Denim jackets. YES. It has been a mix of dreary and chilly or warm and muggy here lately. My solution to this has just been to keep my denim jacket with me at all times. It adds warmth and can basically go over anything I wear these days. This was not always the case, I used to HATE them. I felt like I couldn’t move. (Insert panicky face.) I haaaaaaate that feeling.
No longer a problem!
My tips for not feeling like you’re wearing a straight jacket:
- Get a jacket in stretch denim. Just like with pants, some added stretch will go a long way in the comfort area.
- Get the correct fit- especially in the shoulders. This seems like a no-brainer, right? Sometimes a jean jacket can look boxy (think 80’s) and that not only looks bad, but it makes you want to size down to get the “look” right. Yikes. That will end in feeling claustrophobic.
- Opt for something with a little shape- like a blazer would fit. A tiny nip in at the waist will do wonders- especially if you feel top heavy.
- Wear with a sleeveless shirt, or at least a thin, silky material. Nothing makes you feel more uncomfortable than a lot of layers. Bulky layers are the worst offenders and cotton, although breathable, is NOT known for being forgiving around the armpit/shoulders area.
(The jeans are crazy stretchy too, so… I am obsessed with them.) White denim goes with eeeeeeeeverything. Also, it must be noted that these shoes are pretty darn comfortable for a high heel. I was seriously impressed. (And you know I love a blue suede shoe. Obviously.)
I know it looks like a lot, but guys… comfort is key these days. If I can look cute AND still be able to walk, breathe, sit, eat, etc, like a normal person- that is a win.
Are you a denim jacket fan, or do you avoid them like I used to?
I love the picture where my hair looks like a lion! Lol. Ahhhhhh, Kansas winds. It’s all fun and games until it blows into your lip balm you just applied. 😉