Let me let you in on a little secret.
I am sick of jeans.
After spending 13 years in "business casual" attire it surprisingly only took 1 1/2 years of unbridled jean wearing to make me say I'm over it.
I spent a lot of time wistfully dreaming of wearing jeans to my little hearts content...and I never thought you would catch me saying this out loud.
But then again, I am always surprising myself.
While the tights and trousers now have their fair chance of seeing the light of day, there is one piece of denim I can never live without.
Denim I could wear almost every single day of my life and I doubt I would tire of it.
Can you guess what that denim item could be???
If you're thinking jean jacket then you are 100% right.
The most versatile topper that seemingly matches with just about anything and everything is the one item I could never be without.
I have owned one in some shape or form since the 80's where the ubiquitous Gap ones were all the rage.
Back then, if yours didn't come from The Gap, then surely it was from Esprit or Benetton, right?
And here we are today, many years later, with the newest incarnations of the staple surrounding us.
It is an item that defies any genre that people fit in.
Preppy, punk, or hipster...anyone can pull off a denim jacket.
Sometimes it is just that finishing touch an outfit needs.
I prefer mine with the collar "popped"...never down!
My sleeves are pretty much in this permanent cuff position for the rest of their life.
This one has been around since 2005 and last spring I thrifted another whose sleeves I promptly cut off.
Because the only thing cooler than a denim jacket could be a denim vest, right???
How do you feel about the jean jacket? Are you like me and consider it a "must have"?
jean jacket: yuka jeans
puffer vest: jcrew
dress: old ny&co
layering tee: jcrew
scarf: express men's
sunglasses: banana republic