Denim Done Different: 8 Unexpected Fall Outfits Starring Your Favorite Jacket

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It’s officially the start of autumn. Are your wardrobes ready for the onslaught of colder weather? If not, no worries. Your spring/summer staples should work well, too, with only a few styling tricks here and there.

One great example of a perennial favorite is the classic denim jacket. It’s a summertime favorite, but it’s also heavy enough and thick enough to serve its purpose during fall’s crispier and balmier days.

To make the transition easier for you, here are some ways to style your denim jacket as inspired by some fashion-savvy celebrities:

1. Embrace Autumn Chic: Midi Dress Meets Denim Jacket

Dianna Agron shows how to wear a midi dress with a denim jacket and a Miu Miu shoulder bagDianna Agron shows how to wear a midi dress with a denim jacket and a Miu Miu shoulder bag (Credit: WENN / TNYF / Rocky)

Rather than a mini dress or a mini skirt, a midi dress would offer more protection against cold weather.

Dianna Agron wears a midi dress with Tory Burch Caspe quilted leather sneakersDianna Agron wears a midi dress with Tory Burch Caspe quilted leather sneakers in West Hollywood in Los Angeles on April 26, 2014 (Credit: WENN / TNYF / Rocky)

Choose a printed dress in a deep and vibrant color to fit more into autumn’s earth-tone theme.

Blank Denim Jean JacketBlank Denim Jean Jacket, $92.00

Wear it with:

MSGM watercolor print dress paired with Superga waxed suede sneakers, Kate Spade New York cross-body bag, and Stella McCartney oversized sunglasses for a complete lookMSGM watercolor print dress paired with Superga waxed suede sneakers, Kate Spade New York cross-body bag, and Stella McCartney oversized sunglasses for a complete look

2. Layer Up for Fall: Blazer and Denim Jacket Ensemble

Jessica Alba flaunts her legs in a Current/Elliott oversized trucker denim jacket styled with tights, a midi dress, and bootiesJessica Alba flaunts her legs in a Current/Elliott oversized trucker denim jacket styled with tights, a midi dress, and booties (Credit: WENN / TNYF / Rocky)

Now’s your chance to start layering! Wear it over a blazer for warmth, just like Jessica Alba did here.

Jessica Alba wearing sunglasses and a denim jacketJessica Alba wearing sunglasses and a denim jacket in New York City in New York on September 11, 2014 (Credit: WENN / TNYF / Rocky)

And since you’ll be sporting a mini dress, protect your gams from the elements with a pair of basic tights.

MOTHER The Cronie Denim JacketMOTHER The Cronie Denim Jacket, $275.00

Wear it with:

James Jeans Ponte combo blazer matched with Carven striped tattoo print dress, L.A.M.B. Toby buckle booties, and Jimmy Choo Mila sunglasses for an edgy yet sophisticated outfitJames Jeans Ponte combo blazer matched with Carven striped tattoo print dress, L.A.M.B. Toby buckle booties, and Jimmy Choo Mila sunglasses for an edgy yet sophisticated outfit

3. Crisp Autumn Whites: Pairing White Jeans With a Denim Jacket

Reese Witherspoon wears white Koral skinny jeans with a denim jacket and Proenza Schouler two-tone leather sandalsReese Witherspoon wears white Koral skinny jeans with a denim jacket and Proenza Schouler two-tone leather sandals (Credit: WENN / TNYF / Rocky)

Whatever top you choose, you will still look just as fabulous as actress Reese Witherspoon.

Reese Witherspoon shops a denim jacket styled with white jeansReese Witherspoon shops a denim jacket styled with white jeans in Beverly Hills, California, on July 19, 2014 (Credit: WENN / TNYF / Rocky)

But rather than a pair of sandals, opt for booties or flats to protect you from the cold.

Rag & Bone JEAN Boyfriend Jean JacketRag & Bone/JEAN Boyfriend Jean Jacket, $396.00

Wear it with:

FRAME Forever Karlie skinny jeans combined with Philipp Plein Tweety T-shirt, Linea Pelle classic leather belt, Marc by Marc Jacobs cross-body bag, SunaharA Malibu spike necklace, and Stuart Weitzman Nudist sandals for a relaxed yet trendy appearanceFRAME Forever Karlie skinny jeans combined with Philipp Plein Tweety T-shirt, Linea Pelle classic leather belt, Marc by Marc Jacobs cross-body bag, SunaharA Malibu spike necklace, and Stuart Weitzman Nudist sandals for a relaxed yet trendy appearance

4. Edgy Comfort: Slouchy Pants and Denim Jacket

Jennifer Lopez styled a Mcguire Work Wear denim jacket with Isabel Marant Den laced-ankle slouchy trousers, Gucci sunglasses, and L.A.M.B. Falyn sandalsJennifer Lopez styled a Mcguire Work Wear denim jacket with Isabel Marant Den laced-ankle slouchy trousers, Gucci sunglasses, and L.A.M.B. Falyn sandals (Credit: WENN / TNYF / Rocky)

Slouchy pants lend an edgy appeal to this classic jacket.

