(SPOT.ph) Fun fact: the word "denim" is from the French "serge de Nîmes" which means "sturdy fabric from Nîmes," a type of textile made in Nîmes, France. So not only does denim add cool points to almost any look, it'll also last you a long time thanks to the durable material.
It's safe to say the denim jacket has remained a staple since the 1900s because it's so versatile. You can wear it with virtually anything—from your must-have basics like a plain white tee down to even your more leveled-up looks like a dress or a jumpsuit. Even denim-on-denim isn't unheard of. So it's a good idea to invest in a classic jean jacket to wear with a variety of outfits—it'll never go out of style, and it will always add instant cool.
Here are 10 denim jackets you can shop right now:
Hybrid Original Trucker Jacket (P2,999.50) from Levi’s
For all things denim, you can’t go wrong with Levi’s. In fact, the 166-year-old brand invented the very first denim jacket sometime between the late 1880s to the early 1900s. This hybrid trucker jacket gives your typical denim jacket a more laid-back and casual vibe with its gray cotton sleeves. It effortlessly helps you don a layered look—just without all the layers—making it perfect when you live in a tropical country like the Philippines.
See a list of Levi's stores.
Icon Denim Jacket in Off-White (P3,950) from Gap
Switch up your usual blue jean jacket for a color that you can wear year-round: white. This denim jacket from the Gap is the perfect outfit topper, and great for when you want to ease into the denim-on-denim look. Add pops of color with a cute pair of statement socks or accessories while you’re at it. Fun fact: Gap started out-selling Levi's jeans and LP records when they opened their store in 1969.
See a list of Gap stores.
Women’s Denim Jacket (P1,990) from Uniqlo
When you’re looking for staple pieces to fill your closet, you know you can’t go wrong with Uniqlo. For when you just want an understated look that's timeless, make this straightforward, reliable jacket part of your OOTD.
See a list of Uniqlo stores.
Cropped Jacket (P2,495) from Zara
Sometimes a piece of clothing can totally change a look when it’s made longer or shorter than the usual style. Case in point: this cropped jacket from Zara. Pair it up with some high-waisted jeans and maybe some platforms to give the illusion of a longer silhouette.
See a list of Zara stores.
Light Denim Jacket (P2,995) from Mango
This light denim jacket from Mango comes in the most delicate light-blue shade, straying not too far from your classic blue jeans. Wear it with dark colors to add some contrast to your look, or match it with other light, pastel shades if you’re going for something more coordinated.
See a list of Mango stores.
Embroidered Denim Jacket (P2,690) from H&M
The pretty embroidery on this denim jacket from H&M spruces up your typical denim jacket with bright pops of color sewn in. This style is reminiscent of '70s bohemian fashion, perfect for those who want to rock a vintage look. Pair this piece with a long maxi dress to amp up the boho vibes.
See a list of H&M stores.
Badged Trucker Denim Jacket (P3,799) from Cotton On
The patches on this trucker jacket from Cotton On give this denim piece a lot more attitude and grunge. It's perfect for days when you want to look like you made more of an effort on your outfit than you actually did. Wear it with your favorite dress and sneakers!
Available on Zalora and Cotton On stores.
Colored Denim Jacket (P3,395) from Topshop
Colored denim jackets are a gift we didn’t know we needed. This one from Topshop comes in a gorgeous salmon shade, making it eye-catching while still being versatile enough for a lot of different looks. Throw this on over a monochrome black ensemble to make the jacket the highlight of your OOTD.
Available on Zalora and Topshop stores.
Oversized Ripped Denim Jacket (P2,295) from Stradivarius
Give your look an edgy twist by sporting this distressed denim jacket from Stradivarius. The ripped denim trend started out in the '80s and since retro has been making a comeback in recent years, it makes sense to incorporate the trend into your go-to outfits. Pair it with some cute shorts for an even more relaxed look!
See a list of Stradivarius stores.
Zip-Up Denim Jacket (P2,295) from Pull&Bear
Most denim jackets come with buttons, so you’ve probably never seen anyone rocking this zip-up piece from Pull&Bear. The zipper enclosure gives it the illusion of a bomber jacket from the front, but with the boxy body of a denim jacket. It’s also in black, making it an instant refresh for when you’re looking to shake up your usual denim looks.
See a list of Pull&Bear stores.