A Jean jacket has long been a staple in any woman’s wardrobe. Regardless of personal style, size, and color of a jacket, we have all painstakingly looked and hopefully found a perfect jean jacket to add to our clothing collection.
A Brief History
The denim jacket came to fruition in Japan during the 1800s. It was a part of a uniform their firefighters wore. Even though not very practical, it bore symbols to encourage bravery.
In the late 1800s, denim jackets appeared in France as work clothes, which were used to differentiate a superior from the employees. Jean jackets progressed during the Industrial Revolution. As workers got more influence, denim jackets have become a widely worn type of attire. Jean jackets, as we know them, were brought to life by Levi – who still has clout in the denim industry today.
In 1919 denim jackets became an official uniform of the US Army and the US Navy. This trend continued up until the end of WWII and only then was they replaced by other types of uniforms.
Only in 1951 did jean jackets made its appearance as a fashion staple. When a prominent American singer Bing Crosby was banned from entering a Canadian hotel due to his denim jacket, Levi made a special present for the singer; a tuxedo made of denim. After that, the trend only progressed until it became such a staple in every wardrobe as it is now.
How to Wear Them?
Casual Jean Jacket Outfits
You can wear a jean jacket as a casual outfit. Wearing a denim jacket paired with a t-shirt and leggings or black ripped jeans will never go out of style. To add a little spice to the outfit, you can tie a flannel around your waist or wear it under your jacket to create a layered look. Accessorize with dainty layered necklaces and a beanie hat and you are good to go.
Girly Jean Jacket Outfits
Jean jackets are a great way to get a head start on those summer dresses and skirts. Layer a light summer dress or a printed skirt with a jean jacket and some ankle boots. As a matter of fact, you can wear bright and printed clothes in any season. To make the outfit even more interesting and original, wear it with fishnet or lace tights and bright statement jewelry.
Monochrome Jean Jacket Outfits
Not many people think of a jean jacket as a very colorful item. However, with an all-white monochromatic look, a jean jacket can provide a pop of color you are looking for. If you want to make the outfit runway worthy, wear white jeans and shirt with white heels and a jean jacket. Minimize the amount of jewelry used to make the jacket the star of your outfit.
Denim on denim Jean Jacket Outfits
The rule of not pairing denim items with other denim items has long become redundant along with most of the other fashion rules. It is all about pushing the boundaries. Pair different textures of denim with slightly different shades or styles of denim to create a full denim look that will draw tons of attention from admirers. Your shoes, handbag. or a statement necklace can provide you with an eye-catching detail.
With so many outfits nowadays, you can wear a jean jacket either to complement your outfit or to be the star of your outfit. The choice is yours!
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