Open up the pages of any of your favorite fashion magazines and you are sure to find a style spread or a celebrity siting involving one of this season's key fashion pieces, the military jacket. Largely inspired by the death (and more importantly, fashion) of Michael Jackson, the military jacket reemerged this season in a variety of forms.
It is easy to go overboard and look like you just stepped off of the bandstand, but with the right jacket, you can go from band geek to super chic. First of all, if you are going vintage with an old military jacket, look for one with simple, clean lines. Too much fluff adds bulk to your body and honestly, is hard to look at. What will make the biggest difference is finding one that really fits or altering it if needed. Wearing a military jacket that is too big is just awkward looking.
If you're looking for a new military jacket, our favorite jacket is the Military Jacket by Dex. What's unique about it, is that it is a soft knit jacket. It's like slipping on a sweatshirt. It has just enough structure to give you a true military look, but is soft enough that you'll want to wear it all of the time. The grayish green color is perfect with denim, especially darker denim.
No matter what type of military jacket you choose, you can be sure that you'll be in style this season!