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10 Stylish Ways to Wear a Denim Jacket

It's a classic piece you need in your closet.
10 Stylish Ways to Wear a Denim Jacket
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It's a classic piece you need in your closet.

When it comes to wardrobe staples, a denim jacket is up high on the list. It’s as versatile as versatile can be, and it lasts forever. No matter what your style is, there’s sure to be a denim jacket perfectfor you—whether you’re a practical dresser who likes to keep things simple, or a wild child with an appetite for experimental fashion. On today’s how-to-style list, we bring you 10 new takes on this classic wardrobe staple. 

Denim Jacket Outfit Ideas:

1. Oversized

One of our cardinal rules in life is to say yes to anything oversized. This rule holds especially true when it comes to outerwear. There’s just something so nonchalantly cool about donning an extra-large menswear-cut jacket. For your next denim jacket purchase, why not opt for something a size or two bigger? Now, whether or not you’ll buy your own or steal one from your boyfriend, that’s up to you.

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2. All Patched Up

With a few colorful patches and an iron, you can take on the world! Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration—what isn’t is that you can create a fabulous jacket that turns heads everywhere you go. Don’t play it safe here; place different patches all over the sleeves and at the back, just like Renee de Guzman prefers.

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3. Worn as a blazer

Don't be scared in turning your trusty denim jacket into new silhouettes. Take it from fashion stylist Liz Uy who borrowed the blazer's tailored cut and gave it a new casual fabric. Her denim blazer now functions as a casual outerwear that's versatile enough to be worn to the office.

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4. Amp the Volume

Another experimental silhouette for the not-so-faint-of-heart: high-volume sleeves. Questionable in theory, but it actually delivers stylish results in actuality. This is a perfect way to wear a denim jacket if you’re looking to be a little more daring with your style. It’s fun, unexpected, and a little out there without being too much. Pair it with something high-waisted and you’re good to go!

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5. Cinch it

Though we’re in a love affair with all things oversized, sometimes, it’s nice to show a little of your figure. Show your shape in a long denim jacket cinched tightly in the waist for that flawless hourglass silhouette. Internet icon and Preview cover star Mimiyuuuh effortlessly sports this look here.

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6. Studded

'Tis the season for shiny embellishments–studs in particular, are something we love! They’re eye-catching without being too flashy, and they give off an edgy vibe. Adorn your denim jacket with them, à la Jess Wilson, who pairs her denim jacket with a matching mini skirt. Et voilà! You look an '80s rock star. All you need is the matching attitude.

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7. Worn as a Top

Here's an economical fashion girl tip: Always get maximum cost-per-wear with every purchase! Case in point: using your denim jacket as a top. You heard that right! Button it all up, tuck it in, and you’ve got yourself a new top. Style it like you would a button-down polo shirt just like Olivia Lopez uses hers as a layering piece a top a chic mock neck.

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8. Throw It Back to the '90s

Is it me or does this look like something our moms dressed us up in as a kid: baggy jeans, a denim jacket, and white sneakers. Now that the fashion cycle has us wearing the same lewks our moms wore back then, reminisce the good old '90s and early '00s with head-to-toe denim. Do so like DJ Maya Nilsen and pair it with a cool sports bra and some gold baubles.

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9. Polished Sportswear

From exercise to errands, nothing can suit your un-ironically millennial, super well-balanced lifestyle than wardrobe pieces that can take you from yoga class to lunch. If going out in full workout garb isn’t your thing, throw on a denim jacket to instantly polish off your outfit! Aren’t we all for looking like we put in zero effort nowadays?

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10. Dress Like Barbie

When you’re long and over blue denim jeans and feel like it’s time for an upgrade, then it's high time to bring out something hot pink! Laureen Uy does exactly that and even takes the denim pink jacket look further by pairing it with matching pants. How cute!

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