Jean jackets are truly a closet staple, and make great layering pieces if you're dealing with frigid A/C during the summer or any other transitional temps, tbh. But there are tons of different designs, colors, washes, and silhouettes out there like cropped raw hemmed ones or off-white boxy fits, so it can be overwhelming to find THE one.
Here, we rounded up 18 of the best denim jackets for women that had some pretty impressive reviews and ratings, categorized by style so you'll find your perfect match. And if you want even more seasonal fashion inspo, click for the best lightweight summer jackets, high-waisted bikinis, lightweight summer pants, and walking sandals.
1. The classic one
The Denim Jacket - Classic Blue Wash : everlane
A medium-wash style is one that you'll wear constantly thanks to it's true blue shade. This guy also has more than 700 reviews!
2. the zip one
Frayed Denim Jacket : Forever21
Who said all denim jackets have to have buttons? They can take forever to close anyway. This zippered one gives a classic jacket a simple hardware upgrade.
3. The oversized one
The Oversized Jean Jacket in Capstone Wash : Madewell
If you prefer a roomier silhouette opt for this Madewell jacket. (It's a best-seller for a reason.) And because it's a tad longer than regular ones it makes any 'fit look low-key and effortless.
4. The chore one
Denim Worker Jacket : gap
A chore jacket typically features convenient pockets by the hem if you're one who wants some extra storage space. This Gap design has an almost perfect 5-star rating, and comes in tall and petite sizing too.
5. The black one
Rumors Denim Jacket : Free People
A charcoal or darker tone adds instant edge to any summer 'fit, and this Free People one has a 4.8-star rating out of 5. It also comes in three other shades, fyi.
6. The trucker one
Ex-Boyfriend Trucker Jacket : Levi
A good ol' fashioned trucker jacket is a lil more loose without being too baggy. If you're not a fan of stiff denim, opt for this Levi's one.
7. The cropped one
Cropped Denim Trucker Jacket : BDG
There's nothing that goes with all your high-waisted jeans quite like a cropped denim jacket. You can also button it up all the way and wear it like a top, or unbutton some of the top closures and wear it off the shoulder.
8. The distressed one
HKG Jacket in Overcast : Warp + Weft
Sometimes you want a jacket with that "worn in" look, without having to don it for literal years. One with distressing on the collar and sides makes it seem like you've had it for ages; plus, the slight stretch makes it more comfortable.
9. The belted one
Belted Denim Jacket : & Other Stories
A belt that cinches the waist makes a normally casual jacket more dressy and sophisticated. & Other Stories' design is always popular and features simple silver hardware that adds shine.
10. The white one
Two by Vince Camuto Denim Jacket : VINCE CAMUTO
A true white hue is a great option for summer, and it'll complement all your floral dresses.
11. The rhinestone one
Raya Rhinestone Fringe Jacket in Light Blue Wash : superdown
If you're not one to blend in, try a rhinestone fringed creation like this superdown style. It even goes down the back of the sleeves for a more dramatic effect.
12. The embroidered one
Daisy Embroidered Bleached Denim Jacket : BLANKNYC
Embroidered daisies on denim are SO summery and add a cute floral pattern to an otherwise simple outerwear piece.