When it comes to American fashion, it’s safe to say that nothing defines us better than denim. In fact, we’re willing to bet that no other material can single-handedly conjure up visions of classic Americana and its storied subcultures better: Greasers, cowboys, hippies, rappers, punks, rockers, even stereotypical “moms”—they’ve all put their own very different stamp on the very same staple. One interpretation we’re especially fond of? The humble jean jacket. The only problem? What to wear with a jean jacket.
Denim is inherently casual, so it can be tricky trying to come up with ways to wear it and still look polished. To that end, we came up with 4 very different outfits that illustrate exactly what to wear with a jean jacket. Read on for some seriously helpful advice!
What to wear with a jean jacket for a ladylike look
Full Brocade Skirt, $84; at Front Row Shop; Joseph Short-Sleeve Sweater, $390; at Farfetch; Coast Hudson Blush Stone Drop Earrings, $46; at ASOS; Wide Heel Leather Court Shoe, $89.90; at Zara;
What to wear with a jean jacket to dress it up
Pink Sequin Calf Skirt, $70; at Topshop; Cami, $17; at Dorothy Perkins; Leather Wide Heel Sandal, $79.90; at Zara; MAC lipstick in Lady Danger, $15; at MAC Cosmetics; BCBG Quinn Bag, $158; at Nordstrom
How to wear a jean jacket like a street style star
Blazer coat, $189; at Zara; Vintage 1970’s ‘The Doors “La Woman”‘ concert t-shirt, $500; at Farfetch; 3.1 Phillip Lim Mini Pashli Calf Hair & Leather Satchel, $995; at Nordstrom; 3.1 Phillip Lim Quinn Loafer with Stones, $695; at Shopbop; J Brand 811 Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans, $170; at Net-a-Porter
What to wear with a jean jacket to give it a cool 1970s twist
Michael Michael Kors Snake Skin Print Maxi Skirt, $312; at Farfetch; Embellished Long Necklace, $120; at Topshop; Sigerson Morrison Eleanore Chelsea Boot, $292; at Amazon