I thought it might be fun to do something new on the blog, called “Covet that Look”, where I take a key, designer statement piece and give you different ways to interpret and adopt the look for yourself (and at a fraction of the cost!).
Today, we look at Balmain’s highly in-demand military jacket. The who’s who of Hollywood can be seen rocking these very rock n’roll, structured jacket, which Balmain has produced in several different styles over the seasons. A divine piece of work, this is the kind of jacket that will last forever.
Sasha Fierce aka Beyonce is rocking the Balmain jacket on a night out of town. Photo credit: www.fashionising.com
Look for less
As you’ve probably guessed, this piece has a somewhat insane price tag (think thousands of dollars…), so I went on the hunt for options inspired by the same look but (much) cheaper. These pieces will give you a tamer, more everyday look that you can wear to the office or a night out.
The Military Pea Coat
This beautifully tailored coat from Portmans captures the essence of a military coat. It’s double breasted and the hardware & glitz is subtler than the Balmain original.
It’s casual enough to run around in during the day for your errands, yet dressy enough with skinny jeans and a pair of heels for a night out with the girls. The flexibility of the piece is major bang for your buck!
The Military Cape
I’m obsessed with capes this season. They’ve been around for a while, but this winter I’ve been seized with a need to wear them with everything – and I have my eye on this one as my next purchase!
This very sleek and minimalist cape has military accents with the buttons and epaulet style collar. It also comes in a beautiful camel coloured option for those that want a lighter colour!
The Leather Jacket
Okay, so this blazer is not military-inspired. BUT the look and attitude of this piece are just asking to be noticed in the same way the Balmain blazer does, making it an instant must-have.
The tailoring of the jacket mixed with subtle hints of hardware promises an outfit that will command attention in any room. The clean lines give it a sharp look that will perfectly contrast a svelte cocktail dress, or be adventurous and wear it with a pair of tapered pants for that power suit alternative.
The Va-va-voom Military Top
This take on the blazer is all pairing a sexy off the shoulder look with the structured military blazer. This is a HOT number to wear for a Saturday night out, matched with skinny pants (leather if you are feeling super sexy) or a little skirt!
So – who says you need to earn millions to look like a million bucks?
All you need is a little creativity and a whole lot of persistence. Look for items that can give you the exact same look of that designer piece you’ve been eyeing but without the sky-high price tag.
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