How To Wear A Military Inspired Jacket

My sense of style has changed over the years. I would like to think that my fashion taste hasΒ evolved but some may disagree depending on whom the question is asked upon. I have perpetually been the type to wear whatever I want to wear, wherever I want to wear it to as long as I feel comfortable with the finished outcome.

My closet consists of several basics such as copious amounts of monochromatic tees and enough denim in various styles that I have not had the courage to toss out for probably the last 10 or so years. I could probably house a small boutique with just my denim.

My style choices tend to always lean towards the non-traditional side although I usually like to mix my pieces up to create my own looks. I have admired the conventional blazer for years now and how they look on other people but I don’t like how they look on me. Something always seems to be off every time I slip one on. I have bought blazers over the years because they have a special design detail or element to them and to this day, I have about six blazers in my closet, EVERY single one of them unworn. Each time I think a blazer will work well with my outfit, something about it screams “NO!” to me. Something about it never appears to be right.

Since I’ve seen military inspired looks walk down the runway, I have deeply adored their fit and the way they are embellished. I love exquisite details on garments. Military jackets typically have embroidery, fabulous buttons and fabulous shape. With all these design elements it is highly unnecessary to adding additional jewelry. Think late legendary Michael Jackson’s spectacular red jacket!

I love all the different lengths, colors and cuts and style them with a cool vintage or concert tee, leather jogger pants or distressed baggy jeans and a fabulousΒ heel or bootie to eliminate any sort of classic look to my completed outfit. Maybe add some sort of metallic belt and I am good to go.

These jackets are perfect to go from day to night especially since so many of these jackets have fabulous ornate features. Typically I will just change into a higher heel in the evening and I feel like I am wearing a whole different outfit.

How do you style your military jacket?

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What is your favorite current trend?

Until next time,

Alyssa

xxoo

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132 Comments

    • I think possibly from living in different cities my style has continued to change and maybe morph into several styles. As well as cultural influence. Thank you for your comment and taking the time to read my blog! Have a wonderful day! xxoo

    • Awww thanks so much hun!! Happy you like them πŸ™‚ Appreciate you checking out my post!

    • Happy you agree Miki!! They really are great additions to any wardrobe πŸ™‚ xxoo

    • Nope I think tees are what I tend to buy most of lol! Yes, I need something like a military jacket to spruce up my look once in a while ! Thanks for stopping by! xo

  1. I would definitely agree that military jackets are a lot of fun! I’ve never owned one because I’m partial to faux leather jackets or denim but now that I’ve seen this post I’m interested in getting my hands on one for sure!

    Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

    • Happy you think so too Stephanie! I love jackets and always have my eyes opened for something fun and new πŸ™‚ Please share if you do get one! xo

    • Thanks so much Atsuna! I know right?!? Thats exactly what I said in the blog post πŸ™‚ xxoo

    • Thank you Christine! So happy you like them! Glad I could share and appreciate you taking the time to check out my post! xo

  2. I have been trying to look for a military jacket like yours! Really love the first one and totally know how to wear it now! Thanks for always sharing your great style babe!

    Xx
    Marcy

    • Yayyy! That makes me so happy to hear πŸ™‚ I look forward to see you wearing a military inspired jacket ! xxoo

  3. Those jackets are amazing! You styled them perfectly! I’m the same way with throwing away denim, I just pulled out a pair I was getting rid of and cut them up a bit and voilΓ ! A new pair of jeans lol! Love your style

    http://www.stylebymemory.com

    • Thank you Joti! So happy to hear you say that! Yes!!! You can totally revamp old pieces in your closet to make them current ! xo

  4. I don’t own any military jacket but after seeing both versions of yours, I really want to give it a try. I love both looks especially the 2nd one as I can totally wear this look to the office on Fridays as well as weekends. Looking so pretty as always babe.

    xo,
    Jo
    http://www.glamfashionbook.com

    • Thanks so much Jo! Hope this inspired you to at least try one on. I appreciate your comments and for taking the time to read my post! I look forward to seeing some pics of you in a military jacket soon (: xxoo

    • Thanks so much Helen! I almost didn’t get them! Can you believe that?!? I’m so happy I did 😊 It’s a good piece to have for fall! Let me know if you do! xo

  5. I feel exactly the same way about traditional blazers! I love the look of a smart, well-tailored blazer overall but every time I try one on, it just doesn’t feel like me. Maybe I haven’t found the one for me just yet πŸ™‚ Those military blazers look so fab in you! I love that rocker chic vibe they give to an outfit.

    xo, Jo
    http://www.cutandchic.com

    • YES!!! Finally someone who understands where I am coming from. I feel like I’m wearing office wear and I often think it takes away the “cool” factor from anything I’m wearing. Happy you like the look of these blazer alternatives. Thank you sooooo much for taking the time to read my post and stop by πŸ™‚ xxoo

  6. You look great in these military jackets ! So cute, you are rocking the trend πŸ™‚
    I am loving the bomber jackets this season, so fun & sporty !
    xx, gracie
    snappedbygracie.com

    • Thanks so much Gracie! You are so sweet! I am loving the bomber jackets too! I want to buy everyone I see and like πŸ™‚ xo

    • Thank you Bailey! Happy you like them πŸ™‚ I appreciate your kind words and support! xo

    • Aww you’re so cute Ellie! Happy you are inspired πŸ™‚ I was really drawn to them when I first saw them as well! Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on my post (: xxoo

    • Thank you Portia! I appreciate your feedback and taking the time to read my blog! Have a wonderful day πŸ™‚ xo

    • Thank you Yasmin! You should most definitely get one! I would love to see how you style it πŸ™‚

    • Thank you VERY much Maryam! I appreciate all your support and kind words. I love reading your posts and seeing your photos. I love ruffles too! Thanks for sharing πŸ˜‰ xo

    • Awww thank you so much Kusum! You are so sweet and your support is greatly appreciated. xo

  7. See that’s a piece that works on both guys and girls! As a guy you’ve got to have the guts to pull it off though (and I do, haha). I love to do as I always do. I mix styles and trends to my own liking and hence I always use sneakers and jeans to my military jackets. πŸ™‚
    xoxo
    Thomas

    • Yes for sure! So happy you think so too Thomas πŸ™‚ I can totally see you wearing it. You have such great style and you aren’t afraid to push the fashion limits. I always love reading your posts and checking out your style. Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and for your engagement! Have a wonderful day! πŸ™‚ xo

    • Thank you doll! I think I am going to write a post about my hair soon πŸ˜‰ Thanks for reading my post!

