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.
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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