A denim jacket is a delightfully versatile piece of clothing. Mine is a year-round favorite as it enhances so many different looks. You can see it here, here and here worn during the day, but I also love wearing this classic jacket on balmy summer evenings. Denim has a wonderful way of calming down a dressy outfit, taking it from maybe-a-little-too-formal to elegant-yet-casual. I also like the fact that dark denim looks amazing with black, my favorite evening color. The metal buttons that decorate most denim jackets coordinate with metallic jewelry of all kinds and it’s fun to wear shiny, glittery, jewelry in the evening.
Friday night was beautiful and balmy, a wonderful start to the liquid summer nights we have here in Los Angeles. My husband and I had plans for dinner and I wanted to wear an outfit that would be elegant but casual enough for a local restaurant. The simple little black jersey dress I chose to wear felt a bit too serious. So on went some shimmery copper heels and ropes of chain worn in a Chanel-inspired way, but now I felt too dressy. Then I pulled on my denim jacket and the outfit felt just right. I tucked a lipstick and phone into my mother’s vintage leopard purse, grabbed a little hat and, why not, a pair of lace gloves that have been calling to me for weeks, and we were on our way.
Photos taken by Hugo Fonseca at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles
- Jacket by Tommy Hillfiger
- Dress purchased at Barneys many years ago
- Necklace by Cara Couture via Gilt.com
- Bracelet by Forever 21
- The hat, gloves and purse are all vintage
- Shoes by DKNY
Tell me about your favorite denim jacket. What does it look like? How do you like to wear it? Do you ever wear it at night to make a dressy outfit more casual?