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Lorraine is a style obsessed mama to two young kids, a wife to a supportive husband and a family photographer. Lorraine graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2006, with a degree in advertising photography. She enjoys quiet moments, silly kids, clothes, shoes, coffee and a little wine too. Can't get enough of her here on FredParent? Check out her personal blog: Rain in Style.


Rain in Style

Transitions. September is full of them. School is in session, football is back, summer is ending and in comes fall. We are nearing the time when our weather becomes something of a guessing game to which most of us have no idea of the answer. Will it be chilly? Will it be hot? Maybe both? Add in some rain...possibly hail too. Stylishly transitioning seasons can be tricky, but there is one item that can save your wardrobe and your sanity—the denim jacket. It’s perfectly versatile, easy to style and a layer worth having in your closet.

With dresses or skirts

Whether they are knee-length or full length (maxi dresses), denim jackets are the perfect way to make almost any dress seasonably appropriate. Make sure yours is fitted and not too bulky. My favorite one at the moment is from H&M.


Toni maxi dress, H&M denim jacket, Aldo clutch, and Vince Camuto heels are all from ThredUP.

With leggings

Do you love leggings? Want to take your athleisure up a notch? Add a denim jacket to your outfit! It will take your athleisure outfit from the gym to the streets, zero push-ups required.


Denim jackets and athleisure are a perfect pair. Leggings are 90 Degrees. Jacket, top and clutch from ThredUP.

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Ah but wait, not the same color denim. Try a denim jacket with colored skinny jeans, like olive, black or white...or really any color. Just stay away from all one color of denim from head to toe—unless you like the “Canadian tuxedo” look.


Denim jacket and white jeans=yes! H&M jacket, Brand jeans and Betsey Johnson bag all from ThredUP. Tank and booties from Zulilly.

With leopard print

Probably my favorite way to style denim jackets. I love them paired with all the leopard-print things. Dresses, skirts, shoes...something about the contrast in texture brings me (and your outfit) life.

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H&M dress, clutch, and Lucky Brand wedges all from ThredUP. Earrings are Nickel and Suede. 

With stripes

Another fail-proof pairing: denim jacket and stripes. It just feels right together. Try it with a striped dress, skirt or striped T-shirt.

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Denim and stripes and everything nice. H&M jacket, forever 21 dress and H by Hilfiger clutch all from ThredUP. Mix No. 6 booties from DSW.

Whichever way you choose to style it, a denim jacket is an easy way to pull an outfit together with little effort. Make sure you have one, or more (I have a few in different washes) in your closet. I hope to see you all rocking your denim jackets in the school drop-off line, or, you know, to all the things everywhere.

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