The All American Denim Jacket

If jeans are as American as apple pie, then denim jackets are the vanilla ice cream on top …… cool, classic, and always appealing. The denim jacket has been trending for, oh, just 130 years or so. The first denim jacket was created circa 1880 by denim legend and Levi’s founder Levi Strauss. Strauss is credited with designing the first-ever jeans in 1870 as a durable, breathable utility garment for cowboys, railroad engineers, and miners to wear during the gold rush out west. Soon after the runaway success of jeans, he gave the world a top to match and dubbed it the Triple Pleat Blouse.

While the Levi’s denim jacket has evolved since then, the functionality and innate coolness of the piece has stayed on trend through the years. From James Dean’s iconic denim-jacket clad character in Rebel Without a Cause in the 50’s to Rihanna’s deconstructed versions today, jean jackets buck convention, express individuality, and epitomize anti-establishment cool.

Today, I am wearing my denim Jacket with a dainty white eyelet maxi dress. I have put on a bold pin and matching earrings from the Elizabeth Taylor jewelry collection from the 90’s. This collection is fabulous, look for pieces at tag sales and EBay , I can’t stop collecting it. To finish the outfit off I grabbed my Kate Spade white tote, and white gucci aviator sunglasses. I am ready to face the day and be Fabulous!

Always remember, you are Fabulous at every age !

-Deborah

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