The military jacket is a versatile, season-appropriate piece we’re loving right now—but making an army-green anorak pretty requires some fashion savvy.
With the right styling, this will be your favorite spring layer; use one of these style strategies to make sure yours doesn’t start to veer into shapeless/unfeminine territory.
1. Pair It with Skinny Jeans
Counter the jacket’s boxy quality with a pair of sleek, skinny jeans; make it look more uptown with a dark, tailored pair of jeans, or go with light-wash distressed denim for an edgier look.
2. Belt It
Adding a wide belt will give your jacket a nipped, feminine silhouette—wear it over bootcut pants, swingy skirts or black dresses, then just remove both the belt and jacket if you’re warm.
3. Wear It with Cutoff Shorts
We love the look of this long-sleeved jacket with relaxed denim short-shorts: Showing a little leg will lend balance to your covered-up top half.
4. Add Two Pretty Accessories
One of the simplest ways to make the jacket look more feminine: Just add girly accessories, like a floral scarf and a pair of embellished sandals.