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The jean jacket has remained steadfast amid fashion’s cyclical trends. Our #WeTheCurvy columnist, Meredith Shaw, shows us how to make the classic topper work during this transitional season.
A jean jacket is the wine of a wardrobe: It gets better with age. Denim is a sturdy material that can withstand a lot of use. That’s why I hope you still have that jean jacket from your university days; you know, the one that almost caught on fire at the cottage or the one that belonged to your ex (he might be long gone, but the jacket remains). Dark, cropped, stretchy, distressed—there’s a jacket for every body and every occasion.
The Denim Jacket
We love this Love & Legend soft denim jacket (sizes 12 to 26) from Addition Elle because of its dark wash, contrast stitching and sleek cut. Love & Legend Jacket, $80, additionelle.com.
Wearing denim on the weekend is like having coffee in the morning—a requirement. Don’t think of a jean jacket as just a spring coat; use it as a layering piece under something more substantial for the cooler months.
Denim at the office? Absolutely! Consider it a blazer alternative—the darker the wash, the better. Pair with sophisticated fashion-forward pieces such as culottes, patterned blouses and fancy footwear.
Fussy isn’t fun and perfect is boring—the sooner we learn these lessons in life, the sooner we can apply them to our closet as well. One of the best styling tips
is pairing something fancy with something comfy. Try topping your floral maxi dress with a denim jacket and let the compliments roll in.
Shop The Look
Here are a few updated denim jackets available in extended sizes.
Denim jacket with ruffle (sizes 12 to 20), $57, ca.boohoo.com.
Black denim jacket (sizes 14 to 26), $60, hm.com/ca.
Denim jacket with frayed hem (sizes 12 to 26), $95, additionelle.com.
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