How to Style Your Jean Jacket for Fall

We made it to Friday!  I don’t know about you, but this mama is ready for a drink!  And if you have any tips on helping adjust a little baby to the time change, I’m all ears!  I’m trying to push her bedtime back little by little, so hopefully she’ll adjust soon!  
Of all the jackets in this Fall Must-Have Jackets series (see Part 1 here & Part 2 here), the jean jacket is the one I get the most use out of year round.  It is without fail my favorite travel jacket because it’s compact, folds easily and doesn’t get wrinkled.  You’ve seen me wear it for Spring/Summer here and here, but today is all about how to wear your jacket for Fall.
About now is the time when boho dresses and booties are in full effect and the jean jacket just gives it added interest and that “I just threw this thing on” afterthought type of feel.  

This particular jean jacket is super special because of how soft it is. It’s kind of like a cross between a jean shirt (but much more sturdy) and your typical heavier jean jacket. It’s still got structure, but it’s almost blanket soft.  It is a slim cut, but I still wear size XS so it fits more fitted.  If you like a looser fit, size up one.  I never wear my jacket buttoned up, but I can button it. 
For a more casual look, you can roll the sleeves of your jacket like so:

Reversible Faux Leather Tote

This is also similar to how I often cuff jeans when wearing them with ankle boots. 

Boho Dress (Similar) 

Jean Jacket | Boho Dress (Similar) | Peep Toe Booties | Blue Aviators | Pendant Necklace ($19) | Link Bracelet (Similar) | Hoop Earrings

You can still get more mileage out of your tank dresses by adding a jean jacket and wearing them with booties.  Darker colors signal Fall too.

Striped DressPendant Necklace ($19) | Similar Booties

Your jean jacket will also look great with longer dresses, like maxi dresses or this hi/low style.

Green Hi/Low Dress (XS) Pendant Necklace ($19)

And if you’re ready to bundle up a little more, a plaid top and tall boots is a great look with a jean jacket.  I layered a white tank top underneath for that tiny pop of white and so I could unbutton the top.

You can keep your white jeans in rotation for Fall too.  See more ways to wear white after Labor Day here.  My favorite white jeans are by AG but they’re pricey and rarely go on sale.  I love them because they fit like a real jean (98% cotton) and not a jegging like so many white jeans, so they fit really nice and smooth.
I searched and found two more pairs of white jeans with 99% cotton and 1% spandex that are great for the budget this pair for $69 and this pair for $79.
And you absolutely can wear your jean jacket with blue jeans!  Here’s a blast from the past when I was pregnant with Jordan.  The trick to not looking like you’re in a bad 80s video is to vary the denim color so it doesn’t look like a uniform.

Similar Pink Top | Similar Scarf | Kate Spade Bag

I hope this series has given you some outfit inspiration this Fall!  Sales you don’t want to miss this weekend are:

LOFT (Friendsgiving Sale, 40% off Everything) & 
NORDSTROM (*Fall Clearance Sale, Save Up To 40% Off) with FREE shipping & FREE returns. 

Have a great weekend friends!


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Meet Megan

Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


  1. For my one year old what helped was letting her cry/ talk to herself for a bit when she first woke up (at 5:30) instead of running in and getting her up. After a few days of that she seemed to readjust to her normal 6:30 wake up. Good luck!

  2. I love this whole series! Those pendants are gorgeous too! And can I just say how BEAUTIFUL you look! Your hair color is perfect and no sleep becomes you – haha! I remember those days well . . .thank goodness they are temporary ?

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