/ 26 March 2015 / 4 Comments
WARDROBE ESSENTIALS: DENIM JACKET
I remember the years when I shied away from denim jackets. I told my mum I wouldn't wear any more denim skirts or denim jackets when I was, I don't know, ten? I remember feeling it was just too much denim and denim was out!
Which reminds me, I've recently watched the episode of Gilmore Girls where Madeline and Louise talk about how denim jackets are out:
LOUISE: Shut up.
MADELINE: I swear.
LOUISE: Jean jackets are out? How is that possible?
MADELINE: I just opened the magazine and there it was.
LOUISE: This is horrible. Who decides these things?
MADELINE: Marie Claire, apparently.
[Rory walks over]
LOUISE: I feel so helpless. Did you hear? Jean jackets are out.
RORY: Out of where?
LOUISE: No, Marie Claire.
MADELINE: Whatever. We still can't wear them.
It made me smile. But fast forward 10+ years, they're back in Vogue again and also back in my wardrobe. Go figure.
I think they're especially great for spring and summer as they're a bit less "heavy" than a leather jacket but they instantly give your look that missing element. Ever heard about the three piece rule? That an outfit made of (at least) three main pieces is way more stylish than a two piece? Well, a denim jacket is a perfect third piece. Actually, quite a few clothing stores will ask their staff to wear a three piece outfit to appear more stylish. And it's a pretty easy rule, too, just throw something over your top and you're good to go.
I've put pictures of blue jackets/vests into this collage but I love the look of white or black denim also. Even pink, I've seen a beautiful blushy pink piece online. I've only got a dark one in my wardrobe right now, but for spring I'd really like to find this cropped blue style. I hope to get one for cheap in a charity shop or perhaps on ebay - they usually have quite a good selection so there's need to shell out £30 or more for a new one. Kinda expensive, right?
I'd wear it for a sweet double denim look + it looks lovely with almost any kind of skirt. How do you wear yours? I've already got some outfits in my head:
mid wash jeans + t-shirt + denim jacket + trainers, or
dark jeans + blouse + denim jacket + loafers.
Can't wait to find my perfect one.
P.S. This Saturday I'm revealing my spring capsule wardrobe, so come and check it out! Woohoo!