“Atten-Hut”! Neutral Shades+ Tips On Styling The Military Jacket - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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“Atten-Hut”! Neutral Shades+ Tips On Styling The Military Jacket



Hello Ladies and Happy Monday ( once Ive had my coffee)..

Repeat after Me! 

I like neutrals yes indeed! ( I like neutrals yes indeed)

Military jackets…just not in tweed (repeat)   ..   ( its too hot! :-)) just go with it!

Like to know just how to style ( repeat)

Read ahead ..might take awhile..

Sound off.. 1..2..  

Ha, Ok. I never said I do not possess a goofy sense of humour! Hey, I sing and talk to my dogs every day, right?

 I thought today I would change it up, as I like to do from time to time. Recently, I have worn stripes HERE,  this look, and more jeans. I know I have a feminine style, but there are days where I want to “dress down” but look put together and have fun with fashion wearing something different. I have had this military jacket from LOFT for years and haven’t worn it much. I just decided, why not? I love the raw edges and the brass buttons, as well as the shape commanding a more feminine feel, not a boxy look.

My cargo pants in a complimentary shade are probably some of the most comfortable I own. I am one to buy something I like in more than one color, so I have these pants in 3 different shades. Continuing with the neutral look I added my cognac leather bag by Rebecca Minkoff, and my JORD watch in maple. The earrings are bronze from Sylca Designs one of my favorite Mother/Daughter shops with original and eco-friendly jewelry. The fringe wedges add some fun to the look and I loved the style. I had to add a bit of “Jess’ style” with my vintage gold brooch from the 1950s.

Here are some tips on wearing a military jacket:

Wear a Military Jacket with:

  • White jeans or as this is a fitted jacket a pair of white trousers would look great in proportion.
  • Mix it up and wear a military jacket with the unexpected, perhaps a floral skirt or over a floral dress for a mix of feminine/ masculine pieces.
  • Stripes are on trend this season. A striped midi dress combined with this military jacket would be a great trendy look this season.
  • Another trend this season is METALLICS, add a metallic sandal or slip on shoe to this look.
  • Additional color. If you are not one to wear all neutrals, add a pop of bright color to this look with your handbag or other accessories.

AT EASE Ladies and See You tomorrow for the Turning Heads Tuesday Linkup! 🙂 






Linking Up with  Visible Monday, Still Being Molly, Not Dressed as Lamb SHoe andTell , How I Spring Manic Monday, Monday MingleLinkup with Lisa Tues: Garaytreasures Link Up  Style Sessions,Walking in Memphis   Bless Her Heart Wed: The Pleated Poppy, Get Your Pretty On Style Me Wednesday  Watcha Wearing Wednesday,  Jersey Girl Texan Heart  Trendy Wednesday  Momsmorningcoffee Thurs: A Labour of Fashion,Reason to Dress, Throwback Thursday Friday:Passion 4 Fashion  ,Style Elixer    Fun Fashion Friday  / Forage Fashion, My Fancy FrIDAY

Outfit Details: Military Jacket : LOFT ( old), cargo pants, LOFT , Gladiators: Payless, Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff, Earrings c/o Sylca Designs, Maple watch C/O JORD

Have a great day !



Jess XO

  • Nicole Mölders (@HighLatitudeSty)
    Posted at 00:39h, 25 May Reply

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style

  • Nancys Fashion Style (@nancybaten1)
    Posted at 04:27h, 22 May Reply

    Thank you for linking up on Fancy Friday!

  • Dawn Lucy - Fashion Should Be Fun
    Posted at 09:15h, 21 May Reply

    You’re rockin the military trend and I love the shoes! Thanks for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday!
    Dawn Lucy

  • Adriele
    Posted at 23:37h, 18 May Reply

    You’re adorable. The title of this post made me smile, friend! Love the look!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:44h, 19 May Reply

      Glad you like my sense of humour! Thanks for the lovely compliment, it is a fun outfit. xx

  • Elle
    Posted at 14:36h, 18 May Reply

    Love the fringe with these gorgeous neutral pieces! What an original way to update these anything but classic khaki tones! The brooch is such a nice touch too!
    xx, Elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:31h, 19 May Reply

      Thank you Elle, I will wear this style pant again, as I bought them in 3 colors. ha! I do this at times if I find I lke something. The sandals I like quite a bit. Thank you friend! xx

  • Claire
    Posted at 16:27h, 17 May Reply

    Love your jacket Jess, great look!

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

  • Sheela Goh
    Posted at 14:35h, 17 May Reply

    I LOVE THIS, Jess!! Oh dear, upper cases GRIN 🙂 your jacket is da bee’s knees but your pants. Boom, baby, boom.

    • Jessica
      Posted at 17:06h, 17 May Reply

      Thanks so much Sheila! I knew u would probably get my goofy humour too. Glad you like the look.I am more than a one trick pony, Am I right, girlfriend😉,thx!!

    • jess jannenga
      Posted at 18:10h, 17 May Reply

      HA! i love your comments! See, I am not a one trick pony, right my friend ( Smile) This was a fun look for me, and the pants are super comfy. yeah!

  • Shelbee on the Edge
    Posted at 19:23h, 16 May Reply

    I have said this before, but I’m going to say it again…I love when you are dressed in your “Jess” style of flirty, feminine florals and sophisticated dresses and skirts. But you totally rock the casual look, too! So amazingly chic even dressed down! I love it. And it always inspires me!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:33h, 16 May Reply

      Thank you Shelbee! You may see more of my dressed up look tomorrow, but I love to try different looks. I have been obsessed with white lately too, so I hope to share some of those looks with white pants. Thank you for the lovely compliment! XX jess

  • Nancys Fashion Style (@nancybaten1)
    Posted at 14:40h, 16 May Reply

    This look suits you well. The khaki is great with your beautiful red hair!
    Can you perhaps also add my Fancy Friday link up to your list?

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:12h, 16 May Reply

      Thank you Nancy! I added your linkup as well. XX

  • Candace
    Posted at 14:01h, 16 May Reply

    LOVE that jacket on you! I agree, wearing it with white or even metallics would be bomb! Great post 🙂


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:36h, 16 May Reply

      Thank you Candace! I think I will do that next 🙂 x

  • sandypatti
    Posted at 13:56h, 16 May Reply

    It is fun to change up our usual styles! This looks fun and fresh on you, and shows another side of your beauty. xox


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:13h, 16 May Reply

      Thank you Patti, yes, so true. I had fun styling it! I appreciate your lovely comment! xx

  • robjodiefilogomo
    Posted at 10:58h, 16 May Reply

    What’s really nice is how you put a little of your feminine flair on the jacket with the brooch!!
    And that’s totally the same kind of humor in my household!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:10h, 16 May Reply

      Thanks Jodie! ha! These are the types of things I laugh at. 🙂 xx

  • Bogi Kenney
    Posted at 05:53h, 16 May Reply

    I love this look on you! Such a great balance between masculine and feminine.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:08h, 16 May Reply

      Thank you Bogi! It was fun to put together. The jacket was my initial inspiration. Hope you are doing well, and enjoy the week! xx

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