We think it’s safe to assume you own a denim jacket. If you don’t, you’ve clicked on the right story. The latest crop of jean toppers come with fashion-forward flare—we’re talking major sartorial updates like bold shoulders, oversized silhouettes and ultra-tailored fits. In a spectrum of washes from pale to over-dyed (some styles offer a mishmash of both), it’s all about impactful details— raw hems, contrast topstitching and exaggerated sleeves being the most prevalent.
Thanks to the heavy resurgence of 80s and 90s-inspired fashion, It girls like Bella Hadid and up-and-comer Zoey Deutch have proven how the throwback trend can feel refreshingly modern whether you aim for a baggy silhouette atop layered separates or a trim two-piece set á la the Canadian tuxedo. Kendall Jenner has donned a denim-on-denim ‘fit in which an asymmetrical Balenciaga version appears decidedly fresh with simple skinny jeans—a fail-safe combination you can easily re-create.
Whether you’re looking to replace a timeworn version or are simply craving a fresh option to add into the mix, ahead, we’ve plucked 20 fashion-forward denim jackets at a range of price points. Give this so-now look a try.
The Fashion-Forward Denim Jacket
Kendall Jenner In Balenciaga
Zoey Deutch In Lorod
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Ravaged details loosen up this tailored version.
Z1975 Oversized Denim Jacket
This jacket comes tattered with a loose-fitting silhouette.
Frayed Hem Denim Jacket
A light wash, raw hem and oversized boxy fit is laidback yet sleek.
Oversized Denim Jacket
With a relaxed fit, this vintage-inspired wash has the ultimate lived-in look.
Channel the '90s in non-stretch denim tie-dye.
Denim Oversized Moto Jacket
RLL / Studio
This moto version comes with an exaggerated collar and sleeves.
The Vine Jacket
DENIMRUSH founder Aparna Avasarala turns denim jackets into one-of-a-kind wearable works of art. She revives vintage styles with hand-painted designs that are machine washable.
Le Tie Neck Jacket
A tie-neck detail is a fresh update to a classic slim-fit style.
Oversized Denim Jacket
Utility meets drama by way of billowing curved sleeves, contrast detailing and sleek hardware.
Keya Cropped Denim Jacket
Wear this rigid Japanese denim jacket as a contrast to fluid fabrics or with equally dyed jeans for maximum cool.
Denim Crop Jacket
Hand-cut and resewn in L.A., this RE/DONE jacket is made from repurposed vintage Levi's.
Jacques Crop Denim Jacket
In a cropped silhouette, this mixed denim jacket is retro-chic.
Blue Cropped Round Shoulders Denim Jacket
With a nipped-in waist, sculpted shoulders are modern and figure flattering.
Raw Denim Sculpted Jacket
Raw denim and utility accents keep this relaxed fit fashion forward.
Patchwork denim with frayed edges is decidedly bold.
For a '90s redux, go for stonewashed denim with exaggerated pockets.
Seamed Denim Sailor Jacket
Who knew a denim jacket could feel so feminine?
Rasta Western Denim Jacket
Get in on the western trend via a belted silhouette with flap pockets.
Chore Coat in Mid-Wash Denim
Voluminous shoulders and a corseted fit combine for the most pristine denim jacket we've ever seen.
Cropped Denim Jacket
OFF-WHITE c/o VIRGIL ABLOH
This cropped light blue jacket is topped with tulle.