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How To Wear A Denim Jacket In Summer

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One of the things I love the most about the summer season is the contrast of the warmth of the days with the coolness of the evenings. There’s nothing better than playing hard outside on warm summer days that evolves into relaxing chilly nights as soon as the sun goes down. To dress for these changes in temperature, I often opt for a dress or a skirt that I can easily pair with a light sweater, breezy cardigan, or a classic denim jacket. In my opinion, a timeless denim jacket is a staple for a casual outfit during the summertime.

I have two denim jackets (one, two) that I rotate through regularly and couldn’t live without because I wear them so frequently! In this post, I’m spilling my thoughts on how to wear a denim jacket in summer for those cool summer nights and as a light layer if you live somewhere that isn’t as hot as Charleston.

How To Wear A Denim Jacket In Summer

Denim Jacket with Dresses

Layering a denim jacket over a dress is a breeze. Denim jackets work beautifully to give you a little warmth when paired with a short dress and also work perfectly as an easy counterpart to a pastel or printed midi or maxi dress. Dresses give outfits a sweet side while denim jackets provide a bit of edge.

Denim Jacket with Skirts

Wearing an everyday denim jacket over a lightweight summer skirt (mini, midi, or maxi) looks cool and effortless for both the daytime and evenings. A denim jacket over a mini skirt is more casual so it’s a more appropriate look for running around during the day or a casual brunch. On the other hand, a denim jacket worn with a floaty midi or maxi skirt lends itself perfectly for dressier occasions like date night.

Denim Jacket with Rompers and Jumpsuits

When I’m looking to mix it up from my favorite frocks, I often reach for a jumpsuit or sometimes a romper. Denim jackets work just as well worn over both jumpsuits and rompers. Depending on your working environment, you might even be able to get away with wearing a denim jacket and jumpsuit together to work on a casual summer Friday.

Denim on Denim Outfits

I love a great denim on denim look when it’s done right. When wearing a denim jacket while also wearing blue jeans, I like to make sure my blue denims are two different shades to give my outfit some depth. Try a crisp white button-down or a flowy boho style white top under your jean jacket to complete the look. I’m officially giving you written permission to wear denim on denim!

7 Denim Jacket Outfits

Preppy Feminine Summer Date Night Outfit with Denim Jacket

Preppy, feminine dresses are an essential element of my summer wardrobe and make up a lot of my summer outfits. This is probably the most frequent way in which I wear a denim jacket in the summer. This look is a go-to for daytime outings as well as breezy summer nights. Dress this look down with sandals and up with espadrilles… easy as pie.

Outfit 1: Dress (also comes in blue and in green) / Sandals / Purse (similar, similar) / Denim Jacket

Outfit 2: Dress (similar) / Espadrilles / Purse (similar, similar, similar) / Denim Jacket

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How To Wear A Denim Jacket In Summer | Rhyme & Reason
Casual Cool Leopard Print Summer Date Night Outfit with Denim Jacket

When it comes to prints, I definitely find that more fmemine patterns tend to be in my wheelhouse like florals, paisleys, stripes, and dots. However, every now and then I like to try out the ‘cool girl’ vibe of something like a leopard print skirt. I make it work for me by making the bold print approachable with a simple white tee and a denim jacket. I popped my collar and scrunched up the sleeves of my denim jacket to give this look a little extra personality.

T-Shirt / Skirt (similar, similar, similar) / Clutch / Shoes / Denim Jacket

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How to style leopard print with a denim jacket | Rhyme & Reason
How to style leopard print with denim | Rhyme & Reason
Summertime Little White Dress Outfit with Denim Jacket

In the wintertime, it’s a little black dress. In the summertime, it’s a little white dress. Wearing a little white dress is such a fresh way to embrace summer. Wear a LWD to brunch, a party, or date night. They look brilliant against sun kissed skin! In order to dress the look down, slip a denim jacket over your shoulders and you won’t look like you put too much effort in.

Dress (similar, similar, similar, similar) / Scarf (similar, similar) / Sandals (similar, similar, similar, similar) / Earrings / Denim Jacket

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How to style a scarf with a denim jacket for summer | Rhyme & Reason
How to style a scarf with a denim jacket for summer | Rhyme & Reason
Flirty Girls Night Out Summer Outfit with Denim Jacket

Girls nights out look a bit different this summer, but they can still happen in a safe way! Instead of going out for dinner and dancing or out to a wine bar, gather in a small group on the patio at a friend’s house with mini personal charcuterie boards and rosé. I promise the laughter and the fun will still be there! Slip on a romper and denim jacket for the perfect at-home girls night look.

Romper (similar, similar, similar) / Clutch / Sandals / Denim Jacket

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How To Wear A Denim Jacket In Summer with Rompers | Rhyme & Reason
How to wear a denim jacket with rompers | Rhyme & Reason
Summer Sundress Outfit with Denim Jacket

Summer sundresses are incredibly easy to transition from day to night, which is part of the reason I wear them so often in the summer season. Even if you wear a summer sundress with a cute pair of flats, I think you can get away with wearing the same look day to night because summer is inherently more casual than winter. Hence, why a jean jacket works effortlessly with summer sundresses.

Outfit 1: Dress (similar, similar) / Clutch / Sandals (similar, similar) / Denim Jacket

Outfit 2: Dress (similar) / Sandals / Denim Jacket

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Blue and White Summer Outfit with Denim Jacket

Any piece that makes up a blue and white summer outfit is considered a closet staple in my book. My floaty blue and white floral skirt is a touch dressy so I dressed it down by pairing it with a white tee and a denim jacket.

On Jillian: T-Shirt / Skirt (similar, similar) / Sandals / Clutch (similar) / Denim Jacket

On Allison: Dress (similar)

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Al Fresco Brunch Ready Outfit with Denim Jacket

If you are hosting an al fresco brunch at your house or if you are heading to an outdoor brunch at a restaurant that is safely distancing, then this outfit is for you! The sneakers make this outfit fresh and comfortable for a cute daytime street style look.

Long Sleeve T-Shirt / Skirt (similar, similar) / Sneakers / Purse / Denim Jacket

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How to wear sneakers with a denim jacket | Rhyme & Reason
How to wear sneakers with a denim jacket | Rhyme & Reason

Cheers to jean jacket weather! I hope everyone has a wonderful, relaxing summer weekend. xx

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