Can We Stash The Puffers Yet? Denim Jackets Are Waiting...
March 9, 2009
I am so eager to put away my down coat and pick up some fun denim jackets for spring. Whether it's a flowing prairie skirt, pair of khaki shorts, or even a white mini dress, I wear them with practically everything.
Standard jean jackets are more of a loose, boxy fit, and come to about the hip. If you're bottom-heavy like me, look for something tapered or cropped that hits at or above the waist. You can't beat the Old Navy Denim Jacket ($25) for a classic look.
If you're not a fan of the buttons or collar, try the Ann Taylor Denim Motorcycle jacket ($40), with its dark, dark color and stand-up collar. The zippers are monochromatic, so it looks a little dressier.
I couldn't help but love the Diesel Naily Zip Jacket ($246) for its rebellious feel. The wash is actually a very dark blue, and I am a sucker for the asymmetric zip.
The Tommy Bahama Pickstitched Denim Blazer ($73.87, was $98.50) is one of the best blazers I found for work. It has a detailed topstitching and unexpected paisley liner that peeks out at the sleeves.
Though it's a far cry from a traditional denim jacket, the Levi's Denim Trench ($198) wins a spot in my jacket rotation this spring. Best of all, there's no belt to worry about.