My denim jacket is a national treasure! Like James Dean and Marilyn Monroe, its appeal never gets old. It also gets a lot of frequent flier miles because it’s spells cool in any country. It’s a piece I love to wear over spring dresses or along with my neon jeans. I was elated when I ran across one on a vintage shopping adventure for less than $3! This specific denim jacket was a stand out because of its collarless detail. Of course in my enthusiasm, I snatched it from the rack without following one of my own Seven Steps to Successful Vintage Shopping. (Cue the melancholy tune from violin quartet.)
I didn’t try it on.
When I got home and tried the jacket on, I discovered the sleeves stopped two inches from my wrists.
I’ll just roll the sleeves.
Rolled sleeves worked for a few looks and gave my favorite colorful printed beaded bracelets the chance to take center stage.
Then EUREKA! After seeing my fellow blogger, Anuschka Rees in her denim vest I knew my jacket’s fate! My denim jacket was about to graduate to a new level of chic. Gone were those pesky sleeves, holding my jacket back from its full potential, to live it’s moment in the sun as- a denim vest!
- Over a mini body con dress with flat t-strap sandals for a casual cute day look.
-With a midi or maxi skirt and a silk blouson tank for brunch with the girls.
-With a sporty tee and denim skinnies for an easy weekend look.
(Tip: When wearing denim twice, pick two very different shades in the fabric. Try a light shade on your vest and skinnies in a deep indigo shade)
-Over a chiffon asymmetrical dress to mix tough and tender for a flirty date night look.
How will you wear your denim vest?
READY SET DRESSS!!
Edited by Cheryl Y. Hunt