If it was acceptable to wear a denim jacket every day of my life, I would—it's timeless, goes with everything, and makes the simplest of outfits look that much cooler. Of course, a fitted jean jacket belongs in every woman's closet, but make sure you don't sleep on the oversized fit, either. I tend to pair form-fitting and/or risqué pieces with something baggy—a fashion rule that Audrey Hepburn once swore by, and one that will keep you from looking basic in your little black dress, crop top, or bodysuit. Below, check out some of our favorite oversized denim jackets that we give you permission to splurge on, including options by some of our favorite sustainable denim brands. (And if you're wondering how to style your new jean jacket, we've got you covered there too.)
The bulky shoulders on this light-wash option are fantastically retro, making this jacket an easy way of adding flair to any outfit.
The classic medium wash on this jacket makes it incredibly versatile, and its baggy fit gives you the option to let it hang loose, cuff it, or tie it at the waist.
This Indigenous-owned brand is beloved for both their quality and their unisex fits, and this black denim option is one of our all-time favorites.
We love the length on this comfortable option, and the way it hangs past a miniskirt or a pair of shorts. Use it to offset a skintight or otherwise flirty outfit.
Can't decide on which denim wash you like best? No problem.
We love this cuff-able option from Everlane almost as much as we love the brand's commitment to sustainability,
This unisex option is so cool, with its edgy black detailing and industrial wash.
Who says denim can't be fun? Opt for a pop of color with this luxury number from Dries Van Noten.
I have a shacket like this, and I absolutely love it. With its lightweight fabric, it's perfect for carrying around in your bag all summer long and throwing on during a rainstorm or in a building with an overbearing AC.
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Gabrielle Ulubay is a Beauty Writer at Marie Claire. She has also written about sexual wellness, fashion, culture, and politics both at Marie Claire and for publications like The New York Times, Bustle, and HuffPost Personal. She has worked extensively in the e-commerce and sales spaces since 2020, including two years at Drizly, where she developed an expertise in finding the best, highest quality goods and experiences money can buy. As a film school graduate, she loves all things media and can be found making art when she's not busy writing.
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