Summer fashion can seem so restricted if you don’t have the budget to add some new pieces. Good news is there should be a staple in your closet that will totally revive and even reinvent your summer wardrobe: the denim jacket.
Luckily, you can wear anything with a denim jacket!
Go for an over sized jean jacket.
A fun and fresh way to style your denim jacket would be to wear it oversized. You can wear it over your shoulders on summer days, and have It ready for a cool night. An oversized jacket gives you the ‘cool girl’ denim vibe that is so on trend.
For over this look, pair your oversized jacket with a form fitting bottom. This will play up your silhouette. For example, try it with biker shorts, or tights under a mini skirt and heels. Or you can pair it with some fur slides, or platform sneakers.
Make it feminine.
For a fun, flirty vibe, you can pair a pleated maxi skirt with a cropped denim jacket with a pearl design, or studs and graphics on the back. Then match it with a cropped top, or a top that hits your waist for a more feminine vibe. Heels or flats with bows and feminine details will help elevate this look as well.
When in doubt, drape.
Another fab way to wear a denim jacket this summer is by draping it over your shoulders like a cape. This is a great way to rock your denim look when dressing it up for a night out, or for a sassy, casual work vibe.
A draped denim jacket can be paired with any bottom; the dressier the bottom, the more elevated the look becomes. Try it with a pair of culottes and a dressy top, which can be easily tucked in. You can even match it with a pointy sling back heel, or another statement shoe. The goal is to be casually understated, but also make the denim jacket your statement piece.
Make it a transitional piece.
Long trench denim jackets will be everywhere this fall, and it makes for a great piece during transitional weather. You can make it you third layering piece, but it also works great on its own, and with multiple looks.
My clients love a long, dark indigo trench in the fall, and a lighter denim trench in the spring/summer. This piece will be a versatile addition to any wardrobe, and live within your wardrobe for years. It’s a timeless piece that many people forget can be used just like a leather trench, or a rain trench.