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Kristin Booker • March 6, 2009

Military Jackets: Marching Band Geek Chic Is In

With news of Michael Jackson suddenly deciding to play concerts again in London (someone’s got to pay for the oxygen chamber) it’s appears that military style jackets might be making an interesting comeback in honor of The Gloved One (see Spears, Britney). Seen on the walking the streets of my beloved New York City as well as in past collections for Balmain and Diesel, marching band geek has gone major chic. You don’t need to go full-on military to capture the trend: just be sure the rest of your look is elegant and make the jacket the focus: a simple pairing with a skirt, jeans or pants will do. Here’s how to get in on the trend:

Cash: This Alvin Valley black stretch poly ‘Belly’ military jacket is a cute option with the new ripped denim trend or a sleek pair of black pants and a tee. It retails for $166.99 from Bluefly.com.

Credit: This American Retro Stewart Military Style Jacket has timeless styling and can be worn through this season and stored for next fall. It retails for $253.00 at Goldwyn.com

This little trend is proof positive you don’t need 76 trombones and a big parade. Sometimes you just have to use a little embellishment to show ‘em who’s boss.

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