How to Style your Military Jacket this Season

21st November 2017

This season khaki is the main weapon in our military style arsenal. But don’t think you’ll look uniform in this season’s military looks – as jackets take rank with strong structures, oversized pockets, crisp collars, patches and plenty of camo.

If you’ve been eyeing up a military jacket, here’s everything you need to know when it comes to adding this style to your wardrobe.

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How to wear a military jacket – What to look for

Be seen in camo print

Camo is the obvious choice and you’ll spot plenty of styles featuring this print this season. We’ve given camo an upgrade – mixing the tough military print with soft sherpa lining, which works whether you’re exploring a new city with your partner or walking round the corner to pre drinks before a night out.

Go green in khaki

Khaki is the obvious choice – with the green shade dominating military jacket looks. However, black, navy and grey are all strong contenders if you’re looking to mix things up. These natural colours mean you can throw your military jacket on with whatever you’ve got.

Patches and pins for days

Military jackets usually feature some strong embellishment – reminding us of formal military wear and ticking all the style boxes. Strong buttons and stand out thread colours are easy to find and instantly give a basic military jacket an upgrade.

Patches and pins are also a strong look when adopting military style. Look for cool logos, numbers and bold reds and blues to contrast against the darker colour of a military jacket. You can either pick up a jacket with these already in place or grab some online to stitch/iron on yourself for a personalised look.  

Strong and structured material

Military jackets work best when they’re made with stiffer, structured materials – so look for this when you’re on the hunt for yours. Denim or stiff cotton are the best options. Choose a material that can withstand the elements but hold its shape. Keep thing warm at all times with a thick lining – we’re thinking fleece or sherpa.

How to style a military jacket – Outfit inspo for your next look

This jacket style can be easily added to your outfit – no matter what your vibe is. Whether you’re a lover of a slogan tracksuit for casual days or prefer tailored looks day and night – the military jacket works.

We’ve got the lowdown on what to wear with a military jacket – here are a few outfit options to try on for size:

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Girls

Permission to party

Which jacket? Priya Long Military Coat

A longer length military jacket featuring strong structured shoulders and embellishments is the right choice when it comes to your party look this season. Wear it to all the events booked in the calendar on your phone. Pair with a shimmery party dress and heels for a look that should clash but is never wrong.

Cosy casual

Which jacket? Rookie Sherpa Multi Jacket

This is the military jacket for super casual style. For when you don’t want to think about what you’re throwing on but still want to look good. Wear with loose fit jeans and a varsity jumper for easy everyday style that works, whether you’re recovering from a big night or meeting friends for a catch up over food. The sherpa lining means you’ll stay warm walking from place to place while the camo adds some interest.

Grunge meets military

Which jacket? Winter Rookie Military Patch Jacket

Looking for a Friday night drinks jacket? This one should see you through. Pair with a hooded jacket underneath and a basic t-shirt then finish with a black mini skirt and tie a chunky jumper around your waist for easy grunge vibes. Heeled boots add a dressy element to the look, perfect for when you want to make sure you get past the bouncers.

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Guys

Layered up

Which jacket? Rookie Limited Edition Military Jacket

A military inspired jacket paired up with a chunky hoodie in a bold colour is the perfect layering combo. This style features plenty of patches so looks great on its own but you could also wear the jacket open to show off the layers underneath and pair with a basic tee and denim for an easy to throw on look.

Red and green team

Which jacket? Limited Edition Flight Bomber Jacket

Pair your green khaki with a red check shirt – either layered up or tied around your waist – and you’ll be winning all the style points this season. The military style paired with a bold scarlet shade makes for a strong look that works well with denim and combat boots.

Faux fashion

Which jacket? Winter Hercules Bomber Jacket

The faux fur collar on this jacket makes an impression and does the job for keeping you warm – wherever you end up. Bombers are the perfect military jacket style to add to smarter looks. Instantly dress up your fave pair of go-to jeans, hoodie and plain tee for nights out or pair with an Oxford shirt and remove the fur trim when you’ve got to go back to work on Monday.

When to wear a military jacket

This season, we’re all about finding a jacket that gets you through. That means choosing the perfect style to take along.

A military jacket is definitely a style that ticks this box. Find one that makes you feel good whatever you have planned and throw it on with everything. Wear it to work. Wear it when you’re huddled around a fire pit in the garden and the sky is clear. Wear it when you turn up to that first date, when you meet up with an old Uni friend or if you’re just popping to the shop. It’s a style that doesn’t fade and when layered up with knits and accessories, you can take on any weather too.

Ready to salute the military jacket? Check out our range of men and women’s styles here on the Superdry site.

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