(SPOT.ph) Army jacket, field jacket, military jacket, utility jacket, or simply that green jacket everyone seems to have—whatever you want to call it, you know that everyone you know (and everyone they know) has at least one army green jacket sitting around in their closet waiting to be worn once the cooler, rainy season comes around.
Whether it has that popular camo pattern or embellished with cool patches, the army jacket adds badass points to any look—after all, it takes after the M-65, which was designed for U.S. military members back in 1965. But how exactly did the rugged jacket go from military garb to fashion staple? It started in the '70s, when sporting the jacket meant making a statement—almost like a protest disguised in grunge fashion or punk style.
If you want to sport cadet couture (or subtly show your dissent against something), just break out that utility jacket and wear over your clothes! If you’re looking for fresh pieces, we spotted a couple of army green toppers in different styles.
Here are 10 army green jackets to check out:
Cargo Bomber Jacket (P2,995) from Mango
Who says military-inspired looks can’t be chic? This bomber jacket from Mango proves you can rock army jacket without looking too rugged. It features a classic collar and a flowy fabric that won’t make your outfit look bulky.
See a list of Mango stores.
Short Pima Cotton Parka (P2,290) from H&M
This parka from H&M comes in a khaki green color that’ll go with almost any outfit. Keep it in your work cabinet or in your bag for days when you can’t tell if it’ll start to pour. It features rose gold accents for a subtle touch of elegance.
See a list of H&M stores.
Packable Raincoat Backpack (P2,295) from Zara
This camo printed raincoat from Zara turns into a handy backpack that’s perfect for the rainy season. It’ll level up the look of your favorite T-shirt and jeans combo, too!
See a list of Zara stores.
Cropped Bomber Jacket (P1,595) from Bershka
Look badass and cute with this cropped bomber jacket from Bershka. It comes in an earthy green color with black accents, making it a great match for your monochromatic ensemble.
See a list of Bershka stores.
Short Loose-Fitting Trench Coat (P2,795) from Stradivarius
For a relaxed look that’s still pretty edgy, this trench coat from Stradivarius has a loose fit that you’ll love. It’s short in length, so it’s reasonable to wear even in a tropical country like the Philippines.
See a list of Stradivarius stores.
Cotton Khaki Jacket (P1,995) from Pull&Bear
Feeling lazy? Here’s something that’ll make your life easier: This muted green jacket from Pull&Bear has an oversized fit for a laid-back vibe that still looks like you actually tried—made for days when you just can’t.
See a list of Pull&Bear stores.
Military Crop Jacket (P6,499) from Superdry
This jacket from Superdry features military-themed patches on the sleeve that screams “army!” in a stylish way. It comes in a deep green color that will go well with almost any outfit.
See a list of Superdry stores.
Utility Jacket (P4,950) from The Gap
Here’s a no-nonsense utility jacket from The Gap. It has a straight silhouette that’ll suit any body type and it has four pockets where you can store small items, from spare change to keys to IDs—or you know, free snacks.
See a list of The Gap stores.
Cropped Utility Jacket (P1,569) from Something Borrowed
Dress down your work look with this cropped utility jacket from Something Borrowed. You can zip it all the way up and wear it as a top if you’re up for a quick wardrobe change!
Available on Zalora.
Myles Camo Denim Jacket (P5,299) from River Island
Nail that '90s grunge look with this camo jacket from River Island. Its relaxed fit will go well with a figure-hugging dress or even your usual shirt-and-pants combo. Plus, it has two large pockets where you can keep your phone and other small personal items!
Available on Zalora.