Probably the single most handy thing I have in my wardrobe is a denim jacket. It makes all sorts of otherwise unworkable things work – slightly revealing sundresses, which you had mentally already given to charity, are made whole again; worn with a white t shirt and a nice clean pair of joggers and snazzy white sneakers with perhaps a flash of colour somewhere, a denim jacket will let you hold your head up high on a warmish school run.
I get a lot of readers telling me that they are “too old” for a denim jacket, which is just such shit and I won’t stand for it. If you absolutely insist on making a concession to your age then maybe if you are, I don’t know, over 50 you might opt for a slightly darker wash. But that’s only if you would feel self-conscious in a denim jacket at all.
The only real rule that applies to denim jackets is, unless you are very confident, style-wise, possibly don’t put it together with jeans. I mean, I have seen people do double denim very effectively and I, personally, don’t like to be judgmental about such things but I concede it’s not for amateurs.
Here are some I like the look of…
This from Topshop:
This darker wash from FatFace via JLP, absolutely perfect if you are for some reason a bit delusional about being “too old” for a denim jacket tsk:
Good old H&M – always there when you need it – tons on there, have a rummage but this one is nice.
Ooo look and another good one from H&M – slightly longer, with pockets … always handy – also comes in a darker wash, apologies for vair lazy screengrab:
Love. Especially because I still have and wear my levis jacket with pride. I had it when I was in my 20s. Now in my 40s. Yup x
I bought a denim jacket last summer (£12, Tesco!) because you told me to and immediately couldn’t believe I had lived without one for so long. Thank you!
Never done this before but I’ve ordered a jacket, just because I saw it on your blog. I hate myself a bit now. 🙂
WHY?!?!!? I only recommend fantastic stuff! I’m on your side! Please don’t hate yourself. If you don’t like it send it back! xxx
is that Dutch on your blog?
It is dutch, yes 🙂