The 15 Best Women’s Denim Jackets For Fall

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There are some wardrobe essentials that never go out of style: the white t-shirt is one of them, and so is the little black dress. And then there’s the denim jacket, which helps to elevate pretty much any outfit and make it (and you) effortlessly cool.  

First introduced in the United Stated in the late 19th Century by the German-born American businessman Levi Strauss, the denim jacket was introduced about ten years after he invented “waist overalls,” as the original jeans were known. 

Here is a selection of the 15 best women’s denim jackets from the classic to the adventurous, all with timeless appeal, perfect for the crisp mornings of autumn, or a staple to be worn year round.

Levi’s Original Trucker Jacket

Levi’s Original Trucker Jacket

A jacket that looks better with age —  where do we sign up? Levi’s Original Trucker jacket has been a top seller for the brand since it was first introduced way back in 1962. Featuring a slightly snugger fit and a straight-cut silhouette with just the right amount of stretch, this jacket oozes cool and elevates any look. Details like branded metal buttons and tapered “V” stitches makes it instantly recognizable, and it ages gracefully over time —fading, stains and holes will only make it look cooler (yes, that’s possible).

Price: $98

Outerknown Women’s Peacenik Denim Trucker 

Outerknown Women’s Peacenik Denim Trucker 

Made from a durable blend of organic and recycled cotton, the Outerknown Peacenik Denim Trucker has that incredibly soft, worn-in feel like you’ve had this jacket for years.The California-based brand puts the same love into this piece as they do with their best-selling S.E.A  Jeans, so you know the quality and fit are virtually unmatched, while still adhering to the brand’s strict environmental standards. Available in two washes — Oceania Midwash, and the slightly lighter Vintage Blue.

Price: $168

Joe’s The Relaxed Denim Jacket

Joe’s The Relaxed Denim Jacket

When it comes to denim jackets, people can be pretty picky about what they want. The Relaxed Denim option from Joe’s just might be it. Not too light or dark, not too stretchy or stiff, not too tight or boxy, it includes a spread collar, side welt pockets, and is seamed throughout to give it a more structured look. Smart detailing like whiskering and fading throughout gives it a vintage vibe and a fit that lands right at the hip.

Price: $158

Basin and Range Denim Jacket

Basin and Range Denim Jacket

Slightly oversized, this denim jacket from performance wear brand Basin and Range is constructed from 100% cotton so you know it will be lightweight too. Available in a medium wash or natural denim —which is the perfect shade of white — its shape is perfectly boxy making it the ultimate layering piece, while fully functional hand pockets can stash smaller items on the go.

Price: $73.50

prAna Slate Rim Denim Jacket

prAna Slate Rim Denim Jacket

If you’re on the market for a classic denim jacket with a sustainable twist, prAna’s Slate Rim Denim Jacket is it. Made with a blend of organic cotton and combined with a bit of stretch, the jacket features a slightly stooped shoulder for extra comfort, and iconic details like double chest pockets and a back waist with side tab adjustment.

Price: Currently on sale for $59.50

Duluth Trading Company Women’s Daily Denim Jacket

Duluth Trading Company Women’s Daily Denim Jacket

If there’s one word to describe the Daily Denim Jacket from the Duluth Trading Company it’s rugged. Refined, yet tough enough for roughhousing, it’s made from the brand’s DuluthFlex spandex for extra flex and  infused with SGENE technology which helps the denim retain its shape. Available in a medium indigo and washed black, it’s also equipped with reach gussets for extra room.

Price: $69.50

J.Crew Classic Denim Jacket in Brilliant Day Wash

J.Crew Classic Denim Jacket in Brilliant Day Wash

Made from a medium-weight, super soft denim, this jacket by J. Crew is cut just above the hip with roomy shoulders and sleeves making it  ideal for layering. Perfectly faded, it features chest and side pockets along with button closures, a point collar, and silver hardware, plus  functional buttons at the sleeves to give it a cuff-able option.

