6.23.2009

Denim Darling

You do not need a degree in fashion design or merchandising to select the perfect jacket; nor must you rely on fashion forecasters to predict what long sleeved marvel should be hanging in your closet. Sometimes all you really need to dress up is a piece that will dress you down. A divine little slice of warm weather heaven that will shield you from those chilly moments; or simply add a little dimension, a little volume, to your outerwear. Thus I bring to you my wardrobe craving du jour...the denim jacket.

Mike & Chris "Gibson Long Sleeve Denim Jacket in Copenhagen Blue" Woven detailing. Tortoise buttons. This Gibson Long Sleeve Denim Jacket in Copenhagen Blue has an original design that is multifaceted, and...simply put, magnificent. The collar, buttons, and detailing upon the shoulders bring to mind a look reminiscent of The Beatles’ Sergeant Pepper days; yet the striking color keeps the look modern and manages to awaken every piece in your wardrobe. I think I’ve just become a Gibson Girl!

Urban Outfitters "Urban Renewal Overdyed Denim Jacket" Ooh, UO, you’ve most certainly piqued my interest...this Urban Renewal Overdyed Denim Jacket is like no other you will ever see your friends or foes donning, because it’s one-of-a-kind made especially for you! Crafted out of vintage denim jackets, then overdyed to give it a wash all its own, this is a jacket the trendsetting girl will be clawing to get her hands on. I’ll take two, s’il vous plait…after all, they’re bound to be different!

True Religion Brand Jeans "'Jimmy' Denim Jacket" A new fellow by the name of Jimmy has captured my interest. He has classic good looks, is rugged and rough, yet a bit of a softie once you get to know him. Yes, True Religion Brand Jeans’ ‘Jimmy’ Denim Jacket, is, quite possibly, the quintessential piece de resistance of the denim world. Distressed yet demure; classic yet modern; soft yet hardcore. Toss it on over a flowy white sundress, and you’re the picture of innocence; paired with pumps and a micro-mini and you’re a girl about town. Oh Jimmy, can’t you see that you’re the one that I want?

Old Navy "Women's Denim Jacket" By now you all know me well enough to be aware of my devotion to dark wash denim; but I am going to throw you all for a loop by admitting that, in this particular case, the medium wash Women’s Denim Jacket has made a much bigger impact on me. The white undertones in the denim provide a slight acid-wash vibe without looking to 80s, yet keep the oftentimes harsh look that denim jackets create to a minimum, making this the perfect piece for summer, when the night air causes just the slightest bit of goosebumps, and you’re looking for a neutral beauty to pair with your knit mini and espadrilles.

Charley 5.0 "Denim Zipper Jacket" Edginess is something that my wardrobe lacks. Sure, I have a pair of motorcycle boots (which have yet to see the light of day), but aside from the buckled beauties, I tend to go more girly and less masculine. Regardless, this Denim Zipper Jacket may be just the edgy piece my closet is calling for. Silver slant zippers provide a glittery contrast to the dark wash denim; while the motorcycle-like cut gives this denim jacket an out-of-the-ordinary appearance that will add a little tough girl chic to everything from florals to ruffles, and feathers to frills.

Are you ready to become a denim darling?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Singer22, Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom, Old Navy, and The Hip Chick for the pictures.
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31 comments

jayne said...

i've always relied on my GAP denim jacket, but these are cute too

Kristin said...

Saw the Old Navy number in person this weekend. It's awfully cute! And I love that last one!!

Leia said...

I have to admit, I'm not the biggest fan of denim. However, I did pick up a lovely cropped dark denim jacket with pink lining - Ralph Lauren, I think, and it was free, too! - but am still not sure of how to wear it. Denim jackets + jeans doesn't seem to me to be a great combination. I suppose I'll have to trawl the web for inspiration!

Eda said...

I like the old navy jacket...you are right..it's perfect for a chilly summer night!

stdgals said...

very well written! I am sold! out to look for my own pair of denim jacket!

janettaylor said...

Hi Honey,

Great post. I have a dark blue levi's denim jacket and a light blue from the See by Chloe. :))))

XoXo

Marian said...

loving all these denim jacket options. like how interesting tyhe zipper placement is getting
x
marian

Annie Spandex said...

Ooh, that denim moto jacket is very cool

proudly says, said...

i love the old navy and charley denim!
yay! i'm going to wear my denim jacket too!

yiqin; said...

I totally love the faded denim jacket! I always wanted one like that!

ana said...

I have two from Zara... love them I can wear them with almost everything!

Nicole Marie said...

funny how things come back into style when just a few seasons ago no one would be caught dead in them!

Meream said...

I really should buy a new one. My fave denim jacket is now too big since I lost 20lbs. Boo. :(

The Pink Tutu said...

Love the denim jackets! They are definitely a staple. I like the True Religion best.

E said...

My fave here would definitely be that Mike and Chris creation - love the weaving on the shoulders.

fashiongrail said...

Denim jacket is a must in everyone's closet! I've got a gap one but I'm loving that first one in your post.

Couture Carrie said...

Ooooh that moto jacket is so chic!

xoxox,
CC

Keith said...

I like all of these. I've had quite a few denim jackets over the years. I really wore them a lot back when I was in high school.

sherin said...

I love denim jackets. They look good with lots of outfits. Unfortunately, I can't pull them off at all!

Charlotte said...

I'm totally ready! I already have a denim jacket from H&M. I love to wear it with a little black dress!

Fashion Moment said...

First outfit is fantastic!

FM~FP~AF

mode.ulation said...

Denim jackets are truely timeless! I love your pick of the jackets =]

Momisodes said...

I KNEW I should have kept those denim jackets from the 80's!

jordiepordie said...

Demin Jackets are so cute..its hard to make a simple demim jacket ugly.
the problem I always find is when people were demin with demin pants. especially when the denim pants match the demin jacket. bahh

xo
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Nikolett said...

Ahh, those are really cute finds! Just looking at them makes me sweat, though ... it's so hot around here lately that I haven't worn a jacket in a while. Once it cools down, I'll probably reach for a denim jacket! :)

la petite fashionista said...

I love denim jackets! Perhaps its my inner southern girl.. I go for the bleach wash! I have one w/ a bit of stretch in it w/ a really nice fit!

LACY said...

Denim is definitely making a comeback, which I am so excited about. This is such a lovely post :)

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The Haute-Shopper said...

I must confess... I haven't worn a denim jacket in years (not since high school). I really like the UO one you chose though and the last jacket is pretty cool... it's like a motorcycle jacket in a denim style! Great choices... thanks for sharing! And wishing you a lovely weekend! :)

Melissa said...

Is it sad I want to get out my old '80s jean jacket and rock it?

Little Bow Prep said...

I really like the first one!

zupu said...

I decided to buy a perfect denim jacket already 3 months ago but still I haven´t found it, I must keep looking, grazie for the inspiration!

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