A few weeks back I was at the gym and on one of the televisions there was a local news segment called “How to Style Your Denim Jacket.” Of course, this was a kind of backhanded segment aimed at older (or middle-aged) women informing them they too could wear the trendy piece. I definitely don’t think morning show segments like this should exist it got me thinking.
When I was a kid I loved my denim jacket. Denim jackets were cool especially if they were Levi’s or from Planet Hollywood (I never owned one). But when I got older I just let them fade away from my wardrobe until a couple of years ago. I can see why this morning show segment was pushing them so hard because there is a notion they are so 80s/90s and should be left that way. In reality, they are actually versatile, chic, and a true classic.
Denim jacket & dress: H&M
A good denim jacket is a wardrobe staple because there are so many ways to wear it. I grab it when I’m rushing out the door and need a jacket to keep warm at work. On rainy days I know it’s tough enough to withstand the elements. It adds just a little something extra to complete my outfit. There is only one thing I try to avoid: the Canadian Tuxedo. Yeah, I desperately try to avoid the Justin Timberlake at the American Music Awards in 2001. Don’t get me wrong denim on denim is acceptable now and I have been known to rock the occasional chambray shirt/blue jeans combo, but when I know I want to wear blue jeans I reach for a bomber jacket or blazer instead. Of course, other shades of denim (like grey or black) don’t apply to this.
ASOS Military Dress, H&M jacket, Rag & Bone sneakers, Quay sunglasses, The Row bag
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