These Denim Jackets Are Comfy, Chic, and Made for Chilly Fall Days

They're about to elevate all your fall looks this season.
By Hillary Maglin
September 08, 2020
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Like it or not, fall is right around the corner — and if you're anything like us, you like it. You like it a lot. Crisp air, gorgeous foliage, and, one of our absolute favorite things about the season: light jackets. Though we love a good trench coat or leather jacket, there's something so casual and wearable about denim jackets during autumn. After all, they go with just about everything.

Maybe that's precisely why we feel like we can never have enough denim jackets. Since they made their grand comeback a few years ago, we're not ashamed to admit we've collected quite a few. But with so many styles — dark wash, light wash, cropped, embroidered, distressed — it's hard to pick just one. Here, we've rounded up our absolute favorites for the coming season, from basic denim to prints and embellished designs. Find the one that's perfect for you, or take home a few. Either way, we won't judge.

Riders by Lee Indigo Stretch Denim Jacket

Courtesy of Amazon

If you're looking for a simple closet essential this season, look no further than this staple from Riders by Lee Indigo. With over 5,500 rave reviews, it's Amazon's No. 1 best-selling denim jacket for women. And designed with a comfortable, slimming fit, we can see why.

To buy:, from $30

Levi's Original Sherpa Trucker Jacket

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Last year, sherpa jackets exploded onto the fall fashion scene. So why not combine two of this fall's most popular trends with this sherpa-lined denim jacket from Levi's? Its soft interior makes it ultra-cozy, and it's so warm, you can wear it until the first flurries of snow fill the air.

To buy:, from $55

Sunset & Spring Embellished Denim Jacket

Courtesy of Bloomingdales

If your fall wardrobe needs a glamorous makeover, this option from Sunset & Spring is your fix. Embellished with gradient pearls and touting a stylish, oversized fit, this jacket is one you'll wear over and over for years to come.

To buy:, $128

Agnes Orinda Classic Washed Front Frayed Denim Jacket

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This jacket is truly the wear-everywhere piece your closet needs. With a soft fit and relaxed, frayed hemline, this option looks just as chic on a walk around the neighborhood as it does on an Instagram-worthy weekend getaway.

To buy:, $41

1822 Denim Leopard Print Jacket

Courtesy of Nordstrom

Feeling wild this fall? This raw hem jacket from 1822 Denim provides serious jungle vibes and a figure-hugging fit. Wear it with jeans, leggings, or a dress — either way, you'll be the most stylish person in the room.

To buy:, $54

Everlane Denim Chore Jacket

Courtesy of Everlane

Everlane's denim chore jacket is a dream when it comes to extra coverage for chillier days. Not only is it an excellent choice for warmth, but it's also incredibly practical thanks to its large pockets and neutral design. Going for a different look? The jacket also comes in off-white.

To buy:, $88

Good American Cropped Jacket

Courtesy of Good American

Sure, you may already have a denim jacket or two in your closet — but a trendy cropped option is key for creating a whole different look. Pair it with a crop-top or a full-length sweater for the ultimate stylish fall ensemble.

To buy:, $130

AQUA Puff Sleeve Denim Jacket

Courtesy of Bloomingdales

Give your sweater weather look a feminine touch with this puff-sleeve option from AQUA. The jacket is fitted, comfy, and looks just as good buttoned as it does unbuttoned. It's so stylish, your leather moto jacket will be jealous.

To buy:, $88

Know One Cares Star Embroidered Denim Jacket

Courtesy of Nordstrom

A little embroidery never hurt anybody — especially when it looks this good. This jacket forms to your body's curves, eliminating that boxy, oversized look many denim jackets are known for. Wear it with faux leather leggings and ankle boots to create a quintessential autumn look.

To buy:, $49

Free People 'Rumors' Ripped Denim Jacket

Courtesy of Nordstrom

There's nothing like a slouchy, distressed denim jacket to pair with, well, everything. This one manages to fit well without being restricting, which is perfect for colder days when you throw it on over a sweater.

To buy:, $98

Hillary Maglin is a digital ecommerce editor who splits most of her time between New York City and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. You can find her on Instagram @hillarymaglin, where her DMs are always open to discuss travel gear, wine bars, and Taylor Swift’s latest record.

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