Army Jacket + Fancy Dress = Style YES!

I am in LOVE with this look!  For a matinee showing of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, I paired these two items together and it was perfectly dressy and … well, not.

Yeah, I know – but trust me on this one.   My inspiration was the December issue of Instyle magazine.

Do you know a better way to repurpose all your ‘fancy’ dresses that don’t get the wear they should?  Such a shame to leaving them hiding in the back of the closet.  Why save them for weddings, church and NYE?  It was amazing how easy and obvious the transformation was with the simple addition of an army jacket.  The fancy dress became less so and the jacket more so.  It was the perfect mix.  The neutral color of most army jackets means it is bound to pair with almost any ‘fancy’ dress.  This is a look I would even wear to the office.  One note – be sure to keep your shoes feminine lest anyone forget you are.

Outfit Details

Most of my items are old but the bracelet is Loren Hope from Rocksbox and the booties are Stuart Weitzman Mitten ON SALE (Also called Perfection or Glove or Clinger – it has a few different names!)

Below are four other pairings – these items are all ON SALE during the Nordstrom Half-Yearly sale through January 2nd.

Army Jacket + Fancy Dress

my9to5shoes Army Jacket + Fancy Dress


Look 1:  Caslon Utility Jacket, Adrianna Papell Off the Shoulder Jacquard Dress, Corso Como ‘Lara’ Platform Pump

Look 2:  Hinge Utility Jacket, Eliza J Floral Jacquard Fit & Flare Dress, BCBGeneration ‘Tamerra’ Cage Pump

Look 3: Chelsea28 Army Blazer, Eliza J Metallic Jacquard Fit & Flare Dress, Via Spiga ‘Cara’ Slingback Sandal

Look 4: BP. Cotton Canvas Anorak, Vince Camuto Metallic Fit & Flare Dress, Marc Fisher LTD ‘Tammy’ d’Orsay Pump

Where to Buy

All items found at Nordstrom and are currently on sale for the Half-Yearly sale.  Selections won’t last long at these prices!

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