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We Asked 17 People To Style A Denim Jacket And The Results Are Badass

You ~probs~ already have a jean jacket lying around — here's how to give it an upgrade.

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1. Yuna

Didi Ramlan / Via Instagram: @https://www.instagram.com/yunamusic/?hl=en

Blog: Yuna Music

Instagram: @yunamusic

"With my Levi's denim jacket, I try to go for a more casual, fun look with a flannel shirt tied around my waist. Denim jackets let you be more flexible with your style — even if you wear one with sneakers or simple skinny jeans, you’ll look like you're ready for the day!"

* Levi's Denim Jacket, $45

* Cos Skinny Side-Zip Trousers, $99

* 2015 Nike Air Max 90 Ultra

* Muji scarf

2. Tanesha Awasthi

Instagram: @daveawasthi

Blog: Tanesha Awasthi

Instagram: @TaneshaAwasthi

"When it comes to denim jackets, I prefer vintage or something that looks a bit worn and slightly distressed. For a denim on denim look (or in this case, denimx3!), I like to keep the color palette interesting by mixing slightly different tones. The classic chambray button down really pops against the light wash jeans and denim jacket. Pairing this look with neutral shoes keeps the focus on the denim and makes the the outfit pop even more."

* Talbots Denim Shirt, $69.99

* Nanette by Nanette Lapore Plus-Size Studded Ripped Denim Jacket, $54.99

* Old Navy Rockstar Plus-Sized High-Rise Skinny Jeans, $44.94

* Nine West Porcupine Point Toe Pumps, $79.99

3. Amina Mucciolo

Lauren Comes / Via Instagram: @sunflowerdiaries

Blog: Studio Mucci

Instagram: @studiomucci

"This how I love to dress: casual, fun, and colorful. And this look is basically a throwback to what I used to wear when I was a kid growing up in the late '80s. I was all about skirts and dresses in bright colors, high-top canvas sneakers, and a denim jacket ... very Lisa Turtle meets Punky Brewster. I personally prefer a light- or medium-washed jean jacket because darker washes always feel so serious. I tend to be a fan of a popped collar especially when my hair is up and I ALWAYS roll the sleeves!"

* Torrid Medium Wash Denim Jacket, $58.50

* Wildfox BFF Fairy Barback Tank, $68

* ModCloth One Act Playful Sneaker in Pink, $74.99

4. Sofia B

Riya Noir / Via Instagram: @riyanoir

Blog: Sofia B Music

Instagram: @officialsofiab

"I tend to prefer denim jackets that are distressed and just a bit more worn in. Having pockets is usually a major plus in the summer, especially when you want to travel light. Jumpsuits are kind of awesome when you are looking to feel put together, but still be casual and classy. The shoes and jacket you pair it with allow you to play around with a lot of different uniform looks (like a pilot, a race-car driver, or a soldier vibe).

* Levi's Icy Denim Trucker Jacket, $89

* NLST Officer Jumpsuit, $198

5. Freddie Harrel

Freddie Harrel / Via Instagram: @freddieharrel

Blog: Freddie Harrel

Instagram: @freddieharrel

"The best denim jackets are always in the men’s section! I mostly go for jackets that cover my bum because in the spring/summer, you can throw it on any short look to give it an extra edge! It’s also the perfect way to tone down any dressy outfit without having people thinking you’ve overdone it (not that you should care to start with). Just throw your jacket on top, add a novelty bag or a backpack, and you’re good to go!"

* Asos Reclaimed Vintage Oversized Denim Jacket, $85

* Asos New Look Croc Effect Pointed Shoes, $18

* Topshop Petite Drape Front Romper, $95

6. Claudia Felix Garay

Instagram: @thtkidkrs_

Blog: The Penny Closet

Instagram: @thepennycloset

"A denim jacket is so versatile to style. Here, I decided to wear it with a black midi dress and sneakers for a sportier look."

* YMI Denim Jacket, $58

* Reckless Girls Phoebe Fitted Rib Tank Dress, $17.99

* Nike Roshe One, $75

* Aldo Black Greenwald Bag, $55

7. Jamal Jackson

stylesocietyguy.com

Blog: Style Society Guy

Instagram: @stylesocietyguy

"One easy way to balance out tricky colors or pattern-mixing is to throw a denim jacket on in between. A denim jacket can separate two items that might clash if not layered properly. I love my Big Star denim jacket — it's pretty stretchable and it has two huge pocket on the inside of the jacket."

* Big Star Standard Dorsey Jacket, $118

* Topman Cotton Turtleneck Sweater, $45

* ASOS Super Skinny Suit Pants In Dogstooth In Brown, $68

* Beyene Bey One Shoes, $283

8. Naballah Chi

Blog: Naballah Chi

Instagram: @naballahchi

"A good denim jacket should be a staple piece of clothing in everyone's closet because it can be worn with just about anything. I like to wear a denim jacket with a brightly colored skirt or pair of pants. It creates a nice balance in the outfit."

