10 New Ways to Style a Denim Jacket

  • The recent resurgence in denim jackets popping up everywhere is proof that fashion truly is a never-ending trend cycle. If you’re anything like us and still have a tried-and-true denim jacket tucked away in the back of your closet for safekeeping, then you’re in luck. We’ve uncovered 19 blogger-approved looks that exhibit how to style your denim jacket with little to no effort.

    1. Summatime Vibes: The secret to pulling off all your favorite summer dresses even when the AC is set on frigid? Never leave the house without your go-to denim jacket by your side. For major style inspo, just check out how Andy Torres pairs hers effortlessly with show-stopping gladiators.

    2. Rompin’ Around Town: Unleash those summatime vibes while you still can with two of Mara Ferreira’s seasonal staples: A relaxed romper and dark denim jacket. When in a bind, you can pair any romper with a denim jacket for an instantly chic look. A cool fedora and espadrilles never hurt either.

    3. Major Maxi Skirt Envy: Proof that you need to know the rules before you can break them, Blair Eadie demonstrates how to make a seemingly casual denim jacket acceptable at even the most formal galas. One floor-grazing accordion pleat skirt and denim jacket for the win.

    4. One Stylish Topper: Lovely Pepa has enough peace, love and good vibes to go around for all of us thanks to her statement-making denim jacket. While her dress is pretty amazing, the jacket is what seals the deal for us.

    5. With a LWD: Where there’s a little white dress, a denim jacket is surely not too far behind. The juxtaposition between casual and dressy not only makes for an #ootd that we haven’t seen a million times, but it’s a downright elegant pairing that demands attention.

    6. Preppy + Beach Bound: This old-school New England prepster wears the denim jacket SO well. Sarah Vickers of Classy Girls Wear Pearls offsets her classic striped button-down and tailored red shorts with none other than a blue jean jacket.

    7. Getting Dressed up With Man Repeller: Yes, you can wear your trusty denim jacket to a black-tie event. And don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Follow in Leandra Medine’s footsteps by offsetting a sleek gown or high-drama top with your ever-versatile jean jacket.

    8. Casual Friday: Whoop! Nothing says Fri-yay like a good ol’ denim jacket paired with a printastic skirt. A little wardrobe remixing sure goes a long way.

    9. Go Neon or Go Home: The best thing about a denim jacket? You can throw it over anything (no joke!) and instantly appear more polished. Check out how this blogger accessorized her neon pink dress with a faded denim jacket for a date night-approved look.

    10. One Printed Playsuit Coming Right Up: Bring on the pattern play. Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere illustrates not only how to flawlessly pull off a printed playsuit, but she also makes it apparent that we needed a denim jacket in our arsenal yesterday.