Gigi and Bella, cheese and wine, primer and foundation – there are countless dynamic duos out there, but when it comes to seasonal fashion, there’s no better pair than jean jackets and fall. The outerwear piece is a staple for a reason, and with the temperature changes that happen from summer to autumn, finding a lightweight jacket is the key to any outfit’s success. Since the window is so short between not-too-cold and far-too-cold on the East Coast, I made it my mission to find a jean jacket that was easy to pair with anything, comfortable, and affordable.
I don’t usually wear jean jackets because the fabric can sometimes be restricting (think skinny-leg jeans), but since I desperately needed a new outerwear staple, I decided to test my luck. Luckily, Old Navy released its new 2021 fall line early, and I knew it was a sign. Being a big fan of neutrals, the Olive Green Jean Jacket ($40) was the first thing that caught my eye for more reasons than one. With the words “non-stretch” in the product name, I knew it was a match made in heaven. For just $40, I found my new fall fashion piece.
Aside from being extremely comfortable, this jacket is also very versatile and can dress an outfit up or down depending on the look you’re going for. It comes in a wide range of sizes (XS to 4X), and you can get it in a regular, petite, or tall fit. (I went with petite.) Since it’s 100 percent cotton, it’s lightweight and soft to touch, but it’s also thick enough to keep you warm if you want to pair it with a dress on a fall evening. Whether you’re looking for a seasonal staple or you, too, want to give jean jackets another chance, this affordable option is it.