* London by Sultan Est. Snapback, $33.99

* Zara Denim Jacket, $49.99

9. Britney Blacksher

@Theeawesomebrit / Via TheBlogXO.com

Blog: The Blog XO

Instagram: @Theeawesomebrit

"I love bodycon dresses because they show off the new baby bump perfectly. Under my denim jacket, I wore a sheer floral maxi dress — I left the maxi dress unbuttoned just to give it a more dramatic, flowy look. I'm 5'10, so the length of the black dress at my knee and the length of the maxi dress at my ankle balance each other out perfectly."

* Forever 21 Distressed Denim Jacket, $32.90

* May Kool Black Button-up Floral Print Chiffon Maxi Dress, $25.99

10. Anthony Urbano

Blog: Oh Antonio

Instagram: @oh_anthonio

"I can appreciate the rugged masculinity of Americana workwear. Sturdy boots, a denim work jacket, and some broken-in chinos are what I think about for this work-inspired fashion trend. Basically if you can saw, weld, or paint in it, then you can wear it as the fashunz, too."

* Asos Catarzi Wide Brim Unstructured Fedora Hat, $47.44

* Asos New Look Worker Jacket In Blue, $43

* Freenote Cloth Pocket T-Shirt, $55

* Life After Denim Freestyle Chino, $96.20

* Wolverine Evans Navy Boots, $400

* Will Leather Goods Oaxacan Dome Backpack, $395

11. Alicia Nicholls

Alicia Nicholls

Blog: Neon Fox

Instagram: @neonstylefox

"A denim jacket is easy to style because it's a great outfit-completer, so I paired mine with statement flower-printed pants."

* Calvin Klein X UO Re-Issue Denim Trucker Jacket, $99

* Zara Loose-Fit Trousers, $39.90

* Jill Ghillie Shoes, $75

12. Vanessa Balli

Arlene Ibarra / Via @arlenecollective

Blog: Vanessa Balli Hair

Instagram: @vanessaballi

"Even on the perfect spring day, that late afternoon chill can sneak up on you and trust me you do not want to be without a jacket. In my opinion, a jean jacket is the best type of jacket to have on you at all times, day or night! Dress it up or down, a great jean jacket never goes out of style. Just tie it around your waist!"

* H&M Denim Jacket, $39.99

* Target Women's Striped 3/4 Sleeve Boatneck Tee, $12

* Articles of Society Sarah Skinny Jeans, $54

* Michael Kors Josephine Wedge, $149.90

* Forever21 Textured Envelope Crossbody, $19.90

13. Rameet Chawla

Website: Fueled

Instagram: @Rameet

"It's actually okay to occasionally rock a Canadian Tuxedo."

* Levi's Trucker Jacket, $89.50

* Red's Outfitters Fain Sunglasses, $175

* John Fluevog Twin Turbines 104 Prince Street, $299

* Nick Fouquet Hat, $1,500

14. Georgette

grownandcurvywoman.com

Blog: Grown and Curvy Woman

Instagram: @grownandcurvywoman

"Use your denim jacket to pull together a fun mixed print outfit!"

* Old Navy Cropped Denim Jacket, $32.94

* Kaela Kay Skirt; no longer available, but find similar styles here

* INC International Concepts Plus Size Polka-Dot Ruffled Blouse, $41.24

* BP Katrina Pointy Toe Ghillie Flat, $59.95

15. Sheila Rashid

Sheila Rashid

Blog: Sheila Rashid

Instagram: @sheilathedesigner

"When I style my denim jacket, I like to cuff the sleeves once or twice. It looks good with a dark indigo blue jean bottom and a simple neutral shirt. I've also styled it with overalls."

* Calvin Klein X UO Re-Issue Denim Trucker Jacket, $99

* Rosin Icon Baseball Hat, $25

* Men Supima Cotton Crew Neck Short Sleeve T-Shirt, $9.90

* Sheila Rashid Detailed Drop Crotch Pant, $275

16. Melanie Elturk

Melanie Elturk / Via hautehijab.com

Blog: Haute Hijab

Instagram: @hautehijab

"I've had this jean jacket for over 15 years! The versatility and timelessness of jean jackets are what make them such a wardrobe stable. I love pairing mine with khaki's for a chic utilitarian look and I always couple it with a striped top or graphic tee to add a little depth and detail. Roll up the sleeves for a casual flow and to show off your arm candy."

* Abercrombie & Fitch Denom Jacket, $98

* J. Crew Relaxed Linen T-Shirt In Stripe, $42.50

* Gap Girlfriend Chino, $59.95

* Haute Hijab Essentials Modal Maxi Wrap In Timberwolf, $20

17. Tommy Lei

Blog: My Belonging

Instagram: @mybelonging

"Confession: I am a die-hard feminist. The folks over at Saint Vivian Worth generously hand-painted this piece for me; it’s chic, visceral, provocative and damn cool altogether. And I simply cannot get over how luscious the fur collar is. These elements give it a DIY-vibe. As per my usual uniform, I kept it all neutral with a Uniqlo turtleneck and Tom Ford mirror aviators."

* Saint Vivian Worth "Femme Fatale" Unisex Denim Jacket, $1,475

* Uniqlo Men Soft Touch Turtleneck Long Sleeve T-Shirt, $5.90

* Acne Studios Trousers, $320

* Tom Ford Marlon Square Polarized Sunglasses, $430

* Saint Laurent Zip-Up Ankle Boots, $895

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