Army Green Jackets

Military-inspired jackets are big this year. Nothing is more versatile than the army green jacket. This is not a new trend, but it’s one that seems to be gaining momentum with each passing year.

To prove my point, I’ve found images incorporating both dressy and casual versions of this look. Think of the army jacket akin to a denim jacket and wear it just as easily. There are several versions of this look on the market and I’ve included a full 21 at the end of the post you can purchase, all at varying price points. Enjoy!


(It’s faux fur…)


Sara Carbonero in 2012’s newest version of this trend, one with black leather sleeves.


This is a similar jacket on Jessica Alba.


Another leather sleeved army jacket.


Club Monoco’s repurposed army jackets. They made 40 of them in August, as they knew army styled jackets, repurposed for unique style, would be huge this fall. They were right, and they sold out quickly.


Gwyneth Paltrow


Sienna Miller


Vanessa Hudgens

So many styles embracing this one color…where to start?

The the largest assortment of army green jackets for 2012 are parkas with faux fur accents:

Faux Fur Parka, $368. Free People.


Topshop parka, $196, Nordstrom


Twill parka, $168. The Gap.


Spiewak Nyack Snorkel, $209. Piperlime.


Sanctuary Adventurist Parka, $227. Piperlime.


Nicole by Nicole Miller, $80. JCP.

This Barbour deserves its own category:

This polarquilt jacket by Barbour is fabulous. $299. Club Monaco.

Here is a less expensive option:

JCrew Factory. On sale for $115.

The army green jacket that most excites me? The one with leather sleeves. It hit this past spring and continues to makes a great statement.

Burberry London, $1995. Net-a-porter.


This tweed olive colored jacket will provide warmth for cold winter days. Derek Lam, $795. Saks Fifth Avenue.


Vince, $725. Neiman Marcus.


This may not have leather sleeves, but the contrasting sleeves still make it a fit for this category which is mixing materials. April, May Milisa Military Knit Jacket, $634. Shopbop.


Veda canvas+leather jacket. $590. Nordstrom.


Stones Eric vegan leather sleeves jacket, $132. Piperlime.


Staring at Stars vegan leather sleeves surplus jacket. $89. Urban Outfitters.



Tailored and fabulous:

McQ Alexander McQueen, $820. Saks Fifth Avenue.


Hinge, $98. Nordstrom.

Throw on for instant casual style:

PJK Patterson J. Kincaid Caprice jacket, $398. Shopbop.


Current/Elliot, $268, Shopbop.


Lauren Camo Jacket, $219. Club Monaco.


ASOS, $96.75

Army green has long been a fabulous neutral. Camo also has a way of blending (sorry, I had to say it…) with most everything you throw at it. Embrace it!


Have a great weekend,