A jacket that oozes coolness, power, and a stylish flare: we simply couldn’t resist, and neither should you.
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We’re suckers for an It-girl staple, so when we spotted our favorite stylesetters and the spring runways flaunting military jackets, we took notice. How do you wear one without looking like a Civil War reenactor? We thought you might ask. Click through for spot-on examples and to shop our favorites —that’s an order!
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Style Tip: Go the feminine route with this traditionally masculine piece by layering your jacket over a pleated, full skirt and pointy pumps. On Palermo: Westward Leaning sunglasses; Boda Napoleon Jacket ($498); Reiss skirt; Christian Louboutin So Kate Pumps ($625).
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Style Tip: If you’ve got your hands on a literal translation of a military jacket, like Delevingne’s, tone it down with sexy separates, like a lace blouse, fitted trousers, and patent leather shoes. On Delevingne: Balmain Military Jacket ($3995); Burberry shoes.
Style Tip: Allow us to introduce you to your next party look: a cropped military jacket, sheer blouse, and leather skirt. Voila! Shop The Runway: Saint Laurent Cropped Military Jacket ($1490).
Marc Jacobs S/S 14
Style Tip: We realize that suggesting a military jacket with Bermuda shorts is like, the ultimate fashion girl tip, but when Marc Jacobs tells us to jump, we ask “how high?”
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Style Tip: A t-shirt and jeans are a welcoming duo to wear with your new outerwear essential.
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L’Officiel Editor-in-Chief Daphne Hezard
Style Tip: Channel your inner maritime officer and go for a monochrome ensemble in a blue hue.
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