Some Say Jean Jackets Are Out, But These Cool Outfits Prove That Wrong

No matter the season or the reigning trends, there is one tried-and-true outerwear staple: the jean jacket. The classic denim piece is great for every season, from chilly summer nights to giving a winter look a cool layered touch. Not only is a jean jacket versatile when it comes to the weather, but the same is also true for styling possibilities—the outfit ideas are endless.

Below are 15 cool jean jacket outfit ideas that caught my eye on Instagram. Thankfully, there is something for every personal style, plus you’ll get fashion girl–approved insight on how to pair a denim jacket with everything from jeans to dresses. Whether you’re going for a minimalist feel like Tylynn Nguyen in her light wash denim-on-denim look or you want a polished vacation-ready way to wear a white denim jacket (oh, hi, Emma Hoareau!), these looks have got you covered. Keep scrolling to discover your favorite.

I love a sleek, dark-wash denim jacket.

This is a statement skirt through-and-through.

Influencer Tylynn Nguyen 15 Jean-Jacket Outfits Light Wish Denim Jacket



I persnally own and love these black shades.

These vintage-inspired jeans won't break the bank.

Influencer Abisola Omole 15 Jean-Jacket Outfits Long Dark Denim Jacket Ribbed Skirt New Balance Sneakers



I am here for the contrast stitching.

A cozy knit skirt is a favorite during the colder seasons.

These color-block sneakers are a conversation starter.

The length of this dark denim option gives it an extra cool factor.

Influencer Emili Sindlev 15 Jean-Jacket Outfits Denim Jacket New Balance Sneakers Green Baseball Cap



Sherpa-lined jackets give an added bit of warmth without sacrificing style.

Green baseball caps have my attention this season.

Act quick! These cool kicks sell out fast.

Influencer Emma Hoareau 15 Jean-Jacket Outfits White Denim Jacket Pink Dress Embellished Sandals



This white jean jacket layers perfectly over a variety of cool pieces.

Influencer Monikh 15 Jean-Jacket Outfits Dark Denim Jacket Matching Jeans



I love the effortless cut of this cropped denim jacket.

Wide-leg jeans are having a moment.

Influencer Aimee Song 15 Jean-Jacket Outfits Denim Jacket White Button Down Tan Square Toe Boots



This timeless style is the one to go for if you're not sure what to settle on.

I can see these cute boots worn with everything form jeans to printed dresses.

Influencer Chrissy Rutherford 15 Jean-Jacket Outfits Blue Teddy Coat Layered Denim Jacket Tie Dye Pants The Row Boots



The boxy fit of this denim jacket is super cool.

Tie-dye sweatpants get the cool-girl treatment with the help of chunky black boots.

These affordable boots look designer.

An oversize denim jacket is great for layering.

I swear by a modern cat-eye style.

These go out to those that only like a subtle touch of distressed detailing.

Lug-sole boots are great for adding some edge to a look.

Influencer Amy Juliette Lefevre 15 Jean-Jacket Outfits Black Denim Jacket Black Jeans Prada Loafers



I love the faded black look of this jean jacket.

You can't beat an under-$10 tee.

Fashion editors can't get enough of these black jeans.

Influencer Angela Fink 15 Jean-Jacket Outfits Dark Denim Outfit Wide-Leg Jeans Clear Wedge Sandals



This beautiful jacket is worth the investment.

Here's another great pair of wide-leg jeans.

These sleek wedges are crazy, sexy, cool.

This oversized denim jacket is one of my favorites of the bunch.

Ankle-slit pants are a great way to update your pant collection.

Influencer Jen Azoulay 15 Jean-Jacket Outfits Denim Jacket White Dress White Platform Sandals



I can't get enough of this worn-in denim style.

This easy-breezy white dress is guaranteed to be on heavy rotation.

Platform sandals are an easy way to add a cool touch to any look.

This knit jacket reads like a real denim style.

This coat is a steal at under $100.

Snakeskin boots make this look street style–worthy.

Wear this oversized crop pick over t-shirts, dresses, sweaters, and more.

This retro oval-shaped style is everywhere right now.

Nothing like a classic pair of flared denim.