Thursday, February 24, 2011

denim on top? make it a do

Jean jackets have a way of looking very sharp and crisp... if you do them right... I'm sorry, but can I please openly hate on the type of "denim jacket" look that most girls fresh out of college do?? They stumble away from the land of parties on Mondays-Sundays and enter the workforce seemingly thinking that the BEST way to dress for an office is an OLD Gap Jean Jacket (or Old Navy, pick your poison), black pants and a white top underneath. Where's the snooze button? I want to go back to bed...
 
Denim jackets can rock and look amazing and that's why I love when I see one that has something different or something that declares a statement other than "I got this in 7th grade for my family's khaki pants, jean-jacket matching picture and it still fits". Noooo, rock up your denim jackets, there's such a better way to do them!

I admit, my distaste for the way denim jackets are worn


have typically meant that I don't go near 'em. But about 2 years ago I came across a long, trouser-style, dyed dark denim jacket that sparked my interest. It had a different vibe to it than most denim I've seen- even rolled up cuffs which exposed delightful lining- a perfect fusion of work meets denim meets modern. I had to have it.

Cuts to earlier this week and I took it off the hanger for the very first time. Yes never worn but needed so badly, the jacket has hung in my closet for over 2 years. However, feelin' spicy this week I guess, I pulled it off for its debut and paired it with my Banana Republic dress previously mentioned here. I wore it to work and all day long enjoyed the way it added warmth, spunk and formality to my employment look.

So is denim on top a DO? Of course, just try to make it look a little more like this...


and a little less like it fell out of AwkwardFamilyPhoto.com..


PS- Happy Friday :)

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12 comments:

Katie said...

I always have a denim jacket in my closet, but I hesitate to pull it out because I don't want to go all Awkward Family Photo. It definitely CAN be done, just like you've shown here!

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Leia said...

I think it's so easy to make denim jackets look tacky! I have a cropped, fitted one in my closet that I've never worn because I just don't know what to pair it with. You look great in yours!

Leia

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Miss Caitlin, if you're ever in Moscow, I don't promise to take you clubbing (don't like the scene here), but I can definately promise to take you caviar dining :)

And wow, I actually really like the idea of this type of a denim jacket! It seems to be a perfect thing to wear to work on Friday - instead of the more expected and usual jeans, there's a jacket! I'm glad you got to wear it finally, 2 years is a long wait for a poor litlle abondoned jacket :p

Erika said...

Gah! That Awkward Family Photo is going to give me nightmares! :P

As for denim jackets...I am obsessed myself; I have a dark-wash right now, but I'm on the hunt for a light wash for the summer!! :)

Vanessa said...

Bahahaha Awkward Family Photos cracks me up all the time! You pull it off much better than that family, for sure! 8)

Megan said...

Thank you for speaking out on behalf of how to properly wear denim!!! WOOOHOOO! And make it look hot!

I couldn't agree with you more. Denim can be fabulous, if WORN correctly. And I hate old school Gap denim jackets too LOL!!!!

I bought a denim blazer/jacket like two years ago at a vintage store (I think it's vintage DKNY) and I swear it is one of the greatest pieces I own! Unfortunately it is a bit "snug" at the moment if you know what I mean HAHHAA.

Have a great weekend and way to rock that denim girl!

<3 Megan

PorkStar said...

When I was younger, I did like jean jackets but nowadays they are just hideous. However, one like the one you wear is pretty nice. The color and the style is totally cool.

lol at last pic

OceanDreams said...

lol you are right - there is a certain way to pull of the jean jacket look without looking like the akward family. love the pictures of you and the pic of the fashion gal in the jean jacket, it is pulled of nicely. ;)

Tina said...

lmao! that second picture of the family is hilarious! omg... some people are crazy!

but you are making jean jackets look fabulous! i don't own one for the sole purpose of looking like one of those crazy people in that second photo lol but now ima be on the lookout for a nice jean jacket lots like yours!

this is me. said...

omg! the denim family pic made me laugh so hard, like they really worked hard to retrieve those from the 80's! i like the denim that you have, i guess because it's a dark wash. i prefer dark wash denims.

Kara said...

I LOVE denim!! I have a couple denim jackets and I wear them all the time. Super cute and effortless!