18 Top Ways to Style Your Jean Jacket

An evergreen closet staple is the humble denim jacket. We all have one (or five) in our closets for when we want to add a touch of style to an outfit. We’ll show you all the ways that you can customize, style, and DIY your existing denim jackets to create something totally unique and perfect for your individual style. Check them out below!

Painted denim jacket

Release your inner artist

Chera Creative is a mural artist, and took her talents small scale for this stunning jacket. The sky is the limit when it comes to what you can paint on your jacket, but we kind of love this stunning rose!

Denim jacket with sweater sleeves

Combine two trends

This jacket, sweatshirt hybrid from Pronto is the perfect combination of cozy and casual. If you can’t get your hands on one, head to the thrift shop, grab a sweatshirt and a jean jacket, and create your own!

Denim on denim

Go for denim on denim

Denim on denim is always on-trend, and this outfit is a perfect example! LTD Creations pairs a distressed denim jacket with a super-distressed pair of denim jeans for a stylish OOTD.

Blue denim jacket

Play with textiles

A jean jacket can add a little softness to a hard outfit. Judy pairs her leather jeans and rocker tee with a bright blue denim jacket for the perfect blend of hard and soft.

90s denim jacket

Go back in time

Alice + Olivia is giving us all the 90s feels! This cropped puff sleeve denim jacket is just grungy enough to be paired with a fun plaid skirt and a classic pair of Vans. 

Hand-painted denim jacekt

Feature Frida

What’s better than having a great artist on your wall? Having her on your back! Eli Garzon makes a living from painting stunning images on jackets, and this one featuring Frida Kahlo is hands down our favorite!

Long denim jacket

Prep for any weather

Land Mermaid spent a day out and about in a bralette, cute plaid mini, fishnets, and thigh-high boots. But what to do when a cool breeze comes in? Why a denim jacket of course! It blends seamlessly with this fun outfit and keeps her warm as well!

Sequin denim jacket

Add some sparkle

Jean jacket DIYs are not limited to just painting on the jacket. Mayhem Couture replaces panels of fabric with sheer fabric and sequins for something truly unique and out of this world!

Embroidered denim jacket

Embroider it

With a needle and thread the possibilities are endless, and this embroidered denim jacket shows just how endless they are. Bohofox takes embroidery to the next level with this stunning nautical motif!

Denim sweater jacket

Get a hybrid

This cardigan by Min-k is cozy like a sweater but functional like a denim jacket, and we love it! It combines the best of both worlds and is stylish to boot. What’s not to love?

Embellished denim jacket

Add your favorite tee

Looking to breathe new life into an old favorite t-shirt? Add it to your jacket! Patty Rubin added some Breakfast at Tiffany’s vibes with this vintage tee panel. She completes the look with ribbon, pearls, and rhinestones for that perfect Audrey Hepburn vibe. 

Pearl embellished denim jacket

Keep it pearly white

We love an embellished denim jacket, and these pearls are simply adorable! K. Nicole pairs her pearl-embellished jacket with a white maxi dress for a simple yet stylish look.

Denim and sequin jacket

Add a touch of bling

Looking for a simple way to add a little fun to your plain denim jacket? Add a little bling! Bling Thing Boutique carries this jacket with some sparkly sequins added to the shoulders. 

White denim jacket

Go for white denim

White denim is a simple twist on your typical denim jacket. This one from Tulle Fashion is made with stretch fabric, making it extra comfy, and it pairs well with basically everything!

Shearling-lined denim jacket

Add a shearling lining

Denim jackets are great, but sometimes they just can’t stand up in cooler weather. Janessa Kyler grabs her shearling-lined denim jacket for those days where the temperature dips but she still wants to look cute!

Denim jacket with patches

Attach some patches

Sequinn Dreamzz truly lives up to her name with this denim jacket! She’s added tons of colorful sequin patches for a fun jacket sure to turn heads.

Custom painted denim jacket

Paint on some nature

If you love painted jean jackets but are looking for something a little more subdued, look no further than this painted jean jacket from Building Bridges Art. They keep it simple with a nature-inspired motif in white.

Bleached denim jacket

Bleach it

Bleached denim is very on-trend, so why not bleach your denim jacket? This jacket from The Slow Lanes has been bleach dyed to create clouds, and then had rainbow hand-drawn on it! Stunning and unique!


So which was your favorite? And how do you plan to customize your own denim jacket? Let us know in the comments below!

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