Over the next couple of weeks we’re talking about the Denim Jacket, why it’s a key wardrobe piece and how to style it for the current season.


It’s almost been a year since our first post on the Denim Jacket where we gave you an outfit idea along with some styling tips to give you a head-start on wearing the jacket.

Now it’s time for more outfit inspo as well as styling tips. As Anna Kate has found during the last six months alone, this type of jacket is something you can pull out time and time again for an effortless put-together look.


A classic blue denim jacket is actually a neutral, meaning it matches a wide variety of colours and prints. Denim jackets also tend to be made from a mid-weight denim making them a perfect in-between layer or perfect outer layer. We also love that every clothing store has their own version, which makes it an easy-to-buy piece regardless of budget. As each denim jacket is slightly different in cut and denim there truly is a jacket to suit everyone.

For this series, we’re using the Dahlia Denim Jacket from Max. This one features soft denim, classic button front with breast pockets and a slightly cropped hem. It’s also available in Dark Indigo for those of you who want a more formal look.

Scroll down to see the first look!

Smart Casual

Denim Jacket

Denim Jacket

Denim Jacket

Denim Jacket

If you’re one of the lucky people who work in a creative work environment, or a casual/smart-casual office, then a denim jacket could be a wardrobe option for you. (A hint if you’re not sure, take note of the way your boss dresses and use that as a guideline to see how to appropriately meet dress requirements).

Styling Tips:

// Let the jacket be the most casual piece you’re wearing
// Contrast the texture with leather – in this case we used a leather skirt and bag
// Choose a more fitted, classic style to make sure your outfits don’t end up looking too casual.
// Footwear for your workplace should also be rather formal (can’t go wrong with loafers!)


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Wearing: Max Dahlia denim Jacket, Portmans top, Stella skirt, Merchant shoes, Marc Jacobs bag, Lovisa Jewellery

On Location: Parnell

Photography: Charlotte Turner