Wardobe classics: the denim jacket

wardrobe classic denim jacket

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The denim jacket; not quite the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about the classics. It’s not a sleek black blazer, or a pair of killer high heels, but instead the kind of piece that conjures up strong images of Americana, and nostalgia of a youth not yet forgotten.

I’ll never forget my first denim jacket. A bright white, which when worn with my matching white overalls was a recipe for disaster, especially considering my propensity at that age to crawl around playgrounds and trip over my own feet. But it was fresh, almost as fresh as the 15 inches or so I’d had hacked off at my hair at the time.

But there’s no denying it’s a versatile piece, and it’s just easy. Effortlessly slung over shoulders on cool summer night, or worn with unlikely suspects like a full midi skirt (a la Leandra). Are you convinced? I sure am. Now to find the perfect one, in an all-American mid-blue wash. Delicious.

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  1. Theresa May 23, 2014 / 6:00 am

    Very versatile for sure and just timeless. Lovin’ how she styled hers and you should get one. Yup, I’m convinced. 🙂


  2. Nina May 23, 2014 / 1:25 pm

    I can’t imagine a young Jamie-Lee hacking 15 inches off her own hair!

    I’m a bit on the fence about denim jackets but I totes see how it can be a great option to thrown in when things get a bit same same with coats / blazers / leather jackets. Plus I love how it looks worn with a turtleneck. x

    • jamie-lee May 26, 2014 / 10:18 pm

      My hair was SO long – down to my bum. I should probably preface this with the fact that a hairdresser did the honours, not me – although I’m still one to snip at my own hair these days.

      I’ve had friends who have worn them non stop for years and I really love the whole tank, cute floaty skirt and denim jacket look – it’s kinda good for Spring 🙂

  3. mycatssaymeow May 26, 2014 / 9:07 pm

    Denim jackets were “in fashion” when I was in my late teens, so I think I will give this trend a miss 🙂

    • jamie-lee May 26, 2014 / 10:19 pm

      I’m starting to think that they’re less of a trend item these days. One of my friends has been wearing hers for YEARS (literally) and I’ve always envied how good her denim jacket looks on her. But what constitutes a classic is all relative really!

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