17 Lightweight and Versatile Denim Jackets You'll Never Regret Packing
While planning a trip may be stressful, figuring out what to pack doesn't have to be. One of our favorite packing hacks is to reach for multipurpose clothing that can be reworn in different ways throughout your trip. If you ask us, there’s nothing more versatile than a great denim jacket.
Not only are they lightweight and easy to pack, but the classic piece of outerwear will look good with practically everything else in your suitcase. Seriously, you can wear it a million different ways and for almost any occasion. For sightseeing days, you can keep things casual and pair it with your favorite jeans for a cool double denim look, and for a night on the town, you can give your favorite little black dress some edge by draping the classic topper over your shoulders.
An oversized denim jacket is the perfect piece of outerwear for travel days as well. It's roomy enough to wear layers underneath, so you can wear your bulkier items like chunky sweaters or cozy hoodies, too. The classic jacket will add polish to your travel ensemble and help keep you warm on chilly flights and train rides.
Now that you know how to style this sleek and stylish topper, keep reading to shop some of our favorite denim jackets in stores now. From cute cropped pieces to warm sherpa denim jackets and cool oversized jackets, we found some seriously chic options that you’ll definitely want to pack for your next trip.
Levi’s Baggy Trucker Denim Jacket
This Levi’s denim jacket is a classic piece will look good with everything. We love that it’s a baggier version of the brand’s iconic trucker jacket because it allows you to easily layer while traveling.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $98
Stylekeepers New Classic Denim Jacket
How cute is this belted denim jacket by Stylekeepers? The sleek silhouette and tie-waist belt gives the casual topper a polished feel.
To buy: shopbop.com, $199
Riders by Lee Indigo Denim Jacket
3x1 Denim Jacket
This stark white denim jacket by 3x1 will make you stand out in even the most fashionable of crowds. You can wear the structured piece with practically everything in your suitcase.
To buy: net-a-porter.com, $295
Wrangler Icons Denim Jacket
The antiqued snaps and W-shaped stitching on this Wrangler denim jacket give it a cool, retro feel. We would wear this with everything from fancy dresses to cozy joggers.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $148
Levi’s Plus Size Original Trucker Jacket
If you’re in the market for a great plus-size denim jacket, look no further than this Levi’s trucker jacket. The classic topper comes in three washes and ranges from 1X to 4X.
To buy: amazon.com, $55
J.Crew Classic Denim Jacket
This distressed J.Crew denim jacket is designed to look like it’s been in your closet for years. This preppy piece will only get better with time.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $110
Ksubi Jett Cropped Denim Jacket
The cropped silhouette on this Ksubi jacket gives it a fresh, modern feel. We love that the relaxed jacket hits right around the waist.
To buy: net-a-porter.com, $215
GRLFRND Cara Cropped Denim Jacket
This GRLFRND denim jacket is perfectly distressed. The frayed hemline and ripped patches put a cool, edgy twist on this otherwise sleek outerwear piece.
To buy: revolve.com, $278
Levi’s Ex-Boyfriend Faux Fur Lined Denim Jacket
This sherpa denim jacket by Levi’s looks so warm and cozy, we just want to snuggle up in it. The cozy jacket is perfect for chilly flights and transitional weather.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $128
Sofia Jeans by Sofia Vergara Marianella Denim Jacket
This sleek denim jacket may have been designed by a celebrity, but thankfully it doesn’t come with a hefty price tag. If this chic-yet-cheap denim jacket is good enough for Sofia Vergara, it’s good enough for us!
To buy: walmart.com, $32
ASOS Design Curve Denim Girlfriend Jacket
We love the light blue wash on this ASOS denim jacket, and we really love that it comes in sizes 14 to 24.
To buy: asos.com, $64
Gucci Cropped Appliqued Denim Jacket
Gucci wants you to take a walk on the wild side with this tiger-embroidered denim jacket. The fun piece of designer outerwear also has the brand’s logo emblazoned on the back.
To buy: net-a-porter.com, $2,980
La Vie Rebecca Taylor Peplum Denim Jacket
Girly girls will love this sweet denim jacket by La Vie Rebecca Taylor. The flirty peplum silhouette gives it a feminine spin.
To buy: shopbop.com, $295
ASOS Design Denim Girlfriend Jacket
This ASOS denim jacket is the perfect shade of faded black, giving it an effortless, lived-in vibe.
To buy: asos.com, $64
AG Mya Basic Denim Jacket
If you’re looking for a denim jacket in a pretty pastel color, try this option by AG. We love how the feminine hue looks on the straight silhouette.
To buy: shopbop.com, $225
Superdown Drew Cropped Denim Jacket
This fashion-forward Superdown denim jacket will give everything in your suitcase a stylish upgrade thanks to its frayed, cropped hem.
To buy: revolve.com, $74