I rely heavily upon jackets to transform my day-to-day look. The same dark wash jeans and a simple shirt can go from office-appropriate on casual Fridays to weekend-ready to dinner-and-drinks by simply varying the topper. Of course blazers top my list when it comes to looking polished, but army jackets are my go-tos for practically everything else. In a neutral olive or khaki, canvas and cotton fatigue-style jackets are always mom-friendly thanks to their easy care. Another plus: they go with everything! For a tough-chic look, pair great army jackets with jeans, drapey tees and booties. For a cool spring day at the park, the same jackets pair perfectly with shorts and sandals. Splurge or save, you can’t go wrong with any of the styles featured below.
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Topshop Rufus Shackett Army Jacket, $84, nordstrom.com
Camo Surplus Jacket, $40, oldnavy.com
Lily Aldridge for Velvet by Graham & Spencer Army Jacket, $112.50 (sale), nordstrom.com