An expertly layered outfit is the hallmark of a stylish woman. It takes sartorial skill to blend several garments together to create an multi-dimension, multi-textured look that reads inspired and effortless at once.
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Now we can't all be layering savants like J.Crew Creative Director Jenna Lyons (above), but we can master the basics of creative layering -- and exponentially expand the reach of our capsule wardrobes in the process.
Layering Basic: Denim Jacket
Once Spring rolls in, a strong layering game is key to navigating frosty early mornings that end in practically perfect afternoons.
Thanks to it's iconic shape and match everything hue, the denim jacket is an endlessly versatile layering basic that complements outfits from every single style archetype.
The absolute best thing about a denim jacket? You probably already own one - and if you don't, there are super affordable options available in every wash, color and style imaginable.
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8 Ways to Layer a Denim Jacket for Spring
1. Americana Style: Denim Jacket Layered Over Tropical Brights
Southern girls know that denim is an amazing anchor for an otherwise in-your-face color combination; they love to layer a shrunken denim jacket over bright, floor kissing skirts and dresses.
2. Free Spirit Style: Denim Jacket Layered Over a Boho Maxi Dress
Pulling a note from the boho style book, Free Spirit gals use denim jackets to balance ephemeral white eyelet, gauzy maxi dresses and chunky beaded necklaces .
3. Athleisure Style: Denim Jacket Layered Over a Hoodie
This season Athleisure bloggers are ALL ABOUT layering a denim or leather jacket over a drawstring hoody.
4. Editorial Eclectic Style: Denim Jacket Layered Over a Tribal Print
Editorial Eclectic is the least definable of the Style Archetypes because it fuses all manner of inspiration. But even the most out there street style blogger appreciates the iconic impact of a classic denim jacket.
5. Minimalist Style: Denim Jacket Layered Over All Black Everything
With their no frills, embellishment-free personal style, Minimalist bloggers prize authenticity and clean design above all. What's more real than denim?
6. Classically Chic Style: Denim Jacket Layered Over Navy Blazer
Classically Chic ladies rely on well crafted staples they can wear year after year and still look relevant. A timeless denim jacket is high on that list. Take a page from their style book and try layering yours over (or under) a double breasted blazer.
7. Edgy Style: Denim Jacket Layered Over Concert Tee and Leather
Certain fabrics just harmonize - denim and leather, for instance. Edgy girls use thier well worn jean jackets to dial down the volume on heavy metal concert tees.
8. Full On Glam Style: Denim Jacket Layered Over Corset Dress
The Full On Glam girl is not afraid of putting her curves center stage. Show stopper that she is, she also understands the impact of a big reveal. A denim topper covers just enough material as to not blow the punchline.
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