The denim jacket: Your ultimate transeasonal piece
No matter the wash, colour or style, the real MVP in wardrobe staples is the timeless, yet oh-so effortlessly cool denim jacket. While the versatility of this item often goes unnoticed, we find ourselves reaching for it season after season. Whether you're investing in a brand new piece or resurfacing a purchase you made years ago, your denim jacket is sure to get some well-deserved airtime as the weather warms up. Here’s your guide on how to rock the most transeasonal piece in your wardrobe this season.
1. Opposites attract
The beauty of a denim jacket is its ability to instantly transition your look from luxe to street-smart in no time. Pair an oversized number with an elegant silk slip or paisley shirt to get more use out of your formal pieces. This look will take you from day time straight to the afterparty, so get ready to have this super easy combo on high rotation - it’s a match made in heaven. Shop his or her oversized denim jackets, silk slips and printed shirts at Country Road, Myer and Witchery.
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2. Double denim, it’s a thing
We salute none other than Britney and JT for epitomising the awesomeness of this trend almost two decades ago. And guess what? Double denim is back. If you're feeling confident in your denim choices, team up a jacket with a matching pair of jeans or skirt. Pair with a floral top to sing the chorus of spring, a classic white tee or a chambray shirt to go all out - 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 <insert retailers i.e. David Jones, Myer, Alice Mccall, General Pants, Just Jeans> and finish off your double denim look with sneakers or a killer pair of metallic heels, which can be found at General Pants Co., Platypus Shoes and Wittner.
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3. Layer up
Denim doesn't always need to be the star of the show, it's also an effective layering piece to give more texture to your outfit. Go from loungewear lazing to athleisure chic by throwing a denim jacket over your favourite sweater or hoodie. This look will keep you warm on cooler spring days and on those much-anticipated summer nights. Grab a pair of new kicks from <insert retailers i.e. Platypus Shoes, Rebel, The Athlete's Foot> and you’ll be earning some serious street cred. Polish your street-style at Cotton On and Nike.
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4. Office or WFH-ready
Your denim jacket doesn’t have to be just for weekends. A more fitted style is a great addition to your work wardrobe, especially for more casual office environments - or if you want to quickly smarten up for your WFH Zoom meetings. A crisp, white shirt or dress under a tailored denim blazer will give more structure to your style, lending itself to practicality while still keeping you looking sharp. Your perfect denim blazer is waiting for you at Decjuba, Myer and Witchery.
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