Breaking up a Monochrome Outfit with a Denim Jean Jacket

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Breaking up a Monochrome Outfit with a Denim Jean Jacket

Quote of the day: “People will always follow a good example: be the one to set a good example.” Anne Frank

I bet more than one of you out there loves a monochromatic outfit. At least if you’re anything like my mother! But what about using your denim jean jacket to break up the all-one-color look?

The classic jean jacket seems to come around in popularity every spring season! I know the three of us have had ours for many years, but I don’t always think of them as part of an outfit. Usually they are hanging in the coat closet waiting to be thrown on as we rush out the door!

So I thought I’d take a shot as using them for part of our outfits as inspiration! And to add in variety, I had all of us use different color schemes!  Would you wear your denim jacket like this?

Jodie’s (50+) Outfit: For my monochrome outfit, I chose blush pink for my jeans & shirt.

You probably know that blush is that “it” color of the season, if you’ve been shopping lately. Many of my older friends think that this shade washes them out, which would be the perfect reason to add your denim jacket on top! But if you still steer away from this color next to you face, then how about trying this skirt instead? Of course some pink jeans would work fabulously or even sneakers!!

But I just have to show you that I’m not the only one who loves this blush color with their denim jacket. I was reading Laura’s blog, I do deClaire, last week and saw her outfit was almost like mine!!  That means it’s an ageless combination, right?
Style with jean jackets for women over 50

I had an inkling to wear my snakeskin sandals, so that led to the other brownish accessories!

These sandals have been at the top of my list for ease of wearing! I’m sure it has something to do with the ankle strap and very little material on the shoe that would rub against my feet! Nancy has a pair also, and loves them just as much! If you’re in the market, then here’s a fringe pair or a kitten heel pair!  Heck you could also get a flat version in an espadrille!!

Denim Jackets for Women over 50

My pink jeans were thrifted over a year ago. I needed to shorten them, so I decided to try out the raw hem since I’ve seen it on purchased jeans?

I’m sure most of you frown upon the distressing on purchased jeans! I know I couldn’t imagine wearing it either! But it sure makes shortening your jeans much easier than sewing them! The way I think about it, is if and when I get tired of that look, I can always hem the jeans later!

Besides, it’s one of those details that is so modern! Yet it’s not in your face distressed and silly looking. Like these grey ones. You hardly even notice the raw hem! But if you like a little spunk on the hems, there is also the step version!!

Denim Jean Jacket with a monochromatic outfit

And look at me wearing a scarf again!!

I don’t know about you, but I used to be one of those women that had scarves, but would never think to wear them. But I have to admit that between the fact that I got my scarves organized and I consider them now as part of my accessory arsenal, I wear them a ton!

Summer months may not be the time you even consider scarves, but I’ve decided to keep one in my car for the air conditioned stores!! Having a lightweight scarf to throw on easily, makes so much sense for someone who’s always cold like me! For example, this one would be nice for a little color!  Or a neutral scarf that would go with everything!

Style is Ageless Even for Women over 50

Jeans: Simply Vera-thrifted (similar here)~~Jacket: DKNY (similar here)~~Top: Naked Zebra (from my Thrift Box) (similar here)~~Shoes: Abound (similar here in beige)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Sunglasses: (similar here)

Nancy’s (60+) Outfit: I was so glad that Nancy chose a skirt and black colors for her monochrome look!

I see a lot of women wear all black, both young and older. And it’s almost getting too warm to really wear our leather skirts (or is it?) that all three of us have! We’ve styled them many times on the blog. The last time being here, here & here. Maybe leather skirts would be fine if you’re in an office setting like this one? Or if it was perforated and swingy, would that make it less hot for the summer?

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Nancy also added her multi colored necklace to break up the all blackness!

