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Levi's jean jacket, Rebecca Collins necklace, Hermes collier de chieb bangle, Festina watch, Winkwood sunglasses, Very Fine Dance Sportshoes sandals, dress c/o Ever Pretty, bag c/o R. Riveter

In nearly every woman’s closet you find a jean jacket. Nevertheless, what to wear with a denim jacket has changed over time ever since women adopted this former workwear attire. Read how to style it the modern way.




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What Goes Well with a Denim Jacket?

In general, what goes well with a denim jacket depends on the cut and color. Cropped boxy styles work well with pencil skirts and sheaths. The trucker style is best for casual looks. Tailored styles look great with girly or romantic style. Oversized pieces ask for sleek bottoms, and go well with gamine style.


a jean denim jacket goes well with a sleek white lace dress over 50
Outfit details: Levi’s oversized jacket in medium wash, Festina watch, Very Fine Dance Sport sandals, Rebecca Collins necklace, pearl barrette, purse c/o R. Riveter (Use code HIGHLATITUDESTYLE to save 10%), Winkwood sunglasses, Hermes collier de chien bangle, and lace dress c/o Ever Pretty



What to Wear with a Black Denim Jacket?

The easiest way is to style the piece like you would style a black bomber jacket. Add jeans, linen pants, and chinos with a T-shirt or white or solid color button-down shirt and sneakers for a casual look. Adding loafers or pumps as well as a necklace or scarf create a posh casual vibe.



How to Style a White Denim Jacket?

Try to dress down a LBD with a white denim jackets in a black-and-white look. This pairing works year round with the respective accessories. What about camouflage cargo pants? More on what to wear with white denim.


white denim with camouflage cargo trousers and slogan T-shirt with silver sneakers
Fossil jacket, Puma sneaker, camouflage cargo pants and slogan T-shirt c/o Femme Luxe, watch c/o Nordgreen, smoky quartz necklace, floral studs, and bag c/o R. Riveter



What to Wear with a Color Denim Jacket?

In this case, jeans in all colors work. Style the garment like you would style a color leather jacket or a look with a cardigan. Ensure that the color repeats in the other pieces of the outfit at least two times.

If the jacket has a print, riot your closet for items in the colors of the print. More on styling a printed denim jacket.


inspiration what to wear with a printed denim jacket featuring jeans and a slogan Tee
London Jean BF jeans, watch c/o Nordgreen, Hermes collier de chien bangle, shoulder bag c/o R. Riveter, slogan Tee c/o Femme Luxe, Art Dolcezza print jacket, Kieselstein Cord belt, and Cathy Jean open-toe pumps



What Pants to Wear with a Denim Jacket?

Indigo dyed jackets look great with black denim or black dress-pants, pumps, and a T-shirt with pearls as Casual Friday outfits. Substitute the black trousers with white ones in summer. Pair your jean jacket with jeans in a different wash, but same weave when wearing denim-on-denim is a trend.


Stylist tip: Colored denim fails to be as comfortable as jeans.



double denim look with thigh long hoodie dress
Levi’s jacket, Oliveo jeans, rutile quartz necklace, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Nordgreen watch, purse c/o R. Riveter, hoodie mini dress c/o Coolibar, and flats c/o Vivaia



Can You Wear a Jean Jacket with Leggings?

Sure, when you layer a long sweater or shirt (hem should reach to mid-thigh) underneath. Accessorize with a belt for shape. Add booties. Styling with over-the-knee boots could look like you are trying too hard with this look over 50.



Which Tops to Wear with a Denim Jacket

Plain, graphic or slogan T-shirts are the easiest with this garment. However, button-down shirts and blouses as well as knit sweater look too.

Stylist tip: When you go for a plaid shirt avoid to add jeans, cowboy boots, and a hat unless your plan is going out dancing in a Western Bar.



Sophisticated Jean Jacket Outfit Ideas for Over 50

Printed jacket belted as top over handkerchief hem homecoming dress


orange homecoming dress  styled with printed belted denim jacket
Paloma Picasso xo belt, Prada pumps, Hipstik sheer pantyhose, Art Dolcezza jacket styled as top, floral ear studs, watch c/o Nordgreen, handkerchief hem homecoming dress c/o Ever Pretty, and purse c/o R. Riveter



Blue and white is an eternal classic. Try a summer dress in these colors.


style blogger and dancer Nicole in a blue and white floral dress with white denim coverup
LuluRoe blue and white print dress, Fossil denim jacket, DIY necklace, Very Fine Dance Sports Shoes, and pearl studs c/o Weny Mignot



Tailored light wash jacket outfit idea with pleated skirt


influencer featuring how to wear a tailored light wash jean jacket
Outfit details: Lauren Ralph Lauren pleated polka dot skirt, GNW cardigan worn as top, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Blue One tailored denim jacket, Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle, Liz Claiborne pumps, Longchamp bag, and Ray Ban sunglasses


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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Lucy Bertoldi

    I love all these looks! So many different ways to style them up and they are all different- love!

  2. Rena

    So many great examples and inspirations on outfits for denim jackets. Well done, Nicole!