Wardrobe Upgrades: Denim Jackets

If you don’t have a denim jacket, stop what you are doing and grab the keys to the car. It’s time to hit the mall.

Or just open a new tab and start the search online. Whatever works best for you.

A denim jacket is an absolute must to have as a part of your wardrobe (believe me, it took me forever to get one and I’m still upset with myself for taking so long). Not only is it a classic, but you can pair it with practically anything.

Luckily, I’m here to make the search a little easier. I’ve scoured the web (okay, maybe just a small part of it) to find some of the best picks from your favorite brands. The hardest part is probably just figuring out which one you want to get (unless you want to get more than one – go for it!).

H&M Ruffled Denim Jacket ($29.99)

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Because ruffles, that’s why. Honestly, when I saw this at the store I just went a little crazy over it. The ruffles are super cute and add a lot of character to the jacket.

BLANKNYC Embroidered Denim Moto Jacket ($148.00)

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Please tell me you can understand just how flawless this jacket is? I usually go for a darker wash on any of my denim pieces, but the light wash for this jacket just goes hand in hand with the floral embroidery.

MISSGUIDED Ripped Back Denim Jacket ($64.00)


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This piece is a little edgier than the other jackets – and I love that. You can wear a fun color top to peek out the back, or maybe something with a lace back. However you choose to wear it, just know that you are definitely going to look amazing in this jacket. (Hint, this one is so trendy it was sold out on Nordstrom’s website).

MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS Floral Embellished Oversized Denim Jacket ($325.00)

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If you can’t tell by now, I love the pieces I get to have just a little bit of a feminine feel. And this jacket does just that with the cute, white floral embellishments on the sleeves! Plus, it’s Michael Kors.

FreePeople Glam Embellished Denim Jacket ($248.00)

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So FreePeople actually has several really cute jackets on their website (as well as a few denim vests for us folks stuck down in the south). However, this one definitely stood out because of its glam – these gorgeous pair of sequined wings! We all have a little bit of angel in us, right?

Forever21 Open-Shoulder Denim Jacket ($58.00)

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A little bit distressed, a little bit floral – it’s the best of both worlds, right? I’m loving the peekaboo shoulders for this jacket. It’s super fun and really makes this jacket have that wow factor. The gorgeous red roses help out, too. Also check out this distressed denim jacket that came in a close second.

Anthropologie Pilcro Denim Jacket ($138.00)

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Anthropologie has a unique collection of jackets (including a super boho feel denim kimono), but this one stood out the most to me. It’s simple yet super chic – a piece that can definitely go with any outfit. And that dark wash is just absolutely perfect.

Lucky Brand Fringe Trucker Jacket ($148.00)

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If there’s one thing that will make me go all heart eyes over a piece, it’s fringe. This jacket is super fun and has a bit of that boho feel. It would cute paired when your outfit is accessorized with a large-brimmed hat and some ankle boots.

So there you go – a fun assortment of denim jackets that will instantly add extra life into your wardrobe. Check out your favorite brand’s website, because there are so many styles and colors of jackets to choose from. If I haven’t found one that just screams you, there’s one out there.

Now let me go cry because I live in Texas and denim jackets are almost like a coffin of death right now in this 100 degree weather… Thankfully, I spend most of my day inside in the AC, so it’s still possible to rock a denim jacket if I want to. And there’s always those cooler nights, right?

Let’s hear some shout outs below on your favorite jackets and how you like to style your outfits with (or around) your favorite denim piece!



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I’m passionate about writing and style and being happy. Luckily, all three are possible with Inbetween Thoughts.

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