6 Off-the-Shoulder Jean Jacket Looks We Love

Much like most things in the street style world as of late, Demna Gvasalia has turned a simple piece—in this case, the denim jacket—and transformed it into a must-own It item. You know which one we're talking about, the Balenciaga off-the-shoulder, asymmetrical jean jacket that fashion insiders like Taylor Tomasi Hill and Pernille Teisbaek have embraced in the fashion week street style circuits with their aspirational looks. And as the Gvasalia trickle-down effect typically goes down (remember his Vetements deconstructed jeans?) we're now seeing this off-the-shoulder denim jacket appear on a myriad of women and even by some of our favorite brands. Not sure if you're ready to show some shoulder? Not to fear, as you can simply invest in an oversize denim jacket and shrug it off your shoulders for the day. Scroll down to see how to pull off the off-the-shoulder denim jacket trend and shop our picks to try out the trend.


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The new spring after-work look? A jean jacket layered over a plaid pencil skirt and heels.


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It doesn't get more spring-appropriate than a gingham dress and denim jacket.


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If you're not ready to buy an off-the-shoulder denim jacket, simply button the bottom button and tug the rest of your shoulders. 


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You know we love a denim-on-denim moment.


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Who knew denim could feel so formal?


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Play with color combinations and pair a denim jacket with a blue maxi dress.


Have you heard? This is the 2018 way to wear a denim jacket.

Nicole Kliest
Freelance Contributor

Nicole Kliest is a freelance writer and editor based in New York City who focuses on fashion, travel, food, wine, and pretty much anything else that's amusing to write about. After graduating from Pepperdine University with a bachelor's in journalism and creative writing, she started her career back in 2010 as Who What Wear's photo editor and throughout the last decade has contributed to publications including Fashionista, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, The Zoe Report, PopSugar, Fodor's Travel, and several others. She also copywrites and has worked with clients such as Frame, Sea, 3x1, Intelligentsia, and others to develop brand voices through storytelling and creative marketing. She's very passionate about the ways we can improve our sustainability efforts in the fashion industry as well as cultivating content that's diverse and inclusive of all people. When she's not checking out the latest restaurant opening in her West Village neighborhood or riding her bicycle along the West Side Highway, she can be found scheming her next trip somewhere around the world. (Up next is Vienna.)