July 15th, 2009
While it’s easy to pair tops with blue jeans (e.g. almost anything goes), it’s not quite as simple to pair pants with a jean jacket. What are the rules for wearing a jean jacket? There’s really only one biggie: Don’t try to match your jean jacket with jeans in a similar wash. Too matchy matchy. You can pair denim with denim, but make sure that it doesn’t look like you’re itching to match. Beyond this, you’re pretty free to experiment. We crafted a look that pairs a jean jacket with a pair of khaki pants. Here’s how to get the jean jacket look:
1. Start with a pair of straight leg khaki pants.
2. Add a button-down shirt. A fun blue and yellow plaid and the two front chest pockets make this standby a little more visually interesting. Note how the yellow ties in with the warm undertones in the khaki pants and the blue echoes the blue in the denim jacket.
3. Slip on a jean jacket, allowing the plaid button-down to peek out. Feel free to turn up the sleeves for effect.
4. Finish off the outfit with a belt (yes, tuck in the shirt) and a pair of loafers.
How do you wear a jean jacket? Share your style with us in the comments!