Under-$150 Jean Jackets You’ll Want To Live In This Summer

If you look back through United States history, denim is about as all-American as it gets (maybe a Dodger dog at a baseball game has it beat). Unsurprisingly, the jean jacket continues to reign supreme for its effortless cool appeal and transitional versatility.
By now, we've almost seen everything fashion can do to the classic piece, from Levi's creations in the late 1800's to the explosion of safety pinned, distressed versions in the '80s. And while trends are bound to repeat themselves, 2017 is the year of having every possible iteration of the jean jacket. With an infinite amount of silhouettes, washes, colors, and levels of distressing, there really is one out there for everyone.
But with so many styles available, there's no need to spend more than you have to. So we've rounded up our favorite options under $150 to keep you way under you summer spending budget. From classic cuts, to an off-the-shoulder version, here's to finding a denim jacket that suits you, boo.
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Classic Cut
As the saying goes, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." When it comes to denim jackets, picking a traditional style is always a good idea. But just because the cut is familiar doesn't mean the rest of the jacket has to be boring. Going for a crop cut, a frayed hem, or a zip-up center are easy ways to differentiate your jacket from the rest in the crowd.

& Other Stories Denim Jacket, $95, available at & Other Stories.
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Wilfred Free Mathilde Jacket, $125 $88, available at Aritzia.
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Levi's Orange Tab Zip Front Trucker Jacket, $84.50 $49.98, available at Levi's.
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Madewell Northward Cropped Army Jacket, $128 $79.99, available at Madewell.
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[BlankNYC] Jacket, $98, available at [BlankNYC].
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Colored Denim
Who says denim has to be blue? These bold hues are a refreshing step away from the classic indigo and shows that the terms style staple and statement piece aren't mutually exclusive.

Mango Color Denim Jacket, $59.99 $29.99, available at Mango.
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Dr. Denim Jeanie Jacket, $85, available at Dr. Denim.
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Pomelo Jordynn Denim Jacket, $45, available at Pomelo.
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BDG '80s Denim Trucker Jacket, $79, available at Urban Outfitters.
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H&M Denim Jacket, $59.99, available at H&M.
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Dark Wash
For a more dressed up look, pick a darker wash. A moody tone, anything from deep indigo to black, is more reminiscent of a moto jacket and keeps things from looking too casual.

Forever 21 Button-up Denim Jacket, $29.90, available at Forever 21.
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Agolde x Opening Ceremony Carpenter Jacket, $250 $138, available at Opening Ceremony.
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Carven Denim Jacket, $320 $128, available at Shopbop.
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Pull&Bear Frill Back Detail Denim Jacket, $64 $32, available at ASOS.
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Light Wash
On the opposite end of the spectrum, a light wash jean jacket is so cool. Brands have become a little bolder when playing around with brighter denim. You're bound to find unique cuts in a lighter tone like this longline coat, a jacket with peplum sleeves, or even an off the shoulder piece.

Oak + Fort Jacket H045, $148, available at Oak + Fort.
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Topshop Boutique Cropped Denim Jacket, $110, available at Topshop.
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Pixie Market Off The Shoulder Denim Jacket, $144, available at Pixie Market.
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Farrow Cut Off Denim Jacket, $88, available at Need Supply Co.
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Ganni Denim Jacket, $261 $114.84, available at The Outnet.

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