Jean Jackets Are BACK! Here Are 21 Fresh Ways To Wear Your Denim Staple

25 March 2014 by

GALLERY >> Go denim cray with the 21 ways to wear your jean jacket now >>

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1980s-influenced, belted and gold-buttoned a la Balmain S/S'14

Go for that Upper Eastsider vibe like blogger Blair Eadie of Atlantic Pacific in pearls, toe-caps and tweed

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Stick on a floral garland like Chloe Sevigny and you have a festival look wrapped up

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Athena Calderone uses her jean jacket as a cardigan-like layering tool

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DKNY's girls added a moto-spin to the jean jacket trend

Blogger Elin Kling looked modern and minimalist in this boxy number with clashing black skinnies

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Emmanuelle Alt took it up a ladylike notch with this belted denim coat over ankle-swinging jeans

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Fearne Cotton shows that dark indigo denim works a treat with black opaque tights

Gap's turn-up jacket taps into a big denim trend right now - see the matchy straight legs?

January Jones' AG Jeans jacket looks a little Grease Lightening with her heels, shirt and retro-look hair

Jenna Lyons <3 denim jackets - here's a version on the red carpet...

And here it is in action on the streets of NYFQ. Tip: top-buttoning is the way to be fashion forward.

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Kate Mara mixes girlish denim with a tougher jacket during Paris Fashion Week


Shearling collars add a wintry touch

Marques'Almeida's shredded denim has become something of a FROW phenomenon

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Make it like Miley in matchy acid-wash

Blogger Janicee C from Shanghai has the embellished Miu Miu jacket we've been lusting after

Fashion blogger Navaz Batliwalla does double tomboy denim

Buy a giant jacket and decorate it with patches - then wear with something extra feminine

Blogger Sandra of 5 Inch and Up pushed her sleeves up to create a new silhouette

It’s not that denim jackets really ever went out of fashion per se, it’s just that for a long time this – maybe underrated – wardrobe staple has languished at the back of your closet, waiting for a festival fashion meltdown. With denim firmly planted on spring/summer’s radar, its many guises have created comebacks and the most significantly is the denim jacket. It’s returned as a shoulder-rober, a layering tool, a statement (see Gap’s mega turn-ups or Marques’Almeida shredded kimono-styles) and some girls are even ditching tops altogether, wearing these jackets buttoned ups like a kind of alt-shirt.

Last week Lily Aldridge – who has designed one in her first fashion collection for Velvet by Graham and Spencer – stated that she thinks it’s the one piece every girl should own and that the fit of hers is perfect. We can confirm after trying one of these ‘Ash’ numbers on in the Grazia office – it really does look chic, cropped above the hips and slim-cut.

You can scroll through the gallery above to see how some of the most trail-blazer fashion lovers – like bloggers Leandra Medine and Sandra Hagelstam – plus industry influencers – see Jenna Lyons and Chloe Sevigny – have chosen to wear their jean jackets. There’s a whopping 21 ways to do it – so which one will you try first?


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