Why a denim jacket is the ultimate transeasonal piece
As wardrobe staples go, the denim jacket is seriously underrated. Hard-wearing, transeasonal and endlessly versatile, it might have the best cost-per-wear value of any piece you’ll ever own. While this wardrobe classic has never truly gone out of style, it is currently enjoying a fashion girl revival. Spotted on everyone from Rihanna to J.Lo, jean jackets have been scoring some major airtime as the weather warms up. So, whether you're keen to invest in a brand-new piece or want to know how to reinvent a denim jacket you bought years ago, we’ve got you. Here’s how to wear yours this season.
1. Pair it with something slinky
The beauty of a denim jacket is its ability to effortlessly transition your look from feminine or super-polished to street smart. Pair an oversized number with an elegant slip or silky separates for instant cool factor. Bonus: This styling trick will allow you to get more wear out of formal pieces. Shop his or her oversized denim jackets at David Jones, Myer, Aje, Witchery, Country Road and Politix.
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2. Try it in a neutral hue
Not keen on basic blue? Try a jean jacket in cream, pale khaki, beige, or tan instead. A sophisticated addition to your wardrobe, pair with sleek trousers and a crisp shirt and it’ll take you to the office, too. Don’t be afraid to shoot for a head-to-toe tonal look – all the cool kids are doing it this season. Shop neutral denim jackets at David Jones, Myer, Glassons, UNIQLO or Cotton On. Elevate your look with heels in a matching hue from Novo, Nine West, Billini, Wittner, Jo Mercer or Tony Bianco.
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3. Layer over a hoodie
Your denim doesn't always need to be the star of the show, it can also serve as an effective layering piece to add texture to an outfit. Dress up your loungewear by throwing a denim jacket over your favourite sweater or hoodie. This to athleisure chic look will keep you warm on cooler nights. Grab a pair of new kicks from Platypus Shoes, Hype DC, rebel or The Athlete's Foot and you’ll be earning some serious street cred. Polish your street-style at Cotton On, JD Sports, Converse and Nike.
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4. Wear denim with denim
Double denim is back - not that it ever really went away. If you're feeling confident in your denim choices, team up a jacket with a matching pair of jeans or shorts. Pair with a classic white tee to keep it casual, or layer over a denim shirt for an on-trend triple denim look - your options are endless. If 'matchy matchy' is not your vibe, opt for a different colour or wash for top versus bottom. Shop for your denim separates at David Jones, Myer, Aje, General Pants Co. and Universal Store.
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