One of my most worn items in my wardrobe is my denim jacket. If you’ve been following along for a while then you’ve probably seen it pop up in many outfits over the years. I especially love a denim jacket during those transitional seasons when you need a light layer. To help re-inspire you to break out your denim jacket that may have made it’s way to the back of your closet, I’ m showing you 10 ways to style a denim jacket for summer!
Favorite Denim Jackets
Denim Jacket + Dress
One of my go-to casual looks in the spring and summer is a denim jacket layered over a dress. You can pair it with your favorite sneakers like I did here. Or you can grab your favorite pair of sandals. This is also a great option of you are eating at a restaurant and need to bring an extra layer in case it gets chilly!
Denim Jacket + Striped Shorts
Another casual spring look is to pair your denim jacket with a fun pair of shorts. I opted for these high waisted striped shorts and paired them with a white tee and my favorite embellished sandals. Round out the look with a woven bag and a great pair of aviator sunglasses.
Denim Jacket + White Jeans
You can also pair your denim jacket with white jeans and woven sandals. I love these cropped pair of jeans for spring and summer on rainy days when I’m not feeling a dress or shorts. Layer an oversized tee under your jacket and a few layered necklaces for a put together, yet casual vibe.
Denim Jacket + Midi Skirt
For a slightly more elevated look, pair your denim jacket with a white tee and midi skirt. Add a few stacked bracelets and your favorite sneakers. If you want to dress up the look even more add a block heeled mule sandal and some oversized earrings.
Denim Jacket + Tie Dye Top
This look would be perfect for a casual day at the beach or if you are traveling anywhere this summer. Hello, road trip look! But seriously, these stretchy shorts and tie dye tank are super comfortable. Drape your denim jacket over your shoulders for an edgier look. Grab a woven crossbody to complete the look!
Denim Jacket +White Tee
Pair you denim jacket with joggers and a white tee for those days that you have to run around town doing all the things. This is my go-to look for things like Target runs, pick up and drop off and more. It feels like your’e wearing pajamas but looks like you’ve taken the time to look put together.
Denim Jacket + Skirt
For a girls night out look or date night with your partner, pair your denim jacket with a mini skirt. I love the length on this one because it’s not too short. It can be worn up on your waist for a high waisted look. I paired mine with a white bodysuit and a fun bag. As for your shoes, I would do a sneaker or a sandal!
Denim Jacket + Leggings
Talk about the perfect long plain ride outfit. Grab your comfiest pair of leggings and pair them with an oversized graphic tee and denim jacket. Trade in your Golden Goose sneakers for some actual tennis shoes. Because let’s be real, the Atlanta airport always means lots of walking! Grab a quilted crossbody bag to complete this chic travel day look.
Denim Jacket + Maxi Dress
Another easy way to add a little interest to your outfit it to add a denim jacket. Pair it with a loose fitting maxi dress like this t-shirt material one to give you a more defined waist. Pair with sneakers or sandals for a casual summer vibe.
Denim Jacket + Joggers
Lastly, pair your denim jacket with a white bodysuit and tie dye joggers for a casual, cool look. This would be perfect for a lazy Sunday, running errands, traveling or even just around the house! The options are truly endless with this look!