How to Layer for Spring 2017: Denim Jacket

 MappCraft | How to Layer for Spring 2017: Denim Jacket

MappCraft | How to Layer for Spring 2017: Denim Jacket

Layering 101

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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 MappCraft | How To Layer for Spring 2017: Jenna Lyons Denim Jacket

MappCraft | How To Layer for Spring 2017: Jenna Lyons Denim Jacket

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

 MappCraft | How To Layer for Spring 2017: Denim Jacket

MappCraft | How To Layer for Spring 2017: 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

 MappCraft | How to Layer a Denim Jacket for Spring: Americana Style, Over Tropical Brights

MappCraft | How to Layer a Denim Jacket for Spring: Americana Style, 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

 MappCraft | How to Layer a Denim Jacket for Spring: Free Spirit Style, Over a Maxi Dress

MappCraft | How to Layer a Denim Jacket for Spring: Free Spirit Style, Over a 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

 MappCraft | How to Layer a Denim Jacket for Spring: Athleisure Style, Over a Hoodie

MappCraft | How to Layer a Denim Jacket for Spring: Athleisure Style, 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

 MappCraft | How to Layer a Denim Jacket for Spring: Editorial Eclectic Style, Over an Abstract Print

MappCraft | How to Layer a Denim Jacket for Spring: Editorial Eclectic Style, Over an Abstract 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

 MappCraft | How to Layer a Denim Jacket for Spring: Minimalist Style, Over all Black Everything

MappCraft | How to Layer a Denim Jacket for Spring: Minimalist Style, 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

 MappCraft | How to Layer a Denim Jacket for Spring: Classically Chic Style, Over all Navy Blazer

MappCraft | How to Layer a Denim Jacket for Spring: Classically Chic Style, Over all 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 

 MappCraft | How to Layer a Denim Jacket for Spring: Edgy Style, Over a Concert Tee and Leather

MappCraft | How to Layer a Denim Jacket for Spring: Edgy Style, Over a 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

 MappCraft | How to Layer a Denim Jacket for Spring: Full On Glam Style, Over a Corset Dress  

MappCraft | How to Layer a Denim Jacket for Spring: Full On Glam Style, Over a 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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