A jean jacket is the ultimate outerwear piece. Thanks to its layering versatility, this essential works in any season–and that’s especially true for fall. Over sweaters, dresses, bodysuits, and eventually, under heavier coats, the denim jacket provides an added layer of warmth, not to mention effortless style. For further proof of its MVP status, you need only scroll on. Ahead, we’ve rounded up seven stylish ideas for how to wear a denim jacket this season.
1. Upstyle your sweats with a denim jacket and accessories
Make your loungewear a look. A denim jacket with flouncy details and cool-girl extras like ankle strap heels, an animal print bag, and a wide brim hat take cozy sweats into stylish fall outfit territory.
2. Layer it over a fall floral dress
Give a vintage-inspired fall floral dress a modern, laid-back vibe. How? Wear a denim jacket on top, then add white booties and sunglasses
3. Contrast it with a darker denim skirt
An easy to wear denim on denim? Go two-tone. A light denim jacket with a dark denim mini is a match made in mix-and-match heaven.
4. Break up a black and white outfit with blue denim
We never tire of a sleek black and white combo! Drape a denim jacket on top to soften up stark neutrals.
5. Rock a double denim ’90s-inspired outfit
How to wear a denim jacket in the ultra-’90s way? Pair a light wash trucker with matching distressed jeans and a chocolate brown ribbed turtleneck top. Bonus points if you add a thick belt!
6. Add some edge to a boho floral maxi with black accents
Not ready to give up the floral maxi dress life once summer’s over? Don’t. Layer on a black denim jacket with a wool fedora and ankle boots to transition effortlessly into the new season!