Shopping and scouting this past holiday weekend, there was one item seen everywhere: Denim jackets. This fashion classic comes back around again (and again) every few years. Washes and cuts/styles sometimes change, but even then you can usually still get away with a standard, classic piece. What that means is that when it comes to denim jackets, what you bought yesterday, today, or decades ago will likely remain timeless time and time again.
This time around, women everywhere are sporting denim jackets of all types -- from lightwashes to faded/destroyed, to inky dark to technicolor tones and bright whites. They're showing up cropped, classic, classic with a twist and of course, lots of vests. Wear with maxi skirts of all kinds -- cotton jersey, bohemian, florals and prints, print dresses, shorts, you name it. When it comes to this little item the sky is the limit.
The other bonus is that the denim jacket can bought ultra inexpensively. Stores like H&M, Forever 21, etc. all have options and you can go up from there. We went with Old Navy's classic offering, which comes in three basic washes -- white, dark wash and a faded light blue. It has a cool, slightly shrunken fit that flatters without being too small or clingy. It runs almost perfectly true to size if not slightly big -- if in doubt, check the Old Navy site for additional customer reviews, or try in store if you can. At $29.99, the fabric's a wee bit thinner than what you might expect from a denim jacket, but that actually makes it a little more appealing -- perfect for summer's cooler nights and you should be able to wear it comfortably during the day. Available at www.oldnavy.com