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10 Ways to Style Denim Jackets For When You Have Nothing to Wear

10 Ways to Style Denim Jackets For When You Have Nothing to Wear
IMAGE Instagram/matildadjerf, Instagram/sincerelyjules
You’d want to try every combination!

While there are quite a few pieces that count as wardrobe staples, a denim jacket is surely part of that list. It’s something you can style whether you consider it as the centerpiece of your outfit or just an added layer to complement your look. 

If you think you’ve exhausted all outfit combinations when it comes to this timeless denim piece, think again. The options are endless, showing you can wear it more ways than one. Below, we round-up some timeless and chic outfit combinations that will look great on the ‘gram and beyond.

10 Stylish Denim Jacket Outfit Combinations

1. Light denim jacket + graphic shirt + dark jeans

Ricci Pamintuan shows pairing a light-colored denim jacket and a dark pair of jeans actually look good together. If you’ve been hiding away any vintage graphic tees, now is an excellent time to bring them out and put this combination to the test. You can even wear a graphic shirt on the inside, too.

PHOTO BY Instagram/riccipamintuan

2. Denim jacket + cropped top + dark denim shorts + sunnies

When the days get warmer, you can still pull off a denim jacket by mixing it with the right top! Grab a plain cropped top and your favorite dark denim shorts to have an effortlessly relaxed look. Michelle Dee also added a pair of sunnies for added edge.

PHOTO BY Instagram/michelledee

3. Denim jacket + co-ords + sandals + handbag

Want a new way to wear your matching separates? Instead of donning them solo, throw on a denim jacket to break up the matchy-matchy vibe. Plus points to Emma Tiglao for wearing a black bag and shoe combo to add city slicker edge to her resort-ready outfit.

PHOTO BY Instagram/jascurtissmith
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4. Oversized denim jacket + mom jeans + bucket hat

If you have a penchant for oversized clothing, then pick a roomy denim jacket to complete your look. Marie Jedig  combined an oversized piece with a pair of mom jeans and a bucket hat. This look will even definitely keep you cozy the whole day.

PHOTO BY Instagram/mariejedig

5. Denim jacket + dress + cardigan + sling bag + sneakers

There’s nothing wrong with layering as long as you do it right! For this look, you can wear a denim jacket over your favorite little black dress. Jules Sarinana also wrapped a cardigan over her shoulders, put on a statement sling bag, and matched it with sneakers.

PHOTO BY Instagram/sincerelyjules

6. Denim jacket + white shirt + denim jeans + white sneakers

Nothing will beat a classic denim-on-denim outfit. Be sure to break the monotony of blues with a basic white shirt. Matilda Djerf shows that wearing a pair of white sneakers will complete this model off-duty look.

PHOTO BY Instagram/matildadjerf

7. Denim jacket + halter top + maxi skirt + chunky boots

For those who want a more edgy look, this combination will suit you perfectly. Put on a halter top and a breezy maxi skirt while matching it with a pair of statement chunky boots. Bea Marin proves that even petite girls can rock this baggy ‘fit flawlessly.

PHOTO BY Instagram/beamarinx

8. Denim jacket + cardigan + jeans + printed boots

Take note of Aimee Songs color coordination in this cool country girl outfit. While matching your denim jacket to your jeans, you can also layer a cardigan or a scarf that matches the hue of your shoes. In this case, her cardigan echoes the hues of her neutral-toned cow-print boots.

PHOTO BY Instagram/aimeesong

9. Cropped denim jacket + top + shorts

If you want a more easy-going look, then a cropped denim jacket will do the trick. You can actually wear any top underneath and match it with denim shorts. Just like Jasmine Curtis, you can let your denim jacket fall on both ends of your shoulders. Make sure to close the last button so it won’t completely slip off.

PHOTO BY Instagram/jascurtissmith

10. Long denim jacket + corset top + skirt + knee-high boots

Going extra can also be an option if you want to flaunt a long denim jacket. As seen on Lovi Poe, you can grab a corset top and tuck it in a skirt and simply layer on your denim trench coat. Add some spice to the look by wearing knee-high boots!

PHOTO BY Instagram/lovipoe

10 Brands To Shop For Quality Denim Jackets

Now, if you’re still on the hunt for that timeless denim jacket you can wear anywhere, here’s a list of brands to consider that serve up high-quality pieces no matter the season.

1. Old Navy

One of the largest clothing brands in the world, Old Navy is no stranger when it comes to comfortable denim jacket finds. They have a wide selection that can automatically land a spot in your closet.


2. Gap

It's been half a century since Gap started its commitment to producing quality denim staples. The brand's denim jackets have an array of the most flattering styles.


3. Wrangler

Durable, authentic, and stylish are the three things that Wrangler claims to radiate in their brand. True enough, their collection offers a range of choices but keeps their classic look.

PHOTO BY Wrangler

4. Levi’s

Looking for a classic denim design from Levi's? Their iconic Trucker jacket came out in 1967, and now has various renditions that you can choose from.


5. Calvin Klein

Launched in 1968, Calvin Klein is known for its clean and bold aesthetic. Up until the present time, it's considered as a go-to denim jacket brand by ordinary shoppers and celebrities alike.

PHOTO BY Calvin Klein

6. Vetements

Inspired by everyday fashion and ordinary people, Vetements’ denim jacket consists of an unorthodox approach that can be seen in the jacket's cuts and shapes. 

PHOTO BY Lyst/Vetements

7. Tommy Hilfiger

For over three decades, Tommy Hilfiger continues to add a fresh take on their premium denim pieces. Their signature red, white, and blue colors are also frequently seen on the backs of their jackets.

PHOTO BY Tommy Hilfiger

8. Lee

Did you know that Lee was initially marketed towards cowboys? Being around for over a century, it continues to innovate quality and durable denim.


9. Valentino

An Italian luxury fashion brand Valentino is known for its contemporary vision. The brand's eye-catching denim designs are composed of the logo's print plastered over the jacket or playful embroidery.

PHOTO BY Valentino

10. It’s Vintage

It's Vintage is a brand located in Manila that carries denim jackets with unique patchwork and print details. Fun fact: one of the brand's denim jackets was an iconic piece in the local film Baka Bukas.


PHOTO BY Its Vintage


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