10 Ways to Wear a Jean Jacket With a Skirt

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Wear a denim jacket with all your pretty skirts and dresses this spring. kirsten sinclair/Getty Images
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Street Style Inspo for Wearing a Jean Jacket and Skirt

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A denim jacket adds casual cool to all your skirts. Christian Vierig/Getty Images

The denim jacket is a spring fashion staple that's awesome for keeping you warm on those not-quite-summer days. But did you know that you can wear a jean jacket beyond casual weekends this spring? We're all over the current street style trend of finding new ways to wear a classic denim jacket with skirts of all kinds. From the shortest minis to midi length skirts and floor-grazing maxi skirts, browse our street style fashion guide for fashion inspiration on how you can wear a skirt with a jean jacket this season.

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Spring Outfit Idea - Wear a Jean Jacket Over a Floaty Summer Skirt

Street style in a denim jacket and floaty maxi skirt
Street style in a denim jacket and floaty maxi skirt. Christian Vierig/Getty Images

If you can't wait to bust out your summer skirts and frocks, here's an easy way to wear them this spring. Wearing a classic denim jacket over a light-weight summer skirt looks cool for daytime or casual evenings, and adds a layer of warmth until the summer temperatures get here for real. 

Styling Tip: Tuck your top into a longer skirt to create a visually slimming effect in this outfit. The jean jacket offers coverage for hips, so all people will see is your defined waistline, which helps to narrow your overall shape.

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Chic Daytime Outfit - Jean Jacket and Dressy Skirt

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Street style outfit in a denim jacket and gold skirt. Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images

Got a fancy skirt in your closet that doesn't get enough wear? You can easily style dressier skirts, such as the gold pleated midi skirt pictured here, for daytime. Simply layer on a denim jacket to instantly dress down a luxe skirt, so it can be worn for weekends or even denim-friendly days at work.

Styling Tip: Flat shoes or sandals look cool with a dressy skirt and keep your vibe more laid back when you're dressing for daytime.

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Go for a Double Denim Look

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Style a denim jacket with a jean mini-skirt. Christian Vierig/Getty Images

The denim mini-skirt is a sexy closet piece that looks great with t-shirts and turtlenecks for spring. Create a cute, double denim look for daytime dates this spring, by wearing your jean skirt with a denim jacket in a similar wash. Medium-blue denim has a vintage-inspired vibe that works well for weekend days spent out and about.

Styling Tip: You'll look best in this outfit when you pay careful attention to fit. Choose a jacket and skirt that are slim-fitting -- not baggy, or overly shrunken -- to look classy for your date.

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Wear it to Work - Denim Jacket and Maxi Skirt

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Wear a jean jacket to work with a long maxi skirt. Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images

Looking for a smart outfit to wear on denim-friendly days at work, that's comfortable but keeps you firmly in the promotable category? Strike the right tone for a casual dress code, while showing you've got a serious side, when you pair a trucker-style jean jacket with a crisp, white button-down shirt and a long black maxi skirt. 

Styling Tip: Dressing well for the office means carrying a great bag. You'll never go wrong with a clutch purse or tote in high-quality leather.

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Date Night Outfit - Jean Jacket and Shorter Skirt Length

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Layer a denim jacket over a cute dress for a date. Christian Vierig/Getty Images

Got a hot date this spring, but want to project an effortless vibe? Create an unexpectedly cool outfit when you match a casual denim jacket with an alluring date night dress, such as the lace mini dress pictured here. The combination of covered-up arms and bare legs is a date night standard your honey is sure to appreciate.

Styling Tip: When you're dressing to impress, choosing the right accessories is key. A designer (or designer-look) purse and shoes make your outfit look expensive, while the jean jacket brings in a relatable, girl next door vibe.

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Match a Boyish Jean Jacket With Girly Florals

Spring fashion look with a denim jacket and floral dress
Spring fashion look with a denim jacket and floral dress. Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images

Want to look like a stylish Parisian this spring? Fashionable French women know that mixing boyish separates with their more feminine wardrobe pieces is a quick way to look pulled together. Here, an ultra-girly floral dress gets a dose of street-smart edge, thanks to the addition of a classic, boy-style denim jacket.

Styling Tip: Wear this outfit with flat ankle boots and unfussy hair, for an effortless, street style vibe.

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Wear It to Brunch - Jean Jacket and Maxi Skirt

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Wear a denim jacket with a midi skirt for brunch with the girls. Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images

Meeting your girls for brunch? Show up looking pulled together when you layer a boyfriend jean jacket over a pretty patterned midi skirt. Wear with a simple white tee and your favorite weekend shoes, for an outfit that's casual enough for Sunday mornings, while still cute enough to cement your status as a weekend fashion warrior.

Styling Tip: You can easily dress this casual outfit up or down with accessories. Add a ladylike purse and pretty flats for an outfit that works for an afternoon of shopping, or go more casual-hipster with a backpack and loafers.

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Dress Up in a Denim Jacket With Special Details

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Wear a special denim jacket with a skirt for daytime chic. Edward Berthelot/Getty Images

Some women prefer a casual vibe, even when they're supposed to be dressing up. If that sounds like you, here's a great way to look polished for dressier occasions, while maintaining a youthful, relaxed style. Start with basic wardrobe pieces, such as a black t-shirt and slim, knee-length skirt. Then add a denim jacket with special details, that's dressy enough to double as a blazer. You might just end up looking like the coolest person in the room.

Styling Tip: Use accessories to bring your personality into your look. A colorful belt, pretty scarf or quirky sunglasses are great ways to brighten this springtime outfit.

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Try a Denim Jacket With a Little White Dress

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A jean jacket looks edgy over a little white dress. Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images

Victorian style dresses, such as the lacy knee-length style pictured here, are a major fashion trend now. Adding a basic denim jacket is a great way to dress down a vintage-inspired gown, for a look that's cool and modern. 

Styling Tip: To keep your outfit squarely in the now, choose shoes with a fiercely modern vibe, such as the sexy, black gladiator sandals seen here.

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Wear a Denim Jacket and Skirt With Tights

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Christian Vierig/Getty Images

When the weather is transitional (read, not as warm as you'd like it to be), a pair of tights can be a girl's best friend. For an easy outfit you can wear anywhere from the baseball game to casual parties and hangouts this spring, just layer a basic jean jacket over a striped t-shirt, easy skirt and leg-warming black nylons.

Styling Tip: Keep your look casual (and comfortable) for all your weekend outings in basic white sneakers.