Utilitarian chic

Military jackets

Obsessed with the fall military trend, but not sure how to pull it off? We show you how with these stylish utilitarian jackets.

We've loved the military trend for years, but it wasn't until designers like Michael Kors and 3.1 Phillip Lim sent stunning militant-inspired khaki green and brown duds down the fall 2013 runways that our obsession began to grow. Want to take a cue from the runway by rocking the trend this fall? It's easy! As long as you start with these three perfect cargo jackets for every occasion.

3.1 Phillip Lim - Runway - Fall 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week - Miltary Jacket
3.1 Phillip Lim
Fall 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
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Incorporate one of these stunners into your wardrobe, and all eyes will be on you.

1

For work

3.1 Phillip Lim Shrunken Field Jacket $595

Military jackets used to be reserved for the weekends, but not anymore! You can totally rock one for work, too, as long as you find one that's classic without too many embellishments. Try a navy (unlike traditional army green) option like this one from 3.1 Phillip Lim. The dark color makes it sleek and sophisticated, while the fitted cut mimics a classic blazer — perfect for work. Pair it with a button-front shirt, skinny slacks and sky-high heels to look effortlessly posh for the boardroom.

Our pick: 3.1 Phillip Lim Shrunken Field Jacket, $595

2

For the weekend

Madewell All-Weather Outband Jacket $158

There's no better way to look cool and relaxed on a Saturday afternoon than in a chic military jacket. You'll look totally stylish in a classic one like this Madewell option. Throw it on over a nubby sweater, skinny jeans and combat boots and you're ready for brunch!

Our pick: Madewell All-Weather Outband Jacket, $158

3

For a night out

JOLT Studded Camouflage Jacket $29

OK, we get it. A baggy cargo jacket may not be the sexiest for a night out — unless you find one with flirty details like this one from JOLT. It hits the military trend we love, yet looks totally nighttime appropriate with its shorter cut and glitzy jewels. Try it with your go-to LBD, and simply whip it off when you're ready to hit the dance floor!

Our pick: JOLT Studded Camouflage Jacket, $29

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Comments on "The best of: Fall military jackets"

norma fay October 13, 2013 | 8:37 PM

These Jackets look great. I got one of these at Burlington. They were about $50 less than I had seen them for anywhere else.

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