I have to admit, that I think a great statement necklace can do so much to a solid colored shirt! Here’s a dressier one with pearls, that would even work for some upcoming weddings! Or how about a turquoise one? Who doesn’t love turquoise with almost every other color? But some of my favorite necklaces right now are those with tassels!! For some reason, I feel like tassels just make you smile!

Ageless Style for Boomers

And for Nancy’s shoes, she picked out her denim sandals!!

Since we all love our denim so much, then don’t you think there should be a pair of denim sandals in your closet? They will match when you do wear jeans, and they will go with everything else, right?

Besides the two pair I linked to below, I also found so many others that would work so great in any one’s closet. Like these or these if you don’t want a high heel. But if don’t mind some height in your shoes, then you might enjoy these or these.

How to Style your Denim Jean Jacket

Especially since Nancy’s denim jacket is a little lighter in it’s wash, I think it breaks up the darkness of the all black so perfectly!!

Heck, just think how good it would look over a LBD! Oh wait–we kinda did that a couple of years ago, here!

Women Over 60 Looking Stylish

Skirt: Charlotte Made it (similar here)~~Jacket: Merona (similar here)~~Top: Claudia Richard (similar here)~~Shoes: AK (similar here or here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Charlotte’s (70+) Outfit: When I told mom she was to create a monochromatic outfit, I think she jumped up and down in glee for 10 minutes!!

Okay, so I could be exaggerating!! But she really does love her all one color looks!! I’m sure she was sorry to hear that she had to put a denim jacket over top…ha ha!

Anyways she chose yellow as her color of choice! Many of you already know that yellow is my favorite color recently, so we can safely assume that the nut doesn’t fall far from the tree!

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You may be one of those women that thinks that you can’t wear yellow.

I get that, but I would argue 2 facts! One that there are many shades of yellow, and I’m sure one of them would look good on you. Second, you could always wear the color on the lower half of your body. Like these fabulous pants would be perfect for the summer months! Or if you enjoy wearing skirts, then this one is very pretty!

And you know how I feel about yellow shoes, right? One of my favorite posts was about yellow shoes here, here & here! In case you happen to appreciate my love for yellow shoes, then check out these and these for a little smile! Plus I couldn’t forget you women who still love heels, so these and these are for you!

Denim Jean Jackets work for Women over 70

For mom’s denim jacket, we even added some of her brooches on one of the pockets.

The last time we talked about brooches on our pockets on the blog, was in the winter months! They do seem like a heavier accessory, but how can you pass up the fun designs out there like this one or this one? Besides there are some that really are made for the summer like this one  or this one!

Brooches on a denim Jacket

I’m sure you might have noticed that even though we all wore the same colored top & bottom, I did change up the shoes and accessories.

I’m not exactly sure why I gravitate towards adding in some color for some part of our outfits, except to say that color makes me happy! I also would venture to say that the added in color adds a focal point. Like for my mom’s jewelry. Even though it’s small, the garnets stands out nicely against the yellow & blue!

Looking Modern with a jean jacket for women over 70

Pants: SK Wear (similar here)~~Jacket: Guess (similar here)~~Top: Mom made it (similar here)~~Shoes: Nine West (similar here)~~Brooches: (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

Your denim jean jacket can be the perfect item to throw over your monochrome outfit! And it’s easy to take off when it gets too warm also, leaving you with a sophisticated look!

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The varieties are quite endless for jean jackets even under $100. They come in distressed, embellished, different colors and prints! Do you have a favorite?

  • Love all of the looks and how the jacket really adds that extra element that takes each outfit to the next level. Looks great ladies!
    Thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jess! Of course it’s not a monochromatic look once I add the jacket, right? But maybe that’s why I like it so much??!!
      XOXO

  • All three of you look great in your denim jackets! I need to start wearing my silk and chiffon scarves but I always seem to forget. I’ll challenge myself to featuring one on the blog! Thanks for linking up 🙂

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s totally about getting into a habit to wear some of our things, don’t you think, Emma??
      XOXO

  • Ok, you gorgeous ladies have convinced me to get a jean jacket.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      As a young vibrant woman, Elle–I’m surprised you don’t already have one!!?? If you get one, maybe we should collaborate this fall, because I’m going to do another 2 posts about them then!!?

