Lay It On Thick: Denim Jacket Tricks

By Ann of Holier than Now

When true winter arrives in NYC, I turn to Chicago for inspiration!  Windy city residents have a way of surviving the deep chill in style, so photographer Amy Creyer’s street style shots at Chicago Street Style (far right) always inspire new ways to bundle up.
I’ve a huge fan of the versatility of a jean jacket (one of my first posts for this blog was on this topic, and I’ve revisited my all-time favorite look again here).  You can easily pair a denim jacket with other denim colors (like Krystal’s red jeans), other textures, or tonal blues – as Amy’s find does perfectly.  It’s easy to throw a vest in the mix, and ideal to top it off with a cape coat – so you can keep those not-so-warm-on-their-own pieces in rotation through deep winter with a little imagination.

Here’s one way to lay it on step-by-step, with four great pieces:

1. J Brand Slim Fitted Denim Jacket  ($229)

2. Velvet Luella Faux Fur Vest ($165)

3. Madewell Scooter Jacket ($198)

4. MAXAZRIA Sleeveless Cape Coat ($327.60 – was $468)


Do you deep six your denim jacket for winter, or find ways to layer?


Image credits: What is Reality AnywayStockholm Street StyleChicago Street Style



  1. December 13, 2011 / 1:53 pm

    Great post, can’t wait to try it out!

  2. May 1, 2013 / 9:44 am

    Love all the looks with denim jacket! 😉

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