Take Off With The Flight Jacket Trend
One of the best trends you can invest in is the military jacket trend. It can be a thrift jacket, a hand-me-down from a friend, or sibling, or brand new, but it has to be loose fitting and voluminous in the silhouette.
Love this trend for so many reasons, but specifically:
- You can wear it over any summer outfit.
- You can tie it around your waist if you get too warm leaving you casual and trendy.
I’m wearing the “Burnett” style flight jacket from Alpha Industries in blue and I’m in love. The style is exactly what I think of when I picture a flight jacket and just for funzies, I left on the “remove before flight” zip pull because it’s just that cool. But, aside from just looking like a bad ass military brat the jacket is also super functional. A side benefit to this particular coat is that it’s water resistant and also light weight so you won’t sweat to death in Summer. Make sure you have a few pockets too as traditional flight jackets like the MA-1 were fully equipped with fully functioning functionality. You can wear it with or without patches, I prefer to go commando (no patches) and keep it a bit more classic.
I paired the flight jacket with a simple orange graphic tee because the lining is bright safety orange and the traditional MA-1 jackets are reversible. I styled it with a pair of navy pants to keep the look uniform. Add some brown high tops and you’re rolling.
Military clothing was not only all over the runways this season, but they have been incorporated into civilian fashion since the early 40’s. The Eisenhower jacket of the 1950s is still big in fashion, as well as the trench coat which we’re all a fan of.
To quote Diana Vreeland who once called military uniforms:
the sportswear of the nineteenth century.
To which, I have to say I agree, but they’re also obviously sportswear for the 21st century. There’s no doubt that this Military flight jacket will be coming with me to a lot of events this summer through to the fall. And something tells me, I won’t be the only one wearing military this season…
Flight Jacket from: Alpha Industries
Pants: Michael Kors
High Tops: Gucci
Sunglasses: Dolce and Gabbana
Photo’s by Matthew St. James