90s Throwback: Denim Jackets

This weekend was the first of hopefully very many sunny and gorgeous weekends on the west coast. What was even better was that I was finally able to break out some of my favourite summer sun dresses that have literally not seen the light of day for months (thanks to the perpetual state of boarded-up windows & building construction my apartment seems to be experiencing). But when you’re as close to the ocean as we are in Vancouver, it can get a little breezy even on the nicest of days, which means that it’s imperative to always have some sort of sweater or jacket on hand.

It’s a bit of a struggle for me to figure out what exactly to pair with my favourite dresses, maxis especially, because sometimes my cardigans (generally purchased for/worn at the office) just seem a bit too preppy and dressed up for the weekend. I also have a pretty limited wardrobe right now, and I’m trying to keep it that way, because everything I have in my closet is going to need to be shipped to Australia, which in itself is a costly feat–expanding  my wardrobe in the near future is definitely not an option. But during my adventures this weekend, I happened across a lovely lady wearing her maxi dress with a denim jacket, which was a total aha! moment for me.

How did I not think of that?

I’ll be honest, I’ve been kind of afraid of rocking a denim jacket for a while, despite loving how they looked on other people. But in light of this recent styling stroke of brilliance, I think I’m ready to take the plunge–it seems like the perfect answer for something breeze-shielding (which cardigans often are not), while being sufficiently cute and stylish. Even better, it’ll allow me to wear my dresses a little further into the fall, perhaps paired with some tights to keep my bottom half warm. Then again, the next time I experience autumn it will be from the city of Melbourne, so I’m not sure exactly how ‘chilly’ it will be, especially in comparison to our Canadian seasons. Either way, I’ll be searching the shops for a denim jacket as soon as I land in Oz. In the meantime, I’ve combed the internet in search of some inspiration so that all of us can enjoy Super Mario’s favourite fabric: denim denim denim. Alright, so I stole Pauly D’s joke… big whoop.