I’m starting to think ahead toward transitional season dressing. In Southern California, Spring can span late February through June, with temperatures fluctuating between the low-60’s to high-80’s F. Lightweight layers are key.
Denim dressing continues to be a strong trend for Spring. While a classic/western denim jacket is a versatile option, I don’t like how they look on me. I’ve been happy to see several iterations of longer, less boxy denim jackets showing up in Spring collections.
Updated Denim Jackets
Above: a denim trench from J.Crew.
Madewell has a version too; it looks a little longer and less structured.
I’ve been wearing this denim dress (Petite / Plus) open as a duster on mild days, and it’s lightweight enough to be comfortable worn as a dress when it’s warmer. (The dress comes with a self-belt.) The fabric blend is lighter than denim with a high cotton percentage, so it might be more workable for a travel wardrobe.
This one from Gap gives a nod to the traditional denim jacket, but with a more feminine shape and duster length. (Currently 20% off, and available in Tall and Petite as well.)
In a slightly different vein, here’s a denim anorak with faux-fur trim that’s currently 55% off.
And if you prefer a shorter jacket, but with a more feminine silhouette, this peplum jacket might be worth a look.
Here’s a cute hooded denim jacket in Plus.
Don’t be afraid to double up your denim! If you want to avoid the “denim tuxedo” look, mix up your washes.
Does a denim jacket work in your wardrobe?