Strategizing my packing for summer vacation always involves some sort of lightweight jacket that must be stylish, layerable and versatile enough to give some warmth while also be a topper for dresses and skirts. In past years I’ve taken a white jean jacket and last year my khaki army jacket worked. I’ve noticed the oversized jean jacket has been popping up all over and looks great with dresses as well as a chic layering piece with sweaters, tops and all shapes of pants.
LOVE this! My summer dressing inspiration photo.
It also has made me nostalgic for the late 80’s and early 90’s when those oversized jackets looked great and were worn by my boyfriends as well as myself. The ultimate look was with the collar up and your wayfarers on. I can still hear that Don Henley tune- Boy’s of Summer was it? Well you can’t go back, but this is one trend I think we can wear again. In California though the denim jacket is never really out of style it just morphs into different permutations of itself, no?
Below a few inspirations of the length and shapes seen out and about interspersed with some great vintage pics too. The look is longer and a bit roomier..
It’s okay to mix your denim.
Remember this trend with all the pins? An extreme version in Vogue.
You can still go for a more sculpted jacket shape if you prefer, but buy it in a larger size than normal.
This is still such a great look- collar up and cuffs too. Balanced with a skinnier pant I love it.
A ‘real’ boyfriend size with a shortened sleeve.
A vintage shot of Drew Barrymore wearing the look.
I like the idea of the jacket worn cape like over the shoulders for a night out.
This look is what you’ll get if you shop the men’s department- roomier and slightly covering the backside.
I bought this men’s denim jacket in small from Uniqlo and it has the perfect fullness and length to layer over sweaters and dresses.
This oversized jacket from Topshop is the perfect shape for that boyfriend jacket look..It comes in black and a darker denim as well.
I also like this ruffled version , this one by Madewell, and this also by them without cuffs, this version with rose embroidery from Allsaints, a color-blocked look, and this one with a pretty wash from Joe’s .
Other sources for this great look may be in the your husband’s closet or your nearest charity shop. Keep and eye out and find something unique and cool to complete your summer look!
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