Have you been looking for tips on how to wear military jacket and coat? The following celebrity street styles will surely inspire you to don a military look to the streets in fall or in winter.
No longer are military coat and military jacket an exclusive army gear, they have now an elevated status – fashionistas´ wardrobe essential. Celebrities are loving military jacket and coat, style bloggers are adapting quick and of course, we´re loving them too! It´s an artful expression of our masculine side blending with our girliness. You just don´t look sexy, you can kick a** too.
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1. how to wear military jacket and coat: Military Jacket Worn Belted
If there´s anyone who made wearing military jacket with belt famous, that´s Olivia Palermo. She loves layering her military jacket with a tunic or a top and denim shorts, layered with black tights and then pulled together with a buckled belt. She either completes the look with riding boots or black ankle boots. Olivia clearly has a preference towards pocket detail military jacket. Have you noticed?
Here´s a similar look to recreate Olivia Palermo´s military jacket look. I went for this army-green long hooded raincoat which is perfect for the long rainy cold days before the winter. The buckled, military belt is perfect to cinch the waste while the thermal black leggings will keep your legs warm. Also, the knee-high black and flat leather boots will not only keep your legs and feet warm but will also complete that edgy yet casual military look that you are aiming for.
2. Military Jacket with Denim Jeans
Military jacket looks great with jeans too. You can dress it up with dark denim jeans and layer under it a girly top and fur vest as seen here in Olivia Palermo, or you go military all over like Beyoncé. A female army only very stylish, Beyoncé went for this famous Balmain military jacket paired with camouflage skinny jeans. Which style are you?
This military look is obviously weather-appropriate for early fall given that the military jacket isn´t that thick. However, if winter is mild in your part of the world, then perhapy this look may work too. This is quite a simple layering of white knitted sweater, camo jacket, fur scarf, dark gray denim jeans, and short-heeled black ankle boots.
The most interesting part of this look is, you are able to change its vibe depending on the type of shoes that you will wear it with. Swap the boots for some plaform high heels and you will get Beyoncé`s edgy yet sexy look.
3. how to wear military jacket and coat: Military Jacket with Shorts
Here are two very different looks. To the left is Alexa Chung´s vintage inspired casual military look while to the right is Rihanna´s edgy Balamain´s militay number (this look must be inspired by Michael Jackson´s famous military jacket). Alexa went for a vintage lace top and worn out denim shorts to team with her casual military jacket. A gorgeous bag and platforms with socks were her cute polishing. Rihanna however kept everything edgy, from her sunglasses to her military coat up to her stash of jewelry.
I found this cropped denim jacket in navy green perfect to layer over a black top (or sweater) teamed with a pair of black denim shorts. The black, flat leather ankle boots that I picked are also suited for the elevated street look that I am aiming for. And since the navy green and black are already heavy, I added a touch of color through the brown leather handbag.
4. Military Jacket with Skirt or Dress
Needless to say, depending on where you´re wearing the look is the type of your military jacket. A button accent military jacket as seen here on Sarah Jessica Parker worn with matching ruffled skirt is perfect if need an elegant look for a formal gathering. If you´re into street style however, then take Kate Bosworth´s military jacket with printed dress and nude ankle boots.
Inspired by Sarah Jessica Parker´s military jacket and tutu skirt, I created this fabulous look featuring the navy blue military melton coat paired with a matching navy blue long tulle skirt and black suede stiletto-helled ankle boots. I wanted to keep the entire look classy so I added a top handle black bag and a pair of stunning eyeglasses.
5. How to Wear Military Coat
Be it for the airport or running errands, a military coat is a stylish alternative to coats for cold weather. Wear it with skinny jeans or tights and tall slim boots to balance the top. You also wear it with wedge sneakers provided to stick with skinny jeans.
Now your turn … What do you think of military jacket and military coat? Are they something you´d love to wear? How do you style them?