A denim jacket is such a timeless piece and will always be stylish. It gives any outfit that laidback vibe and is the ultimate summer time piece. You can add it to a maxi dress, mini dress, skirt, jeans–you name it, it looks good. If you have a denim jacket and need some outfit inspo, check out these 9 ways to style it. And if you don’t have one, I’ve listed a couple of great jackets you could purchase.
1. Mini Dress X Denim
Candice Swanepoel wore a simple black mini dress with a denim jacket and hat and looked amazing! She chose a high neck dress, which balances the whole look. To give it a more effortless vibe, she wore boots to complete the look. She cuffed her sleeves of her jacket, which is a great way to make the look less preppy.
2. White Cropped Top and Jeans X Denim
Kendall Jenner chose a fitted denim jacket to compliment her white cropped top and skinny jeans. This is such a sexy chic daytime look but still so casual. Her Chanel espadrille loafers definitely dress the look down while still keeping it classy. She kept her accessories to a minimum and the result is perfection!
3. Stripes X White X Denim
Kim Kardashian took a business type striped shirt and really made it look sexy! She wore her striped shirt with her denim jacket cuffed, finishing off the outfit with classic white jeans and nude heels. I love the way she kept a couple of buttons of the top open of her collared shirt but kept the sleeves buttoned up. Kim cuffed her jacket which I think is brilliant, because it adds a subtle edgy touch to the overall clean cut look.
4. Maxi Dress X Denim
Miranda Kerr rocked a long black maxi dress with a denim jacket, the perfect look for spring and summer. Add in some sandals and a patterned bag and you’re ready to go. For this look, it’s all about adding in bright accessories! Make sure to roll up the sleeves to keep the look from being too fancy.
5. Black Denim X Blue Denim
Gigi Hadid’s look is such a simple and quick go-to denim jacket look! She’s rocking a white tee and black jeans–pieces almost everyone has in their wardrobe, and topped it with a light wash denim jacket. Gigi chose to complete the look with tennis shoes–the perfect shoes for a day out in the city.
6. Buttoned Up Denim
Sarah Jessica Parker wore her denim jacket completely buttoned, a easy way to make the look edgy. By adding in ripped jeans and boots and a patterned top peeking out of the bottom of her jacket, SJP completed the look. I don’t really see denim jackets buttoned up that often, but I think it’s quite chic!
7. Dark Denim X Light Denim
Selena Gomez decided to mix a light wash denim jacket with dark high waisted jeans, finishing it off with a black high neck top, gladiator lace up heels and a bright red bag. This is such a James Dean inspired look! Draping the denim jacket keeps the look from being to preppy, instead giving her outfit a cool girl vibe. The bright bag compliments the dark top and pants, while the heels make the look sexy!
8. Denim Shirt X Jacket
Beyonce paired a light wash denim jacket with a high waisted denim skirt. She chose a simple white top and nude heels, along with gorgeous Chanel pins and a cream bag. Yes the Chanel is amazingly gorgeous but what I love most is how she paired similar colored denim with a simple white tee. If you want to emulate this look but don’t have Chanel pins (don’t worry I don’t either 🙂 ) add more bling on the arms. I don’t want to make holes in my jacket anyways ( well, I would for Chanel 🙂 ) so putting more jewelry on the arms will still add that ‘wow’ factor.
9. Denim X Mesh
This is probably my favorite look of all. This gorgeous lady is Leomie Anderson, a model and blogger and I absolutely love her style! She paired a light wash loose denim jacket with similar colored ripped denim shorts. To make the look edgy, she wore mesh loose top with a bralet underneath. My favorite part about the look is the all white Adidas sneakers. It’s such a sporty chic look but also really minimalistic, since she keeps things simple by wearing only white and light wash denim.
Make sure to check out her blog, crackedchinacup.com or follow her on insta @leomieanderson.
I purchased my denim jacket from H & M last year and it’s held up perfectly! They actually have a sale on their dark wash denim jacket, and I’m not sure how long it’s going to last. They have a couple of different shades but not all are on sale. Regular price is $29.95. If you prefer a light wash, check out this light wash denim jacket at H & M.
Urban Outifitters has a light wash denim jacket for $129, and can be purchased here.
Topshop has a gorgeous dark denim wash jacket for $75, as well as a ripped light wash denim for $75.
Which denim look is your favorite? Let me know!!