The New Militia: How to Rock the Military Jacket

Pay homage to our brave soldiers who are fighting for love and peace hundreds of miles away from home in these military-inspired jackets from Shopbop!

The military-inspired look has gone a long way from cargo pants and camouflage tanks. Now more than ever, designers like Victoria Beckham are tapping into the military’s sleek details, such as brass buttons and utility pockets, as well as the traditional olive  color to produce a look that is patriotic chic.

If you’re going to rock this look, here are a few handy tips:

1. Wear the trend one piece at a time. Do NOT pair a military jacket with camouflage pants (READ: overkill!).

2. Silhouette is everything. Most military-inspired items out there are made to look a little baggy, so make sure you get the right size. Petite? Check out the children’s section!

3. Pair it with prints! We love the balance between a utilitarian jacket with a flower-printed dress underneath. Check out the look from Free People below for  a visual.

4. You can also rock the trend at the office — check out the Kadette by Laveer. It will look great with a crisp white shirt and your fave blue jeans on a casual Friday.

There you have it, ladies! It’s time to rock this trend, your style!

Happy shopping!


ONE by Faubourg du Temple

Twill Jacket by ONE by Faubourg du Temple, $143