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12 denim jackets you need in your life

essential since forever

When I was nearing the end of my elementary school career, I learned one important thing—aside from academic matters, of course—that has stuck with me: When you need to make a semi-acceptable outfit look cool and become weather-appropriate, throw on a denim jacket. With that realization, I began to stock up on indigo jackets of all sorts. Now, half of my closet is filled with just about every oversized, cropped, snug, embroidered, raw, and distressed style imagined since the mid-'90s. With spring just around the corner, I'm looking to stock up even more (yes, I may have a problem). Click through the gallery to see (and shop) my top 12 picks.

Shop Librette, in harmony denim jacket, $46, available at NYLONShop.

rag & bone, the cropped boyfriend denim jacket, $275, available at Neiman Marcus.

Levi's, authentic trucker jacket, $78, available at Levi's.

A.P.C., brandy denim jacket, $295, available at La Garçonne.

Love Moschino, printed stretch cotton denim jacket, $357, available at LUISAVIAROMA.

RYDER, denim biker jacket, $214, available at Urban Outfitters.

ASOS, denim black western jacket, $72, available at ASOS.

Forever 21, Dallas denim jacket, $39.90, available at Forever 21.

Acne, Edith washed denim, $480, available at Acne Studios.

Zara, oversized denim jacket, $69.90, available at Zara.

Nasty Gal, jean girls jacket, $98, available at Nasty Gal.

American Eagle Outfitters, denim jacket, $49.95, available at American Eagle.