A denim jacket is an essential in your wardrobe no matter what the season. But it’s especially the perfect layering piece for the fall, whether worn by itself or under a warmer coat. It is versatile and can be the finishing touch for almost any outfit. Pair it with your best dress or go super causal by adding more denim (yes!) and a t-shirt.
If you really want to make a jean jacket stand out, you can opt for a colorful one. Dozens of brands are upping their denim jacket game by offering them in green, pink, and even purple. You can opt for a shade more appropriate for the season, so for summer go with a white one, and in the fall, try orange. Dare to be different!
For more on how to style your favorite denim piece, check out our tips for how it can so much more than a weekend style, along with our favorite jean jackets.
1. Belted Denim Jacket
A distressed denim jacket gets a little help from a minimal belt. Not only does it accentuate your waistline, but the added accessory makes the jacket more upscale and modern.
2. Denim on Denim
Don’t listen to naysayers. Denim on denim is a DO! The denim doesn’t have to match necessarily, it’s really more about proportions and keeping it simple with your accessories. The touch of a crisp white button-down, baseball cap, and ankle strap heel keep things sophisticated and polished.
3. Denim with Graphic Pants
It’s hard to find jackets that complement bold graphic pants, but in this case, denim is always a win.
4. Denim and Khaki
Add a khaki coat to your all-denim ensemble to help you elevate your look. You can wear your favorite denim jacket over or under a trench coat, depending on how thick it is.
5. Non-Blue Denim
Denim doesn’t always have to be blue. Try red, white, pink, or an autumnal shade of green!
6. Denim Jacket as a Shirt
A denim jacket buttoned all the way to the top is a perfect pairing with a skirt or trousers. Pop the collar to give it a little attitude.
7. Denim Jacket With a Dress
To bring down the formality of any dress, pair it with a jean jacket and rugged worn-in boots. It’s the perfect way to make anything seem more relaxed.
8. Black Denim Jacket
A black denim jacket can replace your classic black blazer. An oversized version looks great with the sleeves rolled up. Pair with wide-leg khaki pants and Mary Jane’s for the office.
9. Denim Jacket With Athleisure
Your sweatshirt and sweatpants have a new best friend! A hoodie looks great with a cropped denim jacket and your favorite track pants. You will look pulled together and not so casual when heading out the door on Sunday morning.
10. Denim Jacket With Detailing
Try a denim jacket with suede or leather detailing for the fall.