Five Ways to Wear It – How to Style A Denim Jacket

I’m back with an all-new Five Ways to Wear It and this time I’m showing you how to style a denim jacket. You may be saying to yourself, ‘Alison, isn’t a denim jacket more of a spring thing?’ Yes, but it’s also a great thing to have in summer and let me tell you why. First, for our Pretties in a chillier climate, the weather is fickle and you never know when you’re going to have cooler weather especially in the mornings and possibly the evenings making this the perfect layering piece. Second, for our Pretties living in super hot climates, while it may be hot outside, inside the A/C is cranking making it necessary to carry a layering piece so you don’t freeze in your summer attire. I always have a layering piece with me when we go out and the denim jacket is one of my favorites.

Below are five easy ways to style your denim jacket using Outfit Formulas® meaning you can adapt them even further to fit your lifestyle and climate. This is a timeless piece making it an essential closet staple. If you don’t have one yet I highly recommend one as you will get countless uses out of it. I suggest starting out with a medium wash as it will have the most versatility but ultimately, pick whatever wash suits you best. Now let’s check out five ways to style a denim jacket!

Option #1

Denim Jacket + White Tee + Khaki Bottoms + White Sneakers 

For my first look, I started with my take on a monochromatic outfit with a white top and light khaki bottoms. I finished off this casual look with my white sneakers. This look is the perfect base for my denim jacket. These shorts from Old Navy are ridiculously comfortable I’ve already gotten several wears out of them this summer and my sneakers make this the ultimate outfit for running some errands.

Option #2

Denim Jacket + Solid Top + White Bottoms + Colorful Shoes

Outfit number two is a bit dressier. I paired a solid tee with one of my favorite summer pieces, a white eyelet skirt. Colorful flip coordinate with my top and then, of course, I topped it off with my denim jacket. I love the way the denim plays off the white skirt and by cuffing the sleeves of the jacket, I easily add some extra detail and interest. The colorful flip flops I’m wearing are from J.Crew Factory and were so popular they are now sold out however I did find another fun, colorful pair from Target.

Option #3

Denim Jacket + White Top + Bright Bottoms + Colorful Shoes

Look number three I’m back to my solid white tee but this time I’m stepping away from my monochromatic look and opting for some bright green shorts and colorful flip-flops. I love the scalloped detail of these green shorts! If green shorts aren’t for you, no problem! By using the formula, any bright color shorts will work then finish off with your denim jacket.

Option #4

Denim Jacket + Printed Dress + Neutral Shoes

Outfit number four, back to the dressier side. At first, I wasn’t sure how I was going to like this sundress but once I tried it on it was a heck yes! I paired it with some neutral shoes but this outfit would also look great with a bright color shoe that coordinates with one of the colors in the dress. I added a hat to help keep the sun off my face and of course topped with my denim jacket.

Option #5

Denim Jacket + White Top + Printed Bottoms + Neutral Shoes 

My last look combines color and comfort! I paired my solid pink tee with my printed striped shorts and added in my neutral, raffia slides from J.Crew Factory. Raffia accessories are really on-trend this summer and I’ve already worn these slides so many times. Unfortunately, there are only limited sizes left, however, these raffia slides from Target are equally as cute! My denim jacket is the perfect topper for this colorful ensemble. Now I’m ready to go enjoy some lunch with my girls!

Still looking for the perfect denim jacket? Here are a few different options.

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