Spring can be a tricky time of year to know what to wear – it’s out with the padded parka and down coat and in with something light, casual, chic and on trend. This year the denim jacket is perfect for this, and although just about every collection has at least one, and every jeans collection several, this year is special because denim is having a moment, and the choice is enormous from the simple and wearable hip length denim jacket to Balmain’s denim blazer (above).
The most flattering and wearable denim jackets are not cropped, ruffled, sleeveless or zipped or over tailored, but traditionally styled in a soft denim that wears beautifully the longer you own them. If you want embroidery you can certainly have it this year – but bear in mind you may get fed up with looking like a cowgirl next season.
As with everything there are denim jackets at a wide range of prices from designer to high street, but as a denim jacket can work with so many things it’s frequently worth investing just that little bit more on something you’ll wear over and over again.