The Best 12 Jean Shirt Outfits to Wear This Fall

Jean jackets have been a staple in our wardrobes for years, and for good reason. The all-weather, all-season layering piece is so easy to wear and pairs with just about everything in our closets. But today we're here to tell you about its lightweight counterpart—the jean shirt—another must-have to invest in for fall. Why, you ask? Because it's a trendy, no-fuss transitional piece that'll make your favorite summer pieces feel fresh for fall.

As with denim jackets, jean shirts are loved for their ease of wear, their versatile nature, and, of course, for being quintessential cool-girl staples. Plus, as mentioned before, they're easy to layer, and you can team them with your warm-weather essentials to make them more seasonally appropriate come fall. Don't believe us? One look at the jean-shirt outfits we found on some of our favorite fashion girls will certainly convince you to try one out for yourself.

There's a super-cool jean button-down–and–patent-leather pants pairing we're obsessed with (and will be copying stat). And there's a particular pattern—animal print—that looks exceptionally good teamed with a medium-wash denim top. Ready for more? Read on to see our favorite jean-shirt outfits for fall, and shop our favorite tops with which to re-create them.

Try dark-wash denim with patent leather pants. It's a super-cool combo that's perfect for fall.

Wear you go-to denim shirt unbuttoned over a pretty floral dress.

Wear a light-wash denim shirt with two-tone jeans.

How about this cool belted denim shirt?

Mix and match two shades of denim.

Try a denim shirt with fun detailing like ruffles or fringe.

We love denim teamed with anything animal print.

Dark-wash denim and a bold red tank pair so nicely.

Go for super-dark denim teamed with light-wash jeans. Pro tip: Wear the shirt only partially buttoned for a relaxed cool-girl vibe.

We love a pretty peplum denim top.

Light-wash denim and white bottoms are a no-fail option as we enter fall.

Go for head-to-toe denim; then throw a camel coat on top for added warmth when the temperatures drop.

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