7 Of The Best Denim Jackets For Spring

Purses at the ready.

Our wardrobes are heading into spring mode as we pack away the coats and opt for something lighter to see us through the days.

Denim jackets are the perfect transitional item – good for when the weather isn’t playing ball (four seasons in one day anyone?), as well as those evenings spent in pub gardens after the sun has long gone.

Unlike lots of outerwear, they don’t need to be expensive to look good and can be thrown over anything – from a slip dress to high-waisted jeans.

Here are our seven favourite high street denim jackets to buy right now.

Gingham Jacket, Miss Selfridge, £39

Gingham isn’t a traditional pattern for a denim jacket, but does anything scream springtime more than wearing a picnic blanket? We think not. This boxy-shaped beauty – made from 100% cotton – would look perfect layered over wide-leg white jeans and chunky trainers.

Denim Faded Wash Jacket, H&M, £29.99

Not only is this jacket a complete bargain, it also has a classic shade and is a piece you’ll wear year after year. It’s from the H&M conscious collection, made from organic cotton, so you can feel good about the purchase too.

Sand Denim Jacket, COS, £69

A slightly more spenny version, but one that looks totally worth it. The boxy fit, the dropped shoulders, the metal stud buttons, the patch pockets – it’s the perfect mix of functional and fun. Not to mention the colour is great for a neutral trend, but isn’t so pale that it’ll get dirty as soon as you step outside.

Leopard Denim Jacket, Monki, £50

If you’re anything like us, you love an animal print. This Monki leopard jacket is just the right amount of big cat without verging into Kat Slater territory. Save it for a festival and wear with gold hoop earrings, oversized denim shorts and Birkenstocks.

Lilac Worker Jacket, Weekday at ASOS, £55

We can always rely on Swedish brand Weekday to serve up some solid additions to our summer wardrobe. Made with organic cotton, this jacket is oversized, with clean lines and a classic point collar. Plus the lilac colour is everything our seven-year-old selves ever dreamed of.

Dad Oversized Denim, Topshop, £46

Feeling like you’d rather opt for a traditional denim rather than something ‘out there’? This oversized jacket from Topshop is great for everyday wear – we love the wider sleeves so you can layer it on top of jumpers or cardigans without feeling like the Michelin Man.

Black Oversized Denim, New Look, £34.99

Last, but by no means least, a black denim jacket. Admittedly black doesn’t feel like the most summery of colours, but it goes with everything – right? Layer over a floral wrap dress for the perfect spring outfit.