It is that wonderful time of year when we start reaching for lighter layers. As such, Vogue Scandinavia has gathered the 15 foolproof denim jackets to sport this spring
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A denim jacket, just like a pair of jeans, ages like a fine wine - only getting better with time. As such, it lends itself well to that slew of timeless staples in our wardrobes worth spending a little extra money on, especially considering its lifespan. The denim jacket epitomises the casual carry-over item lasting season after season as a stylish way to cope with fickle springtime weather.
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Are denim jackets in fashion for 2022?
There is no denying that the garment in question is a key piece that always makes a glorious return to the runways. For spring/summer 2022, we saw Bottega Veneta present dark wash over-sized denim with pushed up sleeves while Alexander McQueen kept his version cropped – not to mention Christian Dior's classic cut.
Looking to the runways, not to mention at what is in store now, it is easy to get overwhelmed. Below, Vogue Scandinavia has made the selection for you, gathering the 15 best denim jackets to invest in now.
Leather-Trimmed Two-Tone Denim Jacket
Via Net A Porter
With inspiration from classic workwear, this jacket from Loewe is mixing timelessness with a playful twist seeing the two coloured front and back. There is no surprise Loewe has a unique sense of elevating classic styles, and this jacket is no exception. Simply an everyday go-to piece.
Baum und Pferdgarten
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The Danish fashion brand Baum und Pferdgarten has done it again - designing a classic item but putting effort into the details. If you look closely you will see that each button is stamped with the brands logo, and the fact that it's made in organic cotton doesn't make the desire to wear it any less.
Via Filippa K
One should never have to chose between a flattering look and comfort, however, we are despite that often forced to. But this denim jacket from Filippa K will give you the opportunity to highlight your waist whilst still keeping that trendy slouchy look.
Army Denim Jacket
With a slightly longer and flared fit, ending just underneath the hips, this light-washed denim jacket has a perfect relaxed and flattering shape. The Swedish fashion brand Totême seems to never disappoint when it comes to design pieces that will simply only get better with time. Isn't that the very definition of Scandinavian minimalism? Something that will work decade after decade.
This classic and iconic denim jacket from COS, made in 100 per cent recycled cotton, will save any spring and summer look. And if you look really close you will notice it even has pockets. Never underestimate pockets in a denim jacket.
Denim Jacket with Collar
An iconic Ganni style - timeless but with their signature designs, combining femininity with edgy details. This denim jacket, with its '70s-inspired tie-dye, is perfect for those of you have an urge to move away from basic but still loves a high-quality style that feels modern.
Topstitched Denim Jacket
Via Matches Fashion
While green and blue might not be your go-to choice of colour block, we believe it is time to re-think that. Seeing this green stitched denim jacket from Bottega Venta, we think it's fair to say it was (a colour) match made in heaven. And the sharp pointing collar is just the cherry on top.
Oversized Distressed Denim Jacket
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This oversized button up denim jacket from Acne Studios sends us right back to the '80s. And to be frank - we love it. While we love an elevated version of the denim jacket, there is something special about the retro feeling ones. As mentioned above, some things simply get better with time.
Rhae Quilted Denim Wrap Jacket
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Ever thought denim jackets wouldn't fit your style? Well, this quilted denim jacket from Rixo might just prove you wrong. There is simply a style for everyone. While the jacket feels modern with it's short fit and light washed colour, the bow-tie fastening add that nice vintage touch we love so much.
Dina Denim Jacket
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A.P.C has designed a classic item and put effort into the details one loves the most - nice buttons, a highlighted waist, light washed blue and a slouchy fit. The neat design makes it possible to wear this style both as a jacket for spring but also as an over shirt for Scandinavian, chilly, summer nights.
Ps : They have designed a matching skirt.
This light washed, hand made, denim jacket from Dan Cassab doesn't disappoint in any design aspect. With subtle, yet important, patterns all over the jacket it gets a 3D look. The subtle design makes it timeless and easy to style with any outfit.
Jackie 1999 Jacket
Via Anine Bing
The Danish fashion designer, who owns her brand in the same name, Anine Bing has become famous for her effortless expertise in designing timeless pieces with a rock 'n'roll feeling. This dark blue jacket has all the timeless features which a denim jacket should have, but, its cropped waist puts on the Anine Bing stamp we adore.
Oversized Denim Jacket
An oversized fit combined together with oversized sleeves - H&M might just have designed the perfect oversized denim jacket. Wearing a denim jacket in Scandinavia often demands you to wear a chunky knit underneath, and this jacket will easily fit one.
Zadig & Voltaire
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This slightly distressed denim jacket from Zadig & Voltaire would fulfil any vision of looking a little cooler. Hiding underneath the printed button is a zipper, and whilst this might not mean much to you - trust that it will keep you a bit warmer. And as Scandinavian's we know that such a small detail matters.
Nina Worker Jacket Denim
Via Nudie Jeans
We think it's fair to say that Nudie Jeans is one of Sweden's most iconic brands when it comes to designing denims, whether it's trousers, jackets, shirt or skirts. This regular fitted work wear jacket made in 100 per cent organic cotton is proof of their expertise. Suitable for any occasion that demands a fashionable yet timeless outerwear.
How do you wear a denim jacket?
The denim jacket is part of the basics in our outerwear wardrobe. Wear your denim jacket with anything and everything, from floral dresses to tailored trousers or why not the trendy mini skirt? While some rules were dictating the way we wear a jean jacket for a long time (We're looking at you Britney and Justin), today some old-school advice no longer apply, so do feel free to wear denim on denim this spring. We actually encourage it.
What colour denim jacket should you buy?
Most colours choices when picking a denim jacket will last season after season, ranging all along the blue colour spectrum, from white to black, acid wash to deep indigo blue. However, we do advise you to steer clear of any coloured versions when looking for a forever piece to invest in. Because while we adore a pea green or a very trendy, very peri periwinkle purple jacket, it won't necessarily have the same staying power as the trusty old blue.