Mamas, the denim jacket (which is, arguably, a classic and therefore always cool)…is having a moment so big, it feels like a new trend. I'm sure you've seen it paired with statement pants (red skinnies or printed denim, perhaps?), and we've covered to death the denim-jacket-over-casual-dress-and-boots combo (here and here and here – and it's still good, BTW)…but I'd like to highlight the three new ways I'm loving my denim jacket.
Layered Under a Vest
A denim jacket looks really, really cool layered under a vest. Any substantial type of vest would work. Try: a military vest, a chunky sleeveless cardi, a shaggy boho vest a faux-fur or shearling. They all would look fab.
Incidentally, this will be the last. time. we take Saturday afternoon pics on our street. The locals (aka the lightsaber brigade), have had a whole day off from school, and are restless. They saw me standing there "posing", and swarmed. (Probably saving me from myself. Posing. Good Lord.)
"Hand's UP! Put 'em where I can see 'em." (Said with vehemence. It was awesome. And funny.)
Luckily, I was packin'. I always take out the big kid first, then the blond (aka my son Raines, for new readers).
Know my favorite way to piss off R? I tell him that these are my love guns. And each time I shoot him, he can't help but loooooove me. And then I chase him down and kiss him. (Thank you Playful Parenting
). OMG he used to love it, but now that he's older, he gets so mad. "MOM! They are NOT LOVE GUNS! They are GUNS that KILL YOU. NOT LOVE YOU! STOP IT MOM! NOOOOOOOOOO" (sounds of running feet)
hee hee. Deep down, I think he likes it.
Wear That Fancy Dress You Bad Thang, You
Do you have a fah-bulous dress? The one that makes you feel like Trouble, but you never wear because it's too dressy? Even for date night?
Yeah – just add a denim jacket. Seriously – I don't care if it's a sequin wonder. (Actually, even better if it's a sequin wonder.) Ankle booties help dial-down the dressiness also.
Hey Baby. Know what's better than me & you & a whole night out? Not. Much.
For Days You Just Don't Give a Rhett
It's funny, Mamas. I actually was going to re-take these pics. I saw them and was all, "Ooo…too sloppy, this doesn't look all that great" and then I realized: That's the point.
(wearing: stylemint tee, jcrew saturday pants, sperrys woven loafers, makr rucksak, joe's denim jacket)
I know we typically talk about getting out of our sweatpants, but geez. We all have those days. And when it's been raining for five billion years – STRAIGHT – and the kids are going nuts, and you are totally out of coffee and all you want to do is just RUN to CARLINOS RAIN OR NO RAIN and the last thing you want to do is change out of your sweatpants….do the denim (jacket).
In this situation, the denim jacket is flippin' perfect. It has so much more style than, say, a fleece, yet it's not SO above and beyond your sweatpants that you'll be all, "Oh Hello, Dearest Neighbor. I'm here running to the store in my sweatpants and blazer. Now where did I put my Louboutins?" You know? I mean..you're in sweatpants. Pairing them with a denim jacket is the perfect balance between trying too hard and not trying at all.
I'm assuming that most of you have a denim jacket stuck in the back of your closet. But for those of you looking for an excuse to shop….
Mamas, how are you wearing your denim jackets? Share!