Jean Jackets Will Save You From The Shivers This Fall

As the leaves start to fall in the Northern Hemisphere, and the days get inevitably shorter, it’s time for a touch of a wardrobe shift. My first thoughts when the weather gets cooler are “I need a jacket?!? What do you mean I need a jacket?” After the initial shock of realizing that the months to come might be a little chilly, I just remember that denim jackets are perfect in times like these. With origins in workwear of the Wild West, a jean jacket will keep you warm enough while adding panache. The long and short of it: you’ll look fancy free and fresh to death in a denim jacket, regardless of your style.

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With all the new iterations and variations of jean jackets, it’s easy to find something that feels right for you. I’m on that denim tux/all denim everything vibe of late, how do you wear your denim?

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Lydia O

Lydia Okello is a feminist, body positive, queer personal style blogger. On her website Style is Style, she showcases her panache for bright colors and power clashing. When she isn't pawing over Samantha Pleet collections on Tumblr, she's dreaming about havin' a kitten of her own one day. You can find her on Twitter, Tumblr and on her personal blog.

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  1. Just this morning I decided that it is time to find a better fitting, more stylish jean jacket! Perfectly timed post! Where do autostraddlers find their favourite jean jackets? I’m willing to put down a little bit of cash for good construction/lasting power!

  2. This is amazing as usual but it’s already what I would call “Winter” here in the UK, Lydia. Jean jackets would have been perfect this summer :(.
    So what to wear now ?

  3. Jean jackets look a little weird on me for some reason — it’s the square edges at the bottom middle (where it buttons). But one day, many many years ago, I found an amazing jean jacket with rounded bottom edges and it was MAGIC. I wore it every day for years and years and years until it completely fell apart and I have never found one like it again. If anyone has any suggestions, or has seen anything like that walking around recently, pleaseeeee let me know! :-)

  4. Not to sound obsessed, but last night on Empire Cookie was wearing a patchwork denim situation (including a jacket w/ gold patches) and was asked, “Why you look like Mr. T?” and it was so funny I fell over laughing. I do love plain old proper denim jackets, though. Levi’s forever!

    Also also there is nothing more chill than a denim jacket thrown just over the shoulders. It’s like, “I already didn’t care and now I care so much less, what even is caring, oh wait, I don’t care, so…”

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