During the spring, a denim jacket is a must-have for me. It’s my favorite layer! These jean jacket outfits will help you put together outfits.
A denim jacket is my must-have layer for spring
I love a good denim jacket. It’s a wardrobe staple that you can wear for years and it won’t go out of style. You can wear denim jackets with just about everything. Today I want to show you a few jean jacket outfits, plus some denim jacket shopping options if you’re looking to add one to your closet.
Light wash, or dark wash jean jacket?
I own a dark wash and a light wash denim jacket and I wear my light wash denim jacket about 95% of the time. This is obviously personal preference on some level, but I think a light wash is more versatile and appropriate for spring.
How do we feel about oversized denim jackets?
There’s an oversized denim jacket trend happening right now. Here’s my advice — it definitely looks cool on some girls, but it’s not very universally flattering and it’ll be a passing trend. Stick to the classic more fitted style.
I bought my light wash denim jacket almost 13 years ago and it stays on trend every single year because it’s a classic wash and fit.
Which styles and fits are the most flattering and versatile?
Of course every body type is slightly different, but I’d recommend a slightly cropped denim jacket. One that hits right at or above your actual hip bone. This is best for wearing with jeans AND with dresses.
Also the fit in the shoulders makes a big difference. The shoulder seam should hit right around the peak of your shoulder.
And the most flattering fit for your arms will be a fairly slim fit and not too long of a sleeve that you have to cuff. The end of the sleeve should hit just below your wrist bone.
This graphic below might be helpful!
Great jean jacket shopping options
Both of these are simple, classic, have a good fit, and will last you for years and years.
Now here are some jean jacket outfit ideas
So many outfit ideas with those denim jackets! Now you have no excuse not to wear them.