I’ve come to conclusion that military jackets are indeed a classic. Why? Simple, every so often, this trendy item makes an appearance on the runway and in stores. Whether it’s embossed with cording and shoulder pads or stiff lapels, there’s a military style out there for every person. What makes this particular one so intriguing to me are the luxe velvet fabric and the gold buttons sans the typical ornate detailing.
As you guys know, I’m always at Target and the past few weeks, I’ve come across this jacket and (this cotton fabric long line version) trying to decide whether to go for it or not. There’s no question that I’m obsessed with Target’s Who What Wear collection and with good reason. They either have pieces that are right up my alley or begging for me to test out, all at an affordable price at that. In the fitting room, I tried on this jacket with boyfriend jeans and floral dresses even leather pants-in an attempt to justify my purchase but also to see how far it’s versatility reaches. Oh ladies, let me tell you, it goes far! Think fine knit sweaters underneath, skinny jeans and suede OTK boots. For the office, it’ll work perfectly with a pair of wide leg pants too.
The embossed buttons and the fabric of this piece is what stole my heart. This jacket is so chic and gives a fun, classy look that can be enjoyed at any event or occasion. I decided to style this jacket for the office with muted gold knife pleat skirt and flute wrist blouse. The look may be a bit dramatic for some, but truly, that’s right up my alley. I look forward to dressing up for work, it’s one of the things that keep me going. I promise you, if you look good, you feel good, and it helps you have a better of a day. Or at very least, you start your day off better. I then decided to pair the ensemble with my vintage Chanel mules and Vuitton work bag.
Sizing: I’m wearing the jacket in size X from plus line.
I have a feeling this tailored number will be a fall/winter wardrobe favorite, easily paired with tissue turtlenecks, wool pencil skirts, jeans,you name it. What are your thoughts on military jackets?