Trying the Trend: Longline Denim Jacket

The long denim jacket trend is one I’ve been eyeing for a minute now, with alternating excitement and skepticism.  I’ve seen it done well, and I’ve also seen it go awry.  When I saw that Rachel Roy was offering one in her Curve line, my anticipation ratcheted up a bit – her line is fast becoming one of my favorites, with fashion forward offerings and great quality.  I still wasn’t quite ready to bite the proverbial bullet on this untested trend though: What if I hated it once on?  Fortunately, my favorite subscription service came through, and I spotted the jacket in Gwynnie Bee’s new arrivals.

I’ve been pretty much living in one denim jacket or another this season, so I’m not sure why I has such hesitation about this style.  But the moment I put it on over a mini graphic tee dress, I knew this trend could definitely work for me.

The details on this jacket make it even better.  I love the classic button down that extends all the way to the hemline, and the distressed cut and sew split on the side.

I paired this look with my new Nikes.  Wearing sneakers as fashion is relatively new to me (at least as an adult – I used to rock Filas in middle school :D)  Since I’ve started working out regularly, though, I’ve been looking for shoes that are comfortable enough to run in and cool enough to wear with my non-gym outfits.  This black mesh overlay pair checks all the boxes.  Even better – I found them on sale at JCPenney (yes, they carry Nikes; no, I had no idea they did either!)

All together, this look felt very me, and I’m glad I got to try it through Gwynnie Bee before I had to commit.  Now the question is, do I buy it through Gwynnie Bee’s Try Then Buy program, or do I just hold on to the jacket util I want to wap it out for something new?

Outfit details:

Longline denim jacket: Rachel Rachel Roy Curve via Gwynnie Bee

“Minimalist” graphic tee dress: Forever 21 Plus (old, similar tee here)

Mesh overlay sneakers: Nike (via JCPenney)

Marble print sunglasses: Lane Bryant (sold out, similar here)

Emoji clutch: Forever 21 (similar here)

Disclosure: The post is sponsored and contains affiliate links.  All thoughts and opinions my own, as always!