The Military Blazer Outfit

The Zara Military Inspired Blazer With Burgundy Jeans

Remember when I shared this Zara military inspired blazer with you in a previous wish list post, well here it finally is – worn! I wasn’t sure how to style it and whether or not I should opt for shorts and boots, or whether I should go a bit more classic and to my own personal style, so I went with the latter. It’s a statement jacket on its own so keeping everything minimal and within the same colour palette was what I thought looked best.

I styled the Zara jacket with my 7 For All Mankind The Skinny Ankle Jeans in Mulberry, as the burgundy shade of these jeans was almost identical to the burgundy parts of the jacket, making them the perfect match by coincidence. I then chose my GAP navy long sleeve top as it also complemented the blazer, then finished it off with my black REISS ankle boots, and my Valentino Small Lock Bag in Ivory. The gold hardware of the bag was really complementary to the gold in the outfit, so it was an ideal choice without taking too much attention off the star of this look.

I was thinking that thigh high or over the knee boots might have been a better option, and make more of a statement, but I wanted to keep as much burgundy as possible so I went for ankle booties instead – which I hope look just as good! I would usually wear my bags as cross-body bags too since I like my hands to be free, but wearing this one that way just didn’t work because of all the intricate detailing on the military jacket.

Speaking of which, how amazing are those buttons and the gold trimming? It’s so fancy! I’ve never owned a piece like this and I just find myself staring at it. I wasn’t sure at first just how versatile it was going to be and whether or not I could wear it on my fashion blog more than once, but I’m going to make sure that I do and see if I can style it in numerous different ways while keep it interesting. I am intrigued to know how you would style this Zara jacket though? What do you think my next outfit combination should be when I feature it? Plus, as always, comment and tell me what you think of this outfit here! I’d love to know! Lorna xx.

What I Was Wearing:
Jacket – Zara
Top – GAP
Jeans – 7 For All Mankind
Boots – REISS
Bag – Valentino

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64 Comments

  1. October 18, 2017 / 6:34 pm

    LOVE that jacket!!!!

    • Lorna
      Author
      October 22, 2017 / 6:06 pm

      Thank you, Lana!

  2. October 18, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    Fantastic! You look absolutely fantastic! What a amazing coat and the way you styled it is fantastic!

    • Lorna
      Author
      October 22, 2017 / 6:07 pm

      Thank you so much, Nancy!

    • Lorna
      Author
      October 22, 2017 / 6:08 pm

      Thank you so much!

  3. October 19, 2017 / 2:36 am

    This is wonderfully self-contradictory: it’s clearly on the casual side of the street, yet the military motifs create the appearance of formality right on top of it.

    I’ve heard good things about 7 For All Mankind.

    • Lorna
      Author
      October 22, 2017 / 6:09 pm

      It is, isn’t it! It’s a cool jacket like that. Yeah, 7FM are really good, they do great jeans!

    • Lorna
      Author
      October 22, 2017 / 6:09 pm

      Thank you so much!

    • Lorna
      Author
      October 22, 2017 / 6:11 pm

      Thank you so much!

  4. October 19, 2017 / 3:51 pm

    You did it so well, Lorna, you style it in a perfect way! I love military blazers and this one is particularly amazing! You look really fabulous! I wish I could wear skinny jeans (I can. but they don’t look good on me 🙂 cause your outfit is really super cool with them and burgundy is an amazing color! Hope you have a nice day!
    DenisesPlanet.com

    • Lorna
      Author
      October 22, 2017 / 6:11 pm

      Thank you so much, Denise 🙂 Really glad you liked it!

  5. October 20, 2017 / 7:23 am

    Wow, Lorna. What a nice outfit! I am so in love with that jacket, it looks so amazing I want one too, lol.
    You look so wonderful in that outfit and those boots suit really well. Excellent choice.

    • Lorna
      Author
      October 22, 2017 / 6:11 pm

      Thank you so much!

    • Lorna
      Author
      October 22, 2017 / 6:12 pm

      Thank you!

    • Lorna
      Author
      October 22, 2017 / 6:12 pm

      Thank you, Marta!

  6. October 21, 2017 / 3:22 pm

    It’s terrific! The colours are lovely and it looks very smart and distinguished and also a bit retro too. It’s so hard to think up suggestions as to how you might style the jacket next as, to my eye, you’ve got it perfectly right first time. Those jeans are the ideal match for it. But if I think of anything I’ll shout out for sure. 🙂

    • Lorna
      Author
      October 22, 2017 / 6:13 pm

      Thanks, Steven 🙂 Yeah definitely let me know on another option you like the idea of!

  7. October 21, 2017 / 11:58 pm

    I am a huge fan of the military look! I love the pops of burgundy in this particular jacket. So on trend for fall this year!

    xoxo
    Rina Samantha
    http://www.andshedressed.com

    • Lorna
      Author
      October 22, 2017 / 6:13 pm

      Thank you so much!