Jennifer Lopez wears wearing Isabel Marant Den cotton-blend tapered pants and a denim jacketJennifer Lopez wears wearing Isabel Marant Den cotton-blend tapered pants and a denim jacket as she arrives at a gifting suite in Brentwood in Los Angeles on August 10, 2014 (Credit: WENN / TNYF / Rocky)

Go for something like Jennifer Lopez’s blue lace-up pants to make a statement.

AG Adriano Goldschmied Nancy Denim JacketAG Adriano Goldschmied Nancy Denim Jacket, $265.00

Wear this:

Joie Mariner pants with Alexander Wang Natalya slingback sandals and long T-shirt, complemented by Milly Isabella fringe bag and Victoria Beckham petite aviator sunglasses for a casual-chic vibeJoie Mariner pants with Alexander Wang Natalya slingback sandals and long T-shirt, complemented by Milly Isabella fringe bag and Victoria Beckham petite aviator sunglasses for a casual-chic vibe

5. Feminine Fall Layers: Denim Vest, Sweater, and Midi Skirt

Laura Bailey wears a denim vest over a sweater outside the Chiltern Firehouse restaurantLaura Bailey wears a denim vest over a sweater outside the Chiltern Firehouse restaurant in Marylebone in London on July 25, 2014 (Credit: WENN / TNYF / Rocky)

This genius look from Laura Bailey is so inspiring! A denim vest layered over a sweater and a midi skirt completes a feminine look you can sport this fall.

3x1 Denim Vest3×1 Denim Vest, $118.00

Wear it with:

N˚21 patterned knit sweater paired with Jil Sander draped asymmetric skirt and alice + olivia Dana bow pumps for an elegant, autumn-inspired lookN˚21 patterned knit sweater paired with Jil Sander draped asymmetric skirt and alice + olivia Dana bow pumps for an elegant, autumn-inspired look

6. Relaxed Elegance: Baggy Denim Jacket With Slouchy Pants

Fearne Cotton wears a denim jacket with slouchy pantsFearne Cotton wears a denim jacket with slouchy pants outside BBC Radio 1 in London on April 29, 2014 (Credit: WENN / TNYF / Rocky)

Take inspiration from this Fearne Cotton look when you just want to stay comfortable.

R13 Oversized Trucker JacketR13 Oversized Trucker Jacket, $745.00

Wear it with:

Parker Devlin pants teamed with Jay Ahr metallic thread blouse and Superga The Man Repeller x Superga satin classic for a comfortable yet fashionable ensembleParker Devlin pants teamed with Jay Ahr metallic thread blouse and Superga The Man Repeller x Superga satin classic for a comfortable yet fashionable ensemble

7. Autumn Vibrance: Bright-Colored Jeans and Denim Jacket

Hilary Duff wears Belle by Sigerson Morrison Kyeran wedged ankle boots with red jeans and a Rta denim zip-detail jacketHilary Duff wears Belle by Sigerson Morrison Kyeran wedged ankle boots with red jeans and a Rta denim zip-detail jacket (Credit: WENN / TNYF / Rocky)

Do you like how she styled her Rta denim zip-detail jacket with red skinny jeans?

Hilary Duff in red J Brand Super Skinny jeans grabs a coffee from StarbucksHilary Duff in red J Brand Super Skinny jeans grabs a coffee from Starbucks in Studio City in Los Angeles on March 3, 2014

Choose a color that works for fall so you will always look on point this season, just like Hilary Duff.

Current Elliott Oversized Trucker JacketCurrent/Elliott Oversized Trucker Jacket, $368.00

Wear it with:

True Religion Brisbane mid rise surplus skinny pants paired with MICHAEL Michael Kors Clara suede wedge booties and Ray-Ban mirrored original aviator sunglasses for a vibrant and stylish outfitTrue Religion Brisbane mid rise surplus skinny pants paired with MICHAEL Michael Kors Clara suede wedge booties and Ray-Ban mirrored original aviator sunglasses for a vibrant and stylish outfit

8. Jumpsuit Perfection: Styling With a Denim Jacket

Jessica Alba wears a denim jacket with a Michael Lauren Peach Flower Roderick tank jumper and black Sarah Flint Lisa flatsJessica Alba wears a denim jacket with a Michael Lauren Peach Flower Roderick tank jumper and black Sarah Flint Lisa flats in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, on May 15, 2014 (Credit: WENN / TNYF / Rocky)

One-piece clothes like Jessica Alba’s jumpsuit are a cinch to wear. Layer sleeveless jumpsuits with a denim jacket.

NSF Adam Distressed Denim JacketNSF Adam Distressed Denim Jacket, $385.00

Wear it with:

Mara Hoffman sequin jumpsuit combined with Salvatore Ferragamo Varina patent ballet flats and MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma large TZ satchel for a sophisticated and trendy lookMara Hoffman sequin jumpsuit combined with Salvatore Ferragamo Varina patent ballet flats and MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma large TZ satchel for a sophisticated and trendy look

Are you still stuck on your transitional outfits? Give these denim jacket looks a go!

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