6 Cool Ways To Wear The Denim Jacket

//6 Cool Ways To Wear The Denim Jacket

It is the summer season and we all have by now taken out all those dresses, shorts and skirts that were put away for the cold weather or done the shopping for them. Many of those beautiful items require a little more casual look to match the relaxing events of the summer season.

Travelling, spending a day out with your friends at the beach or gardens and parks, shopping at the markets, having a barbecue or heading to a outdoor film night with your date – all those breezy summer events  require you to consider a little more casual look with something warm to put on when the sun goes down.

What about a denim jacket?  

This comfortable and sexy piece of clothing is not only just a true and fabulous fashion element, but it also develops every season from catwalks to the streets and vice versa! Here is a simple guide for you to follow about when and with what to wear the most versatile piece of clothing – denim jacket!

#1 Skinny Jeans

J. Crew denim jacket with white shirt, black skinny jeans, animal print tip toe pumps and huge bag is the perfect smart casual outfit when thinking about wearing a denim jacket these summer evenings.

Simple outfit denim jacket and skinny jeans with a gardigan


Skinny jeans worn with low heel ankle boots, cardigan and denim jacket over the shoulders.

Black skinny jeans and shirt or sweater is one of the easiest classical smart casual outfits that suits everyone. Try different prints and patterns, adding layers and a denim jacket over the shoulders. It is also the best options to try double denim when mixing black skinny jeans with true denim jacket! Make sure to match your accessories with the bag and shoes to add some color and style to those simple three elements!

Black skinny jeans with turtle neck sweater and pair of casual shoes simply asks for denim jacket over the shoulders!Perfect casual and sporty outfit for this season: skinny  black jeans, leather bag, slogan tee and baseball denim jacket with floral sleeves.


 #2 Trousers

Wearing trousers, leather bag, golden watch and floral scarf makes denim jacket stand out more and adds the classy touch to this casual outfit!

When looking for a casual outfit that suits well also a day at work or an unexpected meeting, then denim jacket with trousers is the best solution. It is amazingly comfortable choice that has this classy touch to it. Add accessories, shoes and choose the hairstyle and make-up depending on the occasion and your personal style. Wear a bigger bag and fit there pair of heels and a lipstick and you can wear the outfit up any time!

Printed trousers and colorful bag adds just the perfect touch to this sporty look with moto denim jacket!

Pleated trousers, sneakers and lots of layers give an absolutely stunning results together with a denim jacket!

#3 Shorts

Denim jacket with leather shorts and tights


White shirt and sweater, metallic shorts, black tights and platform shoes is the perfect match for over the shoulders denim jacket this season.

Wearing shorts with a denim jacket can be a tricky choice for a casual outfit. Style them with an over sized jacket not to loose the balance of the overall look. Make sure that the focus is not on the shorts by their cut since you don’t want them to take over the jacket. Match the look of the shorts with the rest of the elements, such as tights, shoes, bag and accessories. Also the hairstyle and sweater goes tremendously with the style and mood of the jacket.

Magdalena Baikowska is wearing shorts by Stradivarius, shirt from Rütme and coat by Leggi

#4 Skirt

Metallic mini skirt mixed with sporty tee and sneakers for a casual look that is both fashionable and comfortable.

Denim jacket with prints and patterns


Mild floral prints mixed with stripes is the perfect way to try the summer trends. Match them with high heel sandals, denim jacket over the shoulders and clutch bag that matches with the color scheme to make the statement.

The perfect match – leather and denim! Try a pleated high waist mini skirt and high heels to add the classical touch to your outfit!

Denim jacket with colorful skirt and metallic shoes


This season also requires a lot of trend mixing. Try bright colored summer skirt  with metallic shoes! Add the denim jacket and floral accessories to finish the look!

Summer trends are always all about the skirts! Mini, midi or maxi? It doesn’t matter! They all suit perfectly with a denim jacket. It is the shoes, accessories, sunglasses, bag and the hairstyle that control the look and help you choose the jacket and how to wear it with these fashion elements.

Looking to make a stronger fashion statement with your smart casual outfit? Choose feminine skirt and match it with over sized jumper or sweater and metallic cut out high heels!

For a feminine look that has a little sexy touch to it wear simple high heel sandals and a pencil skirt. Add a tight denim jacket and pull up the sleeves to add the statement jewellery!

Denim jacket with midi skirt and wedges


Perfect street style outfit this season requires comfortable wedges or cut out ankle boots, simple midi skirt, tee with slogans, prints or patterns and of course the denim jacket!

#5 Summer Dress

Chiara Ferragani in green and blue at Coachella


Chiara Ferragani  wearing this gorgeous green and blue summer dress at Coachella 2014 with a denim jacket!

Forever 21 floral dress


Feminine Forever 21 floral dress with a denim jacket- simple and casual, but utterly stylish outfit that allow you to play around with accessories, shoes and hairstyle!

White lace summer dress with denim jacket and sandals that have denim on them.

Either it is your day at the office or you get to enjoy the sun – summer dresses come in so many different styles that they can be worn in almost any occasion! The outfit is all about the cut, the print and the length of the dress. What accessories and bag to add, what shoes to wear, how to style your hair or what make-up and nail polish – it all depends on the dress and the jacket combined together!


Navy striped dress and denim jacket can be worn with both casual sneakers or high heels! They are just such versatile fashion elements that can be worn up or down with shoes and accessories!

Huge clutch bag with crazy summer prints and metallic sandals are perfect casual trends to be worn with a simple white lace dress and light denim jacket! Match your sunglasses always with your jewellery and shoes!

How about studded denim jacket with animal print embellishment? Try a simple white dress to bring the feminine summer look to this outfit!

#6 From The Catwalks

Balmain Spring/Summer 2014 double denim outfit with baseball denim jacket that simply strikes with embellishments! 

DKNY Spring/Summer 2014 Ready-To-Wear shows us how to mix high heels and simple black dress with hooded sweater and embellished denim jacket!

Denim is one of those trends and fabrics that come back to the catwalks every year! This year though, many designers got so carried away that this amazingly versatile fashion element takes a whole new image on both the catwalks and the streets!

Thakoon Spring 2014 Ready to Wear


This gorgeous denim jacket from Thakoon Spring/Summer 2014 Ready-To-Wear collection is such a chic way to pull off denim this season on a little more classy occasion!

Madewell adds a denim jacket to a beautiful modern white dress and matches it with metallic shoes and leather bag!


 Already have or plan to buy a denim jacket for this summer season? Did this guide help you to choose a perfect outfit that matches exactly your style?

Comment below and let us know your opinion!

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By | 2021-11-07T11:39:43+02:00 September 8th, 2018|Style|

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