As we transition into spring, it can be a bit tricky figuring out which pieces to put away for next year. Those in-between seasons months, like April and May, bring about so many style questions (like when do you stop wearing tights?), but if there's one piece that works any time of year, it's the denim jacket.
This staple is as reliable and versatile as you can get. It's completely seasonless. It works in the winter under your favorite coat; in the fall as an extra layer; in the summer as a must-have for those chilly beach nights; and in the spring ... for just about anything. This time around, the options are endless, as nearly everyone is trying out the denim trend. Sure, there are the usual suspects, like Levi's and J Brand, but others, like Parisian brand Sandro and fast-fashion retailer Zara, are also joining the party. In turn, there's a flood of denim jackets fit for every taste. Keep scrolling to shop traditional toppers in every wash and more playful pieces, like fringed, cropped, and quilted styles.
Shop it (from top): Mango, $60; mango.com. H&M, $40; hm.com. Citizens of Humanity, $308; otteny.com. J.Crew, $150; jcrew.com. Topshop, $90; topshop.com. Zara, $60; zara.com. Levi's, $126; houseoffraser.com. Whistles, $180; whistles.com. J Brand, $366; mytheresa.com.
Non-Traditional Denim Toppers
Take a walk on the wild side with these far-from-basic denim styles.
Runway inspiration at top: Burberry Prorsum spring/summer 2015