Posted on January 23rd, 2012
Lately I have spotted a streetstyle trend I am very into – denim jackets under coats. I have seen this done both men and women. I like figuring out new ways to wear denim, especially a denim jacket, which for me is a wardrobe staple (plus its super American classic). The blogger behind the awesomest Atlantic-Pacific did this trend perfectly, as did designer Sam Shipley (of Shipley & Halmos), as featured on Refinery 29.
The key to pulling this look off successfully is to keep the layers light. Since you will be wearing two coats, you do not need any more layers underneath. For both men and women, the addition of a thin cardigan or sweater should be enough for this extra cold days. Put your jean jacket on top of your ensemble as you would normally and just throw your coat on top of that.
When picking a jean jacket, I suggest it be waist length, slightly fitted, in a dark or light wash. Please no embellishments (read: no bedazzled accents), major bleaching or distress effects, etc. Keep it classic, you’ll get the most wear out of it.