This jean jacket was a gift from my wonderful sister (thanks again Lisa!). I already have one in blue denim that I wear constantly – see some previous posts here and here. I am SO stoked to have the black version! FYI this color seems to be a top seller, so some sizes may not be available right now, but they seem to re-stock pretty often.
I especially like that this jacket is technically black, but it also has some fading/distressing. It has just enough, without being too much IMO. Little details like that add visual interest and allow it to go with more shades of black. Black can also be a little harsh on some skin tones, border on goth territory, and even be aging – so this faded black makes it much more versatile.
I feel like it’s most common to pair a denim jacket with jeans or pants – just do a quick Google image or Pinterest search to see for yourself, but being that I am a dress fiend of course my go-to pairing is with dresses. Doy! I love adding a fitted denim jacket to a maxi dress to show off my shape and this jacket is perfect for that.
Tip: most of the time jean jackets look best unbuttoned so if you find that you have to choose between sizing up so it buttons or buying a more fitted size that doesn’t fully close I say go with the smaller size as it will accentuate the waist a lot better. This one technically buttons, but it just looks better left open.
Of course I had to pair it with my Rebecca Minkoff “love” bag. I wear it pretty much daily. It goes with everything! Here’s the cheapest I could find it right now in the same size (medium) and color (grey), but there are other versions and sizes available. See a nice mix here, the dark cherry is gorg! If you have a smaller frame you might want to go with the small. I also found a similar version of the same bag on Poshmark for $65!
This dress is pretty old, but I actually found it online today in size medium. Stuff can really hang around for a long time in cyberspace!
Sanctuary makes some of the best dresses and thy don’t skimp on the little details. I have at least four of their dresses and a few of their tops. Check out the latest offerings by the brand here. Their joggers look pretty awesome, tho I haven’t tried them…yet 😉
I am really enjoying having short hair again, there’s so much more you can do style-wise when it’s short. Plus it’s just faster to style, yay! Like the braid? I do, I just wish I could do a french braid on my own hair. That’s apparently not in my skill set lol.
They call wearing denim on denim a “Canadian tuxedo.”I used to think it was such a faux pas, but now I’m all about it. Funny how things can change over time. I also used to think that pairing black and brown was a no-no. I love that there aren’t really any rules anymore. Fashion should be fun, so do what makes you smile is my motto.
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Photo credit: Leo Amar