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Why Denim Jackets Rock: 10 Style Tips For Your Denim Outfit

Here are 10 fun ways to style your denim outfit!
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Everyone has a trusty pair of jeans and denim shorts, but what about the essential denim jacket? Believe it or not, a versatile denim overcoat can really bring your outfit to the next level. Whether you’re going for a casual or smart look, denim is the way to go! Let’s take a look at our favourite celebs and find out the best ways to style a denim jacket for women.

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Types Of Denim Jackets

Denim jackets come in all shapes and shades, but the most common colours are light blue, dark blue, black, and white. If you want a more rugged look, you can always go with distressed, washed, and faded textures too! Here’s a list of the different cuts and silhouettes you’ll find in denim jackets.

Classic

This is the standard denim jacket pioneered by Levi’s, and it looks great with pretty much everything! It’s versatile, clean-cut, and simple. You won’t find any designs or logos, but the signature buttons are one of the best features of this timeless design.

Cameron Diaz wearing a denim jacket at the Incheon International Airport in Korea in 2007
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Cropped

What happens when you cut your favourite denim jacket in half? You get a cropped cover-up perfect for music festivals, the beach, and performing on stage! Some brands add embellishments like studs, leather, and accented fabric for an extravagant touch.

Keri Hilson performing at the Supafest Music Festival
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Oversized

If you’ve got an over-the-top outfit, nothing balances it better than an oversized denim jacket! Not only are they cozy, but you can also wrap them around your waist anytime for a cool, laid-back look.

Kim Kardashian wearing an oversized denim jacket in SoHo
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Logo Jacket

These jackets are designed with patchwork, embroidery, and other logos associated with the brand. It adds more character to an otherwise blank canvas, giving you enough space to express your sense of style without saying a word!

Hiphop artist Dreezy at the 2017 Be Beautiful Expo
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Vest

It isn’t just a denim jacket without sleeves – it broadens your fashion horizons ten-fold! You can layer your clothing with hoodies, knitwear, dresses, turtlenecks, and everything in between. This is ideal for beating the heat and giving you an easy, breezy feel all day.

Carly Ray Jepsen performing at the 103.5 KISS FM Fantabuloso Concert
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Denim Do’s

Not sure how to wear a denim jacket? Before we get ourselves all wrapped up in denim, there are some basic guidelines you might want to consider. Generally, anything goes when it comes to dressing up or dressing down in a denim outfit. But here are some tips to make sure you don’t get called out by the fashion police!

  • Contrast –  when wearing double denim outfits, make your bottoms darker than your tops.
  • Textures – when layering, mix different textures to distinguish one piece from the other.
  • Styling  – roll up your sleeves for a more casual look and roll them down for a formal look.
  • Accessories – Wear some jewellery and pair with your favourite bag, belt, hat, and shoes.

9 Ways To Style Your Denim Jacket Outfit

No wardrobe is ever complete without denim! You can experiment with layers, accessories, colours, and silhouettes to achieve that effortless and chic look. If you aren’t confident about what to wear with a denim jacket, here are the best denim outfits for women!

9. Hooded Fur Jacket And Shorts

Zoe Kravitz performs at The Meadows Music & Arts Festival in her oversized, light blue fur jacket. Along with her black clubwear, she keeps it simple with boots, dangling piercings, and a belt.

LOLAWOLF wearing a hooded fur denim jacket with shorts at the The Meadows Music & Arts Festival
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8. Cropped Jacket With Dress

Demi Lovato performs on ABC’s Good Morning America wearing her formal black dress with a light blue, spiked jacket. She adds some pizzazz by wearing cowgirl boots, a silver necklace, and a few rings.

Demi Lovato performing on ABC's Good Morning America
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7. Oversized Jacket With Hoodie

Gigi Hadid keeps herself warm in New York City with a thick red hoodie underneath a loose and distressed black denim jacket. Her laid-back look matches nicely with her dark-tinted shades!

Gigi Hadid spotted wearing an oversized denim jacket in NoHo
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6. Rolled Up Jacket

Jennifer Lopez pairs her homey pyjama bottoms with a structured denim jacket and rolled up sleeves. She adds a bit of bling with her rose-tinted shades and big hoop earrings.

Jennifer Lopez spotted wearing a rolled up denim jacket while heading to Madison Square Garden
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5. Logo Jacket With Shorts

Miley Cyrus leaves her hotel in an acid-washed, light blue denim jacket full of graffiti art and sequins. She struts her stuff in velvet thigh-high boots combined with gold and silver jewellery!

Miley Cyrus sighted wearing a logo denim jacket in London
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4. Jacket With Denim Skirt

Rita Ora walks the streets of Manhattan in a laced-up skirt that matches her cut-out, light blue denim jacket. Despite her casual party look, she manages to make it elegant by wearing heels!

Rita Ora wearing a denim jacket and denim skirt in Manhattan
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3. Oversized Jacket With Fitted Jeans

Kylie Jenner’s unconventional take on a denim business attire made heads turn all over NYC! She wears a large-sized jacket that she cinched at the waist with a baby blue belt.

Kylie Jenner wearing an oversized denim jacket
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2. Plain Top And Faded Jeans

Ciara celebrated Women’s Equality Day by keeping it plain! She breaks up her light blue denim pieces with a clean white shirt and a pair of fresh Keds shoes.

Ciara wearing a plain denim top and denim jeans
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1. Double Denim

Beyonce is formally fierce in her dark blue fitted suit! This double denim ensemble works wonders with its body-hugging fit that shows off all her curves. She completes the lovely look with a low-hanging pendant necklace.

Beyonce wearing a double denim bodysuit
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Denim Is Always In Season

Why choose fashion over function when you can have both? Once you find the perfect fit, you’ll never leave the house without it. Trends may come and go, but a denim jacket will never go out of style!

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