How-To: Pulling off Military Jackets as a Tall Woman

Elevated Style | Gap Utility Jacket 1

Gap Military Jacket (similar here); Forever 21 Graphic Tee (similar here); Forever 21 Skirt; Hue Tights; Tory Burch Reva Patent-Leather Ballet Flats; Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer Sunglasses; Forever 21 Necklace (similar here); Forever 21 Rings; Leather Clutch c/o Aneleise

Elevated Style | Gap Utility Jacket 2

Elevated Style | Gap Utility Jacket 4

Elevated Style | Gap Utility Jacket 5

Elevated Style | Gap Utility Jacket 6

Elevated Style | Gap Utility Jacket 7

A good military jacket will make you look like a rock star if you wear it the right way. Who doesn’t want to look like a rock star? Here are some quick tips I’ve learned over the years for pulling off a military jacket as a tall woman:

  • Pair with a fitted bottom to balance out the bulkiness of the jacket. A tight skirt or dark skinny jeans will do the trick.
  • Pair with something girly to balance out the masculine vibe. A fun color, a slinky silhouette or a feminine texture (like lace!) work well.
  • Choose a jacket that finishes at the slimmest or most flattering part of the body. For me, I made sure that the jacket fell above the widest part of my hip/thigh area.

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You can see another way I styled this jacket here.

Also, just wanted to point out that I am not wearing anything J.Crew in this post. Aren’t you proud?!

Readers: Do you own a military jacket? What do you pair it with?

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