  • Tamara R

    I love pairing my denim jacket with maxi dresses and sun dresses. One of my favorite looks is wearing it with a long black maxi dress, accessorized with turquoise jewelry. I also get compliments when I wear this combo!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That sounds like the perfect outfit Tamara!!
      I have seen many women wearing them with maxis—I’ll have to have us all do that at the end of summer!! Thanks for the idea!
      🙂

  • A denim jacket is as basic as jeans. I can’t believe I didn’t have one till a couple of years ago. They look great with monochromatic outfits as you ladies have shown. I’ve worm mine with all white and with all black.

    ❤️carmen

    https://fashionableover50.wordpress.com/2016/10/01/how-to-style-a-jean-jacket/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      They really are such a classic piece!! I wished I thought more about wearing it as a jacket–instead of just a covering when I leave the house! Maybe I should change which closet I store it in?
      XOXO

  • A jean jacket is so gorgeous! I how how it is taking on a versatile approach in fashion. 🙂
    http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2017/05/emerald-5-ways-it-is-trending-this.html

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You’re so right Heather!!!
      🙂

  • Jacqueline Rendine

    I love a great jean jacket! It is one of my favorites!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    Stylin In St. Louis

    • Jodie Filogomo

      They are perfect, right?
      XOXO

  • Lovely ! I usually wear my denim jacket with a black dress .
    The idea of adding the brooches totally works as its a great way to update the garment without having to add any iron on patches.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Lorena!!
      I was surprised at how great the jean jacket looked over black when Nancy put her outfit together!! Maybe I don’t think of it as much because my jacket is already so dark??
      But the brooches are a fun accessory—easy, cheap & fun–what’s not to love, right?
      XOXO

  • I wear denim with everything because it goes with everything. I love the added touch of the brooches on the pocket. Little touches like that really make a difference in the overall effect of an outfit.

    That is too funny that both you and your Mom like yellow.

    I wonder why your Mom is so enamoured with monochromatic looks. She looks tall already. I would think it would be Nancy that would be obsessed with that.

    I’m like you, colour makes me happy.

    bisous
    Suzanne
    http://www.suzannecarillo.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You bring up such a great point about my mom, Suzanne!! So I forwarded this comment to her. I, on the other hand, have given up trying to figure her out—ha ha!!!!!!!!!
      But part of it, I think, is the fact that it was the “rule” so long ago—and she’s not one to give things up easily!! You’ll see when you meet her in October—you are going to Seattle, right?
      And maybe I like yellow so much because of her? Although blue is her favorite color!!
      XOXO

  • Missy May

    I just got a denim jacket two days ago. In fact I can’t believe I didn’t owe one on my closet. Lol! Its a fashion staple and y’all ladies werkin it so well. Classy outfits here, Jodie. 🙂

    http://missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Missy!! They really are the classic piece, I think!! What don’t they go with??
      🙂

  • I love wearing my denim jacket with all of my outfits during the summer. This is a great idea with the monochrome look!

    michellespaige.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Michelle!! I mean, why not, right? They go with everything!!!
      XOXO

  • Denim jackets really are perfect or breaking up monochrome. You all look great!

    Annessa
    http://www.seekingsunshine.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Annessa!!
      🙂

  • ADA

    I can never emphasize the importance of a denim jacket enough. I own several but they are all different from one-another. Three different looks but equally awesome for Spring. Your step-mom could pass for a trendy and super stylish 40 year old in her outfit. 😉

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Well, you just made Nancy’s day with that comment Ada!! I forwarded it to her so she would see it!!
      The denim jackets really are a staple. Or at least should be!!
      XOXO

  • Denim jackets are so versatile! Definitely a year-round staple.

