My stepdaughter Tori and I are back with another One Trend, Two Generations post!
If you’ve been reading my blog for some time you may already be familiar with these posts I started doing with Tori four years ago. We show how two generations – a Gen Xer pushing 50 and a Millennial who is now 22 – style a fashion trend. We’ve styled lots of trends over the years including stripes, ponchos, plaid, off-the-shoulder tops, boho necklaces and more!
This time we are showing how we style our denim jackets, that wardrobe staple perfect for layering, especially as we transition into spring.
We wore our denim jackets out to lunch in Occidental with Tori’s dad on Saturday. Tori wore her denim jacket – a Ralph Lauren jacket I bought years ago at a thrift shop – with her black gauze sundress with spaghetti straps that she bought last year.
A little bored with our winter clothes, we are both starting to choose items from our spring/summer wardrobes. On most days, though, the weather requires layers as there’s still quite a chill in the air.
Rather than sandals, Tori wore tall black boots with black knee socks.
She accessorized with a double wrap leather cord necklace and lots of silver rings.
For my denim jacket look, I wore a print maxi dress I bought on Amazon. I love this dress so much! I know it’s going to my summer go-to. At the moment, it’s too cold outside to wear it on its own.
So I added my trusty Banana Republic denim jacket that I have had for at least a decade. I wore my wool hat and lace-up rain boots by La Canadienne as it rained on and off Saturday.
Have you noticed the enamel pin and brooch trend? A friend of mine wears fun pins on her denim jacket so I thought I would give it a try. I bought an avocado pin on Etsy – I love avocados! – and some fun heart sunglasses. Then I added my vintage rhinestone lips pin I wore for How I Wear My: Brooch and a fleur de lis pin, a gift from a friend who lives in Paris.
I would like to get a few more pins, then see about trying a different arrangement. I have never excelled at pin placement!
Tori and I both love our denim jackets. They are wardrobe staples for any and every generation!
Here is a selection of denim jackets available now, ranging in price from $31 to $198. One nice thing about denim jackets – you don’t have to spend a lot to get one you love. Once you find one you love, you usually hold on to and wear it for many years.