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15 Ways To Wear A Denim Jacket For Effortlessly Cool Outfits

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Denim jackets are a wardrobe staple since they never go out of style, if you are looking for what to wear with a denim jacket, you’re in the right place as we have 15 outfit ideas for you!

Denim jackets are the definition of timeless, casual style and they’re the perfect item to complete an everyday look.

Denim jackets can be styled in so many different ways, and are especially great if you’re looking for ways to transition between seasons, like from winter to spring or summer to fall, or they are the ideal piece to slip on during the summer months to take you from day to night. That is why we have created this style guide on what to wear with a denim jacket.

Whether you’re looking for new and fun outfits to style with blue denim jackets, or you’re interested in seeing how to style a unique and striking denim jacket, we have all the best ideas for you. There is a wide range of looks within this article, so you are bound to find an outfit that suits your personal style!

Many of these outfits are easy to put together with items that you might already have in your wardrobe, however, if you’re looking to buy any of the items featured in the images, just check the links provided below each image for details!

What To Wear With a Denim Jacket

1. Tank Top and Shorts


One of the simplest ways to style your favorite denim jacket is to pair it with a tank top and a pair of tailored shorts!

This is a great way to add a little warmth to a chic summer outfit if the weather gets a little cooler or windier. The black and white color palette, finished with a black handbag and a black belt, ensures a timeless look, while the muted blue denim jacket adds another shade to this neutral palette.

A pair of sneakers would look great to complete a daytime look or add a pair of black mule-style heels for the evening. 

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Black Hermes 2022 Evercalf Mini Constance 18
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Evercalf Mini Constance

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Black Anine Bing Eva Tank
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Eva Tank

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White Reformation Mason Linen Short
Reformation

Mason Linen Short

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2. Crop Top And White Jeans


Add a little color to an all-white outfit with a classic denim jacket! Above, you can see that the white, ankle crop jeans have been styled with a white crop top and pointed-toe white heels, and then the look is finished with black accessories, including a sleek handbag and oversized sunglasses.

The oversized blue denim jacket breaks up the monochrome outfit and ensures a super stylish look that would be ideal for the spring months. The gold jewelry, including statement earrings, adds a touch of glamour to this outfit.

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Black Saint Laurent Le 5 à 7 Leather Hobo
Saint Laurent

Le 5 à 7 Leather Hobo

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White Mother Insider High Waist Crop Step Hem Jeans
Mother

Insider High Waist Crop Step Hem Jeans

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White Sam Edelman Hazel Pointed Toe Pump
Sam Edelman

Hazel Pointed Toe Pumps

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3. White Summer Dress


We just adore this casual outfit that is perfect for hot summer days! The light blue, raw hem denim jacket looks stunning paired with a delicate white mini dress, a pink top handle bag, and pink pointed-toe heels to add a fun pop of color to the outfit.

This super cute outfit is finished with sleek and edgy accessories including gunmetal great sunglasses and silver jewelry – just gorgeous! This shows how a denim jacket is the perfect piece to throw over your summer dress when the sun goes in to guarantee a chic look.

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White & Other Stories Voluminous Broderie Anglaise Mini Dress
& Other Stories

Voluminous Broderie Anglaise Mini Dress

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Pink Jacquemus Le Sac Rond Top-Handle Bag
Jacquemus

Le Sac Rond Top-Handle Bag

At Neiman Marcus

Blue Frame Le Vintage Denim Jacket
Frame

Le Vintage Light Wash Denim Jacket

At Neiman Marcus

4. Mini Dress


This is a super easy way to style your beloved denim jacket, and you can really adapt the outfit to suit what you already own in your wardrobe.

A cropped denim jacket has been matched with a green fitted mini dress to create a cool and fashionable outfit that will become a staple look for you during the summer months.

You can choose any color mini dress and pair it with any denim jacket – although the cropped silhouette does look particularly great! Finish with your comfiest sandals, black sunglasses, and a small handbag.

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Green Superdown Tegan Wrap Mini Dress
Superdown

Tegan Wrap Mini Dress

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Black Miu Miu Rectangle Acetate Sunglasses
Miu Miu

Rectangle Acetate Sunglasses

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Brown Hermes Box Calfskin Oran Sandals
Hermes

Box Calfskin Oran Sandals

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5. Wide Leg Pants


Smarten up your denim jacket by treating it like a shirt and wear it with a pair of tailored dress pants. This is a fantastic spring outfit that brings a little more sophistication to a denim jacket.

