We’re going to go ahead and guess that you already own a jean jacket — one you probably bought years ago. Whether it’s classic or cropped, embellished or deconstructed, the humble denim number is a wardrobe staple that can be worn year after year. But if you’re looking to invest in a new style this season, let it be the trucker jacket. This jean jacket is timeless and endlessly cool, as recently demonstrated by celebrities like Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lawrence, Emily Ratajkowsky, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Chrissy Teigen, to name a few.
While it has shifted in styles over the years, the trucker jacket is steeped in heritage, dating back to Levi’s first version in 1967. You’ll recognize the now iconic style by its triangular pocket flaps, bold seams, long sleeves, and signature shape. Ever so slightly oversized and perfectly worn, it’s a must-have piece — and trust us when we say that you’ll get your wear out it.
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With its versatility and relaxed fit, the trucker jacket seriously goes with anything. Throw it over a maxi for a dressier vibe or layer it over your favorite sweatshirt and high-waisted jeans for that model off-duty look, which is perfect on a Saturday morning coffee run. Let us not forget that it’s also ideal for the effortless off-the-shoulder look, should you be so inclined.
When you’re ready to try the trend, the classic Levi’s take is tough to beat. But there are countless iterations of the style, all at pretty affordable prices. Scroll through some of our favorites below.