Thursday, 30 March 2017

Mix It Up a Notch: Classic Denim Jacket

If you've been reading the blog long enough, you might remember this post where I was basically lusting after a denim jacket. Whoa, that was almost forever ago. It wasn't long before I literally finished writing that post did I scour the thrift stores in town for the perfect denim jacket for the summer. Indulgent it might have been, it was quite the task and I definitely went back and forth between the numerous secondhand stores Kassel had to offer, before I finally settled with this lovely one here. At first, I was reluctant to purchase it because the sleeves were far too long—they still are but they are permanently rolled up now—and the fit was rather roomy. The colour and thickness of it are perfect, though, so I was on the fence. After a bit more of scouring about, I finally caved. And—guess what?—it got so much wear, only less than 3 years later. 

Denim jackets in general are incredibly versatile. They can be worn with dresses, skirts, pants and shorts—or any other variety of those things. I've purposely sectioned the photos into such groups, so you can check out exactly how to remix them with each bottom pieces. It's too bad that I didn't get to transition them from summer to fall, but I do believe that it is a possibility. They can be warm, when need be, but also not too hot in warmer weathers. They definitely complete an otherwise bland outfit, giving it more of a dress-up feel without much fuss. They have pockets—which I usually use to store coins or spare change—and work so well with pins and patches. Now mine has two permanent "tea person" pins that I bought from Snowlattes.

The best thing about denim is you're not supposed to wash it too often. I think this one that I own didn't get washed at all last year—gross, I know. You should probably wash it more often than that, though. If the material is real denim—not sure what that means, to be honest—the colour is supposed to change with every wash. I'd like to say mine has changed in colour, but it's too hard to tell from a bunch of photos I edited differently each time, so who knows. Aside from that, unfortunately, it's starting to fray here and there, but I hope that'll leave a wonderful effect on the jacket—but not fall apart completely just yet, please. Which one is your favourite styling?

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