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In a season where wispy tanks and miniskirts are the norm, it’s hard to strike a balance between work-appropriate and, well, not sweating your butt off at your desk. And, though draping a blazer over your getup for the umpteenth day in a row could work, who wants to sport the same topper day in and day out?
Instead, opt for a more carefree look and resurrect your favorite childhood classic: the jean jacket. Not only does a structured denim topper add an element of edge to any outfit, but it’s the perfect remedy to your office’s out-of-wack AC situation.
So, whether you plan to wear it around your waist á la 1996 or drape it over your shoulders for an updated, model-off-duty vibe, click through for a dozen not-so-basic denim jackets that’ll serve as the perfect layering piece for summer and beyond!