The light blue wash, oversized jean jacket has been buttoned up and then tucked into a pair of wide-leg, navy tailored trousers – so chic! The outfit is completed with blue and grey tones, such as a grey scarf, blue denim bag, blue lens sunglasses, a silver heart necklace, and silvery grey pointed-toe pumps.

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Blue Reformation Ace Oversized Shirt Jacket
Reformation

Ace Oversized Shirt Jacket

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Blue Chanel 2023 Mini Denim Camellia Sweetheart Flap Bag
Chanel

Mini Denim Camellia Sweetheart Flap Bag

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Black Favorite Daughter The Favorite Pant Pleat Pants
Favorite Daughter

The Favorite Pant Pleat Pants

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6. Cargo Pants


90s fashions, including cargo pants, are coming back in a big way this season, which is why you should pair your loose denim jacket with a pair of cargo pants for a trendy, retro look.

These muted green cargo pants have a wide, parachute-like silhouette and have been styled with a simple white tank top, a light-wash denim jacket, white sneakers, a pale yellow bag, and black 90s-inspired sunglasses.

This denim jacket outfit has that off-duty model aesthetic and would make a super chic weekend look.

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Light Yellow Celine Teen Triomphe Bag In Shiny Calfskin Sunlight
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Teen Triomphe Bag

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White and green Adidas Superstar XLG Sneaker
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Superstar XLG Sneakers

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Green BlankNYC Franklin Rib Cage Pant
BlankNYC

Franklin Rib Cage Pants

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7. Button-Down Shirt


If you are looking for a comfy way to style your denim jacket for the cooler spring months, then this button-down shirt look is just perfect for you!

The oversized, trucker-style denim jacket has been paired with straight-leg jeans and a striped shirt. This gorgeous outfit only needs neutral accessories, such as a black handbag and black sneakers.

It’s best to opt for two different shades of denim when wearing a denim jacket and a pair of jeans, then add gold jewelry for a glam finish.

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Blue and white stripe Reformation Will Oversized Shirt
Reformation

Will Oversized Shirt

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Black Demellier New York Calf Leather Tote Bag
Demellier

New York Calf Leather Tote Bag

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Black Adidas Samba OG Sneaker
Adidas

Samba OG Sneaker

At Nordstrom

8. Striped top


The outfit above shows you the perfect way to wear the double denim Canadian tuxedo in a fashionable and stylish way!

The oversized light-wash denim jacket has been matched with a light-wash denim maxi skirt, which is another super trendy piece you need in your wardrobe. Underneath the jacket, you can see a black and white striped top, which pairs flawlessly with the black leather Chelsea boots.

For an extra cozy feel, wear your denim jacket over a shearling fleece jacket. A dark blue scarf and dark blue handbag are the best finishing touches!

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Blue Reformation Tazz Maxi Denim Skirt
Reformation

Tazz Maxi Denim Skirt

At Reformation

Black and white & Other Stories Breton Stripe Top
& Other Stories

Breton Stripe Top

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Black Vagabond Shoemakers Cosmo 2.0 Chelsea Boot
Vagabond Shoemakers

Cosmo 2.0 Chelsea Boots

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9. Black Top and Jeans


The dark blue jean jacket adds a casual vibe to this all-black, polished, and refined outfit. Here, you can see the classic denim jacket has been styled with a simple black top, tucked into black jeans, and accessorized with black pointed-toe boots and a black leather handbag.

Not only does the denim jacket add a casual touch, but it also adds a little color to break up the black. Keep the jewelry to a minimum and just finish with black sunglasses to create the best jean jacket outfit for the fall months.

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Dark Blue Polo Ralph Lauren Denim Trucker Jacket
Polo Ralph Lauren

Denim Trucker Jacket

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Black Fendi Roma 50mm Square Sunglasses
Fendi

Roma 50mm Square Sunglasses

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Black Levi’s Ribcage High Waist Ankle Straight Leg Jeans
Levi’s

Ribcage High Waist Ankle Straight Leg Jeans

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10. Tailored Pants


We love the sophisticated and elegant aesthetic of this black denim jacket look – just ideal for the spring months when the weather begins to warm up a little.

