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

Florals for Fall

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A classic floral top is a wardrobe must. I have owned this DVF top for about 2 years, and I continue finding ways to incorporate it into my outfits season after season. For the Fall season, it works wonderfully with leather details. Of course, leather is the “it” fabric for fall and it has a certain cool edginess to it. Pairing it with a floral top adds just the right amount of femininity to create a balanced and classic outfit.

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If you happened to catch our previous post (see here), you know that I can’t pass up a pair of comfortable flats. These lace-up ballerinas are a perfect combination of style and comfort. They have been on repeat lately when I am running errands or shopping in the city.

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Outfit Details:

TOP: DVF (current season favorites here and here) | BOTTOMS: J Brand | FLATS: TopShop (similar here and here)

BAG: Mulberry | SUNNIES: Le Specs and Channel (switched between the two during the day!)

 

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Sporty Chic

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Quick hello from London, lovelies! I am channeling my inner Sporty Spice today with this sporty chic look. I am a fan of comfort above all, so I couldn’t be more psyched that the sneaker has become such a trendy street-style staple (thanks Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner!).

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As we were driving through Romford the other day, we came across the cutest neighborhood with some stunning houses. Naturally, we had to stop and snap some pics. I love finding little pockets of inspiration around our town and these houses definitely served some serious #goals.

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Outfit Details:

DRESS: Similar from Topshop here and here | VEST TOP: Similar styles here and here | SNEAKERS: Tommy Hilfiger (similar here and here) | BAG: Versus (Sold out but found similar pieces here and here) | SUNNIES: Similar at Tom Ford

For more styling suggestions on slip dresses, make sure to check out this post!!

 

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Monthly Style Budget: October

The October installment of our monthly Style Budget series is here! If you missed the introductory September installment, be sure to check it out here.

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DETAILS:

SKIRT: WHBM | CLUTCH: Neiman Marcus (on sale!) | TOP: WHBM

PUMPS: Sam Edelman | JEANS: Vigoss | BOOTIES: Sam Edelman

 

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DETAILS:

CHOKER: Anita K DRESS: Ali & Jay | WATCH: Michael Kors

SUNNIES: Le Specs |BAG: Cambridge Satchel Company | BOOTIES: Michael Kors

 

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DETAILS:

WALLET: Stella McCartney | EARRINGS: Kate Spade | TOP: Topshop

LEGGINGS: Lysse | DRESS: Karen Millen (use code KMFRIENDS to get 25% off!)

WATCH: Laruze Paris | BOOTS: Stuart Weitzman

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