The Model-Off-Duty Staple You Can Score On The Cheap

Effortless, easy and a little bit tomboy, cargo jackets are having a moment—again. A lighter, more weather-appropriate option compared with the reigning bomber (or steadfast leather) style, this particular breed is stepping back into the spotlight and shows continued promise for fall. It’s possible you already own a military jacket of the sort—the trend has been around for ages and, as it goes, ebbs and flows with the times. If you’re in the market, lucky you—a host of wallet-friendly versions can be found at your favorite high-street retailers, or you can go the authentic (and still affordable) route and pick out one from your local flea market or army surplus store. While the silhouette is intended to be roomy, choose one that’s only slightly oversize for a model-off-duty effect.

Sport the style à la Lily Aldridge, who recently wore her camo topper with a minidress, leather booties and loose, wavy locks—or make like Kate Moss and seek out a solid army-green take to pair with denim cutoffs all season long.

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H&M Short Cotton Parka, $40