If your denim jacket has been in rotation for a while, chances are you could use new ideas on how to wear it, especially now that it's Summer. To the rescue are 14 stylish celebrities, including the always stylish Emmy Rossum, Amy Adams, and Hailee Steinfeld. Like the ensembles you're about to see, we love the idea of juxtaposing a boyish denim jacket with girlier pieces, playing with proportions with a cropped jacket and longer tunics, and going edgy with a denim and leather pairing. Want to know more? Head inside to witness all the famous faces working denim jackets right now, and to draw inspiration for your future denim-jacket looks.
Jessica Alba may have been wary of colored denim at first, but as these 77 flawless examples prove, Jessica has more than mastered the ever-popular trend. During everything from coffee runs to family park days, Jessica has proved the power of denim separates, delivering an array of Cali-cool ensembles time and time again. Though she has a soft spot for colored and printed jeans, Jessica has no problem playing double denim duty (yes, you heard us, denim on denim that looks amazing!), working her bold bottoms with jean jackets, denim vests, and chambray shirts. Her balance of fashion and function is not only inspiring, but easy to re-create with items you already have in your closet. So dust off your favorite denim pieces and add a cool-girl twist with 77 Alba-inspired denim, chambray, or jeans looks.
From printed jeans to cool cutoffs, denim is a closet staple among celebrities, but this year Current/Elliott's cool-girl pieces reigned supreme among Hollywood trendsetters. Designers Emily Current and Meritt Elliott's on-trend styles have been spotted on almost every fashion star, including Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba, and Rihanna, just to name a few. See which other fashionistas were spotted in Current/Elliott in 2012, then shop the exact items for yourself.
Anne Hathaway took a flight from LA to NYC and showed off her Summer travel style in a striped maxi skirt, denim jacket, and fuchsia sunglasses. Her other airport accessories included a Stella McCartney bag, ankle-tie wedge espadrilles, and a long silver necklace. To re-create Anne's look for your next getaway or daytime fun, pair a navy tank with a striped maxi skirt, like the one we chose below or this Awake striped maxi skirt ($60), throw on a denim jacket, then add a pop of color via bright-pink shades. Don't forget to finish off with classic espadrilles and a statement bag. Shop similar pieces, including Anne's exact bag, below.
While arriving at LAX airport, Jessica Alba showcased yet another stellar travel look working a denim jacket with black satin baggy pants, a colorful printed scarf, and her Tory Burch fedora. The actress has been deemed the queen of layering by her stylist Brad Goreski and that trait comes in handy during globe-trotting. Jessica accessorized her solid separates with silver python Alexandre Birman flats, a few beaded bracelets, and pink card holder. Take a cue from this trendsetter by pairing a denim jacket and black satin trousers with an eye-catching scarf and fedora for a day of errands or switch the pants for a flirty dress when meeting the girls for brunch.
There are few items as versatile as a denim jacket, and as these five celebrities prove, there are countless ways to work them for Summer. Rachel showcased her warm-weather style with a flirty white dress, a jean jacket, and ShoeMint sandals, Keira Knightley topped her abstract maxi and cap-toe Chanel flats with a light-wash denim jacket, while Cameron Diaz showed off her denim-on-denim style in a Levi's jacket. Check out five celebrity-inspired ways to work your denim topper, then shop similar pieces for yourself.
Keira Knightley stepped out in London with fiancé James Righton in a black and tan outfit that's perfect for a casual night out. Her look included a denim jacket, a black button-down maxi dress, Tapeet sandals, and tan accessories, including a tan belt and a tan shoulder bag. We love how Keira worked her ensemble with ease, then added red-orange nail polish for a touch of much-needed color. Inspired by Keira, sport a black dress with tan accessories and a jean jacket while strolling around the city during day or night or dabble with the black and tan trend via these Rachel Zoe tan leather shorts ($357, originally $595), a black blouse, high heels, and a denim jacket for a dressier feel.
Beyoncé took a break from all the bright colors she's been sporting lately and wore a neutral ensemble while out in NYC. She said bye to her loud bottoms — a colorful, printed maxi skirt and floral pants — and opted to wear beige jeggings instead. Continuing her light theme were a blush blouse, denim jacket, and gray-and-white printed scarf. Sparkly Louboutin pumps dressed things up a bit, while black round shades added retro flair. Kickback up top, party on bottom — so Beyoncé and so easy to re-create.
As an enthusiastic supporter of the knee-high sock trend — I'm actually sporting a pair as I type — I was delighted to see this look by Fab reader aprettypenny. She styled a floral dress with tights and tall socks, then layered up with a leather belt and dark denim jacket. Her brown boots help give the outfit a funky boho edge. While I'm totally smitten with her pretty Fall layers, her best accessory is definitely her megawatt smile!
Congrats to aprettypenny!
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Almost every girl has a blue denim jacket in her closet — it's a classic by now. Well, let's do a little remix and throw a nonblue denim jacket in the mix. It'll still lend that kick-back vibe, but with a fresher flair. Feeling wild? Try this leopard denim jacket ($49). Or get this Juicy Couture equestrian style ($200) for a fashiony, femme flair.