Friday, February 10, 2012

How to Wear Jean Jackets

Reader question:

I love the look of denim jackets, but have the hardest time finding one that looks great for a decent price.  It also seems that they are only in style during different seasons, so are there any rules for how to wear denim jackets?

Jean jackets are a wardrobe staple.  I  have a jean jacket I purchased from H&M at least three years ago, and to this day it looks great, goes with every summer dress, and is one of the most-loved and most-worn pieces in my closet.  I would try H&M first because they consistently have cute jean jackets in stock.  I saw a few there recently but for some reason they're not on the website so I can't show a picture.  They have stylishly cut jean jackets that are bound to be both flattering, on-trend, and available at a great price.

In yesterday's post I featured both a jean jacket and a chambray shirt (which is like a very thin, soft denim) both from Forever 21.  See another jean jacket I like from Forever 21 below.  Forever 21 has quite a few jean jackets at a reasonable price, but I found that the quality and fit were not as good as H&M.  If you are a petite to small build, their jackets will probably work.

In the spring/summer jean jackets tend to look best paired with other casual pieces like jersey dresses or flirty sundresses in floral prints, white eyelet, or lace (see yesterday's post for more ideas.)  Casual thong sandals or a high-heel sandal completes the look for a cute-casual day or evening look.  If you pair a jean jacket with pants, avoid the jean-on-jean look by choosing a non-denim pant or a colored jegging.  A light-colored jean jacket looks great with a white cotton pant, a brightly colored casual tee or tank top, and nude wedge sandals in summer.

For fall or winter, a jean jacket looks cute paired with a lightweight sweater dress and casual boots.  A cropped jean jacket (shown above) can also look nice with a maxi skirt and a lightweight top in the winter.  Here are some great looks for spring/summer that will work perfectly with a light blue or white jean jacket.  Hope this helps!!

 Pair with a great summer clutch to complete the look!  

1 comment:

  1. Great post! I am definitely going to check out H&M because I need a jean jacket in my life, asap. Thanks!