Denim Vest Trend: How to Style this Wardrobe Staple this Spring


Denim is one of the hottest trends for spring. I’m absolutely loving the resurgence of denim everything. Of course, denim has been popular for many years, but the denim on denim trend only comes and goes. This year, the more denim, the better. I recently found this long denim vest or long denim jacket and I absolutely love it. Denim vests for women have been a staple in fashion for decades, and continue to be a go-to piece for adding a touch of edge to any outfit. In this post, I’ll dive into the history of denim, explore how to style denim vests for women and share some tips on where to shop for them.

{Stacey’s Look: Skirt (similar, similar); Tank; Vest/Dress; Bag}

The History of Denim: A Look at Jean Jacket Vests

Denim has a long and fascinating history, dating back to the 16th century when it was first produced in Genoa, Italy. Originally used for workwear, denim quickly became popular among miners during the California Gold Rush in the mid-1800s. The fabric’s durability and versatility made it the perfect choice for heavy labor, and its popularity only grew from there.

In the early 1900s, denim began to make its way into mainstream fashion, with brands like Levi’s and Wrangler creating iconic denim jeans and jackets that are still popular today. One of the most popular jean jacket styles is the denim vest, also known as the jean vest or women’s denim vest. Denim vests women became synonymous with the rebellious spirit of the 1950s and 60s, with rock stars like Elvis Presley and James Dean donning them on stage.

How to Style Denim Vests for Women

Denim vests are versatile pieces that can be styled in a variety of ways. Here are some of our favorite ways to wear them:

Casual and Cool: Pair your denim vest with a simple tee, distressed denim shorts, and sneakers for an effortlessly cool look that’s perfect for running errands or grabbing brunch with friends.

Layered Look: Layer your denim vest over a long sleeve shirt or sweater for a cozy and chic outfit. Pair it with skinny jeans and ankle boots for a polished look.

Feminine Flair: Add a touch of femininity to your denim vest by pairing it with a floral dress and sandals. This is the perfect way to transition your summer dresses into fall.

Edgy Ensemble: For an edgy look, pair your denim vest with black leather leggings and a graphic tee. Finish off the look with ankle boots or sneakers for a cool and casual vibe.

When it comes to accessorizing your denim vest, there are no hard and fast rules. However, we recommend adding some statement jewelry or a colorful scarf to add a pop of color and personality to your outfit.

For my look, I chose to go with feminine since the vest is pretty edgy. I chose a flouncy mini skirt, a cropped black tank, and strappy gladiator heels. I also paired the look with a unique but understated black handbag. 

Where to Shop for a Denim Vest

There are plenty of places to shop for denim vests for women. Here are some of our top picks:

Levi’s: As one of the original creators of denim clothing, it’s no surprise that Levi’s offers a wide selection of denim vests for women.

Madewell: Known for their high-quality denim pieces, Madewell offers a variety of styles of denim vests for women, including oversized and cropped options.

ASOS: This online retailer offers a wide selection of trendy and affordable denim vests for women, including unique embellished options.

Nordstrom: With a vast selection of brands and styles, Nordstrom is a great place to find a denim vest that fits your personal style.

Shein: If you’re looking for affordable options and a lot of options, Shein is it. Although it is fast fashion, I have found many pieces over th years, especially in styles like denim, that do have lasting power.

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Denim vests for women are a versatile and stylish piece that every woman should have in her wardrobe. Whether you’re going for a casual or edgy look, a jean jacket vest can add a touch of cool. Now that you know how to style a denim vest, it’s time to start shopping for your new favorite piece.

If you’re looking for other denim posts, click here. To shop some of my favorite jean jacket vests, shop below.

Denim Vests For Women

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