How to Wear a Jean Jacket So You Look 10 Pounds Lighter

woman wearing a tshirt and jean jacket

We love the idea of an oversize denim jacket (casual! effortless! timeless!), but we don’t love the idea of adding bulk up top.

But wait—before you confine yourself to slim-fit toppers, consider this super-easy way to make a bulkier jean jacket work.

The trick is twofold: First, wear it over a shirt tucked into high-waist bottoms. Then, push the sleeves up above your elbows.

Why? We’re glad you asked. The tucked-in top and high-waist bottoms nip you in at the waist, while the jacket itself draws the eye downward. Meanwhile, the pushed-up sleeves highlight your forearms, which, it’s worth noting, are two of your skinniest body parts.

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