Military Jacket and Studs + Style With a Smile Link Up

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Military style jackets and coats are a firm favourite of mine because they instantly elevate even the most basic of outfits. In my last post I wore a new embroidered military jacket from Zara, which reminded me that I had this one, also from Zara. I bought it about seven years ago when, in a post-baby haze, Balmain came onto my radar and tormented me with eye-wateringly expensive jackets that I drooled over, but alas couldn’t afford. Thankfully Balmain’s influence swiftly filtered down onto the High Street and I snapped this lookalike up for a much more purse-friendly price.

Combining the structured cut of the Balmain-esque military jacket and studs on the shoes and bag creates an edgy, but smart look.

Previously, I’d only worn the jacket with skinny jeans and heeled boots, so it was fun to try on different trousers with it to see which worked. I was actually quite surprised that these trousers did work with the jacket; I’d assumed that the accentuated shoulders needed a streamlined bottom half to balance them out. It just goes to show that it’s worth trying different combinations, even when you have doubts. Pairing it with these cropped trousers and heels creates an office-appropriate look that’s also on trend. Although a tote bag would be a more sensible option for work, I chose an over-sized embellished clutch to match the gold studs on my shoes. Combining the structured cut of the Balmain-esque military jacket and studs on the shoes and bag creates an edgy, but smart look. I’m not sure I could wear these very high heels all day though!

Are you a fan of the military trend? Let me know your thoughts…and of course don’t forget to link up your outfits 🙂

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Military Jacket and Studs zara-military-blazer-and-black-trousers asos studded clutch

Military Jacket and Studs zara-military-blazer-and-black-trousers asos studded clutch

Military Jacket and Studs zara-military-blazer-and-black-trousers asos studded clutch

Military Jacket and Studs zara-military-blazer-and-black-trousers asos studded clutch

Military Jacket and Studs zara-military-blazer-and-black-trousers asos studded clutch

Military Jacket and Studs zara-military-blazer-and-black-trousers asos studded clutchJacket: Zara (old, similar here and here) | trousers: Zara | shoes: Aperlai (these are a great budget option) | clutch: Asos (old, similar) | sunglasses: Joe’s (similar)

 



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42 Comments

  1. March 14, 2017 / 2:26 pm

    I have always been a fan of military inspired fashion. This jacket is gorgeous and I love it styled with the looser cropped trousers and heels. I love the contrast of the more masculine military jacket with the feminine pieces. Absolutely stunning!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  2. March 14, 2017 / 2:40 pm

    lovely outfit! what a great blazer!

  3. March 14, 2017 / 4:24 pm

    I’m also a fan of jackets with military type details. I have a black jacket that I’ve been sharing lately that has some of those. Your outfit is lovely and a fabulous look on you. Thank you for sharing this trend and for hosting.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

    • March 15, 2017 / 11:03 am

      Thank you Rena! My pleasure 🙂

  4. March 14, 2017 / 5:08 pm

    A modern interpretation of the military jacket…very elegant colour combo! I tried on a military jacket at the weekend but rejected it because it seemed a bit dated with the badges and insignia….yours is a much more contemporary version.
    – Gail

    • March 15, 2017 / 11:06 am

      Thank you Gail. There are lots of different interpretations of the military trend on the High Street at the moment but Zara always seem to nail it. Mango and Topshop are also a good bet.

  5. March 14, 2017 / 7:47 pm

    You’re right, this jacket is SO Balmain-esque! Absolutely gorgeous.
    Thank you so much for linking up with On Mondays We Link-Up!
    –Roxanne
    http://glassofglam.com

  6. March 14, 2017 / 9:13 pm

    It may be a high street interpretation, Emma, Balmain’s penchant for sharp, sleek lines and a structured silhouette are clearly apparent in this piece. And very much adored by this commentator here 🙂

    • March 15, 2017 / 11:15 am

      It’s great that stores such as Zara and Topshop quickly “pay homage” to designer trends because Balmain is insanely expensive!

  7. March 14, 2017 / 10:37 pm

    Perfect colour mixing and you’ve given depth and interest with your necklace, bag and shoe embellishments – love it – well done Emma. Glad I’ve found your blog. Jacqui
    http://www.mummabstylish.com

    • March 15, 2017 / 11:16 am

      Thank you Jacqui! It’s lovely to connect with you, the appreciation is mutual 🙂

  8. March 15, 2017 / 12:33 am

    This is a fun, modern and super elegant chic-street way to do a suit look without actually wearing a suit. I love the culotte trousers and that beautiful khaki military jacket, Emma. =) Well done!

    • March 15, 2017 / 11:17 am

      Thanks Ada! I’m deliberating whether to buy the trousers in pink too…they are so comfortable.

  9. March 15, 2017 / 3:12 am

    I don’t think I have anything like this….hmmm! I really like it on you, but I’ve probably stayed away from it because it can look so masculine!
    That’ll teach me to keep my mind open—it just looks so great Emma!!
    jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • March 15, 2017 / 11:20 am

      Thanks Jodie. I find military jackets can look masculine if they’re too buttoned up. I think this one looks better with only one hook and eye fastened to create a deep V…plus I can’t do it up all the way because of my bust!

  10. March 15, 2017 / 10:27 am

    I’m a HUGE fan of the military look – not that I have anything in my wardrobe to prove it though 🙁
    I love this jacket, and the way that you’ve styled it. Those shoes are absolutely gorgeous!!
    Suzy xx
    http://www.suzyturner.com

  11. March 15, 2017 / 12:17 pm

    That jacket is such a great piece! Love this chic military inspired look!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

  12. March 15, 2017 / 2:14 pm

    Emma, I love the style and cut of the jacket on you! I have a military jacket I was going to sell but so glad I didnt! What a great clutch too, love the deiign. You know I love Zara, great style.. Im going to visit my brother in DC next week and we will be going to the Zara store in Goergetown 🙂 ( my sis in law) . Great shoes too!
    Have a great week!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • March 16, 2017 / 2:18 pm

      Thanks Jess! Have fun shopping in Zara, can’t wait to see what you buy 😉

    • March 16, 2017 / 2:19 pm

      Thank you Johanna! They’re definitely limo shoes 😉

  13. March 16, 2017 / 3:06 am

    I love military jackets, too! The color of this one and the button details are so lovely!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

  14. Andrea Nine
    March 17, 2017 / 1:46 am

    Such a darling jacket. Those shoes and that clutch are the perfect compliment! You look gorgeous!

  15. March 18, 2017 / 2:52 am

    Thanks for linking up to the Top of the World Style party.

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