The ultimate in versatility, the denim jacket has evolved from a utilitarian staple to a fashion must-have. From acid washing to sew-on patches, denim jackets have proven to be a canvas for the expression of personal style. Having a great-fitting denim jacket is like having a style secret weapon in your fashion arsenal. It’s a go-to layering piece that you can dress up or down throughout the seasons. At Dia & Co, because we understand the power of style, we’re sharing some expert tips on how to style a denim jacket all year long.

How To Select The Right Denim Jacket For Your Figure and Wardrobe

With so many styles to choose from, selecting the right plus-size jean jacket for you can be challenging. Here are a few things to consider that will make your shopping experience that much easier. 

  • Keep your personal style in mind. Are you more classic, trendy or edgy? Clean cut dark-wash jean jackets are super classic while a lighter 80’s style acid wash might be more on trend in your city. Ripped accents really make a statement when going for an edgier look, while those who love  glam might want to opt for more ornate details like puffed shoulders or a peplum waist.
  • Think of your favorite features and how you want to accentuate them. Traditionally, denim jackets were cut with a boxier shape. While this cut is still very popular, it might not provide the best fit when accommodating a curvier figure.Plus-size half jean jackets or cropped styles look fabulous on shorter torsos while an oversized fit might be better for someone with a longer torso or someone who wants to achieve a relaxed modern aesthetic. 
  • Last but not least, the wash of your denim jacket should fit seamlessly into your wardrobe for easyplus-size jean jacket outfitcombinations. Dark wash or black jean jackets are must-haves for the fall and winter, but don’t be afraid to go bold with other fall-inspired colors such as mustard yellows and burgundies. In the spring and summer, lighter washes are a go-to but floral and camouflage prints can add some whimsy to your style.

How To Style a Denim Jacket All Year Long

The great thing about plus-size jean jackets is that you can dress up your jean jacket with pearls and sleek pants for work, or go denim-on-denim by pairing your jacket with classic blue jeans and a casual tee. Here’s some outfit inspo for how to style a denim jacket, your secret weapon, all year long.

Denim Jacket Outfits for Summer

Summer is the time to whip out your white denim jacket. White is the perfect compliment to all of your boldly colored summer dresses and skirts. Try pairing it with the Perrie maxi dress for the perfect day-to-night summer look. During the day, accessorize the outfit with classic low-top sneakers and a fun graphic tote bag. Transition to night with strappy wedges and a cute woven clutch.

Denim Jacket Outfits for Fall

Classic blue denim is an autumn staple. The wash goes with just about all of your fall looks, from jeans and a long-sleeve tee to jumpsuits. Give your style a fall reboot with this printed plus-size jumpsuit, dark brown ankle boots and this dark blue jean jacket. Add boho flare to the look with a trendy headband and a simple gold necklace.

Denim Jacket Outfits for Winter

This time of year, your denim jacket will act more like a layering piece under coats and heavier outerwear. Level up your look by playing with darker jewel tones like burgundies and purples. This burgundy denim jacket is perfect to offset a chic all-black ensemble with plus-size jeans and a turtleneck. It’s the kind of outfit that works with any footwear from sneakers, to combat boots or stiletto booties. Accessorize with a faux–suede tote and you’re ready to brave the colder weather.

Denim Jacket Outfits for Spring

From cropped pants to your favorite top-and-skirt outfits, a light wash jean jacket is an essential layering piece for spring style. Pair the Grace denim jacket with this classic tee and casual skirt for easy daytime style. Complete the outfit with a trendy layered necklace and peep toe wedges.

Show us how you style your favorite jeans jackets from Dia & Co all year round. Share your looks with us on IG @diaandco with #MyDiaStyle.