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Spring's 11 Best Jean Jackets From $19 to $90

A little while back, I outlined my Spring Essentials Checklist for 2009, and ever since, I've been busy tracking down each item, on a budget. Starting today, I'll be presenting my finds, beginning with the ever-essential denim jacket. Wear one with white pants and a tee, a patterned skirt and tank, a tunic and black leggings, or over your favorite dress. Here are 11 of the most versatile yet on-trend jean jackets that I've found, priced from just $19.99 to $89.99. For details, just click any image in the widget below. Enjoy!

I have a lovely cropped denim jacket but I am a bit unsure how to wear it. I think wearing it with jeans make me look like a sea of denim, but I don't really know how else to incorporate it into my wardrobe! Does anyone have any suggestions? :-)
#1 Leia (Homepage) on 2009-03-25 13:16 (Reply)
I just got a jean jacket - my first one! - from a clothing swap party. I was always too afraid what to wear it with which is why I never had one before, especially cuz I fear/despise denim on denim (Texas Tuxedo NOT Canadian Tuxedo, as some may claim). But I think it will toughen up many of my summer dresses and linen pants!
#2 Wanderlusting (Homepage) on 2009-03-25 14:50 (Reply)
Sweet! I can finally dust mine off. It looks exactly like the Express jacket.

Leia, I also have the fear of looking like a sea of denim, so I've usually paired it with something non-jean/darker (navy or black pants) or khaki.
#3 CC on 2009-03-25 16:12 (Reply)
I adore denim jackets, but wish they made a few without the pockets up on the front for us busty gals.

I do like how they're more fitted and cropped, this season. I think that shape is more flattering, all around.
#4 Anusha (Homepage) on 2009-03-26 10:15 (Reply)
Hi BB,

I am looking for denim jackets and I love the one you put up back in this post. But I can't seem to find where you say what brand the middle jacket is - the one above the girl wearing a black jacket and the other girl with a caption "Looks better in person". If you still remember, I'd love to know! Thanks!
#5 MC on 2012-05-30 10:16 (Reply)
I believe you're referring to the jacket by American Eagle Outfitters, and luckily, they still carry one that's very similar:
#5.1 The Budget Babe on 2012-05-30 16:00 (Reply)
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