The recent resurgence in denim jackets popping up everywhere is proof that fashion truly is a never-ending trend cycle. If you’re anything like us and still have a tried-and-true denim jacket tucked away in the back of your closet for safekeeping, then you’re in luck. We’ve uncovered 19 blogger-approved looks that exhibit how to style your denim jacket with little to no effort.


1. Summatime Vibes: The secret to pulling off all your favorite summer dresses even when the AC is set on frigid? Never leave the house without your go-to denim jacket by your side. For major style inspo, just check out how Andy Torres pairs hers effortlessly with show-stopping gladiators. (via StyleScrapbook)


2. Rompin’ Around Town: Unleash those summatime vibes while you still can with two of Mara Ferreira’s seasonal staples: A relaxed romper and dark denim jacket. When in a bind, you can pair any romper with a denim jacket for an instantly chic look. A cool fedora and espadrilles never hurt either. (via M Loves M)


3. Printed Pants Are a Go: The key to pulling off a denim jacket on the fly: Do LESS. Seriously. Rachel Parcell keeps it easy breezy with her floral drawstring pants, white tee and denim jacket nonchalantly draped across her shoulders. NBD. (via Pink Peonies)


4. Major Maxi Skirt Envy: Proof that you need to know the rules before you can break them, Blair Eadie demonstrates how to make a seemingly casual denim jacket acceptable at even the most formal galas. One floor-grazing accordion pleat skirt and denim jacket for the win. (via Atlantic-Pacific)


5. One Stylish Topper: Lovely Pepa has enough peace, love and good vibes to go around for all of us thanks to her statement-making denim jacket. While her dress is pretty amazing, the jacket is what seals the deal for us. (via Lovely Pepa)


6. Flower Power: Channel your inner flower child with this bohemian look destined for the dog days of summer. Say hello to the worn-in, patchwork denim jacket that you’ll inevitably want to pair with a casual dress and ankle booties for endless beach vibes. (via Peace Love Shea)


7. With a LWD: Where there’s a little white dress, a denim jacket is surely not too far behind. The juxtaposition between casual and dressy not only makes for an #ootd that we haven’t seen a million times, but it’s a downright elegant pairing that demands attention. (via StyleScrapbook)


8. Easy Breezy: Whether you’re heading B2S or not, this ensemble has all the ingredients for an A+ look. White jeans, check. Oh-so-versatile wedges and an envelope clutch to boot, check. Denim jacket… double check. (via Alicia Tenise)


9. Preppy + Beach Bound: This old-school New England prepster wears the denim jacket SO well. Sarah Vickers of Classy Girls Wear Pearls offsets her classic striped button-down and tailored red shorts with none other than a blue jean jacket. (via Classy Girls Wear Pearls)


10. White Jeans FTW: White jeans and denim jackets are like peanut butter and jelly — they just go together. For a serious, off-duty look that doesn’t get enough street cred, try this timeless pairing STAT. (via Sincerely Jules)


11. Getting Dressed up With Man Repeller: Yes, you can wear your trusty denim jacket to a black-tie event. And don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Follow in Leandra Medine’s footsteps by offsetting a sleek gown or high-drama top with your ever-versatile jean jacket. (via Man Repeller)


12. Wrapped Around the Waist: ICYMI: It turns out, a denim jacket is really just an accessory in disguise. Why even bother wearing it when you can effortlessly wrap it around your waist? Of course, if you’re Blair Eadie, then you also add a striped dress + sneaks into the mix for max perfection. (via Atlantic-Pacific)


13. Casual Friday: Whoop! Nothing says Fri-yay like a good ol’ denim jacket paired with a printastic skirt. A little wardrobe remixing sure goes a long way. (via Grown and Curvy Woman)


14. Go Neon or Go Home: The best thing about a denim jacket? You can throw it over anything (no joke!) and instantly appear more polished. Check out how this blogger accessorized her neon pink dress with a faded denim jacket for a date night-approved look. (via Southern Curls & Pearls)


15. Cool-Girl in Training: For that oh-so-desired “I just woke up like this” look, you’re going to need to pull out all the stops. The good news? If you have a denim jacket, then you’re already halfway there. While a leather skirt, cool-girl sweatshirt and high-fashion sneakers deserve major style points (and rightfully so), there’s something undeniably current about a denim jacket. (via Lovely Pepa)


16. Summer Uniform: Not so fast. You don’t have to put away your prized denim jacket just yet. Make the most of those remaining summer days by keeping this foolproof combination on repeat. We know we will be. (via Curvy Girl Chic)


17. One Printed Playsuit Coming Right Up: Bring on the pattern play. Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere illustrates not only how to flawlessly pull off a printed playsuit, but she also makes it apparent that we needed a denim jacket in our arsenal yesterday. (via Cupcakes and Cashmere)


18. No Shortage of Red to Go Around: When your denim jacket becomes stale, shake things up by throwing some accessories into the mix. Take note of how Blair Eadie adds a little POC (pop of color) to her look by opting for a red handbag, red pumps, red lips and red nails. (via Atlantic-Pacific)


19. The Fashion Blogger Way: Think less tomboy and more girly when it comes to this prim-and-proper outfit styled by Julia Engel. We’re especially loving how she opted for a denim jacket this go-around for a relaxed and laidback look. Simple does it. (via Gal Meets Glam)

Will you be incorporating a denim jacket into your stylish #ootds? Tell us in the comments below!