Fashion Flash: The Cool-Girl Jacket You Need, Like Right Now

We’re suckers for an It-girl staple, so when we spotted our favourite 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 favourites —that’s an order!

Olivia Palermo

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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).

Cara Delevingne

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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.

Saint Laurent

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 realise 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?”

Maglosia Bela

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Style Du Monde

Style Tip: A t-shirt and jeans are a welcoming duo to wear with your new outerwear essential.

L’Officiel Editor-in-Chief Daphne Hezard

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Style Du Monde

Style Tip: Channel your inner maritime officer and go for a monochrome ensemble in a blue hue.

Burberry Brit

Feminine Military Jacket ($595)
?This would look perfect over a minimal shirtdress.

Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren

Shearling Military Jacket ($276)
?Layer this over a sheer blouse and tailored trousers for a playful evening ensemble.

Free People

Military Ruffles Jacket ($168)
?It’s rare to see a military jacket in a white iteration, so get excited.

Miranda Contrast Military Coat ($131)
?The buttons alone are a selling point, no?

Marc Jacobs

Embellished Fitted Military Jacket ($2800)
?Remember what we said about Bermuda shorts? Pair this jacket with them and you’re on your way to becoming Marc Jacobs’ newest muse.

One Teaspoon

Smith Jones Military Jacket ($83)
?The ultimate weekend look: a chambray button down, skinny jeans, and this awesome jacket.

Cropped Military Jacket ($96)
?The budget-friendly iteration of Saint Laurent’s cropped jacket. Enjoy!

Tory Burch

Shrunken Sgt Pepper Jacket ($198)
?We recommend a full skirt and ankle boots with this richly hued jacket.