7 Ways to Style Your Denim Jacket for Spring

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Transitional Weather Outfits With a Jean Jacket

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Layer a jean jacket over spring looks for transitional style. Christian Vierig/Getty Images

You've waited all winter and it finally feels warm enough to start dressing for spring fashion. Transitional seasons can be a challenge to dress for, though, because you're never quite sure about the temperature. The fashion experts all say to layer -- but what exactly are you supposed to wear over what? To get you ready for the shift into spring fashion, we've rounded up some street style inspiration for outfits that are perfect for these unpredictable months before summer arrives. Every one of them features a jean jacket, which is the ideal layering piece to get you through this spring. Take a look at these fun outfit ideas and see how many different outfits you can make around a basic denim jacket.

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Wear a Jean Jacket Over a LWD (Little White Dress)

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Layer a jean jacket over a little white dress for spring. Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images

Few things signal the transition to warmer weather like a sweet white dress. If you're dying to wear your lighter summer dresses now, layer a jean jacket over top for warmth and style. Adding a statement necklace, as pictured, helps to pull focus up to your face. When it comes to footwear, leather pumps or ankle boots are your best bets for spring fashion -- save the strappy sandals for summer.

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Wear Your Jean Jacket On a Date

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Wear a jean jacket over a skirt for a daytime date. Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images

Here's a great outfit to wear on a first date this spring. You'll stay warm -- and look flirty-cool -- for transitional weather days, when you layer a dark denim jacket over your date outfit. Take a look at how a classic jean jacket helps to dress down the sexy vibe of a red leather skirt. Black tights are a great option for spring fashion, when the temperature dips.

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Wear a Jean Jacket for City Strolls

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A jean jacket is the perfect city layering piece. Melodie Jeng/Getty Images

On warmer spring days, a jean jacket is a great layering piece, when you want to bring your warm-weather separates out of the closet. Check out how pleated jean shorts look surprisingly city-chic, when paired with a black turtleneck sweater and a denim jacket in a matching hue. You can wear this look with open sandals, as pictured, or opt for black ballet flats.

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Cozy Up a Spring Skirt With a Jean Jacket

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Layer a jean jacket over a lightweight skirt for warmth. Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images

Spring weather is notoriously changeable. For those days when there's a chill in the air, a fur-collared jean jacket is a great way to stay warm, especially when you're wearing bare legs. We love this outfit of a graphic skirt and trendy ankle boots, layered under a denim jacket with shearling details.

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Pair a Trendy Jumpsuit With a Jean Jacket

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Wear your overalls with a denim jacket for warmth this spring. Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images

Jumpsuits are a major fashion trend now. Check out how cool a military green boiler suit looks, when paired with a basic jean jacket. Adding expensive-looking accessories, such as a ladylike chain bag and stand-out high heels is a great way to dress up this look. You could also wear it easily for weekends with a big pair of sunglasses and your favorite sneakers.

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Try a Boyfriend Jean Jacket

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A trucker jean jacket offers a fresh silhouette. Melodie Jeng/Getty Images

Along with more classic cuts, the boyfriend jean jacket is back in style for spring fashion this year. To avoid getting lost in yours, match it with slim-fitting, dark separates, such as the concert tee and black jeans pictured here. This is a great look for spring weekends, for everything from shopping days to sporting events, when you're kicking back with friends.

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Layer Your LBD With a Denim Jacket

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Wear a jean jacket with your LBD for casual chic. Miquel Benitez/Getty Images

When you need a top layer for your little black dress, during those transitional weather months in spring, a jean jacket does the trick nicely. You can make this outfit look weekend casual, as pictured here, by wearing it with a sporty bag and sneakers. For a dressier effect, try swapping the scarf for a statement necklace and add classic black pumps, for an outfit you could wear on Fridays to the office, and then out to dinner.