10 Ways to Style an Oversized Denim Jacket

A good denim Jacket is always going to be in style. Right now, a slightly oversized denim jacket is the perfect item to add to your spring capsule wardrobe. If you’re not sure just how versatile and wearable it can be, let me show you ways to style it.

How to Wear an Oversized Denim Jacket

I bought an oversized denim jacket last spring and wore it endlessly all through the summer and into early fall. I found the oversized fit was great to layer it under sweaters for colder days, but it also looks great with just a tee or tank underneath and of course over maxi dresses.

We all had a slightly cropped or fitted denim jacket before. But, I find an oversized denim jacket to be much more versatile. A slightly bigger fit can be dressed casually and it also still works as an added layer to throw over a summer dress.

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This season I like making an outfit “sandwich.” Meaning I pair casual pieces (the bread), with something a bit formal, (the meat). Like the above denim styled look. The jacket and converse sneakers are casual. While my slacks add a little more structure and formality to an otherwise casual outfit.

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In the outfit above, the sandwich method makes the jacket and shoes more formal items. While I pair heels, white jeans and denim jacket together for date night.

In short, you can easily style a denim jacket for casual day outings and also evening.

A trendy Way to Style a Denim Jacket

A trendy way to style a denim jacket is to pull up the sleeves, instead of cuffing them. This is a more modern way to wear an oversized jackets or coats.

To get the look; Button your sleeves and then push them up, scrunching to your elbow about 3/4 of the way.

What Can I wear with an Oversized Denim Jacket?

The slightly oversized look allows for more versatility. I love it paired over casual dresses with sneakers for an easy errands look like the inspo photo above, and I think it looks great over sweats.

Below I have the denim jacket paired with sweats and sambas, perfect for weekends and activitites with the kids for Spring.

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For summer months, you can wear your denim jacket with a t shirt and a pair of bicycle shorts. It adds a little more warmth and visual interest to an otherwise basic outfit.

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For a more polished look, a crisp white tee and a pair of structured shorts and ballet flats help create an easy work outfit. You can easily swap the shorts for slacks or a satin skirt for example, to make it more work appropriate.

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Of course you can also reach for it when you need a little more warmth on those summer nights out. Below I have it over my shoulders under a simple summer dress.

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Hope this post inspires you to add a denim jacket to your wardrobe. And if you already have one, new ways to style it.

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