Denim jackets are the perfect layering piece for any season, and they only look better when broken in. Getting that perfectly worn-in look takes a bit of time, but it’s well worth the effort – especially when you have that unique, one-of-a-kind denim jacket to show off at the end.
Breaking in a Denim Jacket – A How-To Guide
Wear It Whenever You Can
The best way to break in your denim jacket is by wearing it as often as possible. Clothing gets worn over time, so wearing your denim jacket will help soften each wear.
Put on your denim jacket with whatever you’re already wearing—over a dress or with a t-shirt and jeans—and wear it out whenever you can.
The more you wear it, the softer and more comfortable it will become!
Try Distressing Techniques
If you want to speed up the process of breaking in your denim jacket, plenty of distressing techniques will give your garment an instant vintage feel.
- Start by washing your new denim jacket and drying it on high heat; this will help to loosen up the fibers of the fabric and make them easier to work with.
- Once washed, try lightly sanding areas where natural distress occurs, such as elbows and pockets, for a rugged, lived-in look.
If sanding isn’t for you, bleach or acid wash treatments can create faded patches or spots on lighter-colored denim jackets.
Finally, Cut It Up!
A great way to make sure your denim jacket stands out from all the others is by adding unique details like frays and holes into the material yourself.
Start by cutting small slits away from seams along hems or pockets.
Use scissors or a razor blade for more significant cuts through thicker fabric parts like elbow patches or chest pockets. These more significant cuts should be done carefully with precision—you don’t want them too deep!
Finally, fray those cut edges using tweezers or an emery board until they look just right.
With these tips in mind, you should have all the tools necessary to break into that perfect vintage look on your favorite denim jacket!
As long as you remember to keep it simple—and safe—you should have no trouble getting that ideal “worn-in” style while still keeping your garment looking its best.
So go ahead – experiment with distressing techniques and cutting patterns – create something extraordinary that only belongs to you! Good luck!