An ideal fall cover-up, an army jacket is the perfect autumn alternative to the ubiquitous denim jacket. Sturdier than a sweater but lighter than a leather jacket, a parka brings a touch of ruggedness and a whole lot of cool to any outfit. As the weather starts to chill up, it's time to dig up this classic cool-weather piece and rework it into your wardrobe. For all those looking to buy a new version, we have shortlisted our favorite utilitarian jackets that look just as tough as they look trendy:
Zara Jacket (Rs. 4990):
Counter the tough utilitarian feel of this oversized jacket with a pop of feminine finishes. A sequin mini worn with a simple white tee and some sturdy ankle boots would a create a flawless contrast. You could also opt for a vibrant pop of color by throwing the jacket over a bright sheath dress.
Mango Military Jacket (Rs. 6790):
If you are in need of some streetwise edge then go for a cool girl’s take on the twinset by throwing it over a simple tee in a matching hue. All you need to do is to add your favorite trainers to have an instant off-duty fashion forward look.
Utility Jacket (Rs. 1825; Koovs.com):
A utility jacket worn with a sweatshirt and a pair of distressed denim makes for a stupendous street style look. The distressed details complement the ruggedness of the jacket. Add a bit of feminine glamour via a pair of sparkly earrings and finish the look with a pair of ankle strap pumps for a chic evening out. You could easily swap the heels for a pair of casual slip-ons and you have a casual outfit that’s perfect for a crisp fall day picnic.
Forever 21 Camo Jacket (Rs. 2700 approx):
Strike a feminine note by mixing this printed army inspired topper with your favorite ladylike staples. We suggest layering it over a combination of black midi skirt and a chunky knit and some metallic heels. For a more laid back weekend look, you can always fall back on a button-down and denim pairing.
Forever 21 Long Jacket (Rs. 1800 approx):
Olive looks gorgeous paired with the fall ‘it’ color Marsala. Team this knee length jacket with a feminine burgundy top, white culottes and strappy heels for the right mix of high-low style.
H&M Fitted Jacket (Rs. 2999):
With an emphasis on sharp tailoring and masculine lines, the classic military style gets a bold update with faux leather sleeves. Give it a more sexy vibe by paring it with some edges basics like a pair of leather skinnies and stiletto booties.