The good old denim jacket is a wardrobe staple which belongs in every wardrobe but with the variation of styles and options, it can get a bit confusing working out which direction to go in. Fear not, there is a denim jacket style for everyone.
The cropped denim jacket is perfect for a wardrobe full of dresses. If you tend to wear more feminine clothing, reach for a midi or maxi dress over pants and enjoy a softer look, the crop is the one for you. A dress can be instantly dressed down with a cropped denim jacket and be taken through the cooler months. The proportion of this cut works beautifully with longer styles whereas a longer cut jacket distorts the flow of a midi or maxi.
Do you like your #ootd with a little edge? A distressed denim jacket is the one for you. The added texture of some rips in your jacket can be enough to elevate what would otherwise be a flat and, dare we say it, boring outfit. If you can’t be bothered layering accessories or overthinking your look, a distressed denim jacket can do all of the legwork for you (or should we say, armwork). Particularly effective when styled over a simple basic tee, this is a wardrobe must have for those who like a little rock n roll thrown in the mix.
For the sports lover, the tomboy or the minimalist, an oversized denim jacket is the way to go. This style works particularly well when paired with a fitted bottom such as with slim fit pants, leggings, bike shorts or bodycon dresses. The ultra-relaxed vibe of a thrown on oversized denim jacket adds instant cool to any outfit.
Are you a thrifter? Do you prefer to layer an eclectic mix of items, opting for quirky and individual looks which are a little left of center? The patchwork denim jacket will be your new best friend. The vintage vibe of this style is second to none because it lends itself to customization, allowing you to have some fun and get creative with your own additions – think brooches, graffiti, safety pins…whatever floats your boat. This style jacket will look amazing paired with a 70’s color palette and print pants.
Kimberley is a fashion blogger, stylist, and creative consultant based in Canberra, Australia. She is passionate about the creativity of fashion and helping people find confidence through style. Her experience in the industry spans over a decade and she aims to draw upon her knowledge and acquired skills to help others access the joy of self-expression through style. She is active on her blog, www.thestyleside.net as well as on her Instagram profile @the_style_side.