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Ask BB: Military Band Jackets on a Budget

I've been searching for a military-style blazer. Rihanna and Beyonce are fond of this style and I absolutely love the look. Any help on finding styles that are not too thick and can be worn during the summer would be greatly appreciated—on a budget of course! [Here's] an idea of what I mean. —Debola

From the Sergeant Pepper jackets seen on the Balmain runway, to the band-inspired vest from 3.1 Phillip Lim, sharply tailored jackets, blazers and vest with an updated military feel are a popular trend for Spring/Summer 2009. I love the decorative button detailing that make many of these pieces stand out, as well as the structured, regimented look that the military jacket can bring to any outfit.

If you can get past the cheesy product shot, this jacket from Newport-News provides one of the best ways to rock this look on a budget. For more great affordable options, browse my hand-picked selections in the widget below.

Hah! Good ol' Newport News: Adorable products presented via the most embarrassing possible photos.

I'm actually lovin' the Fred Flare version. How perfect would that be with skinny jeans and red pumps?
#1 Sal (Homepage) on 2009-05-18 15:34 (Reply)
Target has a vest that is very similar to these. I saw it yesterday in fact.
#2 Nicole Michelle on 2009-05-18 21:29 (Reply)
Newport News! Who would have thought of looking there for a military jacket! Wow! I like some of their stuff too. :-)
#3 I Am Recessionista Blog (Homepage) on 2009-05-19 15:12 (Reply)
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