H’s wardrobe staple: The denim jacket

H’s wardrobe staple: The denim jacket

From James Dean to John Lennon and Justin Timberlake, the denim jacket has stood the test of time as a symbol of fashion and rebellion. So in the age of iPhones and Pokemon Go, how do you style a denim jacket?

The essentials

Fit is everything. Choosing your fit will depend on the style you’re going for. A grungy look will suit an oversized jacket, while jackets that will be layered up should be a slimmer fit.

Distressed denim- How distressed is too distressed? It’s up to your how faded, ripped and old your denim looks.

It’s all in the buttons. Buttons to the pockets, cuffs, front placket and waist epaulets.

Styling 101

It’s cold outside….

When winter hits, it’s time to get creative with your denim, opting for a shearling collar to achieve warmth and 50’s inspired edge. Pair it with skinny grey jeans and leather boots for the perfect weekend look or add a white shirt, red tie and tapered pants for an appropriate 9-5 style.

If shearling isn’t your thing, layering your denim jacket with a charcoal coat is a quick way to dress it up and keep warm. Black boots and tapered black or navy pants will keep the look streamlined and sauve.

Transitional…

Your denim jacket is your shield against four seasons in one day. Pairing it with staples ensures you’ll be able to adapt your outfit to whatever the day/weather throws at you.

Taupe chinos, a white tee and denim jacket can be finished with a felt fedora for a casual weekend look. Mix it up with a striped tee or a patterned collared shirt.

Feeling hot hot hot…

It’s summer time! The beer is flowing and the sun is shining. Keep your denim jacket handy for cooler evenings and arctic air conditioned offices.

Match you jacket with chinos shorts, a red striped tee and boat shoes. This is a fresh look with just the right kind of preppy vibe for smart casual wear.

Feeling bold? A patterned shirt looks great under a denim jacket with cuffed shorts and low line lace ups.

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