yesterday, i launched a mini-series focused on spring and summer jackets. even if those summer temps heat up outside inside air-conditioned office buildings, restaurants, malls, and movie theaters it can be downright frigid. first up in the blog series was a lightweight white cotton utility jacket that’s perfect to throw on over jeans, chinos, shorts, and skirts. today, it’s all about the mighty denim jacket or jean jacket. this hard-working closet staple is seen frequently on the blog. and it makes every top ten list i come up with. yes, it cycles in and out of style according to the fashion experts. but in my book, a denim jacket is timeless and trend-proof. and it can be worn any time of year. denim jackets are great for a breezy summer night or layer one under a winter coat. a denim jacket is seasonless and trendless. what’s better than that?
one reason i love a classic denim jacket is that it has casual, cool, and chic written all over it. and let’s not forget how versatile it is. wear it with blue jeans for a denim on denim look. or wear it with white jeans for a subtle contrast. even better dress it up with a dress or skirt like today’s ootd.
if it’s date night, then i like to jazz things up a bit. seeing as mr. style and i are headed to the last UGA concert of the year, the new york philharmonic string quartet, thursday night i thought i’d look a little extra special. but i guarantee it will be chilly inside hugh hodgson concert hall. so my tried and true denim jacket is coming along. it’s the perfect third layer popped over a simple black pleated skirt (old, similar here and here) and a white tee. black and white is the easiest color combo to perfect. all of us have at least one white tee or white shirt in our closets. same with black skirts, pants or shorts.
if i’ve said it once i’ve said it a thousand times. metallic shoes act as a neutral. they go with everything.
gold accessories are a perfect choice. notice how they tie the outfit together from head to toe. gold bangles add panache. stack as many as you like.
happy hump day, ladies! it’s time to go put a smile on someone’s face, including your own.
if you liked this post here a few ideas on how to wear a denim jacket.