Some trends come and go, but certain pieces stand the test of time, a good denim jacket is a perfect example of this. I feel a denim jacket is timeless and when styled correctly can make any guy look sharp. Whether you’ve never worn one, or simply want to freshen up your denim style, the following five style tips are easy to adapt and exude an effortless chic.
I find a lot of guys fear denim jackets because as a society we have shunned wearing denim on denim. A great way to ensure you don’t commit this cardinal style sin is to don a denim jacket in a non-traditional color. I personally recommend purchasing a quality white denim jacket because it can be worn with any kind of bottom, even with denim!
An easy way to rock a denim jacket is to accessorize it with a scarf that takes the focus off of the jacket. I think this a great look for the weekend or any relaxed situation you may find yourself dressing for. Opt for a slimmer denim jacket cut a bit short to avoid having your clothes drown you in fabric.
Wear It As a Blazer
I particularly am fan of any look that mixes casual pieces with formal ones, that’s why I suggest replacing your blazer with a denim jacket. Whether you wear your denim jacket with a buttoned down vest (like the look pictured above) or simply with a loosely tied necktie with an oxford, a denim jacket is a nice alternative to a casual blazer that is sure to make your outfit turn heads in all the right ways.
This tip is for all my friends out there that live by wearing all black throughout the year. You can maintain your sartorial cool while breaking out of the norm by layering on a light wash denim jacket that doesn’t take away from your Parisian chic style.
Give It A Rock Star Edge
An interesting take on the denim jacket I’ve been seeing more of these days is the biker style denim jacket. It has the edge of a leather jacket without the thickness & warmth of one. I rather enjoy how the biker denim jacket incorporates the zippers & flair of its edgier sibling. Also, unless you live in perpetual cool weather, you’ll be able to wear the biker denim jacket more days out of the year then you would a leather jacket.
P.S. at $61, this ASOS Skinny Biker Jacket is a steal that would be hard to pass up on!