The Denim Jacket – Every Closet’s Staple

At the Hive, we appreciate a good jean jacket and consider it to be an absolute staple in everyone’s closet. It adds an extra pop to an outfit, provides obvious warmth, and typically gives the vibe of effortless cool. Given that fashion has swung towards the casual side this season, a denim jacket is the perfect layering piece, and there are so many styles to choose from! When travel opens back up again, I find that a denim jacket makes the perfect travel companion – it won’t wrinkle and complements practically any outfit, whether it be casual or dressy.

In this post, I have styled every denim jacket we have available in store. Some I took dressy, others I kept casual. You’ll notice that I never did a full denim on denim, monochromatic look. I got nervous, ok! I lost my nerve. Given my childhood, all I can think about is Brittany Spears and Justin Timberlake in full denim at the American Music Awards in 2001. I’m not trying to go back there! But for those more daring than me but could still use some inspiration on how to achieve the denim on denim look, I highly recommend pulling up Pinterest and doing a quick style search. Some of the street style looks I found were awesome!

Otherwise, take a look at all the amazing pieces we have in store! Stop by the Hive any day of the week for styling tips on how to rock your denim jacket. We are always here to help. You can shop the looks online below each photo!


Shop the Look: Kinley Jacket by Veronica Beard, $398Essential Rib Tank by Rag & Bone, $95, Parker Long Short by Agolde, $128, Marthe Hoop by Oma The Label, $69, Midi Sac by Clare V, $335, Running Sole by Golden Goose, $560


Shop the Look: Camilla Quilted Jacket by Veronica Beard, $450, Sakina Top by Veronica Beard, $275, Organic Cotton Twill Sculpted Pant by Tibi, $395, Wide Georgia Belt by Lizzie Fortunato, $240, Cooper Palm Earring by Mignonne Gavigan, $125, Dali Wedges by Veronica Beard, $295

Shop the Look: Blanca Jacket in Burst by Agolde, $298, Lenny Rib Dress, $139Martina Hoop by Luv AJ, $55, Mariner Toggle Necklace by Luv AJ, $55Helm Pendant Necklace by Lizzie Fortunato, $275Ruby Bag by Lizzie Fortunato, $295Campo Sneaker by Veja, $145

Shop the look: Blanca Jacket in Black by Agolde, $298T-Dress by Emerson Fry, $148La Bomba Earrings by Veronica Beard, $195Bando by Clare V, $375Gemma Sandal by Tkees, $68

Shop the Look: Dottie Strong Shoulder Jacket by Veronica Beard, $398Tiger Tee by Emerson Fry, $48Sheena Pleated Lace Skirt by L’Agence, $345Blue Current Earrings, $295New Moon Strappy Sandal by AGL, $435

Shop the Look: Janelle Slim Jacket by L’Agence, $325Ribbed Dylan Tank by LNA, $66Moss Jogger by L’Agence, $175, Bay Studs by Lizzie Fortunato, $175The Momo Crossbody by Jerome Dreyfuss, $560The Cyrus by Marion Parke, $525


📸 :Sarah Marcella Creative



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