The first sign of autumn brings with it a rush of ideas about how the season is supposed to go: picking out pumpkins at the pumpkin patch, sampling cider and donuts at the local farmer’s market, sipping mulled wine on the front porch as you watch the colorful leaves fall from the trees. The season of fall is a breathtaking and transformative time of the year that allows us to change everything from the activities we do with family on weekends to the fall-inspired meals we cook to what we want to wear.
Yes, that’s right. Autumn means bringing your denim coat out of retirement. The one you stuffed away six months ago at the end of spring. And the beauty of a denim jacket is that you can never go wrong with it. Light denim, dark denim, all denim fits in perfectly with the fall foliage backdrop.
Mixing a little casual (denim) with a little formal (the dress) is one way to blend functionality with fashion, especially during those times of the year when you do actually need a light jacket. The combination of these two articles of clothing gives off a fabulously rustic yet chic autumn look. If you’re trying this look in the spring, pair a light denim coat with a pastel-colored dress. If you’re doing this look in the fall, stick to richer, fall colors and floral patterns.
Fully commit to the all denim look by pairing your denim jacket with a pair of women’s jeans. It’s amazing how something as simple and straightforward as an all-denim outfit can make quite the (understated) fashion statement. It’s saying, “fall is here and so am I. Bring on the crisp, cool air, the changing of the leaves, and the incredible scents of cinnamon, apple, and pumpkin.”
A crisp white tee. Denim jeans. A denim jacket. You can never go wrong with this classic look. The understated, casual, timeless elegance of this outfit means you also have a little more freedom to accessorize as you please by adding a pair of sunglasses or matching the outfit with a cute new tote. If you want to dress it up a little, switch out the white tee for a white blouse.
A denim jacket on a fall day is so familiar and nostalgic that you’ll most likely be met with a flood of memories just by simply putting one on. It does the job of keeping you warm if you’re just spending time with family at the house or if you plan to go out in public all afternoon. A denim jacket is also acceptable nighttime wear, making it a great thing to have at the next autumn bonfire you attend or a haunted hayride with the kids.
There are almost no rules when it comes to what looks good with denim. You want to wear a denim jacket with a floral print dress? No problem. You want to wear an oversized denim jacket? Fabulous. You want to layer a denim jacket with a hoodie or a T-shirt or even a sweater? Or how about a denim vest? Yes, yes, yes, and yes. All of it works. Denim is versatile and denim acts as an invitation to release your creative spirit. If you feel less confident about exploring new ways to wear denim, take a little advice from fashion trendsetters. See what they are doing with denim this season and replicate it. But at the end of the day, wear denim the way you want to wear it because no matter what you do, it’s going to look good.
A denim jacket as we know it often comes in that classic, familiar blue. Sometimes it’s dark, sometimes it’s light, but it’s almost always blue. The fall season is a great time to show off a slightly different denim style: something with color. A Soft-Washed Sunshine denim jacket, which is similar to a mustard yellow in color, looks lovely in autumn when worn outside to match the fall colors of red, orange, yellow, and brown. Or perhaps a denim jacket in dovetail offers the gray color you’ve been looking for to complete a fall outfit. And if you really want to go against the grain, consider a denim jacket in a Washed Cameo (a soft, pastel pink). Although that may sound like a color more suitable for spring, the lightness of it serves as a beautiful contrast against the dramatic colors of fall.