How To Wear A Denim Jacket

How To Wear A Denim Jacket

Denim jackets are huge wardrobe staples of mine. Indeed, there was some time ago, I had at least three or four in my closet that I wear each in turn. I had a classic one, a red denim jacket, an oversized denim jacket and an embroidered black denim jacket. Which was quite a lot. With time and moving to a new city, I had to part ways with some and sell them on Vinted. However, I will always and forever have a denim jacket in my wardrobe! Because that’s how much I love that piece! I today, I am gonna give you some tips on how to wear a denim jacket!

How to wear a denim jacket

Denim jackets come in all shapes and colors. It has become such an importance piece of fashion that fashion retailers now offer a huge variety of designs. Before working at Boohoo back in 2017, I did not own a denim jacket nor had I even seen one with embroidery. Then, I bought both a classic denim jacket and an embroidered one. And I adored them both! Sure, you may at first feel like you like like a high schooler from one of those 70s American TV shows.

Absolutely not!

With some practice and some correct styling, you could not be further away from that vision. Except if that’s what you are aiming for, which is totally fine as well.  I do love the look of an oversized denim jacket,  a simple white tee, a skater dress and a pair of Converse. In conclusion, that is an outfit that works!

I do get that the first impression why not be the right one. After all, when you wear a denim jacket, it is rarely to go to an interview. Thus, it is associated with a rather casual lifestyle. Personally, I do think you can style it up! It will never be as formal as a blazer, I’ll give you that. However, you can wear a denim jacket in a way that styles down a very formal outfit. Similarly, it can be worn with other pieces that will style it up. Then, I guess, no matter how you phrase it, it’s the same in the end, am I right?!

So,  how do you wear a denim jacket then? How do you style it up?

As far as I am concerned, I pair the denim jacket with an impressionist print tea dress from H&M. This one is from their Garden Collection which was out some time ago and that I absolutely adored. So much so that I still own the dress and most of the pieces I bought back then! Anyways… Of course, you do not have to go for such an intricate print. I liked the dress, thus I chose it. Indeed, it is quite elegant and not as casual as your usual skater dress.

However, like in most outfit, what really styles up or down are the shoes. Yes, the shoes. If I was wearing sandals or trainers instead of heels, it would look completely different. I would probably not need to wear a denim jacket to style it down to be honest. But with that particular combination, it works. The denim jacket helps to style down both the dress and the heels. The bag, which is Furla, and contributes to styling up the outfit, is nicely offset by the jacket.

In the end, most of the pieces in this outfit are on the more smartly dressed up side of things. It really is how I wear the denim jackets that styles the whole outfit down and makes it more casual. And you know what? I love it! It also means that this outfits work as much by day then it works by night!

Should you need some denim outfit inspiration,  you can find below some suggestions from me!

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How would you wear a denim jacket? What do you think of this outfit? Did you like it? Do you often wear denim jackets? How many do you own? How do you style them up? I’d be happy to know your thoughts!

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  1. February 23, 2018 / 10:58 pm

    Looking good in these pics! love love love the colour of your bag – I want it!

  2. February 23, 2018 / 11:07 pm

    I love how you have styled this jacket, it looks awesome and the dress with all those colours – absolutely beautiful!

  3. Emma Steve
    February 24, 2018 / 4:59 am

    It looks awesome.Really wonderful colors. I love the colors of your bags.

  4. kadambari
    February 24, 2018 / 7:35 pm

    A denim jacket is the ultimate fashion statement that stands the test of time … I love it with long dresses, jeans, and white coupled with denim. A colorful & trendy style you represent.

  5. February 25, 2018 / 2:25 am

    Denim jackets are one of my favorite items of clothing. They have made it through just about every era as far as fashion is concerned and I love it!

  6. February 25, 2018 / 3:26 am

    Yes, I love the look. A denim jacket is a wardrobe must have. It goes well with all of the cute dresses and a T-shirt and skirt.

  7. Dee Jackson
    February 25, 2018 / 9:46 am

    I love this outfit. The dress is really pretty and colourful.

  8. February 25, 2018 / 8:05 pm

    I love denim jackets and you styled this one so well for spring! The colors are gorgeous on you!!

  9. Becca Wilson
    February 26, 2018 / 2:39 pm

    A denim jacket can be so versatile. I used to have a really great one and I don’t know what happened to it. I need a replacement for sure!

  10. Khushboo
    February 26, 2018 / 11:01 pm

    I loved the way you styled your jacket.. I have one and I know I have to style it next time. Thanks for sharing this with us

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