A jean jacket is the perfect addition to any look. They’re classic, versatile, and have a way of instantly elevating an outfit. They can also be worn during every season and for almost any occasion — a double win in my opinion.
But as versatile as classic denim jackets are, it can sometimes be hard to come up with unique outfit ideas. That’s exactly why I’ve curated a jean jacket style guide for you.
This guide shows several different ways to wear a denim jacket. Whether you’re running errands, getting dressed for work, or putting together a date night outfit, these chic looks will help you look and feel fabulous in your jean jacket.
How To Style a Jean Jacket 11 Ways
Biker Shorts + Jean Jacket
Adding a denim jacket to a casual biker shorts outfit is an easy way to put together an effortlessly chic look. Just grab your favorite pair of bike shorts, add an oversized tee or sweatshirt, and then throw on your jean jacket. Tip: Opt for an oversized denim jacket for a trendy, laid-back look.
Jean Jacket + Casual Dress and Sneakers
The secret to wearing a jean jacket over a casual dress? Opt for a light-wash blue jean jacket with a cut that hits above your waist. This is a great example of how a light-wash denim jacket can instantly elevate any outfit.
Maxi Dress + Cropped Jean Jacket
Chances are, you already have a gorgeous maxi dress sitting in your closet. If so, you’re already halfway finished creating one of the easiest cropped jean jacket outfits.
Whether you opt for a solid and fitted maxi dress or a flowy floral dress, a jean jacket is an easy addition. Slip on a pair of nude heels to pull the whole look together. For inspiration, see my roundup of the most comfortable heels for women.
Jean Jacket + White Jeans
A good quality pair of white jeans makes just about any outfit look sleek and sophisticated. Try a crisp pair like these high-rise straight-leg white jeans, style them with a black tee or a bodysuit, then add a jean jacket.
Jean Jacket + Black Jeans
Black jeans are a staple in my wardrobe. They’re trendy and versatile, and they bring a certain edge to any outfit. This is especially true when you add a jean jacket.
All Black Canadian Tuxedo
The “New York City uniform” is a sleek, black-on-black look that automatically makes you look put together and sophisticated. It’s basically a trendy and updated take on the Canadian tuxedo: all-black denim-on-denim.
For a chic black jean jacket outfit, start with a fantastic pair of high-waisted skinny black jeans, add a black top, and throw on a black denim jacket. Then, slip on some black booties and a pair of sunglasses.
Jean Jacket + Fitted Mini Dress and Heels
This outfit could work for almost any season. Early fall, spring, or a cool summer afternoon — it’s so versatile! I recently wore a version of this outfit and felt so chic and confident.
Cropped Sweater + Jean Jacket and Boots
There are so many ways to style a cropped sweater, and throwing a jean jacket on top is one of my favorites. The key to this outfit is high-waisted jeans. The loose-fitting top is perfectly balanced by the slimming nature of high-rise pants.
Pair a neutral cropped sweater with black high-waisted skinny jeans. Then, add an oversized jean jacket and knee-high black boots. The Stuart Weitzman 5050 Boots are my absolute favorite, but you can also opt for a higher heeled version!
Loungewear + Jean Jacket
Jean Jacket + Midi Skirt and Vintage Tee
The look of a jean jacket and a vintage tee with a silk midi skirt feels both edgy and upscale at the same time. For this look, start with a neutral midi skirt. I like this green one, but you could also go with simple black one.
Next, add a vintage tee and your jean jacket. You can either tuck your tee in or rock the knotted look. I personally prefer a knotted tee, but either works. Casual white sneakers tie the whole look together.
Jumpsuit + Jean Jacket
Last, but definitely not least, you can throw a jean jacket over your favorite jumpsuit to elevate your whole look. Whether you’re looking for another travel outfit idea or a cool outfit to wear while running errands, you can never go wrong with a good jumpsuit.
Slip on a pair of sneakers or opt for sandals for an even more casual look.
What’s your favorite way to wear a jean jacket?
Are there any great denim jacket outfits that I forgot to mention? If so, drop me the deets in the comments below!