Price: $118

L.L.Bean Women’s BeanFlex Jean Jacket

L.L.Bean Women’s BeanFlex Jean Jacket

According to Leon Leonwood Bean, the hunter and fisherman who founded L.L. Bean in 1912, “being outside brings out the best in us.” So, it comes as no surprise that their BeanFlex Jean Jacket is made from the brand’s softest and most flexible fabric and is the perfect weight so you can be your best self year-round. Constructed from a cotton blend with coolmax yarns for advanced moisture control, its available in both a stone and natural wash.

Price: $89

AGOLDE Shrunken Charli Jacket

AGOLDE Shrunken Charli Jacket

Premium denim label Agolde crafts each piece of their sustainable offerings with meticulous detailing so it’s no wonder that the Shrunken Charli Jacket is made with the highest caliber of craftsmanship. A riff on the brand’s classic oversized jacket, this version features a relaxed, oversized fit with distressed edges for a vintage look. On-trend and feminine, it also includes a cropped silhouette with pleated button cuffs and a fold-over collar and button placket.

Price: $248

Levi’s Ex-boyfriend Trucker Jacket

Levi’s Ex-boyfriend Trucker Jacket

An updated take on their original jean jacket, Levi’s Ex-Boyfriend Trucker Jacket is designed with an extra-relaxed silhouette and a perfectly oversized fit. Featuring a slight drop shoulder and longer sleeves, it also has an elongated hem for a borrowed-from-the-boys look. Made from non-stretch denim, it’s bigger, longer and looser than their traditional boyfriend fit, with a faded wash that can seamlessly take you from day to night.

Price:  $89

Banana Republic Classic Denim Jacket

Banana Republic Classic Denim Jacket

If a fitted look is more your M.O. you will appreciate this Classic Denim Jacket from Banana Republic. Slightly cropped and available in a classic dark-wash, it’s made from a cotton-blend with just a hint of stretch. Extremely lightweight, it features buttoned cuff detailing as well as adjustable button tabs on the back hem.

Price: Currently on sale for $72

Cantonwalker Women’s Oversized Boyfriend Denim Jacket

Cantonwalker Women’s Oversized Boyfriend Denim Jacket

Is there anything more versatile than an oversized jacket? This one from Cantonwalker has just the right amount of bagginess to help you master the art of layering. Constructed from 100 percent cotton with not a lot of stretch, this jacket drapes the body perfectly for the ideal fall layering piece.

Price: $27.99-$47.99

Wash Lab Denim Puff Sleeve Denim Jacket

Wash Lab Denim Puff Sleeve Denim Jacket

Denim brand Wash Lab believes that denim (real, premium denim) makes your life better. With a design philosophy centered around making denim that has a positive impact on your life and that the fit, the cut, the way it feels on your skin, and the way it moves with you is paramount to the denim experience. Featuring a boxy fit, the Puff Sleeve Denim Jacket is available in four washes including Bleached White and Metal Blue. 

Price: $128

Madewell The Oversized Trucker Jean Jacket in Mornelle Wash

Madewell The Oversized Trucker Jean Jacket in Mornelle Wash

Made of premium 100 percent cotton non-stretch denim, Madewell’s Oversized Trucker Jacket has a vintage 60s feel thanks to details like authentic top-stitching, while two deep inside pockets are roomy enough for your essentials. The brand has a loyal following thanks to their preppy yet bohemian aesthetic, plus they’re a member of the Better Cotton Initiative, a nonprofit that improves cotton production to benefit both farmers and the environment and make fashion a force for good.

Price:  $138

Gap 100% Organic Cotton Classic Icon Denim Jacket with Washwell

Gap 100% Organic Cotton Classic Icon Denim Jacket with Washwell

Made with 100 percent organically grown cotton, which is better for people and for the environment, the Gap’s denim jacket just gets better with every wear. Made to wear all day and break in over time, it features a point collar and button slant pockets, while a medium denim wash with fading and whiskering gives the jacket a tomboy feel. 

Price: Currently on sale for $80

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