I bought my first denim jacket right before moving out to Montana. I was about to go work at a dude ranch for six months and had absolutely no idea what clothes to bring. The only item that I was confident would fit in was a jean jacket. So I went to Target and found this one. I wore it horseback riding, country dancing, around the campfire, serving dinner… the list goes on. Now that I’m back in Wisconsin, I’ve worked it into my everyday looks here as well.

One of my favorite things about denim jackets is that they transition seamlessly from season to season. Hot summer day? Tie it around your waist. Cold fall afternoon? Pair it with an oversized scarf.

Below are three ways I typically style my jacket.


1. A White Sweater

Pair your jacket with a cozy white sweater and you’re ready for fall.


2. A Fitted Dress

Dying to wear that one dress but thinking it’ll be too much? Throw on a denim jacket to dress-down the outfit.


3. A Crop Top

Perfect for date night, a crop top and a denim jacket is fun and flirty.