These 12 Denim Jackets Are A Huge Upgrade From Your Middle School Fave

We know fashion is cyclic and all, but while some trends need a decade-long hiatus to be appreciated again (see: overalls), others are so timeless that they never truly fade away. Case in point: the jean jacket.
Unlike a blazer, a denim topper brings a level of carefree insouciance that even a downtown moto jacket can’t deliver. But, just because it’s still winter-coat weather here on the East Coast, that doesn’t mean we have to keep the classic spring staple at the back of the closet 'til April.
Instead, we’ve taken to layering them under anoraks, with our fave brocade trousers, or even — wait for it — with jeans. To avoid complete Canadian Tuxedo territory, try pairing a light-wash jacket with dark-wash bottoms and a T-shirt for an instant outfit.
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If you’re still not sure how to take your denim layers out of the '90s, not to worry: From a so-fresh floral iteration to a leather-inspired citron pick, we rounded up 12 modern jean jackets that’ll give your spring parka a run for its money. Getting dressed in the morning just got a whole lot easier.
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Current/Elliott Denim Jacket, $273, available at Anthropologie.
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Tibi Vintage Wash Boxy Jacket, $375, available at Shopbop.
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Madewell Jean Jacket in Coral, $84.50, available at Madewell.
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Rag & Bone Beached Moto Jacket, $550, available at rag & bone.
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Gap 1969 Floral Denim Jacket, $54.99, available at Gap.
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J.Crew Nolita Jacket, $128, available at J.Crew.
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Hudson Jeans Signature White Jean Jacket, $159, available at Hudson Jeans.
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Marc by Marc Jacobs Lily Dot Jean Jacket, $268, available at Barneys New York.
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Acne Tag Light Vintage Washed Denim Jacket, $280, available at Steven Alan.
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R13 Oversize Jean Jacket, $595, available at La Garçonne.
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Steve Madden Colored Denim Moto Jacket, $98, available at Nordstrom.
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Theyskens’ Theory Dusty Indigo Javda Jean Jacket, $685, available at Stylebop.
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