    • Lorna
      Author
      October 22, 2017 / 6:13 pm

      Thank you so much!

  8. October 22, 2017 / 1:56 pm

    Wow Lorna, I’m loving this look! It’s very original, and the way you’ve styled it makes it different to anything I’ve seen before! The jacket looks incredible with all the intricate detailing and brocade, and the burgundy jeans complement it perfectly. You’ve chosen the ideal backdrop to showcase the outfit, and you look stunning as always.

    Lots of love Saba xx

    http://www.trulymadlydeeplyfashion.blogspot.com

    • Lorna
      Author
      October 22, 2017 / 6:16 pm

      Thank you so much, Saba! Really happy you like the outfit!

  9. October 22, 2017 / 1:57 pm

    Your jacket is so cute! You look lovely in this outfit 🙂 xx

    • Lorna
      Author
      October 22, 2017 / 6:13 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  10. Michael
    October 22, 2017 / 3:07 pm

    I’m sorry but I’ve no other way of telling this to you… that blazer makes you seem overweight!
    To me that’s a definite NO-NO

    • Lorna
      Author
      October 22, 2017 / 6:16 pm

      I’m intrigued by that comment actually. Is that because on your screen you can’t see the navy top underneath, as a separate from the jacket, so it looks like one? Or did you mean when it’s on my shoulders and my arms are not in it? As for me I haven’t noticed it would make me look fat and nobody else picked up on that either, so definitely let me know where you meant! Thanks, Michael!

        • Lorna
          Author
          October 22, 2017 / 10:56 pm

          Yeah I can see what you mean, I think that might be because on your screen you can’t see my waist as the navy is very similar to the navy of the jacket. So it’s literally just an illusion on a screen difference I think!

          • Michael
            October 23, 2017 / 10:06 am

            Possibly…
            Try fastening the blazer so it hugs your waist or a different colour top.
            I hope you understand what I mean by these comments!

            • Lorna
              Author
              October 23, 2017 / 12:00 pm

              I’m good with how this one looks, in person it was really nice. But that’s a consideration for next time as I wont be wearing a navy top again anyway.

    • Lorna
      Author
      October 23, 2017 / 8:21 pm

      Thank you!

    • Lorna
      Author
      October 23, 2017 / 10:29 pm

      Thank you!

  11. October 23, 2017 / 11:05 pm

    Hey! came across this post on G+ and I must say you look great. Loving the bold colours. Great pictures as well.

    • Lorna
      Author
      October 24, 2017 / 12:12 am

      Thank you so much!

  12. Jodie
    October 24, 2017 / 2:25 am

    What a fabulous blazer, Lorna!!! I like the ankle booties, but I bet it’d look just as good with the OTK boots too!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Lorna
      Author
      October 24, 2017 / 11:12 am

      Thank you! Yeah, I think over the knee would look wonderful with it!

  13. October 24, 2017 / 3:10 am

    Love this blazer! And those shoes are amazing too!

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

    • Lorna
      Author
      October 24, 2017 / 11:12 am

      Thank you!

    • Lorna
      Author
      October 24, 2017 / 11:12 am

      Thank you!

  14. Dima
    October 24, 2017 / 8:14 am

    Ты как всегда выглядишь прекрасно.
    Привет из России.

    • Lorna
      Author
      October 24, 2017 / 11:13 am

      Thank you very much!

    • Lorna
      Author
      October 24, 2017 / 11:12 am

      Thank you 🙂

  15. October 24, 2017 / 11:06 am

    The jacket is amazing!!! You look stunning in this outfit, dear. 🙂
    Love this, love this a lot. ♥

    Wish you a wonderful day! Kisses from Croatia :))) <3

    Carstvo zapisanih misli

    • Lorna
      Author
      October 24, 2017 / 11:12 am

      Thank you so much!

    • Lorna
      Author
      October 24, 2017 / 11:23 am

      Thank you so much!

    • Lorna
      Author
      October 24, 2017 / 7:07 pm

      Thank you!

    • Lorna
      Author
      October 27, 2017 / 11:49 am

      Thank you!

  16. Lindsey Puls
    November 5, 2017 / 4:32 pm

    This is seriously the coolest blazer I have ever seen! I remember drooling over it in your wishlist post too, haha. You styled it to perfection as well!

    ~Lindsey
    https://have-clothes-will-travel.com/

    • Lorna
      Author
      November 5, 2017 / 6:47 pm

      Thank you so much!

  17. Dunja
    May 20, 2018 / 10:43 pm

    Hi Lorna! Wonderful blog! Bit of a weird question, but I’m on the hunt for this coat, and once I set my mind on something, well, it’s hard to let go….. Would you consider selling it? Contact me through email if you are 🙂

    • Lorna
      Author
      May 24, 2018 / 12:47 am

      Thank you for the offer, but I don’t want to sell it 🙂

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