    Jamie
    Treats and Trends

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s true Jamie!! I’ve even worn mine in the winter under my fur vest!!
      XOXO

  • I love all these outfits and what you’ve added for accessories. Your fashion imagination is endless Jodie!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Molly!!
      I’m not sure my imagination is endless…ha ha. But I sure am willing to keep trying!!
      XOXO

  • As you know, this is my favourite kind of styling. Monochromatic suits my petite frame. I love your more tailored denim jacket Jodie, but all of you look fabulous here. A denim Jacket is one item I haven’t got! Need to get me one! xx
    http://www.vanityandmestyle.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s exactly what my mom says about wearing monochrome—and maybe that’s why I don’t love it! You know–as a daughter trying to make a way for myself?? Funny, huh?
      XOXO

  • i love the styling with the denim jackets!

    kileen
    cute & little

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Kileen!!

  • dan

    An one-colour-outfit is a smart way to solve the problem of “what match clothes to?” It is what I prefer when I am in a hurry . A denim jacket adds something different to the look.

    You are wearing lovely sandals!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s a smart way to think about the monochromatic look, Dan!!
      Thanks!! 🙂

  • Rebecca Saffer

    Wow – you gorgeous ladies knocked this one out of the park. I love all three looks and find denim jackets go wonderfully with most of my clothing. Charlotte’s brooches are great as is Nancy’s necklace. As far as scarves, I am going to make more effort to incorporate some of the lovely spring/summer ones into my wardrobe as you did here.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Rebecca!!
      I guess the take home message from your comment is we did good on the accessories! Since all three of us have quite a few in our possession—I always figure we should pull them out and wear them!!
      I really appreciate the kind words, and I made sure to forward this to both mom & Nancy!! 🙂

  • Versatilestylebytracey

    I really love adding a denim jacket especially in Spring. I have quite a few in colored and white as well as classic shades. Nice idea to break up a monochromatic outfit with one.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      They really do go with everything, don’t they Tracey??
      I’m always drawn to the fun colored ones or now the embroidery ones. So i have a feeling there will be a couple more in my closet by the end of this summer!!
      XOXO

  • I love adding a denim jacket. Love the lighter wash too. I just bought another one this morning!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      How funny that you just bought another one. I keep telling myself I don’t need more than one, but I could be wrong??
      🙂

  • Terri Webster Schrandt

    I love denim jackets on other people. I have two but rarely wear them. They always look and feel too boxy on me. You all look wonderful in these!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I know that feeling totally Terri. That’s probably why I got this one of mine—because it’s not as boxy. And that’s how I felt about the bomber jackets at first!
      But after seeing them everywhere, maybe I’m getting used to the boxiness. And especially with pants that are more fitted, they even out??
      🙂

  • Laura

    Thanks for the shout out! I love your monochromatic outfits! Denim jackets are so perfect for making an outfit more casual or adding a different color. They literally go with everything!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      They really are quite the classic piece, Laura!! I love how we were almost #twinsies!!
      XOXO

  • Such a great post. Love how each of you wore your denim jacket and each is a different shade. Your dark jacket is perfect with blush. Nancy’s lighter one is spot on with black. And your mom in yellow – well, she looks great in that color!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Carrie!!
      XOXO

  • Dare you think I have totally gone off the deep end over here, I must say that when I read your title, I thought there was some error. I never even realized the outfits beneath the denim jackets were monochromatic! That’s how effective these combinations are…the textures, the detailing and the accessories make them all so interesting. Sometimes monochromatic translates into flat or boring but you gals scored with all three of these looks. So dimensional and lovely.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You point about monochromatic outfits may be the reason that I just don’t usually love them. Maybe that’s why I always feel the need to add in something else??
      But then maybe I’m in the wrong about even talking about monochromatic outfits because adding in the jacket kills the definition of monochromatic, right?? Ha ha
      XOXO

  • I am so excited to pull out my denim jacket this spring!!! I love how you styled the looks!

    http://www.stylebymemory.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Joti!!

