Monday, October 19, 2009

A Military Kind Of Love

When I used to go Trick or Treating as a kid, I remember how I would always be bummed out whenever I had to wear a jacket with my costume (and in New York, it usually is too cold to Trick or Treat outside without a jacket). I would complain about how the jacket clashed with and ruined my entire costume. But what if you can find a jacket that is so stylish it makes you not even worry about your costume? Or better yet, what if you can actually make your jacket part of your costume? While motorcycle jackets are one option for this, Military jackets (also known as marching band jackets or band jackets) are also very in right now. It is also a great way to pay homage to the late Michael Jackson (RIP). I have some great costume ideas for this style of jacket, but take a look at my little jacket finds posted below in the meantime.

Cropped Denim Military Jacket, $39.97, available in sizes S-L, applebottoms.com


Military Button Front Jacket, $58.00, available in sizes XS-L, ardenb.com


Ponte Military Zip Up Jacket, $58.00, available in sizes XS-L, ardenb.com

Military Band Jacket, $34.99, available in sizes S-L, charlotterusse.com


Plaid Military Trench Coat, $36.99, available in sizes S-L, charlotterusse.com


Dallas Military Blazer, $47.50, available in sizes XS-L, delias.com


Avril Military Bomber, $69.50, available in sizes XS-XL, delias.com


Devin Military Peacoat, $69.50, shown in navy; also available in black, charcoal gray, green, pomegranate, purple, and yellow, sizes XS-2XL, delias.com

Military Double-Breasted Hoodie, $49.50, shown in navy; also available in olive, sizes XS-XL, delias.com


A-Ten-Hut Military Jacket, $24.80, shown in olive; also available in black, sizes Small-Large, forever21.com

H81 Military Faux Leather Jacket, $38.90, shown in brown; also available in black and navy, sizes Small-Large, forever21.com


Military Buttoned Jacket, $37.80, available in sizes Small-Large, forever21.com

Military Sweater Cardigan, $22.80, available in sizes Small-Large, forever21.com

Rianna Military Coat, $29.80, available in sizes Small-Large, forever21.com

Soldierette Button Vest, $22.80, available in sizes Small-Large, forever21.com


Zippered Military Vest, $19.80, available in sizes Small-Large, forever21.com

Troop Military Vest, $24.80, available in sizes Small-Large, forever21.com

Cropped Button Up Jacket, $29.40, shown in blue; also available in black, sizes SM-LG, gojane.com

Jones New York Signature Military-Style Cotton Jacket, $51.75, shown in black; also available in green, sizes Small-Large, lordandtaylor.com

Cap Buttons Jacket, $39.99, shown in champagne; also available in black, sizes S-L, pinkice.com

Embroidered Military Jacket, $29.99, available in sizes S-L, pinkice.com

Military Plaid Bolero, $49.99, shown in blue; also available in red, sizes S-L, pinkice.com

Mossimo Supply Co Juniors Majorette Jacket in black, $39.99, available in sizes Small-XX-Large, target.com

Mossimo Supply Co Majorette Jacket in gray, $39.99, available in sizes Small-XX-Large, target.com

Mossimo Supply Co Juniors Majorette Jacket in purple, $39.99, available in sizes Small-XX-Large, target.com

Mossimo Supply Co Juniors Majorette Jacket in red, $39.99, available in sizes Small-XX-Large, target.com

BDG Military Sweater, $49.99, available in sizes X-Small-Large, urbanoutfitters.com

Silence & Noise Knit Military Jacket, $58.00, shown in black; also available in charcoal and royal blue, sizes X-Small-Large, urbanoutfitters.com

Silence & Noise Marching Band Jacket, $29.99, available in sizes X-Small and Small, urbanoutfitters.com

Band Jacket, $69.50, shown in chocolate cherry; also available in honey wheat, sizes 0-14, victoriassecret.com

Military Denim Jacket, $29.50, available in sizes XS-XL, wetseal.com

Belted Military Jacket, $25.50, available in sizes S-L, wetseal.com

If you're dressing up as a military soldier for Halloween, wear a military jacket with a pair of military pants, some military boots (also known as combat boots), and a military cap. You may also wear a camoflauge pattern if desired. If you're going as a member of a marching band, pair a marching band jacket with some dress pants, a white button down shirt, a pair of sneakers, and a sash. You can also carry a musical instrument (like a flute or french horn) as a prop. To go as a Majorette, wear your band jacket with a pleated skirt and a pair of go-go boots. You can carry a baton as a prop. If you want to go as a horseback rider, wear your jacket with a pair of riding boots, some riding pants, a button down shirt, and a riding helmet. For a Michael Jackson inspired costume, pair your jacket with some paracute pants, fingerless gloves, a fedora hat , and a pair of studded boots . If you want to wear your military jacket on a regular day that isn't Halloween, wear it with some ripped skinny jeans, a pair of over-the-knee boots, and a printed tunic top. If you have any more ideas on how to incorporate jackets into a Halloween costume, let me know.

8 comments:

gleenn said...

i've got some military outfit but they're a pair of shorts and black military top with a belt. i don't have a military jacket thought. i love these Devin Military Peacoat and Band Jacket from your finds. they're affordable too. great ;)

Tara said...

The military shorts and military top you have sound cute. I agree with you about those jackets. They're cute and affordable.

Little Red said...

I never got into the whole military look. However, you picked out some great pieces! I love the Avril Military Bomber from Delia's!

Tara said...

I like some items from the military look. I like military jackets (even though I don't own one yet) and military hats (I have a couple). I also like camouflage patterns.

I agree with you about the Delia's Avril Bomber Jacket. It's definitely cute!

Cursed♪♫ said...

I so badly wish I could own all of them :(
Thanks for your comment. Do check out my new one!

Tara said...

I wish I could own all of them too!

No problem. I'll check out your new post right now. :)

Cursed♪♫ said...

Sorry for being away for so long.Had my exams.
How have you been?

Tara said...

Don't worry about it. I've been busy too. I've been good though. How about you?