While perusing my Pinterest Fashion Show at Lunch! board, I discovered I’d started a trend of pinning outfits including a denim jacket. Now, if you would have asked me straight up, “Amanda, would you enjoy a denim jacket?” I’d say to you, “Please go away and take your denim jacket talk back to the ’80s where it belongs.” But then I looked at my Pinterest board and was like, oh. I guess I do like denim jackets, and apparently enjoy seeing how to style a denim jacket. Pinspiration, people, it’s a real thing.
One day I was thrifting and this amazing denim jacket, almost new, just my size, jumped in front of me and said “please buy me and make your Pinterest board a reality.” Who is to argue with a talking thrift store jacket? Not me. (Check out this adorable denim jacket on Amazon for only $20!)
Wait, don’t go. I know it’s super hot outside and the thought of a denim jacket may make you break out in a spontaneous heat rash, but hear me out. I don’t know about you, but my office is FREEZING. Like, bundle-up-in-a-sweater-and-blanket-and-USB-gloves kind of cold. The kind of cold where you long for the blistering heat of the outdoors and that glorious humidity. Why people can’t get building temperatures right is beyond me. So, denim jackets are the perfect solution — heavy for the inside, removable for the outside.
Here are some tips for styling a denim jacket:
- Roll up the sleeves to give it a more “summery” look.
- Pair it with chunky jewelry so your jewelry isn’t overpowered by the jacket.
- Layer with short sleeves or a tank top.
- Dresses are made for jean jackets — short dresses or maxis will both work.
- Style a denim jacket as your neutral and then color block your skirt and top or add a pop of color with accessories.
Here are some of my favorite ways to style a denim jacket for the bipolar temperatures that come with summer living.
Thrifted denim jacket, thrifted Express skirt, tshirt from Kohls, necklace vintage, earrings (the mall somewhere), bracelet from eBay. (Original Pinspiration for this outfit found here.)
Dress from Cotton On, belt from Body Central, necklace from Charming Charlie,
Dress from Loft via Goodwill; Necklace from eBay; earrings from Charming Charlie.
Tshirt from Kohls, refashioned skirt from a Goodwill polo, necklace from NY&Co, earrings from Premier Jewelry, cuff bracelet from the $5 sale in the atrium at work (similar one here for $11)
Not one of these outfits cost more than $10 total! I love thrifting.
Linking up with Amber of Real Girl Glam for her Real Girl Style linkup!