  • Fabulous post, as always! I completely agree with each thing you said! My jean jacket has always just been hanging in my closet waiting to get thrown on as I run out the door. I don’t generally base an outfit around it. What a great idea to use it as a way to break up a monochromatic outfit! Haha! And so glad you’re mom finally had a chance to wear a (almost) monochrome outfit on the blog. 🙂 And I would always forget about my scarves, until my mom made me a little scarf hanger to keep them all organized. They get so much more use now! Hope you ladies are all having a great week!

    ~Lindsey
    http://have-clothes-will-travel.com/

  • Breaking up a monochrome look with a denim jacket is a trick I always use. It’s also a great way to dress down an outfit!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who likes doing this Tamara!!
      Thanks,
      XOXO

  • Oooh I hadn t even pinned a brooche on my jacket! I always have! Aren t denim jackets just fantastic! You know I love them!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I don’t think of the brooches as much in the warmer month though, Nancy—maybe you too??
      XOXO

      • Lately I’ve been thinking that necklaces feel too warm around the neck in summer (another place to perspire). A brooch might feel cooler.

        • Jodie Filogomo

          Ahhh…I never thought of it that way…you may be right!!!

  • Judy Gramith

    Jean jackets have become just as classic as their jean counterpart. I have a TON of this style in my closet and find that it’s one of the absolutely BEST kinds of garments to buy from a thrift or consignment store. I’ve also rarely thrown away a jean jacket. I have more that feature the “jean jacket styling” but the are all extremely versatile. Truly they’re one of the most versatile items in my closet.
    Jodie, I love the zipper touches on your jacket. Nancy’s black leather with denim look is awesome and reveals that denim and black leather are “age universal”. I also really like her multi-colored beads!! Charlotte looks so pretty in her pale yellow monochromatic outfit and the pins are a HOOT!!! (pun intended).
    Great styling!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Well hearing you say this, makes me think that I should go ahead and buy the classic version—especially if I see one at the thrift store. I always resisted because I knew I already had this one in my possession!!
      XOXO

      • Judy Gramith

        Think of them like shoes. Go for it!

  • I love a monochrome outfit, and I love a denim jacket. This is a great idea. Sometimes a monochrome look needs something to break it up.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Of course if you get technical, it’s not really a monochromatic look when I add in the jean jacket, huh?? Good thing I’m not technical..ha ha!!
      XOXO

  • I couldn’t agree more that a denim jacket is a must have for this spring and summer. Love your dark jacket Jodie with all of its unique details. Love all these looks and your picks!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Kathrine!!
      There are so many fun ones available now—those embroidery details are calling my name!!
      XOXO

  • donnaduck

    Oooh! When I saw the “jean jacket” post, I went, YAY!!! I adore my jean jacket!! I just purchase it a year ago, and I have to say, year round, this is MY look! I wear my jacket over dresses (yes, even the new Spring ones!), with jeans, and basic pants too. I have to say, I haven’t worn it over a monochromatic look, but you’ve shown some great examples and I can easily see this would work just fine! Can’t wait to see if you do “dressing down a dress with a jean jacket”!! (did I just steal a headline from you??!!) LOL!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You crack me up, Donna!! Am I getting too predictable?? Because, of course that’s the next post!! You’ll still come back and read it though, right?
      Do you want to send me (email: jodie@jtouchofstyle.com) a picture of you wearing a dress with your jean jacket—I’d love to put it on the blog!!!??? 🙂
      XOXO

