Six Ways to Wear a Military Jacket

I’ve tried on so many military style jackets over the years, but I never pulled the trigger on any of them.  I was worried I wouldn’t wear it enough.  So when I found this gorgeous lace trimmed one, I sat down and made a list of all the ways I could wear it.  Below are just six of the ways that I thought of all perfect for the fall season from date night, casual fall outfits, and holiday dinners.  I styled it with heels and boots and booties, with plaids and solid neutrals and pops of color. Whether you’ve been thinking of picking up on of these or already have on hanging in your closet, I hope you found some new outfit ideas!

SIX WAYS TO WEAR A MILITARY JACKET

WITH PLAID AND BOOTS

This is probably my favorite of the six.  I chose a plaid that was complimentary to the jacket color, all being darker fall colors.

fall outfits | military jacket | plaid top | brown boots | Houston Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

jacket | similar plaid | black jeans | similar boots | layered necklace

WITH A CAMI AND HEELS

An easy way to create a dressy casual look add simple solid cami and heels.  I chose to my floral print heels to add pop of color and print to the look.  This outfit would be perfect for date night, dinner with friends, or casual Friday at the ofice.

fall outfit | gray military style jacket | black cami | floral heels | Petite Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

military jacket |similar cami | jeans | purple heels

WITH A POP OF COLOR AND BOOTIES

I pulled a few different colors to pair with this jacket, but this dark dusty rose is my top choice.  I love how the two earth tones work together.  Other colors I tried – yellow and purple.

casual fall outfit | lace trip jacket | distressed jeans | Texas Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

jacket | tank top | distressed jeans | booties | similar necklace

WITH A FITTED TANK TOP AND HEELS

One of the popular ways to style this jacket is with a fitted tank top and jeans.  I added a pop of print with my snakeskin heels.

fall outfit ideas | military style jacket | black jeans | Southern Style Blog Lady in Violet

jacket | white tank top | black jeans | snakeskin heels | similar necklace

WITH A FITTED DRESS AND BOOTS

Date night ready! This jacket is the perfect light layer with my fitted dress.  The feminine lace details on the jacket really add to the overall look too.

date night outfit | fitted black dress | suede boots | Popular US FAshion Blog Lady in Violet

jacket | black dress | black boots | similar necklace

WITH A SWING DRESS AND BOOTIES

The structured shape of the jacket and the flowy swing of the dress work really well together.  You know what they say opposites attract!

layered fall outfit | jacket over swing dress | light brown booties | Affordable Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

jacket | sweater dress | booties | similar necklace

Which look is your favorite?  Let me know in the comments!

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2 Responses to Six Ways to Wear a Military Jacket

  1. Karen, this is a fabulous jacket! I love the color and the military inspiration. It looks great all 6 ways! My favorite is over the fitted black dress. So edgy and cool! Thanks for linking with me.

    Shelbee
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  2. mireille says:

    I love the cut of your jacket: really elevates each look! Very pretty!
    http://www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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