This Is the #1 Most Versatile Jacket in Your Wardrobe

The denim jacket is the ultimate easy-to-wear piece. You can throw it on with anything in your wardrobe and it won't clash. Yes, even jeans. (PSA: Double denim is okay; you'll still look cool.) While other jacket styles come and go, it's the denim jacket we go back to again and again because it's so versatile.

To prove our point, we've hunted down all our favourite street style looks featuring denim jackets and explained why they're so damn good. From the cosy shearling pieces to the more tailored styles, there are many ways to don the denim with aplomb. Once you've seen those pics, we just know you'll be keen to shop the latest jackets right now, so we've also included that too. We are good to you like that.

Click through our gallery for 10 reasons you need a denim jacket in your wardrobe and where to shop our favourite pieces right now.

#1: It's incredible for layering.

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Style Notes: Come winter, your faithful denim jacket you wore throughout summer can now be worn under all of your wool and faux-fur coats. 

#2: Shearling looks great with it.

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Style Notes: A shearling collar is one of our favourite features on a denim jacket. 

#3: It looks good oversize.

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Style Notes: Remember that an oversize denim jacket will instantly make any outfit look youthful.

#4: It's the best with a dress.

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Style Notes: There's nothing that says summer outfit more than a denim jacket over a sundress. Yes, we know it's cold right now, but that doesn't mean you can't plan your holiday.

#5: Frills provide the perfect touch of finesse.

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Style Notes: If in doubt, ensure you have a ruffled blouse poking out of your trusty denim jacket. 

#6: Double denim is totally okay.

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Style Notes: If you're going for the Canadian tuxedo, remember to go for interesting tailoring on the jacket, jeans or both.

#7: It looks chic with every colour

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Style Notes: Dashing out of the house and you accidentally grabbed denim instead of black wool? Fear not, it'll go well with all your neutrals.

#8: It's the perfect weekend outfit.

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Style Notes: While it's the ultimate casual jacket, once paired with a chic designer bag and sunnies, you're immediately 100% cooler and brunch-ready.

#9: It looks great buttoned at the waist.

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Style Notes: Take a tip from über-blogger Pernille Teisbaek and button your jacket in the middle and leave the bottom and top undone to cinch your waist. 

#10: It makes any combo cooler.

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Style Notes: Sure, the black trouser–and–white shirt ensemble is super smart, but add a denim jacket and you're well on your way to looking chicly nonchalant. 

Even brands like Balenciaga make incredible versions. 

Extra fashion points for the collar on this. 

Try a bleached iteration for something a bit different. 

Chic and unusual denim from one of our favourite new designers. 

This will look just as chic with your boyfriend jeans as it will with a maxi dress

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