  • Amy D. Christensen

    Great post, Jodie. I love denim jackets and they are certainly more than just a jacket these days. They are perfect for making a monochrome outfit pop. You did great on all of these outfits. I love your blush look and the pant hem…perfect! I really like Nancy’s outfit as I think black is just a very classic look, yet the jacket keeps it from getting too dressy and the necklace adds just the right pop of color. I like that you added some brooches to your mom’s outfit as well. Just that little bit of color makes the outfit seem balanced. Keep up the great work girlfriend! – Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Amy!!
      I was glad that Nancy chose black since mom & I really don’t look as good in it! Yet so many women I know, wear it tons!! And you’re right—even though Nancy’s wearing a skirt, the jean jacket makes it more casual!!
      XOXO

  • Seems like I purchase a denim jacket every season with the intention of incorporating this classic into my wardrobe. And guess what? I have yet to ever reach for one of those jackets. Can you believe it?! It’s just never been a go-to for me but you ladies have styled yours so beautifully that don’t be surprised to see me wearing a denim jacket in a future post. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Mary
    http://marymurnane.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I probably don’t wear it as much as I should either Mary!! Maybe because everyone else is?? But I have grabbed it more just this spring than any other spring!
      I’d really love to get one with embroidery on it—I find that detail to be so lovely!!
      XOXO

  • donnanance

    Great post with lovely outfits on beautiful ladies! I love that you showed different shades of denim. The accessories all steal the show…denim is the perfect backdrop for jewelry and fun shoes. I have two denim jackets, both thrifted, and I usually wear a large brooch or a collection of smaller pins. Never fails to get compliments.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      The brooches are my fave on the denim too!!
      I can’t tell you how glad I am to hear you say you have 2 jackets! I keep wanting to get a classic shaped one, but I feel guilty since I already have this one in my closet!! But heck, if I find it at the thrift store, it’ll be a deal!!
      XOXO

  • Rebecca Phillips

    I was looking for a jean jacket. Pinned!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Well, isn’t that perfect, Rebecca!!???
      I was thinking I wanted another jacket for me too—and that’s the one I was thinking of getting. Because it’s 25% off and free shipping—that’s a good deal!!
      XOXO

  • Cheryl Tucker

    What a wonderful idea Jodie. The denim is the perfect way make the same colors stand out! You all look fabulous! Happy Monday!
    Cheryl Tucker
    http://www.northwestmountainliving.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Cheryl!!
      XOXO

  • Karen

    These outfits are all truly stylish! I would have a hard time choosing a favorite. I always thought of monochromatic as “column dressing” and would put on a jacket for contrast. I was taught about column dressing because it is figure-flattering. Adding a denim jacket just looks so fresh! You mentioned distressing your jeans, this is so funny and I’m not making this up, but I also did this to my pink jeans (mine are a really deep pink, okay, hot pink) this past week. Cut off the too long hems to try the frayed look. I love them. Made them into ankle pants which for me are hard to find because I’m not tall. But isn’t it funny, we both did this to our pink pants? I hope the frayed trend hangs on another year because I like this. I figured I can always hem them into crops when the frayed look goes away! Nancy’s look is spunky to me with the leather skirt! Just looks so fresh and up to date! And I love her sandals! Those are beauties! Your mom is classy as always, and this goes to show that even classic dressers can have some fun with the denim jacket look! Her glasses are always so cute, she seems to have many pairs. I love the plaid ones. I recently bought glasses online for the first time with much success and an amazingly low price tag, so I might have to seek some plaid ones out for another fun pair! I think you will find that a lot of us would wear our denim the ways you have shown here!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Well isn’t that funny about your pink jeans, Karen? I have to admit that I really like the raw hem. The distressed knees always look so sloppy to me (even though I have 2 pairs–but I know I’ll look back in the years to come and think they were silly), but for some reason the raw hem doesn’t seems as sloppy! Maybe because you don’t really notice it–it’s more of a detail?? And that’s exactly what I figured I could do when it’s not in style anymore (if I still fit in the jeans, ha ha!!)
      Thanks for always being so wonderfully, positive to all of us!
      I always try to forward these nice comments to mom & Nancy so they can read them too!!
      XOXO

  • Thanks for helping me make up my mind. I was deciding between a poly/acrylic moto jacket in a neutral weave and a white jean jacket in cotton, more suitable for this already hot, humid climate.

