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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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