If you're like me, you have a pile of jeans in your closet, each fitting you a different way. You have those jeans you can dress up, ones that look so good with a pair of heels, and others you like to rock with your favorite kicks. Light wash, dark wash, cropped, skinny, torn, and the list goes on and on. Have you ever considered the same goes for denim jackets? There are so many different cuts, styles, and washes. The right denim jacket could turn your casual outfit to dressy. Or it could mean elevating your shoes from Golden Goose to Louboutin heels.
Today on the blog, I want to show you how easy it is to change up your look just by switching out your denim jacket.
Oversized Denim Jacket
Putting on an oversized denim jacket instantly brings a cool laid-back vibe to any outfit. Having an oversized jacket is such a beneficial addition to your wardrobe. Not only is the oversized slouchy look cool over fitted dresses and tops, it can easily be worn over bulkier items like oversized tees and sweatshirts. I wear my oversized denim weekly as a layering piece. From sweats to dresses, styling options are endless. Here, I threw on a pair of trendy sneakers and grabbed a tote. Wanting my look to be effortless, I made sure my shoes and bag were easy, but polished.
Traditional Denim Jacket
I love my traditional denim jacket. Mine happens to be a True Religion that I've had FOREVER! It's a great medium wash, hits me right at my waist, and is not at all distressed, so it has always paired well with every dress I own. In addition to wearing this jacket with dresses, I throw it on over my workout clothes and sweats for errands. In the fall, I'll button it up over my Kate Spade and Tory Burch dresses and throw on a scarf. This jacket has also come with me on countless vacations - I just throw it on over summer dresses and tanks when I get chilled at night.
Knowing this jacket brings a polished look to my outfits, I put on a flirty pair of mary janes and a fun coordinating bag. You could wear this to church, brunch, a shower, bookclub, a lunch date... Make sure your closet ALWAYS has that traditional go-to denim jacket.
Cropped Denim Jacket
A fun addition to your denim jacket wardrobe is a cropped jean jacket. Mine is quite thin, so it lays really nicely over dresses and tanks. Also, I love the frayed edge along the bottom... this brings an edgy feel to my looks. Even though this jacket is distressed, the cropped length makes it easy to dress up. Here, I paired my cropped denim with my YSL Tributes and handbag. Dressy enough for date night! My rule of thumb for a cropped denim jacket - I always make sure whatever I'm wearing underneath is fitted. That way, the cropped length will not compete with your overall look.
Patterned Denim Jacket
No denim jacket collection is complete without a fun print. This jacket brings a little unexpected edge to my outfits, so I like to pair it with trendier pieces in my closet. Here, I put on my metallic sandals to bring out the star print and grabbed my eggplant Burberry clutch. I love how the silver hardware brings everything together. My jacket happens to be stamped with metallic stars, but there are so many cute possibilities out there (floral, leopard, graphics), I know I'll be adding more patterned denim in the future.
The next time you go shopping, don't pass up that cute denim jacket... add it to your collection because there is no such thing as too many jean jackets. I've linked a couple fun options below - so many cute jackets are out there just waiting to be nabbed. Happy styling!
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