The jean jacket is the ultimate transitional garment. And for fall, designers have updated the staple with color, function and design elements that smack of the ’70s, ’80s and the ’90s.
Mother Denim channels the groovy ’70s with Trucker jackets decorated with mystical motifs. Bold embroidery paints a colorful scene of flowers and animals on the back of the brand’s premium denim jackets. Another style features a tonal blue desert landscape.
Glam meets punk in an array of studded and embellished jean jackets by Alice & Olivia and Akira. An animal-printed denim blazer from Nicole Miller offers a work-friendly option.
Printed denim with luxury motifs like Tommy Jeans’ nautical flag print jacket adds a luxury vibe from the ’90s.
With utility proving to be a seasonless trend, large pockets and workwear-inspired silhouettes are a popular way to update the wardrobe staple. Modeled after a workman’s overcoat, Lee’s Vintage Modern chore jacket hits the right note with its oversized silhouette and exposed pocketing. Citizens of Humanity makes a case for utility with a multi-color denim jacket with oversized pockets and a boxy fit.
Meanwhile, Current/Elliott blends denim with ready-to-wear with a chic belted denim trench coat.
As the weather grows colder, expect to see more sherpa lining, hoods and quilted denim come into play.