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A denim jacket is a fall wardrobe staple — here are 18 stylish options to consider

Because light jacket weather is officially here!
Woman wearing Jean Jacket
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Fashion trends come and go, but a select few continue to withstand the test of time. Very few are able to transition from season to season. However, topping that list is the iconic denim jacket.

As we continue preparing our wardrobes for autumn, a denim jacket is a great lightweight option for cooler days and they easily pair well with jeans, leggings and statement-making fall 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

Old Navy Distressed Jean Jacket

Cuff the long sleeves for warmer days and readjust with the button tabs at the back waist for either a loose or more fitted option. Reviewers rave about this Old Navy jacket's versatility and ability to pair with anything within their wardrobe. With two options to choose from-either a light wash or their 'birdie,' darker option, select the jacket that will match your wardrobe perfectly. "I haven't owned a jean jacket in over 15 years and this one is amazing," said one reviewer, who also reviewed it as comfortable and versatile.

Target Universal Thread Embroidered Jacket

Make a subtle statement with the petite flowers embroidered into this denim jacket. "I have been looking for a denim jacket and this one was perfect," said one reviewer, adding that "the material is soft and comfortable, not stiff. It feels lightweight, plus it's super cute with the embroidered flowers."

LifeShe Beaded Jean Jacket

This "adorable" pick from Amazon is a budget-friendly way to enhance your denim jacket game. With pearls attached with a metal piece, you won't have to worry about losing any throughout the day. Dress up a casual game day outfit, stay warm at an outdoor concert or pair with studded sneakers for an elevated look. "This jacket is so well made and comfortable," said one reviewer, adding that "the denim is soft and the pearls are securely placed!" Another reviewer mentioned they bought two additional jackets for friends after receiving theirs.

Gap Icon Denim Jacket

Add a little pop of color to any neutral outfit and make an iconic move with this purple pastel colored pick from Gap. In addition, it "fits like a glove," according to one reviewer.

Floerns Distressed Denim Jacket

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. Plus, it has hidden pockets on the inside. It comes in nine different colors and has nearly 2,000 verified five-star ratings, describing the jacket as "beautiful," "exactly the fall weather jacket" they were looking for and of high quality.

LC Lauren Conrad Jean Jacket

With a strong average rating and a price tag under $50, it's hard to beat this bestselling denim jacket from LC Lauren Conrad. With over 575 five-star reviews, the results are in: and they all agree that this denim jacket is comfortable, a great fit and good quality.

Cantonwalker Oversized Denim Jacket

If they're heading back to campus, this oversized denim jacket with 1,700+ verified five-star ratings will be their go-to when they need to run out the door, are going to Friday night lights or for days when a simple T-shirt just won't do.

Levi's Women's Original Trucker Jacket

You can never go wrong with a good ol' Levi’s jacket. This cropped, fitted style looks great with a turtleneck, a fitted sweater or even a simple T-shirt. According to reviewers, this denim jacket pick is "practical," a "great price" and "very flattering."

Riders by Lee Indigo Women's Stretch Denim Jacket

This jacket comes in at under $40 and would pair well with any closet staple. Available in 10 colors and adorned with 17,000+ five-star ratings, you're bound to find something that suits your style. With "just enough" stretch, reviewers rave about this jacket's comfortability.

Wrangler Authentics Women's Denim Jacket

This classic look can go with anything — and sometimes, the most timeless looks are the best. "The price is amazing compared to what's out there," one reviewer said. Another, noted that it is less boxy than other jean jackets.

Dasior Relaxed Denim Jacket

Can't decide between a hoodie and a jacket? This oversized jacket leaves enough room for both! With pockets on the inside that provide enough room for your phone, keys or a small wallet, this new jacket will become your new go-to!

Levi's Women's Ex-Boyfriend Trucker Jacket

This denim trucker style with over 1,500 verified five-star Amazon ratings is a versatile option that will pair well with just about anything in your closet. A thicker option compared to other denim jackets, this one also has additional pockets on the inside as well on the outside. Loose, not too fitted and comfortable are all reasons that reviewers rave about this denim jacket.

Levi's Denim Hoodie Trucker Jacket

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.

Levi's Women's Original Sherpa Trucker Jacket

Tackle chilly temps in this sherpa-lined, 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. With over 2,300 5-star reviews, reviewers recommend sizing up for a "proper" fit. "It's well-made, warm and looks great with a flannel shirt or sweater and boots," said another reviewer.

Altar'd State Tori Denim Jacket

Go bold or go home with this denim jacket from Altar'd State that features distressing and sequined stars along the sleeves and front side. Reviewed as lightweight and super comfortable, this jacket is perfect for game days, casual bridal showers or any event where you want to make a statement.

Universal Standard Kelsey Denim Jacket

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.

Madewell Oversized Trucker Jacket

For a different colored take on the classic denim jacket, opt for this oversized version from Madewell available in washed black. It's "large enough to allow for layering, without being too big," according to one reviewer, making it the perfect option for bonfires, pumpkin patch days and football games.

Pilcro Draped Denim Jacket

What do you get when you combine a lightweight trench coat with a denim jacket? This dusted denim jacket from Anthropologie! This knee-length option is one reviewer's "new favorite fall staple," and "oversized chic" according to another.