The Essentials: Denim Jacket


What’s a more classic staple than a denim jacket? It has gone through its phases, had some ups and downs, but ultimately just keeps on getting better. With so much inspiration from celebrities to your local townie, denim jackets seem to be everywhere and are only going to get more popular as the weather warms up.

There are a number of denim jacket styles, but as of right now the bigger and more fucked up it looks, the better. I love this style because it’s actually so versatile. It can be worn with workout leggings, sneakers, and a casual tee (the lazy college girl go-to). Or you can throw it over a minimally-clothed outfit that maybe you shouldn’t be wearing out on a Saturday night in the middle of January.

Another favorite of mine is the denim on denim trend. I find that some people are completely terrified of rocking the Canadian tuxedo look. But why? Britney and Justin clearly rocked the shit out of it back in 2001. The key here is to throw in different shades of denim, so you might have a light washed pair of jeans and a darker, more destroyed jacket. Take those fashion risks and don’t overthink it! I promise no one but generation X might call you out on how “’80s” you look (even though you know damn well that they still have one somewhere in the back of their closet).

Check out the links below for some shopping suggestions!

NSF Cliq Jacket @ Revolve

Lovers + Friends James Denim Jacket @ Revolve

Oversized Denim Jacket @ Zara

Distressed Denim Jacket @ Forever 21

BDG 80’s Denim Trucker Jacket @ Urban Outfitters