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30 Oversized Denim Jackets That'll Make Your Fall Wardrobe Cooler

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Trends are a fact of life, but certain things are evergreen — the smell of Christmas trees, red lipstick, and classic denim. Although, like a Taylor Swift song, America's favorite fabric never goes out of style, oversized denim jackets in particular are having a real moment for Fall 2017.

Jean jackets are perennial faves because they go with everything, have a timeless feel, and are essentially a three-season item, meaning you can get a ton of use out of them throughout the year (c'mon, don't tell me you've never faced near-arctic air conditioning in July). A good denim jacket should be the Lorelai to your Rory Gilmore: "All you have to do is call..."

But the 2017 iteration feels different from the many decades of denim that have come before. We're seeing boxy '80s silhouettes decked out with some truly modern details like ruffles, visible stitching, and embellishments. You can elevate a simple outfit to Instagram style star status with these pieces, or find your perfect wear-it-forever match. The possibilities are endless.

Today's jean jackets aren't an afterthought, they are the main event. The 30 options below could potentially revolutionize your outerwear game for fall, and make saying goodbye to summer less bittersweet.

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The One With The Lace Collar
Courtesy Target

Aviator Denim Jacket, $45, Target

"Denim, but make it fashion." This lace trimmed jacket does just that.

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The One That's All Stitched Up
Courtesy Urban Outfitters

Urban Renewal Recycled Corset Denim Jacket, $98, Urban Outfitters

Highly fall appropriate, if only for the subtle Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas vibes.

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The One With Contrasting Detail
Courtesy Target

Women's Plus Size Denim Jacket, $50, Target

The oversized shape of the jacket says, "I'm laid back and relatable!", while the contrasting panel says, "... but I'm still cooler than you!"

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The One With The Pearls
Courtesy Free People
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The One That Makes You Look Tough
Courtesy Nordstrom

Oversize Denim Jacket, $90, Nordstrom

Black denim has an edigier feel and can be easier to style if you're not into the whole blatant Canadian tuxedo look.

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The One That's Long-Line
Courtesy Forever 21

Plus Size Denim Jacket, $38, Forever 21

For some reason, denim jackets that are awkwardly long (but in a cool way) are trending.

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The One With Subtle Distressing
Courtesy Forever 21

Distressed Denim Jacket, $30, Forever 21

Nothing solves the struggle of transitional weather like a jacket with some ventilation.

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The One That Looks Vintage
Courtesy Urban Outfitters

BDG '80s Denim Trucker Jacket, $79, Urban Outfitters

TFW you want to look like you stole something from your mom's closet but you also do all your shopping online.

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The One With Cute Star Patches
Courtesy Bloomingdale's
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The One That Sums Up "Normcore"
Courtesy Gap
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The One With Racing Stripes

Daisy Street Plus Denim Trucker Jacket With Sports Stripe, $64, ASOS

Subtle detailing on a denim jacket is nice because it doesn't take away from the toss-over-anything appeal but still adds interest.

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The One That Is Actually A Kimono
Courtesy Anthropologie

Pilcro Jadira Denim Kimono Jacket, $138, Anthropologie

Perfect for hosting high tea at your modern art gallery in Chelsea.

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The One That Won't Keep You Warm
Courtesy ASOS

Missguided Plus Shredded Denim Jacket, $79, ASOS

Cute and kind of impractical, like most good things in this life.

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The One That's Seen It All
Courtesy Zara

Ripped Denim Waistcoat Jacket, $70, Zara

Sure, it looks a little like your cat attacked it, but that's the appeal.

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The One Your Boyfriend Is Always Trying To Steal
Courtesy ASOS
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The One That Makes Everyone Ask Where You Got It
Courtesy Madewell

The Oversized Jean Jacket: Embroidered Edition, $168, Madewell

Meet my fiancé, Floral Jean Jacket. We're getting married at City Hall this weekend and you aren't invited.

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The One Lined With Faux Shearling
Courtesy Aritzia

Wilfred Free Hartnett Jacket, $198, Aritzia

C'mon, you knew I'd include one of these.

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The One With A Unique Cut
Courtesy Torrid

Chambray Anorak Jacket, $33, Torrid

Not all denim jackets are cut from the same cloth.

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The One Bruce Springsteen Would Love
Courtesy Madewell

The Oversized Jean Jacket: Bandana Edition, $225, Madewell

*Hums "Born in the U.S.A." quietly to self.*

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The One With Cold Shoulders
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The One For Your Inner Ballerina
Courtesy Nasty Gal

Tighten the Reins Lace-Up Denim Jacket, $90, Nasty Gal

I can't think of a better use for old pointe shoe ribbons, TBH.

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The One That Isn't Blue
Courtesy Missguided

Plus Size Pink Distressed Denim Jacket, $85, Missguided

A basic denim jacket gets the millennial pink treatment.

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The One Spike From 'Buffy' Wears In His Downtime
Courtesy Aritzia

Tna Crystal Falls Coat, $175, Aritzia

The denim cousin of the leather duster that was popular on TV in the '90s and popular never in real life.

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The One That's Business In Front, Party In Back
Courtesy Target

Women's Plus Size Ruffle Light Wash Denim Jacket, $30, Target

This is the jacket that single-handedly convinced me ruffles could be cool.

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The One You Can Personalize
Courtesy Madewell

The Oversized Jean Jacket in Capstone Wash, $128, Madewell

Did you know that you can get any denim item from Madewell monogrammed with nine letters or less for $10? Here is your moment!

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The One With A Marbled Wash
Courtesy Missguided
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The One That's Colorblocked
Courtesy Mango

Rips Oversized Denim Jacket, $80, Mango

It looks like an accident, but it's not!

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The One That Looks Kind Of Professional
Courtesy & Other Stories

Denim Trenchcoat, $125, & Other Stories

A classic coat shape reimagined with denim.

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The One That's Just So Pretty
Courtesy H&M
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The One Kendall Jenner Would Wear
Courtesy Topshop

PETITIE Fishnet Oversized Denim Jacket, $130, Topshop

Don't try and tell me that Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid don't have a super expensive version of this jacket that they share, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants-style.

So maybe you're not about to buy all 30 of these jackets, but honestly, no one could blame you if you did. After all, when it comes to denim, can you ever really have too much of it in your wardrobe?

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