Why the military coat should be on your 2017 wishlist
16th February 2017
The presence of khaki was strongly felt on clothes rails in 2016, as jeans, shirt dresses and jackets embraced the shade – and this trend didn’t go away when it came to the top fashion weeks late in the year, with brands at shows in Paris, London, Milan and New York decking their models out in army inspired looks.
For those searching for a new investment piece, ready for the year ahead, a military coat is a strong choice. Want to know why? Read on…
A timeless trend
From aviator bomber jackets to greatcoats and trench coats, the military coat is a structured, classic style that never really goes out of fashion.
Current celebrities, such as Cara Delevingne and David Beckham, have also been papped sporting military coats while out and about. The structured fit and versatility of this jacket style is what makes it a popular choice, as it can be adapted to any situation and look.
So why should it be on your wish list for 2017?
Ideal for the in between season
Not only is the military coat on trend this season but it is also warmer than your traditional leather jacket or duster coat. For a lightweight design, that should keep you cosy during spring, one of our Classic Rookie jackets are the best choice as its thinner material can be used as the final piece in a layered look.
Winter requires something a little thicker, of course, and so a flight jacket, inspired by war-plane flying aviators is a good call when creating a casual vibe – look for a style with a cosy fur collar. A wool blend pea coat, reminiscent of regulation army greatcoats and in a longer cut, should also keep the cold out while maintaining its formal feel.
When it comes to design there’s simply more to it. This ensures that no matter what you pair it with, it will dominate the look. Its androgynous design is perfect for the inner tomboy, with masculine prints and structured elements contributing to this effect.
Style for every situation
The military jacket is the perfect piece of outerwear for every situation. It works as a smart statement piece that can be worn everyday into the office but is also ideal for creating a strong look while navigating the shopping centre at the weekend. Alternatively, it should be warm enough for those afternoon strolls with the dog.
What to look for in a military jacket:
A strong collar or lapels
Structure is important in any military inspired piece of clothing, which is why stiff lapels or a strong collar should be sought after when making your selection. Traditional military jackets – such as our Military Pea Coat – are long line, with structured shoulders too that perfectly embody the soldierly inspiration.
A tie waist
Due to the amount of material used in this style of jacket, a tie waist is a good way of ensuring you still maintain some shape while wearing it.
Try a bold print
Khaki really is the best choice when it comes to your military coat choice but a bomber jacket in a bold camo print – our SD-1 Bomber Jacket is a good example – is also an excellent choice.
Want to rock a military jacket in 2017? Then check our range of women’s jackets right here on the site.