Dressed Up Cargo Jacket

Military-inspired pieces have been hot for a while now, and although I have a pair of cargo skinnies, my closet was seriously lacking a cargo jacket. To be honest I always considered them to be more of a fall piece and didn’t have one on my lust list until I saw Kendi’s Olive & Blue outfit post.

how wear cargo jacketI loved how casually cool her look was and couldn’t wait to recreate it. Luckily Old Navy came to the rescue with a super-affordable jacket that will be a great layering piece regardless of the season.

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laid back casual look striped dress

striped dress cargo jacketDo you have any military-inspired pieces?

Outfit details jacket: Old Navy, dress: Old Navy (similar), shoes: Carlos Santana (similar), necklace: Stella & Dot Liv Charm Necklace, bracelets: Stella & Dot Renegade, Gilded Arrow

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54 thoughts on “Dressed Up Cargo Jacket

  1. A Very Sweet Blog

    Lauren, that jacket is so cute. It’s very tailored and easy to wear! I’ve always viewed those kind of jackets as bulky, which can be cumbersome. Love your dress and booties. Have a great week!

  2. Alyssa

    I have a cargo jacket that I alternate with my trench for springโ€“both are casual and lightweight, which I love. The way you styled your look here is adorableโ€“I want that dress!

  3. citrusrefreshingfashion

    super cute outfit! great booties ๐Ÿ™‚

    XO Meghan

  4. Agi

    Love this outfit. Mixing a cargo jacket and dress is a great idea. Perfect for a cool spring day.



  5. Jen

    A cargo jacket is one of those pieces that’s been on my list for a long time! I’ve yet to find the perfect one but yours looks so lovely on you! I love the combo of the dark olive and navy stripes!

    xo jen

    1. Lauren Post author

      Thanks, Jen! It was a piece that I always considered buying but was never at the top of my list. I’m glad I snagged this one though!

  6. Nikki

    Love your new jacket!! And it looks so good with the striped dress and booties! You look adorable. I do not own a single military inspired piece (that I am aware of). I never could really get on board with it… I feel like I look awkward in it. But you look too cute! Maybe I should try…

  7. Ada

    Lauren you have proven once again that a Stripey Black+White Dress, an Olive Green Military Jacket & Neutral Booties with a slight heel are 3 Casual Staples that should belong on a Woman’s Closet. Pairing all 3 together is Genius. I am loving the look. Great Necklace too. =)

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  8. Leigh

    I saw a cargo jacket at H&M and I probably should have bought it…. I might regret that one. Such a good price! And it totally spices up a striped dress!

  9. AJ

    I don’t have a military jacket yet, but it seems like its such a versatile piece! I love it with your striped dress and your booties.


  10. Adrienne

    Eek!! Love your shoes! You look soooo tall! I’m so jealous! Everytime I stop by I think ab how much you resemble my best friends sister in law! Stopping over from the linkup!

  11. Jennae @ Green & Gorgeous

    I recently found a military jacket at a consignment store and I didn’t get it. You’re making me regret that decision. Yours looks so great with this striped dress, and the boots are the perfect accent.

    Found you via Style Sessions.

  12. Maggie | 2ndhand Knowledge

    I love the way the cargo jacket looks with the black and white striped dress! I’ll have to remember that combo.

    I just came across your blog and I love it! I’m also excited that you’re a fellow Virginia blogger. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  13. Katie

    Love the dress paired with the boots! That is definitely a style I want to be able to wear myself…there’s such a short window where you can wear both of them here in FL!

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