    Looking at the various links, I decided against the currently-controversial designer whose jean jacket buttons are gold while everybody else’s are silver. Comparing the more expensive brands at a couple of department stores, I decided the store brand at 60% less is a better buy.

    Not going to wear frayed hem jeans; Charlotte’s and my rules are steadfast. My opinion is that fashionable colors are okay; anything that looks ‘messy’ on a truly short person is not.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I always love the look of the white jean jacket—and the only reason I don’t have one is because I have a white vest version. And I thought maybe that would be too much!! But talk about versatile!!
      And I almost always go for the store brands—because I very rarely can tell a difference. As long as they fit and look good, I forget about the labels!!
      I totally understand about the frayed hems, Jean!! But I was laughing with mom today because we just finished taking photos for an upcoming post, and her skirt has some distressing on it (shocking, I know)! It’s not really messy, but you’ll see it in June!!
      🙂

  • The Adored Life

    These are such great ideas that anyone can adapt to make their outfit pop! Great advice!

    The Adored Life

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Alissa!!
      🙂

  • Such a great post, Jodie! I love a denim jacket with Everything and agree with you they are a wonderful way to break up a monochromatic look and add some visual interest. Each of you look great and I like the different colors chosen. So many fun elements in each of your looks.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jennie!!!
      Since I’m not a huge lover of the monochromatic look—I think this really appeals to me!!
      🙂

  • Rhona Crouthamel

    You’ve once again hit on one of my “sweet spots”! I love using a denim jacket to set off ANY outfit. I always have several styles hanging in my closet. These all look great! So, glad your mom finally got to play into her favorite way of dressing! She looks wonderful! I am in love with Nancy’s leather skirt look on very! Fabulous necklace! And, Jodie, you just added so many great little touches…the untraditional cut of the jacket, fraying your jean edge, all those great accessories… The scarf, the earrings and, of course, I love the shoes! Excellent!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’m so glad to hear you have several styles of jean jackets, Rhona!! Because I always think I want to get one of those classic styles, but I feel guilty since I already have this one…..
      Thanks for such a wonderful, positive comment for all of us. I made sure to forward it to both mom & Nancy, so they won’t miss it!!
      🙂

  • Tina von tinaspinkfriday

    Wonderfull post! A denimjacket is always a good idea, cool down :)) every outfit. I love it so much Jodie. All ladys looks fabulous. XO Tina

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Tina!!
      It is one of those items that we all probably have, right??
      XOXO

      • Tina von tinaspinkfriday

        Oh yes, it’s a must have 🙂

  • Great post! Your outfit looks so smart and polished, Jodie! Very unique jean jacket…what a great find!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Em!!
      I keep wondering if I should break down and get a classic styled denim jacket….but I’d feel guilty for have 2 in my closet!!

  • Bev @ Walking Well With God

    Jodie,
    Thank you for helping branch out when thinking about wearing my jean jacket. Love the idea of using it to break up a monochromatic outfit….perfect! I also like how you can make a dress look a little more casual by simply pairing it with a jean jacket. Thanks to your blog, I’m finding a whole new range of possibilities in my closet without having to buy a thing 🙂
    Blessings,
    Bev xx

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Bev…I can’t tell you how it makes my heart feel so good to hear you say those words!! Not that I don’t like shopping and buying new things, but it’s so smart to wear what we already have in our closets!!
      And how did you know what our Wednesday post is going to be about??? (Great minds think alike, I guess….)
      XOXO

  • So many great ways to wear a denim jacket!!
    Jaymie

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Isn’t it so true, Jaymie??
      🙂

  • Denim jackets are great! Especially at this time of year. Great looks. Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Gemma!!

  • Love these looks! You all look beautiful!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Megan!!