We’ve gotten more than a few questions about styling those classic army green jackets lately…and rightfully so. It’s their season, and we could all use some fresh inspo after — what is likely — years of wear (these jackets never really go out of style). So. Here are six ways to wear that old army/military/utility (whatever-you-call-them) jacket in the back of your closet.
6 Fresh Outfit Ideas For A Classic Green Military Jacket
For the purpose of this article, we’re styling up all outfits with this Madewell military jacket. If you do happen to need a new one, this jacket is a good one. It’s the perfect amount of boxy and a little bit cropped, and we’re also REALLY loving the front pocket and asymmetrical buttons. Adds some unexpected flair to this classic, well-loved style of jacket.
Military Jacket Outfit Idea 1:
Mixed Patterns & Autumnal Vibes
This is one of my fave outfits of the bunch. This fall-toned floral blouse combines an elegant vibe with military, and I’m soooo here for it. Girly and chic with that structured style is so good.
Military Jacket Outfit Idea 2:
A Touch of Utility
This type of outfit will never steer you wrong. Swear. A sweater dress + tall boots + cropped jacket = autumnal perfection. The jacket adds a bit of structure by stopping at the waist and adding some much-loved shape (or cinch your longer army jackets in for a similar effect). It’s seriously the best combo (not to mention the endless amount of comfort from a sweater dress).
Military Jacket Outfit Idea 3:
Omg this top. SO GOOD. It’s feminine and romantic, and genius paired with the utility jacket. Love the juxtaposition of styles. And about the ivory jeans… trust me here. We love the combo of army jackets + fresh white (or ivory) denim.
Military Jacket Outfit Idea 4:
Ohhh….this one is just fun. I love the playfulness of the neutral prints paired with the “vintage moss” color of the jacket. I can picture it so clearly…exploring your town or, who knows, a new trail on your usual hike? I know this outfit may be a little fancy for real hiking (hello, snake print crossbody) but you never know.
Military Jacket Outfit 5:
An Earthy Moment
Two words: Go green. Seriously, wearing multiple green tones is way cuter than it sounds. Pair with some light neuturals and you’re good as gold. Especially with this little hooded sweater peaking out from underneath. Love.
Military Jacket Outfit Idea 6:
It’s All About the Layers
Now THIS. This is a different one. Dark and chic and snake (oh and fleece) all over… well last least on top. Tuck this printed mock neck in under the jacket and top off with the COOLEST vest you’ve ever seen. As the description reads, it’s for those days when you “want to feel cuddly but don’t need to go full teddy bear”. Perfectly stated. Looks reeeeally cool with the black jeans + snake top + utility jacket combo. Like, show-stoppingly cool.
If you’re looking for a different style of army jacket, here’s a round up of some REALLY good ones at Nordstrom right now.
Check out our Nordstrom Looks page for our latest outfit creations here.
Hope some of these outfits struck a fancy for the military jacket lovers. I’d never go a fall without sporting one at least a million times. Go get your military ON!
Oh, hey, Pinners…this one’s for you!