The ever-versatile green Army jacket boasts a utilitarian style that seems to say "this garment works with everything" for a reason. Whether your aesthetic tends to lean toward an Americana-cool appearance or a super-sleek city vibe, the faded, almost-neutral color of this jacket, coupled with its cool charm, makes Army jackets easy to style. Consider a variety of foolproof ensembles before sporting this jacket -- just don't be surprised if those around you suddenly appear Army green with envy.
If you're used to a sleek finish to your daily stylings, incorporating a green Army jacket is simple. Maintain a neutral color palette -- think white, black or gray -- and reach for a structured jacket. Go for a jacket in a heavy or coated canvas with a boxy fit. Look for utilitarian detailing like zippers, snap closures and epaulets for a more structured appearance. Pull this jacket on over a black top, black skinny or straight-leg jeans and a pair of black ankle boots. Try lace-ups or go for a streamlined style with a hidden-zipper closure.
Add a green Army jacket to give your feminine, bohemian-chic look a hint of a rough-and-tumble edge. For example, pull on a pair of light-rinse boyfriend-style jeans and roll the ankles messily a couple of times. Throw on a white T-shirt-style blouse and a super-soft green Army jacket in an anorak-style silhouette. A loosely wrapped floral, oversized scarf and black or brown Oxford-style wedges offer a solid finish. Or, throw the same jacket on over a pale floral shift dress in dusty pink, cream or gray. Slide your feet into the same wedges and your look is complete.
If the cool, timeless look of an Americana aesthetic is more your speed, cover up with a safari-worthy green Army jacket. Find a jacket that falls just past your hips and includes patch or cargo pockets. Dark rinse, straight-leg blue jeans anchor your look and pair beautifully with a gently tucked, pale-blue chambray button-front shirt. Brown leather or suede shoes are a must -- whether you choose dark brown chukka-style boots, desert-sand moccasins or espresso riding boots, the overall vibe will be both classic and chic.
A relaxed, green Army jacket in a soft fabric and unstructured shape -- a few cool patch pockets are required -- adds a gentle contrast to an otherwise clean look. Start with a white crewneck knit top paired with a navy twill short skirt or slim-leg pants. Add ballet flats in a bold color or pattern, like red suede or leopard print. Push up the sleeves of your Army jacket for a beautiful balance between an androgynous effect and feminine styling.
(Tarah Damask, Demand Media "Green Army Jacket Outfit Ideas". Read the rest of this article here)