STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Must-Have Military Garb

Style Advice of the Week

The military and bomber jackets have gained widespread popularity on college campuses this season. Transforming from boxy and camouflage to fitted and uniformly olive-toned, taking a feminine twist on the jacket’s original masculinity is easily achievable. Acting as a go-to jacket for those occasional not-too-chilly days, these jackets are a respected alternative to an uninspiring zip-up or dull cardigan. With straight leg jeans and your favorite combat boots, the military jacket provides that essential edge to any uninteresting ensemble.

This week’s Fashionista played on the rustic tones of her outfit. She layered the jacket with a dusty orange blouse and added a simple pair of riding boots and gold infinity scarf to the look. Looking perfectly chic, while also being more than cozy enough for class, this Fashionista is certainly a role model to the majority of students—many who naively believe that the only way to be comfortable is if draped in blankets of unflattering cotton sweats.

Recreate this Fashionista’s look with your own personal touch for an outfit that is sure to impress. Purchase a military jacket with a fur collar or studded accents to set yourself apart. Among the countless options available from stores like ASOS, Urban Outfitters and NASTY GAL, you will definitely find a variation to suit your individual preference. Whether you dress it up with a chunky necklace or keep it casual with leggings, the military jacket is the centerpiece for the season’s reliable trend of earth tones and utility boots. Every Fashionista should revere this beloved garment as a valued piece of his or her wardrobe.


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