The catwalk is a rad place to gather inspiration and scope out the latest trends, but let’s be real — working out how to translate straight-from-the-runway looks IRL can be intimidating. But that’s where our favorite Instababes and celeb style muses come in. With a team of stylists on hand, you know that every detail of an A-lister’s #OOTD is bound to be street style gold. For this week’s edition of Style Resolutions, we’ve tapped three seriously stylish celebs to help you pull off military chic for everything from your Monday morning board meeting to GNO and weekend brunch.
The Buy: A head-turning, structured military-style coat that’ll make the world stand up and take notice.
How to Channel Military Style for Work
When in doubt, take a note out of Olivia Palermo’s style book. For the “Letters to Andy Warhol” Exhibition Opening in New York City, the influencer channeled military chic vibes with a boldly buttoned jacket, flared trousers and a structured bag. (Photo via Ben Gabbe)
Monday morning’s to-do list is a beast, which makes a go-get-’em getup non-negotiable. Dress up your everyday blouse-and-trouser uniform with a military jacket and sassy ankle boots to bring the girlboss vibes like what. Round out the look with a bright crossbody bag (it’s the perfect size for your daily afternoon coffee run) and sleek, minimalist baubles.
Mango Military-Style Jacket ($130) + Topshop Side Split Palazzo Trousers ($85), Zara Printed Blouse With Bow ($40), Aldo Tuxedo Boot ($90), Charles & Keith CK2-20680435 ($69), Treasure&Bond Choker Necklace ($39), BaubleBar Cigar Band ($28)
How to Channel Military Style for a Night Out
Burgeoning lady boss and #OOTD queen Chiara Ferragni gave a shimmery mini dress a healthy dose of don’t-mess flair with the unexpected addition of a military coat and combat boots for the Elie Saab haute couture show in Paris. (Photo via Jacopo Raule/Getty)
Your on-duty and after-hours style couldn’t be more different, but there’s one thing for certain — when it comes to getting gussied up, fierce is how you like to play it. To turn up the tough-girl vibe on a standard dance-floor ready mini dress, swap out your fave faux fur coat and pumps for a tailored military coat and badass combat boots. Retro hoops and a faux fur-trimmed mini bag help balance out the edgy vibe with their flirtatious, playful flair.
Mango Military Style Coat ($170) + & Other Stories Fibre Dress ($85), Charles & Keith Lace-Up Combat Boots ($79), Sole Society “Linear Hoop” Earrings ($27), Nars Nail Polish in Dovima ($20), Loéil Forziéri Bag ($89)
How to Channel Military Vibes for the Weekend
Gigi Hadid doesn’t put on airs when she hits New York City’s streets, frequently stepping out in basic leggings, sneakers and puffer coats, but we’re totally digging this pared-down, military-inspired ensemble she rocked out on a Saturday afternoon in Soho. (Photo via Raymond Hall/GC Images)
Polish and chilled-out vibes? This getup’s got ’em. Cropped jeans and a classic v-neck tee take on an understatedly elegant feel with the help of suede loafers, an embellished bucket bag and oversized double-breasted coat. Aviator shades heighten the utility edge, while I-woke-up-like-this waves — created with the help of Ouai wave spray — lend the look a hint of Parisian appeal. Bookmark this one for an upcoming brunch date with your crew.
Topshop Double Breasted Coat ($110), H&M Vintage High Cropped Jeans ($40), J.Crew Vintage Cotton Long-Sleeve V-Neck T-Shirt ($35), Zara Chain Detail Bucket Bag ($50), Quay Australia “Muse” 65mm Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses ($60), Kristin Cavallari “Chandy” Loafer ($120), Ouai Wave Spray ($26)
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