I got to chatting the other day about what makes the perfect denim jacket, and as I was bigging it up I realised how much of a complete staple it is to my wardrobe every summer. Just like the black biker jacket is for autumn/winter, the denim jacket is its summer counterpart. I’ve had mine for a few years now, and happily pull it out to wear again and again.
Its the perfect light weight summer jacket that works perfectly with short dresses, maxi dresses and skirts as well as trousers and culottes. You can even brave the double denim if you’re so inclined (which the closest i get to that is black denim jeans and light denim jacket).
I have a couple of stipulations when it comes to the perfect denim jacket,
It has to be:
Light coloured denim, it is summer after all.
Form fitting and not baggy, size down if necessary as they just look all kinds of wrong when bigger..also never done up.. just no.
And cropped waist length; you don’t want it coming any lower than you waistband.
As i mentioned, mine is a few years old, but I thought it would be nice to see what’s on the market for you dear friends, as even though we are approaching the end of summer, you will find yourself reaching for it year upon year.. Plus summer sales may mean a bargain!
Starting with my favourite.
This is quite possibly the perfect denim jacket, classic timeless and great price point. It’s a kind of wear it forever type piece, and for that I greatly appreciate it. Also, do Levi’s ever truly go out of fashion? I think no.
Paige Vivienne Jacket is probably the closest to the one i wear, light denim, cropped close fit, really great jacket.
From Asos now, we have Pepe Jeans Mika Jacket, a slightly darker wash but I know some find that more flattering.
And River Island Western Jacket bringing it with a bit of distressing on a light wash, I’m quite partial to a bit of distressing, so this is a thumbs up from me.
From classic to contemporary now
A little bit different
On trend at the moment with its badge embellishment, the New Look Raw edge Badge jacket. I kind of love it actually, granted its not as classic as the others and you may only wear it for a couple of seasons, but its fun and a great price point for if you want to dabble with the trend.
Couple more wildcards now, so not totally sticking to ‘the rules’ but rules schmules.
And finally Free People adding some quirky edge to their denim jackets, again not classic, but a twist. Love the military style on the right, perfect with everything!
So there we have the best i can see around right now, most reduced too!
Do you have a Denim Jacket? Is it a staple in your summer wardrobe? And do any of the above catch your eye?
My upgrade in future would be the Levi me thinks.