What to wear with a Military Jacket
There are always additional fashion questions when it comes to finding trendy-of-the-moment items of clothing. Right now, Military Jackets are very popular. They have made their way from the runways to the stores, and in GREAT fashion. The beauty of the Military Jacket is that there are dozens upon dozens upon dozens of different styles. It is amazing to see the different cuts, designs and embellishments that are available; yet, regardless of the style, all are still able to portray this ultra-sophisticated, hip and classic look.
I've been asked the question, "What could you possibly wear with that?" It's not an uncommon question. There are times it can be difficult to see a clothing item and imagine what could be worn with it to make it look chic and fashionable. Regarding the oh-so-chic Military Jacket, I have 5 different looks/ideas:
1. WEAR AS A TOP, WITH JEANS
Here is a form-fitting Military Jacket. Truly, this one is being worn as a top, not being utilized so much as a jacket. My advice with a form-fitting one is pair it exactly like the photo. Grab your favorite pair of jeans, toss on a camisole underneath, add some big chunky bracelets and go-go-go.
2. WEAR A LONGER MILITARY JACKET WITH A SKIRT, STOCKINGS and HEELS
I love the longer Military Jacket, especially when it is being used as an actual jacket. What I love about this look - with a skirt, stockings and heels - is that the jacket hits perfectly where the skirt ends. This look is so chic and so well put together. If you don't have the patience to match up a skirt and coat (really, who has the time - we're moms!)... go with a skirt that's shorter than the jacket length. Pencil skirts will be your best friend.
3. WEAR AS A BLAZER, OPENED WITH A BLOUSE UNDERNEATH
The Military Jacket can easily be worn as a blazer. This look is perfect for work. Find a beautiful blouse, or even just a plain white button-down, and wear it underneath. Unbutton the first 2 buttons and you have a very professional, yet fashion-forward look.
4. WEAR WITH A CHUNKY TURTLENECK
The beauty of fashion is that (truly) anything goes. We can make looks as simple or as complicated as we want them to be. This look is all about simplicity. Grab your favorite turtleneck and wear it underneath a shorter styled Military Jacket. Make sure you have the turtleNECK part prominent because that's what makes the outfit.
5. WEAR BELTED
Hands down, this is my favorite look. I love the way the whole outfit comes together by belting it. You can literally choose any thicker belt you already own to "tie" it all together. This look has such a classic appeal to it. You have a "rough and tough" Military Jacket, offset by this simple black belt. I love it.