One Plain Denim Jacket, 7 Bangin' Fall Outfits That Don't Fail

There are certain basic pieces most of us all have in our wardrobes. Yes, I’m clearing talking about staples like black ankle boots and white T-shirts, but there’s another fall must-have that will always be a front-runner. That’s right, the trusty denim jacket. You know it, you love it, but alas, the seemingly “plain” item can feel a bit stale if you’ve tossed it on with the same casual fit for years.

But don’t be alarmed: The street style set won’t quit jean jackets either—they’ve recently stepped out in creative ways to style the mainstay. So with that, I bring you seven bangin’ fall outfits to consider the next time you reach for your favorite jean jacket. And if you’re looking to upgrade the silhouette you’ve owned forever, I also made sure to incorporate some of the freshest denim toppers on the market…

Style tip: Position a slouchy jacket slightly off your shoulders with a graphic tee and straight-leg jeans. To add that touch of polish, don’t be afraid of mixing unexpected mules into the casual ’fit.

Style tip: Amp up the cool factor by teaming your denim jacket with washed jeans. A slightly cropped hoodie and white sneakers complete the vibe.

Style tip: A well-layered look can feel extremely high-concept. Follow this style setter’s lead by tossing a denim jacket over a jeans-under-dress situation with a turtleneck incorporated as well.

Style tip: A red skirt stands out flawlessly against a blue jacket. Add in playful accessories and you have yourself an elevated denim outfit.

Style tip: Embrace the denim-on-denim vibe by buttoning your jacket all the way up and adding a splashy pair of white booties.

Style tip: While we’ve been focusing primarily on blue jean jackets, a faded black style is also a staple—and looks forward draped over a floral maxi dress with high-top sneakers.

Style tip: Take a note from this fashion week–goer and button up your denim jacket just slightly to reveal a lace camisole. Wide-leg pants and heels will finish off this outfit for a night out.

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