While you can walk into any vintage store and pick up a great denim jacket for adults, it's often much harder to snag one for kids, as most youngsters can't pull off the look. The denim jacket is a garment that seems to so often come back into fashion that it may be one of the few true timeless items. Many of the brands that make great adult clothing also make versions of their wares for kids, which often include some stellar jean jackets.
The Ralph Lauren Denim Tuxedo Jacket is a modern take on the denim jacket for girls, as the material is transformed into a more formal look. The jacket has a satin lapel and a dark wash denim body that's nearly black. You'll find a single button front, slanted pockets on the chest, with small flap pockets above the hip. This one has double button cuffs and darting on both sides, with a short rear vent. You can go for a superior look by pairing this with a pair of light wash denim.
The retro Ralph Lauren Childrenswear Classic Trucker Jacket is available now through Neiman Marcus, where it originally sold for $70, but now goes for only $31. The jacket comes in children's sizes 8-20 and comes in Ralph Lauren's Bay Island wash, which is a classic faded blue wash. The jacket has a spread collar and a full brass button down front, with long sleeves that also have button cuffs. It's yoked through the front and has flap button packets on the chest. This one has a straighter cut than many kids jackets, meaning you may want to try it on before you buy if you're kid is on the chubbier side.
Nordstrom currently offers the Tractor Jean for $44.You can get this girls' jacket in either dark or medium indigo in a full range of girls’ sizes. The western style girls’ jean jacket has contrast stitching details through the entire body, Tractor logo silver embossed buttons and large button flap pockets to boot. You'll also find single button cuffs and a soft denim mix of cotton, polyester, and spandex. This one will look great if you pair it with a pair of colorful corduroy pants.
The Levi's Kids Girls' True Blue Denim Jacket, a traditional American-style jean jacket goes for a slight discount through Zappos, where it originally sold for $38 but now goes for a few dollars off that price. The deep blue jacket has yellow contrast stitching across the body with Levi's red tab accents on the buttonholes and sleeves. There are two large vertical hand pockets as well as two buttoned chest pockets, with snap cuffs and a full four button down look. The jacket is also 100% cotton, meaning it should be comfortable even on the pickiest kids.
The Diesel Kids Jifel Jacket is a top denim jacket pick if you're looking for a higher end option. Made by the Italian fashion brand Diesel, the Jifel jacket now sells for $125 at Zappos. The jacket comes in a medium blue wash and comes with a contrasting grey hood that can be easily removed by your child. The jacket has small button flap chest pockets, as well as button cuffs and closures. There's a small Diesel logo on the right side of the jacket, which is made out of a stretchy 98% cotton and 2% elastane mix.