What to Wear A Jean Jacket With in 2023

One of my favorite pieces to layer and wear is a jean jacket. The jean jacket is extremely versatile you can almost style it with anything. In short, what to wear a jean jacket with is simple: if you are wearing black jeans or pants, wear a neutral, solid colored top. If you are pairing a jean jacket with blue jeans, make sure the shades of jeans are different. Finally, if you are pairing a jean jacket with a dress pair it will a neutral color or stripped colored dress.

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What to wear a jean jacket with

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What I love about the jean jacket is it is adaptable and you can wear it with many outfits on different occasions. Here are the 3 most popular ways to style a jean jacket. 

  1. With a white top and black jeans or blue jeans
  2. With a basic colored dress
  3. With black leather pants

Don't forget to pair your outfit with heels, sandals or even sneakers for walking around the city! Shop jean jackets.

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How to wear a jean jacket with black jeans or black pants

One of the easiest ways to wear a jean jacket is to simply style it with black pants. The contrasting colors of black and the blue look great together. If you wear a jean jacket with black pants, you can wear either black jeans or even black leather pants. In my opinion, both options would look great. This is my go-to outfit when I want to throw something together very quickly and look chic.

I’ve worn both a lighter colored jean jacket and a darker colored one and I think that the lighter colored jean jacket looks the best with black jeans / pants. I recommend a lighter top underneath, such as a white or a tan color. Add a pair of sneakers or heels to complete the outfit!

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 Other type of pants that look great with a jean jacket

Walking around the city, I've seen several people pair a jean jacket with a pair of white jeans, white linen pants, white pants, beige pants, and I've even seen people wear bring colored pants. In my opinion, I think either fitted pants or a wide leg would look great! If you are pairing your jean jacket with a wide leg pant then I recommend a more fitted jean jacket. If you have skinny pants on both a fitted jean jacket and a loser fit jean jacket would look great. Shop jean jackets.

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Diane is wearing a Levi's Jean Jacket, NA-KD Dress, Hermes Bag, and Louboutin Heels

How to style a jean jacket with a dress

Wearing a jean jacket with a dress is easily one of my favorite styles of all time. It can work in the spring, summer and fall. The easiest way to style a jean jacket with a dress is with a solid color dress. I have also paired my jean jacket with a print dress.

A jean jacket is so easy to wear that practically any dress will look good. I naturally gravitate towards wearing my jean jacket with a sleeveless dress. You can wear both a mini dress or a maxi dress with a denim jacket! Another option, is you can always pair a jean jacket with a long loose fitting pleated skirt, a more fitting top, and then finally a jean jacket.

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What tops look best with a jean jacket?

What to wear under a jean jacket is a great question. My first instinct is to tell you to go with a basic v neck top. I love wearing timeless pieces and a white v neck top or sweater which is probably already in your wardrobe.

I also think a nice heather gray top looks great as well with the jean jacket. If you are feeling more daring, I’ve also seen a jean jacket paired with a stripe top. If you are unsure what to wear, grab your favorite hoodie to wear underneath the jean jacket, especially if it's an oversized denim jacket.

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Can I wear a jean jacket with blue jeans?

One of the most common questions you may be wondering when it comes to a jean jacket is can you wear a jean jacket with blue jeans? Well, that’s a great question. The simple answer is yes, you can wear a jean jacket with blue jeans. However, you must style them perfectly. If you don’t, you’ll end up looking like Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake in their famous jean outfit debacle of 2001 at the American Music Awards, which was an epic fail. 

jeans with a jean jacket
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Back to the original question at hand, as I was saying, yes you can wear a jean jacket with blue jeans. The simplest trick when styling denim on denim is to make sure that one denim color is a lighter denim than the other. I recommend a lighter denim jacket, a neutral colored top (gray, white tee / white t-shirt, etc) and then darker jeans. This pairing works really well together. Shop jean jackets

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My Favorite jean jacket brands

When it comes to jean jackets, you have many brands to choose from. My personal favorite comes from Levi's. I actually own multiple jean jackets from Levi. I love the lighter wash as I feel you can wear it with more things. Calvin Klein also makes great jean jackets. Also, I found some cute ones from blanknyc (which I love their leather pants) as well. I recently wrote an article about the best Jean Jacket brands worth investing in!

Final Thoughts on What to wear a jean jacket with

If you don't already have a jean jacket in your wardrobe I highly recommend adding this staple piece. I can guarantee you'll find yourself wearing it all the time. I'd love to hear what you wear a jean jacket with in the comments below, or if you have additional outfit ideas. 

Sincerely Petite in Paris,

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  1. Margie Sanders flower says:

    Love ❤️ it -thank you for all the tips!

    1. Thank you Margie!!

      I’m so glad you enjoyed reading the latest article on how to style a jean jacket 🙂

      Hope you have a wonderful weekend