When it comes to wardrobe essentials that last not only season after season but year after year, a denim jacket is king. We can name a list of the advantages of wearing a denim jacket:
It is a versatile garment, suitable for layering with a variety of different clothing items.
It adds a rugged texture to any outfit.
It's a great option for different weather situations.
But the question is, do you know to style denim jackets?
We know some of you might get confused when you’re shopping for denim jackets. What color should I pick? Which best suits my style? Some of you may tire of your denim jacket because you don't know other interesting ways to incorporate this menswear staple. To discover how to rock this wardrobe essential, read on for our fashion guide of how to pick denim jackets, what to wear with them, and how to find your own vibe!
First Thing First, How to Pick Your Denim Jacket
If you don’t yet own a denim jacket, it’s time to grab one! Today, denim jackets are available in a large variety of shades, silhouettes, colors, fits, and styles. For a classic and versatile cut, we suggest that you choose denim jackets that finish on your hips and opt for fitted and cropped styles that make you look sharper. Below we provide three different categories of denim jackets. Let’s identify your fashion style and grab the right pick!
- Basics in Light to Dark Colors
A classic Medium Wash Distressed Denim Jacket is a great color and style to start with. The versatility of its wash, classic cut, and distressed design goes well with every garment that already resides in your closet. If you're looking for a bit more faded color, our Stone Wash Denim Jacket is a great option for a fresh, contemporary look — especially in spring and summer. A light wash denim gives the ultimate casual vibe while a dark wash denim jacket looks slightly dressier. Our Black Wash Distressed Denim Jacket is a great alternative to a leather jacket or suit jacket. It can complement both casual and smart aesthetics in colder months, and it undoubtedly suits best for an all-black outfit.
- Snazzy Street Style Graffiti Denim Jackets
If you want to go for something that is a little bit more on-trend and fashion-forward, grab our Japanese Graffiti Denim Jacket with stylish graffiti’s or throw on this Tokyo Hidden Truth Denim Jacket. For those who want to pull off a rakish ensemble with some vibrant, snazzy prints, we’ve got this Savage Stripe Denim Jacket that instantly adds a lot more interest to an otherwise basic get-up. These dark denim jackets provide a degree of structure to offset the softness of your joggers or tees while creating an urban, relaxed appearance.
- Summer Breeze Color Pop
For guys seeking some fun and playful elements in their wardrobe, let's add a little bit of flavor and freshness to your summer denim collection. If you aim to create a summery vibe, this Palm Tree inspired Denim Jacket that features an ombre sunset dusky sky design is sure to be your favorite go-to. If you want an upgraded classic denim jacket in a summertime color, our Lavender Medium Wash Denim Jacket is your best choice for spreading a soft refreshing vibe.
Five Modern Ways to Style Denim Jackets
Now that we've picked denim jackets that fit our own vibe, what to wear with them? Denim jackets are perfect for adding a simple yet stylish finishing touch to an array of looks, especially on cooler days. You can wear the staple as anything from a sporty piece, formal look, rakish style, or a day-to-day laid-back ensemble. We’ve broken down the underlayer combos that allow you to get dressed in less than a minute:
1. Double Denim
For double denim, you can pull off a fresh spring summer look with the combo of stone washed distressed denim jacket, light washed denim with a pair of white trainers. For those who are not so certain about the denim style match, follow the rule of going dark for the jeans and lighter for the top half.
2. Tank Top + Shorts/ Swim Trunks
3. T-shirt + Cargo Joggers
Opt for a classic, modern fit white tee that is not too baggy, too sheer, or too translucent. If you love to travel or you need to transition from WFH to grocery shopping to a workout run, pair with cargo joggers! This outfit is ideal and convenient for storing stuff away.
4. Hoodie +Joggers
Hoodies and joggers are natural sparring partners for denim jackets. They're low-key, chuck-on weekend staples. You can pair with neutral color hoodies that are not too boxy for a simple casual look, or you can opt for a bold print, color block hoodie to pull off a rakish and rebellious style.
5. Henley/ Shirts + Chinos
For a smart look, denim jackets go well aesthetically with the combo of Henley, shirts and chinos. A dark denim jacket is a good replacement for blazers and teams elegantly with khaki chinos and loafers.