How to Wear a Denim Jacket

How to Wear a Denim Jacket

Denim never goes out of style. The denim jacket is a classic piece of fashion that is always in style. It holds its integrity for years and is the perfect piece for transitioning your outfits between seasons. If you don’t have one in your closet now, it is time to get one. You will wonder how you ever lived without it.


The denim jacket started out as a way to reuse old jeans. Since the jeans that were being reused were casual, it makes sense that the denim jacket is casual. Another great thing about fringe denim jackets is you can pair them with almost anything.

Denim On Hangers

Get your jean jacket out of the closet and start wearing it again. You can wear it during the winter or the summer over a sundress. Dress it up with heels or dress it down with sneakers. There are so many ways to wear a denim jacket that it can be overwhelming. The following are some tips for you.

Tips for Wearing a Denim Jacket

The blue jean jacket is the most classic denim jacket and the one you are most likely to come across while shopping. It comes in either dark or light wash, all sizes, and all price points. You should have at least one denim jacket in your closet because of how versatile they are.

When you want to take your fashion up a level, check out a denim jacket with chains. A denim jacket with chains is an open back piece held together with chains so it adds a layer of interest to the denim jacket. It is perfect for a night on the town or while doing errands during the day.

Pair it With a Dress

A denim jacket goes perfectly with a dress. Wear a classic floral dress with a waist-length denim jacket for a timeless look. Add some low boots, a matching bag, and you are good to go. A faded wash denim jacket over a vintage-style dress will give off a classic look.

A jean jacket over a sundress is the perfect combination if you are running around in the hot summer days but also have to go into cool, air-conditioned places. It also works well if the sun is out but it is still a little windy.

If you want to wear this outfit for date night, pair a red dress with a black denim jacket. The black jacket will give off a more casual vibe but it will be contrasted with the bold, red dress. Add a few statement accessories plus some hoop earrings and you are good to go.

Short Jackets

Short denim jackets are so hot right now. A shorter jacket gives you a fresh look while giving you extra confidence when it is worn with the right outfit. It will show off the shirt or sweater you wear underneath it while still keeping your arms warm.

Put your short jacket over dresses and skirts. Another option is to pair the short jacket with high-waisted baggy jeans, a tight top, and a short jacket for a summer look. A cropped top with a short summer jacket and skirt is nice for those extra hot summer days.

Outfits to Wear with Your Denim Jacket

For a fall look, wear an oversized top or loose sweater, skinny jeans, and a denim jacket on top. Pair it with heels to complete the look. Another option is a tighter top, wide-leg pants, and sneakers or platform heels. This look will give you a vintage vibe. A tulle skirt paired with a crop top and denim jacket is perfect for a modern look.

Black Jeans and a Denim Shirt

Black jeans paired with a denim shirt makes for a trendy look. If you are going out with friends or heading out of the city for the weekend this is the perfect look. Another option is to pair the black jeans with a white top and a denim jacket with chains.

For a party look, wear ripped black jeans, a denim jacket, and a pair of bright colored heels. If you are going to a casual party you can swap the heels out with sneakers. Accessorize your look with statement necklaces, rings, and earrings.

Jeans and Denim Jacket

When you pair jeans with a denim jacket, remember they should be of the same wash. Put a white or black shirt underneath the jacket to complete the look. Wear a pair of statement heels, such as cheetah print, hot pink, or bright red. 

Two Printed Boots

If you are hesitant to go all denim-on-denim, then choose a jacket that has detail on it. A denim jacket with chains is good in this situation. The chains break up the jacket so the open back shows the detail of the shirt underneath. 

Don’t be afraid to make a denim-on-denim outfit out of color. For example, a red denim jacket paired with red denim shorts and a black shirt underneath will make a statement.

Add Details

Do you have an old jean jacket laying around that you don’t wear anymore? Dress it up and make it your own. The easiest way to do this is with iron-on patches. You can buy many at a time in varying themes and colors. If you are really brave or crafty, you can embroider your own denim jacket for a truly personalized look.

Denim Jackets are Classic

Not only are denim jackets classic, but they are trendy and sophisticated. Everyone should have a denim jacket in their closet because they are the perfect transition piece and they are so versatile. Whether you are heading to a party or a girls’ weekend, your denim jacket will help you stand out while putting the finishing touches on your outfit.