The 2018 Secrets to Looking Good in a Denim Jacket

A denim jacket has become much a part of our closets as a checked blazer or a black roll-neck. But it can get a little, well, boring. It's not that we don't love this wardrobe staple; it's that we can run out of ways to make it feel fresh and interesting. During the colder months, we can also be tempted to throw it out when doing a wardrobe detox, regretting it later when it's the summer and you'll want to live in it. Instead, how about getting some inspiration from the varied street style denim jacket ensembles that are ready to be worn in 2018? Keep scrolling for how to wear a denim jacket and the pieces you'll want to shop now.

1. Shrugged off one shoulder 

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Style Notes: Want to give off that can't-be-bothered vibe? Wear your denim jacket in a nonchalant manner off one shoulder. Better if you're also wearing a dress or top that allows for a bit of flesh baring. Sassy.

For this, you need something oversized and classic, so turn to a vintage store or Topshop. 

2. Exaggerated Shoulders 

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Style Notes: Balenciaga has been all about the statement '80s-style shoulder. Not only does it put a more tailored twist on the denim jacket, it makes any outfit you wear it with look super smart.

Nab this while it's still in the sale. 

3. Contrasting double denim

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Style Notes: You don't have to do a lighter jacket with darker jeans; you can always try the opposite. Either way, double denim is still going to look chic. 

Simon Miller doesn't just do affordable It bags; it also offers up super-luxe denim pieces. 

4. Matching whites

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Style Notes: The thing about wearing white denim is that you will always worry it's going to get stained. Pro tip: Just don't eat ketchup and you're all good. In terms of making it a chic outfit, pair it with matching jeans and a blue striped shirt. 

There are no rules about wearing white denim only in the summer, so wear this in the winter with pride. 

5. Embellished collar

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Style Notes: When the weather is colder, you probably just want to throw on your trusty winter coat. However, denim can be just as toasty with a faux-fur collar. 

6. Long line with your favourite dress

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Style Notes: You forget that denim jackets don't just have to be waist-length. In fact, long, belted versions can look incredible. Wear with your favourite dress and mules. 

The belt on this coat is everything. 

7. Ladylike rock 'n' roll

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Style Notes: Don't forget how cool a black denim jacket can look. It's more of the rock 'n' roll choice, but paired with pink trousers, shoes and a bag, it suddenly looks ladylike. 

Next up, the biggest spring/summer 2018 fashion trends you need to know about.