Wednesday, September 22, 2010

In the Army Now

The military trend is everywhere this fall. It has been on the runways and celebs are embracing it in droves. Some of my favorite style setters have been seen wearing the basic military jacket.

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Jackets have also been seen in all of the major fashion mags. Of course the jackets they are showing are designer with price tags in the $300 - $700 range.

Have no fear my frugal friends. There are some great sources for military jackets at prices that will fit your budget. Your best sources are military surplus sites and stores. Online you can find lots of jacket options at Supply Sergeant.  You can also do a search in your local area for military surplus stores. In the DC area there is Ranger Surplus.

Below are options from Supply Sergeant, side by side with designer options.

Left - Rag & Bone: $475, Right - Supply Sergeant: $29.99

Left - Marc by Marc Jacobs: $300, Right - Supply Sergeant: $29.99

Supply Sergeant even has a close out section with jackets as low as $9.99!  Many of the jackets also come in short, which is great for women. Using a belt can make the jacket look more fitted, just like Olivia Palermo does in the photo above. Military sites and stores also sell lots of other items such as pants, bags, t-shirts, and pins. Using these great bargains, make the look your own without breaking the bank.

UPDATE:  I found a great military jacket during one of my thrift store trips. It was only $7 and has a button out lining!

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