Style Ideas | 4 Jean Jacket Outfits for You to Try

Jean Jacket Outfits for You to Try

Posted on: Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Jean jackets are one of my favorite closet pieces.  Last year, I poured my heart out about my profound love of jean jackets, issued a closet staple decree, and went along my merry way.  Today I want to revisit that topic and show you how many jean jacket outfits you can make from this one simple article of clothing.

Jean Jacket Outfits | Art in the Find

Jean Jacket Outfits to Try

When it comes to making the most of what’s in your closet, the best indicator is how often you wear it. Among other things, I know I’ve gotten my money’s worth on an item if it’s:

  • functional/wearable/useful
  • still in style/on trend years after the purchase

What’s great about a jean jacket is it checks all the boxes for me.   Knowing I can create copious amounts of jean jacket outfits from it makes my argument even stronger.  Don’t own a jean jacket?  Maybe it’s been hiding in the back of your closet because you haven’t found enough use for it?  Well today’s post is just for you.

A jean jacket is a very utilitarian piece.  It’s rough denim quality is more masculine, so something to remember is that you can really dress it up to play out the more feminine quality.  How?  The first thing that comes to mind is to pair it with dresses, skirts, all the feminine pieces you can think of.  Here are 4 jean jacket outfits + 3 outfit ideas for you to try this spring.  Let’s give life back to your jean jacket (or to convince you it’s worth having one).  I think this goes to show, I wear my jean jacket a lot!

Where do I wear a jean jacket?

  • to work + paired with tailored khakis and a silk top
  • to the beach + paired with a maxi dress
  • on the weekend + with joggers/track pants, slip ons
  • traveling + layered over a comfy sweater & skinny jeans
  • on date night + with a sequin dress

Look 1 | Weekend Casual

Pair with casual layered sweater untucked and white/blue jeans. what works is using the jean jacket as a layer over the pastels.

What to wear with white jeans | Art in the Find

Look 2 | Work Outfit

khaki pant outfit | Art in the Find

Look 3 | Date night or out with the girls

  • Any excuse to play with that in-between, not too dressy, not too casual and date night is it for me.  I love this look because the sequin tunic underneath is perfect for eating indoors where it may be a bit warmer, but the jean jacket provides the perfect “chilly weather layer” when we’re walking home (or going to the movie theater, ’cause we all know how cold those can be!)

How to Wear a Striped Tunic | Art in the Find

 Look 4 |  Work, weekend, & hanging out

  • Back when I shared my 3 ways to wear a shirt dress post, I knew I was going to integrate my jean jacket into the look.  Shirt dresses are big this spring because they are a one-piece that does a lot of work.  Here, the jean jacket + slip ons creates a casual weekend look but add a great necklace (which I chose to keep on), a pair of heels, and a fabulous clutch, and you can take this outfit from daytime to night in an instant.

3 Ways to Wear a Shirt Dress | Art in the Find

+ 3 Bonus Looks | Here are 3 more jean jacket outfits for the weekend, for date night, and for work!  You can pull off any of these polished looks for a week’s worth of jean jacket outfits!

Jean Jacket Outfits | Art in the Find

Weekend || Mossimo Jean Jacket ($29.99) + Shirt dress

Going Out || Jean Jacket (25% off) +  Mango Pleated Maxi Dress ($50!)

Work Outfit || Jean Jacket  ($49.50!) + Silk Tip + Midi Skirt

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