Wardrobe Staples – The Denim Jacket (& Link Up)

March 15, 2018

Another important wardrobe staple is the denim jacket!

J.Jill Fringe Hem Denim Jacket


Like everything else on my wardrobe staples list, this item is just so darn versatile!  It can be worn with jeans or pants for a casual look.  A denim jacket makes the perfect little topper for a dress too.  If you have a more casual workplace, a denim jacket can seem like a friendlier option than a structured blazer.  And of course you can also wear a denim jacket with shorts and with any length of skirt!

I think I’ve always had a denim jacket in my closet.  In the 90’s it was a longer version in denim acid wash and I lived in that thing … with my spiral perm and “vamp” lipstick and nail polish!  (But I digress ….)

My denim jacket of choice for awhile now has been my Lucky Brand cropped Tomboy Trucker jacket. It’s basic and goes with everything.  Now J.Jill just sent me a new Fringe-Hem Denim Jacket to try out and I’m loving it too.  It’s longer than the cropped cut and the raw edge fringe trim adds a nice on trend detail, while still being subtle enough to remain a classic.

Sidenote: I’m also loving these new J.Jill Authentic Fit Slim Ankle Jeans.  They’re a nice light shade for spring and summer and the finished hem gives a bit more of a polished look, perfect if you wear jeans to work (as opposed to the funky look of a raw hem).


style over 40, 40 plus style, chic over 40, chic over 50

 J.Jill Fringe-Hem denim jacket

Wearing a denim jacket with a dress …



In my last wardrobe staples post (here) I got a few compplaints that I didn’t link more choices, so this time around, here’s a list of shopping links to all kinds of FAB denim jackets!!


(C/O – Denim Jacket, Jeans, Earrings, Bag, Booties)

From last week’s link up, I think Nina of Sharing a Journey looks amazing in this cool athleisure look, with, of course, a denim jacket!

And please join me in celebrating the release of my video with Jambu Footwear!  Read all about it the whole experience!

Fun & Fashion,

Dawn Lucy

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  • Reply Kellyann March 15, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    I love my denim jacket – I’ve had it for years yet it never lets me down!

  • Reply Maria | passion fruit, paws and peonies March 15, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    You really wear your denim jackets well. They are a staple and I really need to get one! x

  • Reply Andrea Nine March 15, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    A good denim jacket is everything and you look so cute! Those boots!

  • Reply Nancy March 15, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    I love them! Wear them all the time on dresses.

  • Reply jacqui March 15, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    Featuring my denim jacket on my blog today along with a brand new linkup. I’d love you to stop by and maybe add a post or two. Jacqui

  • Reply Cheryl Tucker March 15, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    I am crazy about denim jackets and would say I have a collection. I love the one with the peplum. You look fabulous as always!

  • Reply jodie filogomo March 15, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    Denim jackets are the best, and I’m thinking I need more than one in my closet now!!

  • Reply Cheryl Shops March 15, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    Agreed on denim jackets—they’re totally necessary and only get better with age! And congrats on your video with Jambu—that’s amazing!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  • Reply Nicole at High Latitude Style March 15, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    Great look. Great choice of denim jackets. They are such a great wardrobe essential I love your green dress. Can I have it when you don’t want it anymore? Thanks for hosting the party.

  • Reply Simplement Lui March 16, 2018 at 12:14 am

    Great jacket and the leopard booties are awesome!


  • Reply Deborah Stinedurf March 16, 2018 at 2:46 am

    Omg…Vamp lipstick and nail polish…that takes me back…lol! You are so right about denim jackets. I own a minimum of 5 at the moment and they work with everything!

  • Reply Pam Greer March 16, 2018 at 3:10 am

    A denim jacket is such a staple in my wardrobe!

  • Reply Kathrine Eldridge March 16, 2018 at 3:49 am

    A denim jacket never goes out of style! Love this new one you have and thanks for the link up!


  • Reply Chrissy March 16, 2018 at 4:48 am

    I love my denim jackets but I wish they had more “give”. I’ve been eyeballing a jacket from Grace and Lace…it’s only $60 but still I procrastinate! Thanks for sharing Dawn, as always I love your style.

  • Reply Nina March 16, 2018 at 4:53 am

    Thank you so much for featuring me this month. What a lovely surprise—I am such a huge fan of your blog—gorgeous styling and photos! Looking forward to fun times! Hugs! Nina http://www.sharingajourney.com

  • Reply amy March 16, 2018 at 6:44 am

    You look amazing in all these denim jacket looks!

  • Reply Jessica A Jannenga March 16, 2018 at 6:52 am

    Love the denim jacket, the raw hem looks great, and those cute booties!
    Jess xx

  • Reply CHERIE March 16, 2018 at 7:13 am

    An absolute must -have item, I couldn’t agree more. Love how you’ve styled your jackets!!


  • Reply Emma Peach March 16, 2018 at 7:28 am

    I’m looking forward to warmer weather so I can wear my denim jacket. I love the fringe hem jacket and leopard print ankle boots!

    Emma xxx

  • Reply Amy Kennedy March 16, 2018 at 9:47 am

    Oh my goodness, I love that jacket! I’m seeing more fringe this year and I love it, and that jacket is just gorgeous! I may need to try that out!

  • Reply Lisa Richardson March 16, 2018 at 9:57 am

    It’s hard to believe looking back that there were years when a denim jacket wasn’t a go to. Thankfully they are now. Love it!

  • Reply Paulina March 16, 2018 at 11:10 am

    There’s so many ways to dress up a denim jacket! Thank you for lovely ideas!

    Sending love from Napa!

    Paulina | SHENSKA

  • Reply Brooke of Passport Couture March 16, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    I adore denim jackets for the same reason you do. They are so versatile and I searched for a jacket for a very long time. Once I found the perfect one, I’ve loved it ever since. 🙂

  • Reply Sheela Goh March 16, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    Those booties!! And your denim jacket. Both to die for.

  • Reply Monika Faulkner March 18, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    I don’t think I give my own denim jacket enough “street time”, dearest Dawn…and after seeing these cute combinations – oh my gosh, I absolutely ADORE your cropped version with that swingy patterned dress! – I’m definitely going to make an effort to change that!! XOXO


  • Reply Nailil March 19, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    A denim jacket is a must as we transition from Winter to Spring. Your booties are gorgeous.
    Xx, Nailil

  • Reply Ruth March 21, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    I agree that a denim jacket is a wardrobe staple! It goes with everything!


  • Reply Amanda April 2, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    You look gorgeous in all looks! I love the combo of the denim jacket and your dresses. A denim jacket is the perfect layering piece for any age. Everyone looks adorable in the denim jackets. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Harvey Lee July 12, 2019 at 6:21 am

    Awesome I love your style and you have inspired me! I am addicted to denim jackets. A denim jacket can turn a boring outfit into an outstanding one. Thanks for sharing. https://www.tsport.ca/jackets.html

  • Reply Lydia Armand February 11, 2022 at 1:23 am

    Very Awesome and Help full Article. It really helps me. thanks for sharing this.

    • Reply Dawn Lucy February 11, 2022 at 9:45 am


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