The Ultimate Guide To Every Type Of Denim Jacket

21st April 2021

An everyday icon, denim jackets are perfect for dressed-down style. But with so many different styles and shades of denim to choose from, how do you choose the best denim jacket for you?

Are denim jackets in style in 2021?

A familiar fashion staple since the ‘70s, denim jackets are now a dependable part of women’s outerwear that work with anything in your wardrobe. From a classic white T-shirt to your favourite chinos, denim jackets are a functional fashion favourite.

What type of denim jacket should you go for?

From cropped to trucker and beyond, what’s the best fit for you?

Classic trucker

A classic trucker jacket is cut short, finishing at the hips and fitted at the shoulders. It works well all year round, paired with a crew neck T-shirt as a light layer in spring or under a heavier overcoat as an alternative to a jumper in winter.

Boyfriend Crafted Trucker Jacket


Sherpa jackets are another iconic wardrobe staple. Similar in style to truckers, they have the addition of a cosy fleece lining. Wear with chinos or keep it casual with a classic pair of joggers and sneakers.

Boyfriend Sherpa Jacket


For something a little different, go for a worker jacket, cut with external pockets which were originally for storing tools, but are now ideal for stashing your phone, purse and other essentials.

Which colour denim jacket is best?

Dark indigo or light washed blue? Black denim or a bright and bold colour? There are so many options, it can be hard to decide which colour to add to your collection.

Should you go for light or dark denim?

Think about what will work well with the other items in your wardrobe and where you’ll wear your jacket. Light denim looks more casual, whether it’s worn with slim or relaxed-fitting trousers, and goes well with floaty dresses in warmer months. Darker blue has a smarter look. Wear with grey or black denim jeans, your style of boot, and a logo t-shirt, cargo pants, or even a sweater dress.

Coloured denim – Opt for unconventional?

White and coloured denim jackets are less common, but they make a statement. It can be easier to style coloured jackets as you don’t need to worry about denim on denim. A pink denim jacket with your favourite jeans or a day dress and white trainers looks spring-fresh.

Boyfriend Trucker Jacket

How do you wear a black denim jacket?

If you’re unsure about wearing a denim jacket or don’t know what to style it with, black is a great place to start. You can wear a black denim jacket with any colour of jeans or slim-fitting trousers and look smart.

Boyfriend Trucker Jacket

Is it ok to wear jeans and a denim jacket?

It’s an age-old question but the answer is yes – you can wear denim on denim. The key to getting it right is to balance the shades of denim. Avoid wearing the exact same shade on top and bottom – opt for a black denim jacket and light blue jeans, for example, or stonewashed jeans and a dark indigo jacket.

Are denim jackets business casual?

They can be! Denim jackets can be as smart or as casual as you want them to be – it all depends on how you style them. A black denim jacket is usually a smarter choice than a light wash blue for the office, and a slim fit jacket over a dress looks work-appropriate in summer.

Choose from stonewashed truckers to oversized black jackets in the Original & Vintage collection. With the highest-quality craftsmanship and attention to detail, whatever jacket you choose, it’ll stand the test of time, season after season.

To find your perfect style, shop the full range of Original and Vintage denim jackets.

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