How to Style the Army Jacket

The army jacket may seem like a difficult piece to pull off. However, with some easy pointers in mind, it can become your new go-to for instantly cool casual outfits.

Tip #1: We like to think of the army jacket as an outfit “elevator” – it elevates an otherwise simple outfit to one with dimension and character. So, you want keep the rest of your look somewhat understated. Less is more with statement pieces.

In the following photos, I threw my army jacket over a black dress, paired with my favorite booties and bag.

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Tip #2: Have you guys heard of the “third-piece” rule? It is a simple and effective approach to getting dressed. When putting an outfit together, try to incorporate a minimum of three pieces, not counting your shoes. We can usually easily think of two pieces, but it’s that third piece that really adds that extra dash of style to your look. Use the army jacket as your “third piece” for an instantly stylish outfit.

In this next look, my tee and black skinnies were my first and second pieces. I added the army jacket as that key third piece that took the outfit to the next level.

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Tip #3: Keep the color palette simple. Usually black and white combinations will work best with the army jacket.

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Outfit Details:

Army Jacket: Similar styles here and here

Dress: Similar styles here and hereWhite Tee | Black Jeans |

Booties: Acne Studios, similar style | Bag: Givenchy, look-a-like option here | Sunnies: Le Specs

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