Denim jackets are an indisputable wardrobe classic. No closet is complete without one, and we’re willing to bet a few have cycled through yours. And since this fabulous topper is one of those forever pieces, it never hurts to find a few fresh ways to wear it: enter, newest edition of our Style Resolutions series. From adding an edgy twist to a classic workweek look to putting the finishing touch on a chic ’70s-inspired getup, here are three ways to infuse your denim with a little of-the-moment flair.
Put that blazer back in the closet. For the perfect balance of nine-to-five style and off-duty chic, a denim jacket is where it’s at. To keep the look feeling sharp, structured separates are key — think tailored trousers and sleek modern tops. Upgrade those classic black pumps for kicks with a little more style in their step, like a traditional loafer with a stiletto mule twist. Accessories should be sophisticated, but not stuffy, and that’s where a white marble tusk comes in.
Topshop Moto Vintage Western Jacket ($75) + Zara Skinny Trousers With Large Check Print ($20), COS Layered Crepe Top ($89), Baggu Leather Bag in Blush ($160), Amber Sceats Felix Ball & Horn ($119), Charles & Keith Fringe Detail Mules ($63), Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Pêche ($24), The Horse Classic Rose Gold & Grey Watch ($165)
If you’re ready to break away from the standard party dress, a jumpsuit is the way to go. Wooden platform sandals will bring this outfit into throwback territory, while a tribal collar has that whole boho-chic down pat. Polish things off with a wordy clutch and your fave denim topper for a night-out ensemble with a kick.
Topshop Moto Vintage Western Jacket ($75) + Similar Jumpsuit Here ($138) or Here ($188), BaubleBar Montego Bib Necklace ($58), Miss KG GoGo Tan Wooden Platform Sandals ($117), Sephora Collection MicroSmooth Baked Eye Shadow Trio in Sunray ($19), Clinique Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss ($16), Forever21 Let’s Party Faux Leather Clutch ($5)
The recipe for off-duty success? For us, that comes in the form of a comfy knit dress, cool colorful kicks and a few of-the-moment add-ons like a tough-as-nails chain necklace, bucket bag and eco-awesome wooden shades. And when you throw that jean jacket into the mix, you’ve got the perfect blend of casual and sophisticated styles.
Topshop Moto Vintage Western Jacket ($75) + Elena Iachi Rio Sneakers ($248), Warehouse Zig Zag Pattern Dress ($45), BaubleBar Triple Chain Collar ($38), Capital Eyewear Morgan Sunglasses in Cherry ($165), Furla Indigo Stacy Bucket Bag ($348)
What pieces in your closet deserve more attention, but stump your style game? Tell us about your trickiest wear-again garments in the comments below and we might feature them in our next Style Resolutions post!