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09. 06. 2013

how to wear a utility jacket, how to wear an army jacket

I bought an army/military/utility style jacket in the spring after giving it a lot of thought. You know, the kind of thought that normal people put into things that actually matter. Initially I thought it was more of a tomboy look and not my style. Then again, I wasn’t even sure what my style was (except I knew it probably wasn’t tomboy). I figured I would give it a shot and make it work for me. AND I TOTALLY DID. Like a million times.

Since utility jackets are everywhere this fall, I figured it’s a good time to do a good ol’ How to Wear post on it! If you’re like me and think army jackets aren’t your style, this post will probably change your mind. As you’ll see, they can be pretty much everyone’s style:

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I really like the juxtaposition of the masculine jacket with a very feminine pencil skirt and heels. If your jacket is a light fabric, it actually makes a very nice layer for a cold office.

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I really loved wearing this one! I wore it back in May, but don’t be surprised if I re-fashion it for fall with dark wash jeans and boots.

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Think olive green is a serious, no fun color? Maybe when soldiers wears it. But soldiers don’t wear it over a romper. At least not when they’re on duty.

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Even if you’re the LBD-and-ballet-flat-wearing type, you can mix things up a little (in a rugged kind of way) with a cute utility jacket.

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Clearly I’m starting to run out of style adjectives if all I can come up with is “casual.” Obviously an army jacket can be casual. But sometimes you have to state the obvious lest it be overlooked.

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“Sporty-boho”? Seriously, I’m full of crap. But what else can you call an outfit consisting of a crochet dress and sneakers? Let this ridiculous made-up style term be a lesson to you: an army jacket will be at home in pretty much anyone’s closet.

Need your own? Below are a few options for you to start shopping!

5 Army Jackets Under $100

All 5 of these army/utility jackets are under $100! Shop them here: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5

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9 responses to “6 Ways to Wear an Army Jacket”

  1. mtsedwards says:

    My quest for the perfect utility jacket continues. Yours is adorbs but sadly out of stock. I’ve had my eye on the J. Crew one forever, but I live in sunny So. Cal. and cannot justify yet another coat in my embarrassingly overfull coat closet, especially anything beyond the $50 price point. I suppose I shall simply have to covet yours from afar. Sigh. I did so want to be sporty boho! ;p

    M @ myclosetcatalogue.com

  2. Kyra says:

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  3. Love this! I’m with you – I’ll wear an army jacket with anything! I got mine at H&M last year and I’ve gotten so much use out of it! xo D

  4. Every single time I put one on I think, eh, not me. But then I see posts like this and think I must have one!

  5. Alison says:

    The preppy and playful looks are adorable! Just bought my own army style vest, I haven’t quite made it to the jacket yet!

    xx Alison

    http://www.enzaessentials.wordpress.com

  6. callmemimi says:

    Amazing post…I am still on the hunt for the perfect jacket. Either they are too expensive or no longer have my size. I agree it can mixed so effortlessly with so many looks. Thanks forthe great inspiration….Mimi
    http://www.callmemimi.com

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