Lucky for us, Los Angeles is blessed with that not-too-hot, not-too-cold weather that makes getting dressed a breeze. But, those ocean winds and pesky bursts of A.C. keep us reaching for layers, even as summertime descends upon our fair city. Our go-to topper? The classic jean jacket, of course! It's a serious wardrobe workhorse that always looks effortless; whether it’s lending some edge to a girly look or adding structure to something whimsical.
But, to ensure the old faithful doesn’t just translate as, well, old — we enlisted three local bloggers to share their fresh takes on the classic fave. Trust, these blue-jean babes will have you whipping out those denim duds in no time.
The general consensus is that if you have killer arms — we'll defer to Madonna or Michelle Obama — you should show them off at every possible opportunity. Enocha of Locks and Trinkets falls into this category, so it makes total sense that she wears her denim, sans sleeves. Layering a long vest over a staple LBD keeps the look more casual and happy hour-friendly, but cinching it at the waist and adding an armful of studded accessories makes it anything but boring.
Miss Selfridge Cami Corset Bodycon Dress, $38, available at Miss Selfridge; Rag & Bone Norfolk Shirt Dress, $198, available at La Garçonne; KORS Michael Kors Ava Sandal, $229.99, available at Lord & Taylor; Warehouse Metal Sections Stretch Belt, $30.55, available at ASOS; Lanvin Wide Brim Hat, $663, available at farfetch.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Locks and Trinkets.
Trinkets & Trends, Lexi
Whether you’re headed to the farmer’s market or preparing to stake out a spot on the sand, sun-filled days beg for leggy looks. To keep some skin hidden from the rays, Trinkets and Trends blogger Lexi topped her sweet romper with a breezy denim jacket. The moto-style piece injects a little edge into the outfit, balancing the feminine vibe. The kicker? Fun pinstripes add an eye-catching detail and a little extra oomph to keep it non-fussy.
Topshop MOTO Blue Denim Biker Jacket, $110, available at Topshop; Mango Crossed Back Crochet Jumpsuit, $59.99, available at Mango; Ray-Ban 58mm Aviator Sunglasses, $185, available at Nordstrom; Jules Smith Surf Bangles, $105, available at Shopbop; Zara Sandal with Metal Detail, $89.90, available at Zara.
Photo: Courtesy of Trinkets & Trends.
Good, Bad, and Fab, Jenny
Neon and sequins are an attention-grabber's M.O., but don't underestimate the power of — get ready for it — pastel! Pairing powder-blue jeans with a white denim jacket makes a statement in its own right (pale Canadian tuxedo anyone?), but Good, Bad, and Fab’s Jenny adds punches of color with her accessories to make the whole thing pop. Step it up with bright wedge sneaks (see what we did there?), while a low-slung satchel keeps things from getting boyish. Top it off with a cap that shows your L.A. pride and protects your peepers. Go Doyers!
All Saints Cole Denim Jacket, $160, available at All Saints; J Brand Allegra Cropped Jeans, $416, available at My Theresa; Joie Risa Top, $98, available at Joie; Nike Dunk High iD, $135, available at Nike; Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Clean Up Hat, $19.99, available at Lids; Diane von Furstenberg On-the-Go Metallic Tote Bag, $425, available at Cusp.
Photo: Courtesy of Good, Bad, and Fab.
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