Pull out your favorite black jean jacket and pair it with a black and white striped tank top and beige wide-leg tailored pants for a stunning look.

The neutral color palette of this classic look means you need to finish this outfit with black accessories, including black sneakers, a handbag, and sunglasses. The baseball cap completes this striking overall look.

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Black and white Converse Chuck Taylor® All Star® High Top Sneaker
Converse

Chuck Taylor® All Star® High Top Sneaker

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Ivory Reformation Mason Pant
Reformation

Mason Pant

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Black and white Sol Angeles Capri Stripe Tank Top
Sol Angeles

Capri Stripe Tank Top

At Neiman Marcus

11. Patterned Dress


A denim jacket and summer dress are a classic combination that will never go out of style! The monochrome palette for that timeless outfit looks so chic and stylish – as you can see above, with the polka dot print black and white dress and white denim jacket.

This outfit is ideal for everyday wear during the summer months and can be styled with black flip-flops for a daytime vibe, or with strappy black heels for more of an evening look. A black crossbody bag and black sunglasses just look incredible with this outfit!

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Black and white Anne Klein Anna Polka Dot Tie Waist Plissé Pleated Dress
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Anna Polka Dot Tie Waist Plissé Pleated Dress

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White Hudson Jeans Denim Trucker Jacket
Hudson Jeans

Denim Trucker Jacket

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Black Gucci Horsebit 1955 Shoulder Bag
Gucci

Horsebit 1955 Shoulder Bag

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12. Workout Gear


Transform your yoga or gym look into a street-style outfit by just adding your favorite denim jacket! This outfit looks great on any body type and is an easy way to dress up your workout gear.

The denim jacket adds a chic touch to the ivory leggings and tank top, while the look is finished with blue high-top sneakers, a white baseball cap, and a spacious tote bag for all your everyday essential items. This outfit idea is simple to recreate for yourself, and you can add a personal touch with the accessories you go for.

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Ivory Fendi Sunshine Medium bag
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Sunshine Medium bag

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White and blue Nike Dunk High SE Basketball Sneaker
Nike

Dunk High SE Basketball Sneakers

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White Outdoor Voices Flow High Waist 7/8 Leggings
Outdoor Voices

Flow High Waist 7/8 Leggings

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13. Blue Jeans


Create a statement look with this denim-on-denim look! Embrace the blue denim by wearing your denim jacket with a matching pair of straight-leg denim jeans in the same blue tone.

The jacket has been buttoned up for a slightly smarter and more sophisticated finish and then finished with black slingback pumps and a black shoulder bag to keep a minimalist color scheme.

For jewelry, opt for gleaming gold hoops, your favorite watch, and a simple chain necklace for a paired-back finish. This outfit is ideal for the spring or fall seasons.

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Black Naturalizer Dalary Slingback Pump
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Dalary Slingback Pumps

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Blue Agolde 90's Pinch Waist
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14. Linen Dress


A linen dress is a must-have in your summer wardrobe as it means you can stay nice and cool, but when the sun goes down in the evenings, make sure to wear a denim jacket over the top for a stylish and cozy feel!

The beige tone and classic silhouette of the dress look stunning paired with the more contemporary oversized jean jacket – so beautiful! Go for all-white accessories for that striking summer look, including a white shoulder bag, pointed-toe pumps, square sunglasses, and a statement headband!

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Butterfly Sleeve Dress

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’90s Denim Trucker Jacket

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White Chanel Caviar Quilted Medium Double Flap
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Caviar Quilted Medium Double Flap Bag

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15. White tee


You can never go wrong matching the perfect denim jacket with a white tee! This is a simple outfit to recreate, with a white t-shirt and black jeans – these jeans have a super wide-leg silhouette, but you could go for any black jeans in your wardrobe – and then finish with brightly colored accessories!

The orange handbag, orange shoes, and sunglasses with orange-tinted lenses add a fun pop of color to this neutral outfit and create an eye-catching look. The orange looks incredible, but you could really go for any brightly colored bag and shoes that are in your wardrobe!

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Black Agolde Low Rise Baggy
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White Saint Laurent Fluid Jersey T-Shirt
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Fluid Jersey T-Shirt

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We hope you found a few cool new ways to wear your denim jacket! Do you prefer blue denim jackets, neutral denim jackets, or black denim jackets? Let us know below!

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