Apple pie, Bruce Springsteen, and denim all scream red, white, & blue to me.
The most “American” jacket?
A jean jacket.
Created in 1880 by Levi’s, to me, denim jackets are synonymous with Americana.
Denim jackets are great, however the ones I love most are lined with shearling…
The biggest question though: how to style them?
How to Wear a Shearling Denim Jacket
Do you remember the movie “Wild America?”
Did you know it was set in 1967?
I (somehow) didn’t.
Didn’t Devon Sawa’s shearling lined denim jacket look completely contemporary?
Yes, it did.
So that’s how I’m going to style these outfits, but, remembering that my style icons are Kate Moss and Emmanuelle Alt, that doesn’t mean these outfits will be totally American…
Denim Shearling Jacket with Dresses
Yes, these would look so cute with a ~nice~ pair of shoes.
Mary-Janes, a low pump ballet flat, yeah, I totally agree.
… but, I want to keep the wild and free feelin’ alive. After all, the Stouffer brothers didn’t risk their lives in a bear cave for me to just snub that spirit.
Dresses are inherently more, well, feminine.
So, to get that Western spirit, we’re adding, well, the most Western-inspired boots I own (i.e., Isabel Marant boots).
Short Dresses with a Shearling Denim Jacket Outfits
Left to Right: HVN mini Maria dress with a vintage necklace, vintage bag, and Isabel Marant Cluster boots; Staud dress with a vintage bag, Jennifer Fisher x Goop hoops, and Isabel Marant Dicker boots; Susan Monaco slip dress with Isabel Marant x H&M earrings, a Marc Jacobs clutch, and Isabel Marant Cluster boots.
Longer Dresses with a Shearling Denim Jacket Outfits
Did I overdo it with the red boots? It doesn’t matter.
The deep bordeaux colour lends a vintage American vibe…
Left to Right: Re/Done slip dress with Jennifer Fisher x Goop hoops, a Marc Jacobs clutch, and Isabel Marant Dicker boots; Dôen Esme dress with Isabel Marant Freak Out earrings, a Chanel Classic Handbag and Isabel Marant Cluster boots; ALEXACHUNG Floral dress with a Celine Small Trio and Isabel Marant Dicker boots.
What Pants to Wear with a Shearling Denim Jacket
As I said before, denim is the most American piece of apparel.
… which is why you can wear whatever shoes you want and still get an American-feeling from your outfits.
Like, what I mean to say is you don’t need to make it look “more American” with boots, because your denim bottoms take care of that.
Blue Jeans with a Shearling Denim Jacket Outfits
… yes, I realise that these blue denim jeans on the blue denim shearling jacket is less American and more Canadian tuxedo, but whatever, I’m Canadian.
Left to Right: Re/Done jeans with an AGOLDE bodysuit, Isabel Marant Freak Out earrings, Isabel Marant Zap belt, Chanel Classic Handbag, and Manolo Blahnik BBs; ; Re/Done jeans with an Abercromie shirt, In God We Trust necklace, a Marc Jacobs clutch, and Chanel slingbacks; Re/Done jeans with an A.P.C. x Goop shirt, Jennifer Fisher x Goop hoops, Isabel Marant Zap belt, Louis Vuitton Speedy, and Manolo Blahnik BBs.
Black Jeans with a Shearling Denim Jacket Outfits
The only thing that makes an all-black outfit even cooler is throwing a shearling denim jacket on top.
… these outfits are proof.
Left to Right: Rag & Bone skinny jeans with a Nili Lotan Atwood turtleneck, Isabel Marant x H&M earrings, By Far Becca Boots, and a Louis Vuitton Toiletry pouch; Rag & Bone skinny jeans with a T by Alexander Wang cami, David Yurman hoops, Isabel Marant Cluster boots, and a Chanel Classic Handbag; Rag & Bone Cigarette Jeans with an Everlane bodysuit, Isabel Marant Zap belt, Birkenstock Bostons, and a Celine Small Trio.
Wider Pants with a Shearling Denim Jacket Outfits
The denim shearling jacket makes wide-legged bottoms look more casual.
… so have fun with your shoes.
Left to Right: Re/Done jeans with a Calder Blake Rampling tee, Madewell belt, In God We Trust necklace, a vintage bag, and Repetto Cendrillon flats; Erin Wasson x RVCA trousers with a James Perse t-shirt, vintage necklace, Chanel Classic Handbag, and Dôen Mary Janes; Re/Done jeans with an AGOLDE bodysuit, vintage necklace, Isabel Marant pouch, and Chanel ballet flats.
“We gotta get out while we’re young
‘Cause tramps like us
Baby, we were born to run”
-Bruce Springsteen, “Born to Run” (1975)
While you likely won’t run out and embark on filming the next great American wildlife documentary, a shearling denim jacket will keep you warm wherever you go…
Keep the Stouffer brothers in mind and you’ll be set to create your own adventures.
My Levi’s Ex-Boyfriend Sherpa Trucker Jacket is a size small in “Addicted To Love” and available from levis.com for $108 USD.
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