How to Drape Jacket Over Your Shoulders: Best Outfit Ideas

Have you thought about draping a jacket over your shoulders like the way a movie star would do on the red carpet? If you are worrying about looking a little too unnatural or even weird, I would suggest you to do it first for cocktail parties, semi-formal events, and do it when you are on vacation which is the best time to try new outfit styles. The more you do it, you will find that it can be done pretty naturally and casually. To give you a hand, I have put together a list of some beautiful ways to drape a jacket over shoulders. Let’s check out these outfit ideas now.

Wear Black Shift Dress & Drape Black Leather Jacket Over Shoulders


There are three types of jackets that you can drape over your shoulders and look really natural. The black leather jacket is one of them. The other two are the denim jacket and the wool coat which I will talk about later. For this outfit, simply wear a black shift dress and drape a black leather jacket over your shoulders. Completing the outfit with a high top black and white converse really brings out the stylish character in this outfit.

Black Wool Coat with White Sweatshirt & Grey Mini Skirt

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As mentioned in the previous idea, the wool coat is another type of jacket that looks nice and natural when you drape it over your shoulders. As an example, wear a white sweatshirt and a grey mini skirt. Wear a black wool coat over shoulder. Pair the outfit with black leather ankle boots.

White Maxi Blazer Over Black Shirt & Dress Pants

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This outfit is a more eye catching one that you may want to reserve for formal events. To achieve this stylish and chic look, you can wear a black button up shirt and black dress pants with black heels. Drape a white maxi blazer over these black pieces to create a stunning black and white look.

Black Leather Jacket Over White Silk Top & Pleaded Skirt

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A black leather jacket is so versatile. I even think that this is an understatement as you can really almost pair a black leather jacket with anything and expect to look at least decent. This outfit, though, is a lot more than just decent. By pairing the black leather jacket with a white silk top, a pale pink pleaded skirt and sandals, it creates a feminine look with a touch of cool factor.

Camel Wool Coat Over White Top & Black Leather Skirt

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This is a elegant and casual outfit that is quite easy to pull off. Simply wear a white top and a black knee length leather skirt. Wear ballet flats or ballet heels for the shoes and drape a camel wool coat over your shoulders.

Drape Denim Jacket Over Your Shoulders

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When it comes to the type of jackets that looks the most natural when draped over shoulders, my vote goes to the denim jacket. And you pretty much can’t go wrong by wearing a white top with that. For example, you can wear a white print tee, ripped jeans and low-cut sneakers and then drape a denim jacket over your shoulders for a stylish street look.

Grey Wool Coat Over Black Sweater & Skater Skirt

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The color combination of black and grey very often creates an elegant and comfortable looking outfit. As an example of that, for this outfit, you can wear a black high neck sweater with a black skater skirt. Pair them with stockings and black ankle boots. Light up the black pieces by draping a light grey wool coat over your shoulders.

Black Blazer Over White Crop Top & Wide Leg Pants

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This outfit is an elegant outfit that is especially suitable for managers to wear for company events like an annual dinner. To achieve this look, wear a white crop top with a wide leg white dress pants and black heels. Drape a black blazer over shoulders to add an extra touch of power and charisma.

Denim Jacket Over Shoulders with White Crop Top & Pencil Skirt

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As mentioned before, draping a denim jacket over your shoulders look natural and beautiful. That just seems to be a natural way to wear a denim jacket when the weather is just a little cool, like in the fall and the spring. This outfit is an example of a casual and feminine outfit that is perfect to wear for a friends’ gathering. It consists of a long sleeve white cropped tee and a black knee length pencil skirt. The strappy heeled sandals do add some boho style to the entire look. Drape the denim jacket over your shoulders for some extra breeziness. By the way, if you are interested in seeing more outfit ideas of similar shoes, you may want to check out our blog post on strappy heels and sandals.

Black Leather Jacket Over Long Sleeve Yellow Dress

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Wearing black over yellow simply demands people’s attention. Of course, you want to look good, otherwise there is no point for the attention. This outfit is a good way to style black and yellow. It consists of a bright yellow long sleeve dress and a black leather jacket draped over the shoulders. For the shoes, you can either wear heels of the exact same color as the dress or just wear white heels.

Leather Jacket Over Black and White Striped Tee

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For a stylish and casual street look, you can wear the black leather jacket with a black and white striped t shirt, cropped jeans, and white low-cut sneakers.

Denim Blazer with Matching High Waisted Flare Jeans

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This is a very wise and professional looking outfit that I can imagine a professor or a teacher could wear and look good. Simply wear an unwashed denim blazer with matching high waisted wide leg jeans.

Floral Chiffon Mini Dress with Black Leather Jacket

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An interesting way to style a black leather jacket is to wear it with some feminine. For example you can wear it with a floral chiffon mini dress to create this contrasting yet beautiful look.

White Lace Top with Black Leather Jacket Draped Over Shoulders

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Borrowing the theme from the previous idea, pair a black leather jacket with a white lace top and black chinos.

Here are some of my favorite outfit ideas for draping a jacket over the shoulders. I hope that this list is useful for you that you can use it as a reference to come up with some amazing outfit ideas that work best for you.