Let’s be honest here. Dressing for transitional weather can be tricky. I used to be terrible at this. I always wanted the weather to pick one lane or the other. Since I can’t control the weather, I decided to stop fighting it. Enter the military jacket.
This jacket may be the missing link in my dressing dilemmas. The military jacket is definitely a closet staple, and super versatile. Here’s my favorite way to style one.
Military jackets are always some shade of green, making it really easy to incorporate into any outfit. Green goes well with shades of brown just as well as it does with black. It’s such a great neutral, that even blues, pinks, and yellows play nice with the color. These kinds of pieces, ones that go with every shade of the closet rainbow, are always winners in my book.
I have a couple of different military style cuts hanging in my closet, but I’m loving this bomber silhouette from Michael Stars. It’s lightweight and not too dark or light in color. I usually wear a size small and this runs true to size.
A military jacket easily toughens up any look. I love to throw one over a pair of black skinny jeans with a cami and heels when I go out at night. However, my absolute favorite way to wear one is pairing it with a dress. Just like you see here, there’s something about the femininity of a dress paired with a rugged military jacket that makes the outfit have a refreshed point of view.
By pairing it with sneakers, it keeps that fun, California-cool vibe. I’m a huge fan of Converse sneakers, and just like a military jacket, these shoes literally go with everything.
Shop this exact outfit below and let me know your favorite way to style a military jacket! I’ve also rounded up a bunch of other cute versions of this closet staple.