If you’ve been reading the blog for even just a short amount of time, you probably know that I have a “thing” for military jackets.
I have 3 of them.
You heard me right.
And I wear all three of them all the time.
One is short with a little peplum bottom, one is just plain and simple (that’s the one you are going to see today), and one is long with a drawstring at the waist and a sweater back.
I love all 3 of them, and I wear all 3 of them.
And truth be told, I’m actually looking for a fourth.
I’m fully aware it sounds ridiculous.
But I am in fact looking for a fourth.
Let’s take a look back to August of 2012, when I started this blog.
At that time I had one military jacket in my closet (the one with the peplum bottom), but I never wore it. Like never.
When I was getting dressed, I just never reached for it.
all of her military jacket inspiration.
military jacket looks good with everything!
It’s then that I had a shift in perspective when it came to my military jacket. I quit trying to “match” it with items in my closet, and I literally started throwing it on with just about everything.
Because I’m telling you, it seriously goes with everything.
AND NOW I KNOW IT TOO!
So, I started to wear mine.
I could throw on my military jacket and elevate the look immediately.
The jacket made me feel stylish and put together, even when I was just wearing jeans and a t-shirt!
I got this year both sold out.
It’s the exact same jacket, it’s just a little bit lighter in color. Everything else is the same.
Here I am in my jacket that I bought late last summer.
With a quick look through my phone, I found 5 fall looks I had created with that one jacket.
It really is a great and super versatile jacket!
FOR SIZE REFERENCE, I’M WEARING A SMALL IN THIS JACKET.
military jacket HERE
*(I’m wearing a small.)
It’s the same jacket, just a bit lighter in color for spring and summer!
striped tee HERE
And just in case you wanted a better look at the tee I was wearing under the jacket, here you go!
striped tee HERE
It’s striped, it’s v-neck, it’s longer in the back than the front (yeah!), and it has a roomy fit! I think it looks SO Cute with my Converse (HERE).
Drew Barrymore looking totally chic and put together in a military jacket and scarf.
It’s such a great and easy look!
(I think the black floral scarf with it was my favorite!)
This jacket definitely spans the seasons!
You saw me in all of my fall looks above at the beginning of the post, and just now with these bright and springy scarves. And now I can’t wait to pair it with tanks and ts for spring and summer wear! I can guarantee you even when it gets super hot this summer, I will still be carrying this jacket (or my denim jacket) with me everywhere I go (to the mall, to dinner, to the movies, etc.) I used to do the same thing with cardigans, but now I do it with my light jackets. They are the perfect thing to throw on if you are just a little chilly, and they go with everything!
If you want some other options, I’ve got some for ya!
I actually am loving this sleeveless vest HERE.
And this jacket is a great option!
ESPECIALLY for those of you that would prefer a longer cut to cover your hiney. 🙂
Expedition cotton twill jacket HERE
It’s only $88 (which is a great deal for a jacket you will wear pretty much all year long),
and it comes in 3 colors!
Here’s one review that gives a peak into sizing:
I bought the military green and love it. The
length is perfect – covering the rear. It’s very well made and is a
great addition to the casual side of my wardrobe.
I bought a small and
it fits perfectly on my 5’5″, 130 pound frame.
I tried on these 4 my last trip to Nordstrom
light and springy HERE (I’m wearing a small.)
longer option HERE (This is the jacket directly above, I’m wearing a small.)
cropped bomber military jacket HERE (I’m wearing a medium, but a large might have been better.)
plain cropped HERE (I’m wearing a large.)
And in my quest for my 4th jacket, I ordered THIS one after seeing it online.
I liked it, but I felt it was more Fall than Spring, and since my sweater back one is very geared towards fall, this one ended up going back. Still, I wanted to feature it because I loved the fit and the touches of black with the metal hardware.
Click HERE. It’s a great jacket!
Click HERE .
MORE SUPER FUN OPTIONS FOLLOW!!!!!
dark green cotton twill army jacket HERE (long enough to cover your hiney)
50% off sequin sleeve jacket HERE
I am totally loving this one!!!!! Think of it with skinny jeans and heels! Or just a t-shirt and tall boots! I think it’s a really great look. There are only 2 reviews online, but both are 5 stars.
max and mia cotton anorak HERE
Loving this one too. Totally casually chic.
And some more…..
Another option! This could be my 4th!
This one is a bit longer than my others and has a REALLY COOL collar!!!!!
If I ask for it for my birthday, I don’t think it should even count.
(I’ll be linking to the white t-shirt in a post next week! My mandarin moccasins are HERE.)
can also be cinched up (there’s a draw string inside the collar) and
it’s DARLING all cinched up.
Again, for size reference, I’m wearing a small.
practical to add another one to your closet (for the record, you’re
wrong)…but if you like the jacket and just don’t want it to be green, YOU’RE IN LUCK!
So, I’m dying to know!!!
I need to get something off my chest. 🙂
You remember when I named a new MUST HAVE shirt (click HERE for the post, click HERE for the shirt) a couple of weeks ago?
Well, I stand by my decision. I PUFFY HEART LOVE THE SHIRT.
I’ve probably worn it like 6 or 7 times already and I love it so! 🙂
And I’ve heard from lots of you ladies that you love it too.
I received lots and lots and lots of e-mails saying that you would prefer that I stick to Nordstrom for MUST HAVES.
Anyway…y’all talked, and I’ve heard your pleas.
*And for the record, y’all talk really loud! 🙂 Which I love.
Some might call us “opinionated”. I prefer the word “passionate! :)*
In the future, I will of course continue to feature things from places other than Nordstrom, but I will really make an effort for MUST HAVES to be from Nordstrom.
I get it.
Free Shipping and Free Returns are worth their weight in gold.
That being said, I still think THIS is a MUST HAVE shirt!
If you decide to get it, remember to order 1 size down. (I’m wearing a small.)
Again, click HERE for the original post.
And don’t worry, I will continue to highlight items that don’t come from Nordstrom (I’ll still be shopping at LOFT, GAP, Goodnight Macaroon, Milk and Honey, and other shops)….but I will really try to make a MUST HAVE from Nordstrom!
(No promises though…the heart wants what it wants.) 🙂 Ha!
I love my passionate readers! 🙂