As summer winds down and we begin to transition into cooler weather, a lightweight jacket becomes essential to navigating breezy nights and the approaching fall. And if there's one lightweight outerwear style that has become a mainstay of many of fashion girl's wardrobe, it's the army jacket. Timeless, functional, and always embedded with a certain edge of cool factor, army jackets have become a staple between seasons for good reason. Their khaki color allows them to serve much like a neutral, and despite their laid-back appeal, they pair effortlessly with both casual and elevated ensembles. To prove their versatility, we've rounded up some of the coolest ways to wear army jackets right now—and for many seasons to come.
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Joan Smalls knows that few stylings can beat an army jacket with a pair of jeans and a plain white T-shirt.
Instantly elevate the army jacket + jeans + T-shirt look with a pair of kitten heels and oversize sunglasses.
An army jacket over a skirt of a similar length works surprisingly well, especially when pared back with a simple T-shirt, as Alessandra Ambrosio styles here.
Look no further for the ideal weekend errands outfit than Emma Roberts in an army jacket layered over a classic Breton shirt and finished off with blue jeans and sneakers.
Don't be afraid to pair your army jacket with dressier ensembles like a festive dress and heels.
A maxi dress also proves to be a cool complement to the army jacket, as demonstrated by Jessica Alba.
Even high-waisted lace-up pants and coordinating lace-up boots look better when topped off with an army jacket, modeled by Ambrosio here.
Army jacket–wearing regular Roberts works an eclectic take with a graphic tee and loafers for a twist on the jeans-and-T-shirt formula.
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