Great style isn’t about jumping on the latest trend or how much you spend. For me, it is more about creativity and using inspiration. Dressing effortlessly in things I already have in my wardrobe while using modern styling feels authentic. Trying to look young or anything else I am not is never effortless. A wardrobe including modern yet classic basic pieces means I will always have something appropriate to wear.
Today I’m showing you some of the ways I wear a basic denim jacket. (Mine is a size medium.) They’ve been a classic for decades, so I’ve owned a few. This type of jacket is an excellent option for travel since they are so versatile. Last year, I shared a post about different styles of denim jackets here. Finding a style that looks good on your frame is the secret.
Above, I paired olive ankle jeans with a black and white stripe cotton tank. The salmon-colored tote complements the cognac loafers. This combo works well for almost any casual event. Below I dressed up the jacket with white jeans and a white shell. Then, I added a more structured bag and block-heeled loafers to change the attitude completely.
Above, I wore the jacket with a cashmere vest, faux leather front Ponte trousers, and pumps. Below, I wore it with a black knit tank dress and espadrille sneakers for a much more casual look.
A tiny print lightweight dress gives the jacket a more feminine vibe. I would wear this combo while shopping on a summer day. Below, black jeans and a black top allow for endless accessory combinations. Black and denim have been a favorite combo for many years.
I hope that showing how I wear the same garment in various ways helps you put together more looks with what you have in your closet.
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