What to Wear with a Jean Jacket
Like red lipstick or a little black dress, a denim jacket looks good with just about everything. Here’s how to wear the old faithful this winter
Our Denim Pick
We looked high and low for the perfect jean jacket. We finally found this one from Old Navy for $37 and fell in love. What made us choose this one? We looked at three key factors of a jean jacket.
This jacket is fitted enough to look tailored but roomy enough for layering underneath. The soft denim has a little stretch, so it gives for easy movement.
While lighter denim is often reserved for spring and summer, darker denim feels just right for the cooler months and works well year-round.
Tapered seams down the front make this style especially figure flattering. We give it bonus points for the slanted pockets.
Cool and Casual
When you need to run errands on the weekend, a comfy dress and jean jacket is a put together look without much effort.
Dress: This grey sweater dress will keep you warm without being too bulky. The crew neck collar will fit perfectly under the jean jacket. Lou & Grey Sweater, $90; loft.com
Boots: Charcoal suede booties are the perfect addition to the sweater dress. You can easily wear these into the warmer months. BP Barris Block Heel Bootie in Charcoal, $90; nordstrom.com
Accessory: Finish off the look with a drop pendant necklace. You’ll look put together and polished. Baublebar Multistrand Pendant Necklace, $38; nordstrom.com
Smart and Sleek
Take your jean jacket out to dinner with the girls with this tailored look.
Top: This thin turtleneck is perfect for layering and is super flattering. Your jean jacket won’t feel too bulky or tight, perfect for those cold restaurants. Tissue Turtleneck T-shirt in Black, $30; jcrew.com
Pants: A little sparkle never hurt anyone, and these black skinny jeans are the perfect example. You’ll look sleek and spirited. Madewell High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans, $158; nordstrom.com
Mules: When the weather starts to get a little warmer, suede mules are perfect. Chinese Laundry Sammy Slide, $42; zappos.com
For a casual day at work or a Saturday party, you can easily dress up your jean jacket.
Top: Lightweight with a touch of warmth, a crewneck sweater doesn’t compete with the jacket’s collar. Stick to ones with slim silhouettes, as they’re easy to tuck in and won’t look bulky. Crew Neck Long Sleeve in Winter White, $58; 525america.com
Skirt: Denim can play like a neutral, so don’t be afraid to pair it with wintry plaids or animal prints. A flounced hem and an above-the-knee length make this old-school check style feel fresh and fun. Checked Wool-Blend Twill Ruffle-Hem Skirt, $98; brooksbrothers.com
Boots: Low-heeled, knee-high leather boots elevate the jacket’s casual vibe for a smart look. They also come in Burgundy, Scotch, and Shadow. Henrietta Riding Boot in Black, $189; zappos.com
Accessory: A super-cozy scarf in a muted hue adds some dimension and helps fend off the winter chill. Echo Core Everyday Wrap, $59; echodesign.com