For years I have preached the versatility of jean jackets. They are the perfect lightweight layer to add when there is a slight breeze or if the air conditioning is too cold for comfort. That’s why bloggers always joke that a denim jacket is part of the conference uniform.
But now I have a new obsession: beaded and embellished jean jackets! I’ve had my eye on them for a few months now and have seen different versions at all kinds of price points. I wasn’t willing to spend a small fortune, so until now I had managed to not succumb to tentation.
It has been love at first sight and I’ve already created at least 3 different looks with my new embellished jacket.
Embellished jean jackets you will love
Here are a few embellished jean jackets that you can buy online:
How to style a beaded or embellished jean jacket
These are my top tips to look stylish yet not over the top when you wear a beaded jean jacket:
- Avoid a top to toe blue denim look
. Mostlikely the denim will not be the same hue and you risk looking like Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake circa 2001.
- Balance your look. If you have a heavily beaded jacket, balance the look with a plain bottom, whether it’s a skirt or a pair of pants
.Jeanjackets look wonderful with maxi or midi pleated skirts, too.
- Pair your jacket with solids. A black or white top with dark bottoms plus embellished denim looks effortlessly chic.
- If you will be wearing prints, make sure the patterns are in the same color family
. Ifyour jacket’s embellishments are black, red and white, for example, a print dress with those colors will complement the look nicely. However, if colorsclash, the jacket will look a bit weird, especially from the back.
- Don’t overdo the accessories
. Ifyou have a lot going on with your jacket, subtle earrings and a delicate necklace work best. Leave the statement jewelry for next time, unless you are going for an over-the-top look.
Do you like the embellished jean jacket trend or do you feel it’s not for you? I’d love to hear your thoughts, but for the record, I plan on wearing my winged jacket non-stop!