Dressed for: Denim in Disguise

Already Pretty outfit featuring denim moto jacket, chartreuse tunic, burgundy ponte pants, Frye Vera Slouch boots, long pendant necklace

Jacket – Jag Jeans
Tunic – courtesy Gudrun Sjödén (no longer available) – similar color
Ponte pants – Macy’s (no longer available) – similar (burgundy)
Boots – Frye Vera Slouch
Bag – Stick Dog Leather
Necklace – Kali Butterfly
Earrings – Corset – similar

Denim jackets are surprisingly contentious. I’ve always maintained that a basic blue denim jacket is a classic piece that most women can use and wear, but just before the double-denim trend exploded all over us, many disagreed with me. This jacket is a meet-in-the-middle option: Denim material, but biker shape. A possible alternative for those who flash back to the big-shoulder 80s whenever they see a Levi’s trucker!

Are you a lover of classic denim jackets? Hope to never wear one again? Indifferent? Would you wear denim jackets that don’t look like denim jackets?


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7 Responses to “Dressed for: Denim in Disguise”

  1. Rebekah Jaunty

    I’m not interested in classic denim jackets or double denim, but I’ve seen cute cropped denim jackets on the market lately. Years ago, I had a Tulle denim jacket I loved— dark denim, collarless, with belled four-button cuffs.

  2. what not

    I’m not much for denim jackets, I think because I perceive them as heavy, not especially warm, and not something I can easily layer under anything else. Here in Seattle I usually wear a tank, maybe another shirt, then a sweater or sweatshirt, then a rain-resistant jacket or warm coat. I can’t imagine a place for a denim jacket in there.

  3. loubeelou

    The denim jacket has been a staple in my wardrobe basically my entire adult life (mid-30s now). Probably wear one at least once a week.

  4. fashionforgiants

    I’m one of those people who doesn’t really do the denim jacket, mostly because they tend to be pretty boxy, especially when paired with my shoulders. This one is fabulous though. And the color of that tunic is the best!

  5. Anamarie

    I just bought a fitted, tapered denim jacket from Anthropologie the other day! The back is slightIy shorter and there are multiple darts/tapering all over the jacket. I understand they are not for everyone, but I find them very versatile. I might wear one with a dress, tights and booties for casual office day (in lieu of a cardigan, my office allows jeans). I also sometimes wear them on the weekend with a work dress to make it more casual. Fit is the most important. The one I found is by Pilcro Letterpress and was probably twice the price of a Levi’s trucker…but the fit is perfect for me and I will wear it a lot, so it’s worth it!

  6. Andrea

    I just recently bought one from Eddie Bauer the other day, to replace the boxy one I had donated. I like the new one as it’s a darker wash with minimal distressing, plenty of stretch (which makes it less stiff and a little lighter in weight, not to mention much easier to move my arms) and quite fitted. Looking forward to wearing over a black maxi & with lots of other things this spring and summer, though I’ve no interest in doing denim on denim. Unless one of the denims is white. To me they’re timeless, though this is the first one I feel will really work for me. I have a white one as well (also from EB).

  7. Galena

    I bought a white denim jacket because I thought it would fill a hole in my closet, and wore it a grand total of once. It is very stiff material and becomes boxy because of it, and I can’t button it to temper the boxiness because of how stiff it is. I really need to figure out a way to somehow soften the material so that I can wear it! Any recommendations?

    But I also have a cotton-blend moto-style jacket that’s patterned to look like denim, and I wear that sucker ALL THE TIME, with dresses, pants and colored jeans. I never got on board with the canadian tuxedo look, so I don’t wear it with blue jeans. It is amazing comfortable (I’ve fallen asleep and taken a nap while wearing it).