Looking forward to fall is my life philosophy now. All the stores are beginning to get in their fall looks and I’m super bummed there’s still a good month until it’s safe to wear any of them. But last week when Gigi x Tommy released their press images showing off a bit of the collection on thing caught my eye: the band jacket.
I just know this trend is going to be huge for fall. Whether you call it a band jacket or a military jacket, the idea is essentially the same. It’s a tailored fit with giant buttons and a decorative front. Think Beatles as the Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band if you will. There are tons of lengths and styles to this trend. Long trench coat styles are great for colder weather option while regular jackets or crop jackets give an extra bit to chilly days.
When styling a military jacket I would keep the outfit underneath as subdued as possible. Anything else would take away from the focal point: the coat. I would choose a lot of basic colors (nude, white, black) to play up the strengths of the coat (the stylish eye-catching buttons). It’s also important not to load up on trends and wear them all at once which is why adding a couple at a time is acceptable. There’s no better example here than the backless loafer. I’m still really on the fence about those, but I can’t pass up mentioning them here.
I used a Saint Laurent military coat for these looks because it has a very military yet 1970s rocker feel to it. Another one I love (which is more pocketbook friendly) is by Zara.
Featured Image: Burberry Fall 2016 Ready to Wear via Vogue