  8. These jackets look like beautiful art pieces with their gorgeous details! I don’t own a military jacket but now I might need to get one!
    Kyla
    Wanderlustkyla.com

    • Thank you so much Kyla! I am all about details πŸ™‚ I can see you wearing one and would love to see how you style it! Thanks for your support! xxoo

    • Exactly what I thought too! Thanks for taking the time to read my blog babe! xxoo

    • Thank you so much gorgeous! Awww hopefully you can still get it πŸ™‚ xx

  9. I don’t think this is something I would’ve picked up before seeing it on you! Looks so cute, I love how you styled both!

    • Thanks so much Kristin! I could see you wearing this trend too! You’re always so sweet, kind and supportive. Have a wonderful day πŸ™‚ xo

    • Thanks so much Francesca! Happy you like it. Thanks for the love and all the support! I love seeing your posts and your amazing style. Keep it up! Have a wonderful day! xo

  10. Oh wow you look fab in that military inspired jacket Alyssa! Loving all the embroidery deets of the jacket & u make me wanna get a similar one for myself too πŸ˜‰

    • Thank you so much Aldora! Happy you are excited about all the details as I am. You should most definitely get one and share πŸ™‚ Thanks for your kind words and support! xo

  11. I love military jackets as well. You look amazing and did a good job in styling the jackets. I am also loving maxi coats for fall/winter. Thanks for sharing!

    • Happy you agree with the military jacket trend πŸ™‚ Thank you so much hun. Oh maybe I need a maxi coat for my winter wardrobe! Thanks for reading and commenting on my blog. xo

    • Thank you Jennifer! Your comment makes me so happy πŸ™‚ You are so sweet! xo

  12. I’m am honestly such a fan of your style! Love that you’ve changed and picked up new styles over the years. Personally, once I’m comfortable with something I tend to stick to it forever, so I completely admire you on this!
    My favourite trend … id have to say the choker trend haha! I know I know SO basic, but I just really like it haha

    http://www.wanderlustts.com

    • Awww thanks for your compliment babe! You just made my day πŸ™‚ I really appreciate sharing your thoughts and feedback. It’s nice to hear other peoples opinions and their style choices. Can you believe I don’t even own one choker?!?! I love the trend but for some reason haven’t purchased any. Now I feel like I missed the choker trend boat lol. Have a wonderful day! xxoo

    • THANK YOU Manda! Happy you share my excitement πŸ™‚ It’s fun to switch up looks. I completely agree with you that a lot of what we wear has to do with how you feel. Thanks for your comment and support πŸ™‚ I really appreciate it! xxoo

  13. I absolutely love the golden detailing on the first jacket, it still makes it so fashionable and chic. You styled them so well!

    • Me too! Thats what drew me to it! Appreciate the support and your comments πŸ™‚ xxoo

  14. I am so obsessed with the military trend right now, jackets and camouflage! I love the gold embroidery on your first jacket!

    • ME TOO! I love camouflage too. I am drawn to anything and everything military green right now. Thanks for your support πŸ™‚

  15. Great photos and I love how you styled the jacket two ways not just one and then talked about other ways really good. I personally love the second look very chic especially when paired with that hat. great work XOWP

    • Thank you Warren. I appreciate your comments and feedback. It’s always interesting to hear other peoples opinions πŸ™‚ Thanks for taking the time to comment and read my blog post! xo

    • Happy you like it Katya! I would love to see you in it and how you style it! Thank you for reading my blog πŸ™‚ xo

    • Thank you so much Sarah! I’m happy you like it and for taking the time to comment πŸ™‚ xo

    • So happy you agree Andreea! Thanks for reading my blog post πŸ™‚ Have a wonderful week as well! xo

  16. I love incorporating masculine and gender-neutral elements into my outfits, and military jackets are such a fab way to do it. The gold accent still keeps things interesting and feminine too!

    Loving this playlist babe! You definitely can’t go wrong with Michael Buble during the holidays πŸ™‚ Keep on rocking girl!

    xo Soo | http://www.BrownEyedToast.com

    • It is one of my favourite looks to mix and match as I am sure you can tell by my photos. Yes I find the gold makes it more feminine as well as acts like an accessory without actually having to add anything additionally. Thanks for the love! πŸ™‚ xx

    • Awww that makes me happy to hear. I think almost anyone can fit them in their wardrobe and style them their own unique way. Thanks for your support hun!

    • Thanks Lacey babe! That makes me feel great reading your comment! Happy you are inspired and enjoyed my post πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Kayla! I am partial to the first one as well πŸ˜‰ Have a wonderful weekend!

    • Thanks Mandy! They really are great additions to any wardrobe. Please share if you do find something! xo

    • You are too sweet Lily! Hope you find it or one similar πŸ™‚ I appreciate your support! xxoo

    • Thank you Yuena! Thank you so much! I am a sucker for anything with gold embellishments πŸ™‚

    • Aww thanks so much Helen! You are so sweet πŸ™‚ I am partial towards the first one too! xx

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