Denim Jackets

Among the many '80s trends making a comeback this season (neon, socks with heels, loud prints), denim jackets are among one of our favourites. Two decades ago, the jean jacket was a pop culture phenomenon, with singers like Madonna and Bruce Springsteen sporting the iconic, all-American jacket both in MTV videos and on tour. Today, we're finding a slew of stylish new ways to wear this essential. Whether you prefer a faded, worn-in version or an oversized boyfriend fit, the denim jacket easily integrates into your wardrobe--and we're showing you just How To Wear it with the help of several chic tastemakers!Keira Knightley
A snug, faded version is a chic cover-up for chilly summer nights. While heading to dinner in London in late May, Knightley wore hers over a black button-down dress, and completed her look with brown leather accents, including a belt and cross-body bag.
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Genetic Denim Cali Blue Denim The Shooter Snap Front Jacket ($88), Sparkle & Fade Silky Chiffon Mix Shirtdress ($69) in Black, Linea Pelle Buckle & Stud Hip Belt ($85), Madewell Tassel Flap Bag ($168)

Emily Meade
Meade's laid-back look is the epitome of easy summer dressing! The actress kept it all in the family with this outfit: the vintage crop top belonged to her mum in the '80s and she's owned the oversized denim jacket since she was five, a hand-me-down from an aunt who used to work at Nickelodeon (which explains the network's logo emblazoned on the front). She balances proportions on her petite frame with a billowy print skirt she snagged from a street vendor.
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ASOS Denim Jacket in Oversized Boyfriend Fit ($63), Our Prince of Peace Basic Crop Tank ($44), Haute Hippie Circle Skirt ($425), BCBGeneration Rhea Leather Gladiator Sandals ($60)

While out on the town in New York in April, Rihanna played the role of edgy sophisticate. The singer's slinky Topshop maxi dress and strappy black heels are elegant, but her Topman hooded denim jacket offers a cool, urban-inspired counterpoint.
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Jet by John Eshaya Sweatshirt Sleeve Denim Jacket ($228), By Zoe Mickey Jacket ($344), Lanston Racer Back Maxi Dress ($121), Reed Krakoff Patent Leather Standard Mini Shoulder Bag ($590), Calvin Klein Lydia Strappy Patent Heels ($99)

Laura Love
At Mulberry's pool party at Coachella earlier this year, Love assembled a warm weather-worthy outfit in Levi's Authentic Trucker Jacket ($78) and 501 Cut-Off Shorts ($58). Her classic Levi's pieces get a chic update, though, when teamed with Mulberry's Scoop Neck Tee ($210) in Multi Colour Blurry Bloom Linen Blend and Lily Bag With Tassels ($1200) in Black Forest Soft Matte, as well as Barton Perreira's Ribisi Sunglasses ($480) in Havana.
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Zara Denim Jacket ($40), Levi's Denim Jacket ($80), Blank Denim High Waisted Shorts With Raw Hem ($50), Forever 21 Fringed Ikat Print Cami ($23), Black Eyewear Woody Light Tortoiseshell Sunglasses ($209), Remi & Emmy Glastonbury Convertible Clutch ($198) in Brown

Leelee Sobieski
On a grocery run in New York last month, Sobieski doubled up on denim in a vintage Helmut Lang men's jean jacket and THVM H-38 Ice High Rise Jeans ($108). The key to pulling off her denim-on-denim ensemble? Contrasting dark indigo with a more faded wash! Add stripes and flat shoes, like Sobieski's Edith A. Miller Boatneck 3/4 Tee ($72, 206.623.3582) and Maison Martin Margiela sandals, to complete her comfortably chic look.
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J Brand Denim & Leather Jacket ($302), Lands' End Canvas Women's Heritage Jean Jacket ($36), J.Crew Jenny Striped Cotton Top($45), HTC Denim Pants ($148), Steven Benit Suede Flat Sandals ($70)

Gia Coppola
While attending the Museum of Contemporary Art's "Rebel" exhibition opening in Los Angeles last month, Coppola dressed down a metallic gold skirt and pointy-toe pumps with Wrangler's shearling-trim denim jacket. The result? A casual-meets-elegant mix that's perfect for an art crowd gathering!--Tiffany Tse
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J.Jill Faux-Shearling-Trimmed Denim Jacket ($30), J.Crew Whisper Linen-Jersey Top ($42), Gucci Metallic Leather Mini Skirt ($660), Delman Laci Pumps ($250)

Photo of Keira Knightley, courtesy of Splash News; photo of Emily Meade, courtesy of Bek Andersen; photo of Rihanna, courtesy of X17; photo of Laura Love, courtesy of Getty Images; photo of Leelee Sobieski, courtesy of Pacific Coast News; photo of Gia Coppola, courtesy of Patrick McMullan.