, but now you need "the perfect LBJ — little black jacket." Reviewers love how this stretchy denim jacket is perfect for "not too cold" days. Plus, this size-inclusive brand makes it in sizes up to 4X.
Fans of hoodies will love this pick from Levi's. With knit sleeves and a denim body, this jacket was made for those in-between days when you don't necessarily know what to wear outside.
This classic look can go with anything — and sometimes, the most timeless looks are the best.
You can never go wrong with a good ol' Levi’s jacket. This denim trucker style is a versatile option that will pair well with just about anything in your closet.
For an extra-oversized and relaxed jacket, go for this trendy pick from Amazon. The black shade is a great year-round option, but it's also available in six other colors.
Tackle chilly temps in this lined and cozy jean jacket. It's perfect for those in-between days when it's too hot for a down jacket but way too cold for a cardigan.
Can't decide between a hoodie and a jacket? This oversized jacket leaves enough room for both!
This cropped, fitted style looks great with a turtleneck, a fitted sweater or even a simple T-shirt.
This jacket comes in at under $35 and would pair well with any closet staple. Available in 10 colors, you're bound to find something that suits your style.
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This article was originally published on Sept. 17, 2018.