October 15, 2012

Today's Everyday Fashion: The Army Jacket


This outfit is loosely based on Olivia Palermo's and contains one of my favorite fall trends, the army jacket. I'm loving army jackets for their versatility, and how comfortable and yet stylish they are. I did two national TV segments on celebrity-inspired fall trends recently, and this outfit was featured in both. (Daytime - the video is unfortunately really blurry - and Life, Love, Shopping which airs on We TV.) Will you be rocking an army jacket this year?

Also - it was tough to put the experience into words, but a full recap of the mission trip I took to Sierra Leone is now posted, go here if you'd like to read it.

Inspiration photo: FabSugar
Jacket: c/o Conversation Pieces, $45
Shirt: Limited, $31 (similar)
Belt: Limited, $15 (love this one, similar)
Black jeans: Gap, $35 (similar)
Boots: c/o Chinese Laundry, $150
Purse: Karen Millen, $235 (similar, vegan)
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Ring: My Stella & Dot website $49 and $69
Bracelets: My Stella & Dot website $59 and $59

1. Mango 2. Urban Outfitters 3. Amazon 4. J.Crew 5. Urban Outfitters 



48 comments:

  1. This is a great jacket and a great fall look.  I have been rocking mine for the last few years.  Looking forward to pairing mine with oxblood/burgundy and neon.  Heather 

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  2. Super, super cute! 

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  3. These jackets seem to be on "trend" every season, right? i distinctly remember it being a trend over the last 5 years.

    But it's timeless. The industry's or the internet's declaration of a trend is mind boggling at times.

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  4. I like how you paired this jacket with a striped shirt peeking through, cute!

    www.beautyandbows.com

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  5. very cute!

    www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

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  6. This is really cute.  I like the way you incorporate your stripe tops into your outfits. 

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  7. i love my military jacket! great piece for fall!

    amy
      Leopard and Lillies

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  8. Nothing like a cargo jacket to add some "cool" to your look - I like how you used a skinnier belt because I think it looks more flattering!

    www.pennypincherfashion.com

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  9. Amazing combo, love it! ♥

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  10. an amazing outfit!

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  11. Yes!! I have the JCrew one.  So cool to see some ideas of how to wear it.   This gal needs a lot of fashion inspiration!

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  12. I love the army jacket, I totally need one!  Your outfit with it is so cute!

    creamyclothes.blogspot.com

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  13. Love the outfit! And the urban outfitters jacket is amazing.

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  14. I love this outfit. I have an army like jacket in brown that i absolutely adore and wear all the time. Great outfit. Love Olivia!!!

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.wordpress.co

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  15. I have a post going up on Wednesday all about the military inspired jacket and different ways to wear it.  Yet, I don't have one!  Definitely on my wish list.

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  16. Absolutely love this outfit!

    http://www.natinlove.com?cm=1

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  17. I love this look. It's just one of those combinations of colors/textures/patterns that is so easy on the eyes! Army jackets, stripes and riding boots are all so wonderful.

    www.whenwewander.blogspot.com

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  18. Is there something wrong with me?  I already own a long winter military style coat, a short winter military style jacket, and a canvas military style jacket.  All are army green. Yet, I want to buy every single jacket featured here.  LOL!

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  19. I LOVE this trend. I have two of these style jackets and i wear them all the time! they look classic yet edgy. And now that you've introduced me to Conversation Pieces, I literally want everything on the site, including that jacket! Aye! 

    -Courtney
    www.415bond.blogspot.com

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  20. Thanks Courtney! The Conversation PIeces jacket is my favorite. It's lightweight almost linen material which is perfect for Florida!

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  21. I have this too!! I want them all, so you are not alone. :-)

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  22. i love this trend and your version of the look is super cute!

    Chioma
    C's Evolution of Style

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  23. LOVE army jackets! i want #4 and #5!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  24. you are actually wearing it much better then your inspiration photo.  :)

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  25. love this look!! nothing better than an army jacket that you can make a little more feminine!

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  26. I have an army jacket that I styled a few weeks back with a white dress. I love how the jacket can add a bit of "edge" to any look. Thanks for the inspiration!
    http://switchedonstyle.blogspot.com/

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  27. OnefireyfashionistaOctober 15, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    Another GREAT post....
    I mentioned your blog-sent you a "blogger award" in my post today!http://twofireyfashionistas.blogspot.com/

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  28. I love the choices of jackets you have selected! I like the striped short paired with the jacket too!

    XO http://shesaidhesaid-fashion.blogspot.com

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  29. Love that jacket. What size did you order?

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  30. Love the olive green jacket and striped shirt underneath!


















    thriftthick.blogspot.com 

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  31. I have an army jacket except with a few more feminine establishments and it surprisingly matches a lot of tops I already own

    http://emmastyleguide.blogspot.com

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  32. i like your army jacket because it seems lighter than the others that i've seen. i also really like the belt around it!

    http://ohhhsolovely.blogspot.com/

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  33. I love this outfit, J! I've been on the hunt for an army jacket this year and love the choices you listed.

    PS, I really LOVE your hair and how you've styled it in the recent months. It looks amazing!

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  34. You look fabulous! I love this look so much I had to copy it for myself today! Thanks for the inspiration :)

    Kate
    http://ajourneyinstyle.blogspot.com

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  35. I love your army jacket. I have a military inspired one like the first option you posted, but in black.  I hope to find the perfect army green jacket because, as you said, it is so versatile.

    coverupchic.blogspot.ca

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  36. HappinessatmidlifeOctober 16, 2012 at 7:54 PM

    Love how you belted the army jacket on your outfit!  I have some very similar pieces and will have to attempt this one.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  37. Your final look is the perfect mix between dressy and casual and how comfortable and yet stylish they are.

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  38. Thank you! I believe mine is a size Small.

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  39. Lighter-weight Army jackets like yours----which is (amazingly) 100% linen!!----and which have a CINCHED waist, i.e., with either drag string waist TIES (also like yours);  or an interior cinching CORD along the jacket's waist, (e.g., see #3 from Amazon, Above)............ all just look *so* feminine............ compared TO the old, very boxy and heavy Army jackets............ which almost felt as if they were made out of the same, traditional olive-green canvas that *Camping Tents* used to be made out of, (haha)!!

    'Great Army jacket............ *b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l.*  outfit, J.!!

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  40. I bought an army jacket years ago from GAP and get compliments on it every time I wear it. They never go out of style.

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  41. Just bought the J.Crew military jacket and am in LOVE. It's beautiful and rocks my world!

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  42. bought the Old Navy Army Jacket with a 25% off coupon. When I went to visit my college freshman all the girls in the dorm LOVED it!!! Made me feel fantastic! I told my daughter..".I can leave it for you....but I really don't want to".  She told me "Mom your losing your maternal instincts and I have only been gone for 6 weeks" LOL.
    PS: it is still in MY closet!! 

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  43. Okay, so I'm always excited when you post something that I actually have!  I bought an army jacket several years ago at Old Navy and I love it! 

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  44. Love Olivia's.... But I love yours even more!

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  46. Love Army Jackets for fall and how you styled yours! 

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  47. http://wanelo.com/p/2268781/helluva-punch-utility-jacket

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