While jean jackets will never go out of style, there’s a new, more grown-up outerwear option in the cards for fall: the denim coat. With styles ranging from peacoats to car coats to blazers, think of it as the jacket’s more versatile, worldlier big sister—minus the distressing.
How versatile, you ask? Imagine pairing a knee-length denim duster with a pair of oversized trousers and patent loafers for the office, throwing a belted trench over a fisherman sweater for brunch or donning a crop-sleeved quilted number with sleek ankle boots for cocktails. For a primer, just take a peek at all the specimens popping up on the backs of the street style set. The look is a playful, tongue-in-cheek twist on a classic silhouette. In other words, it makes it look like you put effort into it—but not too much effort. Seriously, #goals.
Not to mention, the lighter weight means it’s made for transitional dressing (hello, temperamental fall weather), allowing you to add or subtract layers throughout the season—or, who are we kidding—day. We’ve rounded up ten styles for you to shop now, so you can get started before that first nip in the air. Because you can never really have too much denim, right?