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This week I got a message from a reader on Facebook asking for some help in deciding how to style the new jean jacket she recently got.  A good jean jacket can be such a closet staple, but it can also be confusing. It’s a casual piece, something that you’d normally just throw on with jeans and keep it moving, but if you don’t want to rock the denim on denim trend, what’s a girl to do? Here’s some ideas…

Jean Jacket and your favorite shorts

Jacket/Button Down/Shorts/Tote
*the shirt and shorts shown are on sale for the holiday weekend*

Since getting the jean jacket I wore here, I’ve been using it as an extra layer on cooler, or over cast days when I’m not wearing jeans. Pairing it with a plaid button down, bright shorts, and a fun tote help the jacket work with out being the statement of the outfit.

Jean Jacket with a Maxi dress

Jacket/Necklace/Dress/ Sandal

If you’ve read this blog at all, you know I’m a huge fan of a maxi dress. This outfit would be just as perfect for the farmers market, as it would be for an alfresco dinner. This is also a great outfit to pack for any summer vacations you might have planned, where just a little too much sun can makes adding long sleeves at night somewhat necessary.

Jean Jacket for Girls Night Out

Jacket/ Romper/ Clutch/ Wedges

I’m a recent romper convert, and a jean jacket can really break up the “onsie” effect. This linen number in a bright color would be perfect for a girls night out. As someone who is always cold no matter what the season, adding this jacket instead of a sweater is a nice change of pace.

So despite the arrival of summer this weekend (YAY!!!!!!!) don’t let this closet staple get pushed to the back of your closet until fall.

What’s your favorite way to style your jean jacket? Share in the comments!