The Do’s and Don’ts of Wearing a Denim Jacket

The Do’s and Don’ts of Wearing a Denim Jacket

Are you thinking about investing in a denim jacket? Whether you’re a man, woman, young or old, you really can’t go wrong with a high-quality denim jacket. It’s a versatile, classic form of outerwear that looks great on all body types. Like all jackets, though, there’s a wrong way and a right way to wear a denim jacket. In this post, we’re going to reveal some do’s and don’ts to follow when wearing a denim jacket. By following these tips, you’ll create a more stylish outfit that has a positive impact on your overall appearance.

Do Stick With Blue

Denim jackets are available in a wide variety of colors, but it’s usually best to stick with blue. A blue denim jacket will look great with just about any outfit, regardless of your personal style. You can dress it up, dress it down or where it somewhere in the middle. This versatility isn’t something that you’ll find with denim jackets in other colors. So, if you want to get the most use out of your denim jacket, choose a traditional light blue color and avoid other, more bold colors.

Don’t Bleach It

Try to avoid using bleach or products containing bleach on your denim jacket. Like most other textiles, denim is susceptible to damage when exposed to bleach. This chemical will eat through the blue dye, leaving your jacket white or otherwise discolored. Granted, most people probably won’t use bleach directly on their denim jacket. Instead, they add it a cap or two to the washing machine when washing their jacket. But even this can damage your jacket, so avoid using bleach or products containing bleach.

Do Wear Different Colored Jeans

There’s nothing wrong with a denim jacket with denim jeans, but you need to choose the right color. Assuming you’re wearing a light blue denim jacket, for example, it’s best to choose jeans in a darker color. A pair of indigo jeans is the perfect choice for a light blue denim jacket. The combination of dark blue and light blue creates an eye-catching, aesthetically pleasing appearance that looks great on everyone. On the other hand, wearing light blue jeans with a light blue denim jacket creates the appearance of a one-piece jumpsuit — and that’s exactly what you want to avoid when getting dressed. Just remember to wear different colors when wearing two or more pieces of denim in your outfit.

Don’t Choose a Distressed Denim Jacket

Just like some jeans are made and sold with a distressed look, some jackets feature a distressed look as well. Unfortunately, distressed denim jackets typically lack the aesthetic value of their jeans counterparts. They look old, worn and, in many cases, unflattering. For these reasons and others, it’s recommended that you avoid distressed denim jackets and, instead, stick with a traditional style. You’ll be able to wear your denim jacket more frequently if it features a traditional, non-distressed style.


Do Layer It

It’s a good idea to wear multiple layers in conjunction with a denim jacket. This doesn’t mean that you should toss on a t-shirt and then your jacket. Rather, consider wearing three or even four layers. In addition to a t-shirt, for example, you can also wear a button-up dress shirt and then your denim jacket. Some people even wear a thin jacket underneath their denim jacket. This is a great way to keep warm and comfortable during the otherwise cold fall and winter months. As long as the other jacket or coat is thin and lightweight, you can typically wear it underneath a denim jacket.

Don’t Wear the Wrong Size

This tip isn’t limited strictly to denim jackets; it applies to all coats and outwear. Nonetheless, it’s still worth mentioning that you shouldn’t wear a denim jacket in the wrong size. If it’s too small, it look awkward while also restricting your range of motion. If it’s too big, it will look baggy and unflattering. Therefore, it’s important that you choose a denim jacket in the right size.  Don’t just choose the first denim jacket that you come across when shopping at your preferred retail or online store. By taking your time to choose the right size for your body, you’ll get more use out of your new denim jacket.

Do Accessorize With Blue

To create a more cohesive outfit, consider wearing blue accessories with your denim jacket. Men can accessorize their outfit by wearing a blue wristwatch and sunglasses, whereas women can accessorize their outfit by wearing a blue necklace, handbag, bracelet and other accessories. These small and subtle accessories will help to create a more cohesive appearance in which your outfit flows together. You can still choose accessories in other colors, so long as they match your denim jacket.

Don’t Wash It Too Much

Why shouldn’t you wash your denim jacket? Well, you can (and should) wash it, but only when it’s visibly dirty. Just because you wear your denim jacket, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s dirty. You might be able to wear for an entire week before it becomes visibly dirty. And waiting until it’s dirty to wash it will preserve and prolong the life of your denim jacket.

Do Experiment With Long and Short Pants

Some people assume that a denim jacket can only be worn in conjunction with long pants or trousers, but this isn’t true. You can wear a denim jacket with either long or short pants. When the warm summer weather arrives, feel free to wear shorts or, if you’re a women, a skirt.

Don’t Wear It Wrinkled

Finally, try to avoid wearing your denim jacket if it’s wrinkled. Denim is pretty good at resistant wrinkles, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s immune to wrinkles. If you toss your denim jacket on the floor or couch rather than hanging it up, it will likely develop wrinkles. And wearing a wrinkled denim jacket will create an unflattering appearance.

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