8 Ways to Transition Your Denim Jacket to Autumn

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It’s officially the start of autumn, are your wardrobes ready for the onslaught of colder weather? If not, no worries. Your spring/summer staples should work well too with only a few styling tricks here and there.

One great example of a perennial favorite is the classic denim jacket. It’s a summertime favorite but it’s also heavy enough and thick enough to serve its purpose during the crispier and balmier days of fall.

To make the transition easier for you, here are some ways to style your denim jacket as inspired by some fashion-savvy celebrities:

1. Wear it with a midi dress

Dianna Agron1

Dianna Agron2Dianna Agron and Carey Mulligan spotted out to lunch in West Hollywood in Los Angeles on April 26, 2014

Rather than a mini dress or a mini skirt, a midi dress would offer more protection against cold weather. Choose a printed dress in a deep and vibrant color to fit more into autumn’s earth tone theme.

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Blank Denim Jean JacketBlank Denim Jean Jacket, $92.00

Wear it with:

Dianna Agron coordinates

MSGM Watercolour Print Dress, $429.63
Superga 2750 Waxed Suede Sneakers, $105.00
Kate Spade New York Cedar Street Monday Cross Body Bag, $148.00
Stella McCartney Oversized Round Sunglasses, $190.00

2. Layer it over a blazer and a mini dress and then accessorize with a pair of boots and tights

Jessica Alba1

Jessica Alba2Jessica Alba wearing sunglasses and a denim jacket, out and about in New York City in New York on September 11, 2014

Now’s your chance to start layering! Wear it over a blazer for more warmth just like what Jessica Alba did here. And since you’ll be sporting a mini dress, protect your gams from the elements with a pair of basic tights.

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MOTHER The Cronie Denim JacketMOTHER The Cronie Denim Jacket, $275.00

Wear it with:

Jessica Alba coordinates1

James Jeans Ponte Combo Blazer, $273.00
Carven Striped Tattoo Print Dress, $540.66
L.A.M.B. Toby Buckle Booties, $395.00
Jimmy Choo Mila Sunglasses, $345.00

3. You can’t go wrong with the white jeans and denim jacket combination

Reese Witherspoon1

Reese Witherspoon2Reese Witherspoon shops in Beverly Hills, California on July 20, 2014

Whatever top you choose, you will still look just as fabulous as actress Reese Witherspoon. But rather than a pair of sandals, opt for booties or flats to protect you from the cold.

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Rag & Bone JEAN Boyfriend Jean JacketRag & Bone/JEAN Boyfriend Jean Jacket, $396.00

Wear it with:

Reese Witherspoon coordinates

FRAME Forever Karlie Skinny Jeans, $209.00
Philipp Plein Tweety T-shirt, $669.46
Linea Pelle Classic Leather Belt, $88.00
Marc by Marc Jacobs Top Schooly Jax Cross Body Bag, $278.00
SunaharA Malibu Spike Necklace, $36.00
Stuart Weitzman Nudist Single Band Sandals, $398.00

4. Try pairing it with a pair of slouchy pants

Jennifer Lopez1

Jennifer Lopez2Jennifer Lopez and other celebrities attend a gifting suite in Brentwood in Los Angeles on August 11, 2014

Slouchy pants lend an edgy appeal to this classic jacket. Go for something like Jennifer Lopez’ blue lace up pants to make a statement.

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AG Adriano Goldschmied Nancy Denim JacketAG Adriano Goldschmied Nancy Denim Jacket, $265.00

Wear this:

Jennifer Lopez coordinates

Joie Mariner Pants, $168.00
Alexander Wang Natalya Slingback Sandals, $595.00
Alexander Wang Long T-shirt, $80.00
Milly Isabella Fringe Bag, $395.00
Victoria Beckham Petite Aviator Sunglasses, $590.00

5. Layer a denim vest over a sweater and give the look a girly appeal with a midi skirt and a pair of pumps

Laura BaileyLaura Bailey and other celebrities at the Chiltern Firehouse restaurant in Marylebone in London on July 25, 2014

This genius look from Laura Bailey is so inspiring! A denim vest layered over a sweater and a midi skirt completes a feminine look you can sport this fall.

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3x1 Denim Vest3×1 Denim Vest, $118.00

Wear it with:

Laura Bailey coordinates
N˚21 Patterned Knit Sweater, $718.51
Jil Sander Draped Asymmetric Skirt, $840.00
alice + olivia Dana Bow Pumps, $395.00

6. Layer a baggy denim jacket over a slouchy top and a pair of slouchy pants

Fearne Cotton1Fearne Cotton and other celebrities at BBC Radio 1 in London on April 29, 2014

Take inspiration from this Fearne Cotton look when you just want to stay comfortable.

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R13 Oversized Trucker JacketR13 Oversized Trucker Jacket, $745.00

Wear it with:

Fearne Cotton coordinates

Parker Devlin Pants, $169.40
Jay Ahr Metallic Thread Blouse, $555.92
Superga The Man Repeller x Superga Satin Classic, $125.00

7. A bright-colored pair of jeans should spice up your denim jacket look

Hilary Duff1

Hilary Duff2Hilary Duff grabs a coffee from Starbucks in Studio City. Hilary’s first name is spotted written on the front of her cup as she exits the store in Los Angeles on March 3, 2014

Choose a color that works for fall so you will always look on point this season just like Hilary Duff.

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Current Elliott Oversized Trucker JacketCurrent/Elliott Oversized Trucker Jacket, $368.00

Wear it with:

Hilary Duff coordinates

True Religion Brisbane Mid Rise Surplus Skinny Pants, $198.00
MICHAEL Michael Kors Clara Suede Wedge Booties, $250.00
Ray-Ban Mirrored Original Aviator Sunglasses, $170.00

8. Pair your jacket with a jumpsuit

Jessica Alba3Jessica Alba arriving at an office in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California on May 15, 2014

One-piece clothes like Jessica Alba’s jumpsuit are a cinch to wear. For sleeveless jumpsuits, layer it with a denim jacket.

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NSF Adam Distressed Denim JacketNSF Adam Distressed Denim Jacket, $385.00

Wear it with:

Jessica Alba coordinates2Mara Hoffman Sequin Jumpsuit, $430.00
Salvatore Ferragamo Varina Patent Ballet Flats, $450.00
MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Large TZ Satchel, $358.00

Still stuck on your transitional outfits? Give these denim jacket looks a go!

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