1 Piece 3 Ways | Ep. 10 | How to Style Denim Jackets
Today’s 1 Piece 3 Ways video and article is all about a staple of our wardrobes: Denim jackets. If you’re new to the series, check out some of the earlier articles on lavender (2018’s pantone color of the year), trench coats and more. But today, we’re talking denim jackets, an item we all have and likely wear often. But how do we style it up and down – that is for events and for simple errands? Let’s take a look at how to style your denim jacket 3 ways (and then we go shopping at the bottom of the article).
DENIM JACKET SEASON
It’s no longer winter and we’re transitioning into summer. It’s still cool at night time and sometimes, if it’s breezy, you need something extra during the day, too. In comes the denim jacket, a cute, affordable and versatile option for your transitional weather wardrobe that’ll take you everywhere: school, work, date night, errands, brunch – you name it!
DENIM JACKETS FOR TODAY
We all likely have a plain denim jacket in our wardrobe – it’s easy to style, it’s cute and it just works. But today we’re going to be looking at different takes at making the jacket a bit more modern with fun twists.
CROPPED DENIM JACKET
The first look we’re going to be talking about uses this cropped and frayed denim jacket and it’s going to be the more dressed-down, every day look. It’s perfect for errands, grocery store, baseball game. And we begin with sneakers, because we might not want to be rocking espadrilles or heels at some of these events or errands we have to run. So we grab a pair of Converse – who doesn’t have a pair? And to continue on the comfort side, we grab our go-to slip dress. This is perfect for summer too because it’ll keep you cool, and comfortable. For a bag, we want something a bit bigger right? That way, we can fit everything inside with no problem. The Cult Gaia is a great option.
EMBELLISHED DENIM JACKETS
The second look that we’re going to be looking at uses this gorgeous jacket from Samantha Sipos that features rock studs in the front, and a fun embroidered caption on the back “You are my sun, my moon and all my stars”. These items definitely elevate the jacket into more of a centerpiece item and that’s why we’re going to wear it to date night, school dance, or the movies. Think of a fun evening event.
Starting with the shoes, we go with fun stiletto sandals and a pair of your go-to denim. Up top, look for a tank top or bodysuit and you’re set! Here, the jacket is a bit more of a centerpiece, its rightful spotlight. Grab a small clutch, like this fun one I’m wearing, or a fanny pack and off you go!
DESIGN-HEAVY OR COLORED DENIM JACKET
Another way of adding a more modern twist to the denim jacket is to go for either a colored option (think pink, for example) or a design, like this one that features butterflies and flowers. But we’re going to have fun and elevate this look as much as possible. How do we do that? Grab a pretty, dressier dress or fun, elegant skirt+top look and add the denim jacket and statement stiletto heels. Then finalize the look with jewelry and a night time clutch and you’re set! The goal here is to have the jewelry, dress and heel dress up the denim jacket and make it perfect for a nighttime event (not a wedding though!).
So we looked at three different, more modern takes on the denim jacket and three different ways to style them. Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!