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Marching Orders: Alessandra Ambrosio's Band Jacket and Ankle Boots Look for Less

Alessandra Ambrosio wears a military band jacket with fray edge jeans and black ankle boots.
Yesterday we were all about the camo jacket, and today we're all about the band jacket, another military-inspired outerwear piece that will amp up your fall wardrobe. Pair this menswear piece with a basic white top and raw edge jeans like Alessandra Ambrosio for the perfect cool-girl ensemble that feels right-now and not costumey. Add all-black extras like block heel booties and an Hermes-inspired tote that's great for work and the weekend. Read on for our thoughtfully curated look for less picks that will have you marching to the beat of your own sartorial drum...

Alessandra Ambrosio wears a military band jacket with fray edge jeans and black ankle boots.

Shop the Look for Less:

Express Raw Step Hem Jeans, $88 (save with these raw hem jeans at Forever 21) // SheIn Band Jacket, $44 (or splurge on this Free People band jacket) // H&M Top, $5.99 // H&M Ankle Boots, $49.99 // Macton Leather Bag (Hermes Birkin dupe), $110 // Silk Scarf, $13.99 at

Alessandra Ambrosio Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews

I love this re-creation! I'm definitely on the military bandwagon. That jacket is super cute.

Heidi || Wishes & Reality
#1 Heidi on 2016-11-01 10:00 (Reply)
Love the look! Do you gave any plus size options for the band jacket?
#2 Michele on 2016-11-01 21:06 (Reply)
Hi Michele, thanks for the question. Think SimplyBe jacket would look amazing - it's a little steep at $124 but maybe you could wait for a discount/promotion:

If I find anything else I'll let you know!

#2.1 The Budget Babe on 2016-11-02 07:51 (Reply)
Love the jacket--great find BB! More exciting than Kenzo X HM? Haven't seen you talking about the new H&M collection.
#3 Mary Hall (Homepage) on 2016-11-02 14:47 (Reply)
Glad we got to chat on Twitter! I did buy a silk scarf as I mentioned... Not much else was speaking to me but I appreciated the collection from a design standpoint. Glad you got the blouses you wanted! xo
#3.1 The Budget Babe on 2016-11-04 07:56 (Reply)
I immediately bought the scarf set - irresistible price! I already own two striking Ralph Lauren band jackets, obtained freakishly cheap during Macy's sales. A band jacket look is several steps beyond the usual blazer.
#4 chacha on 2016-11-03 14:42 (Reply)
Amazing! And I'm sure a Ralph Lauren band jacket doesn't really go out of style, it's how you style it that will keep it looking fresh seasons to come.
#4.1 The Budget Babe on 2016-11-04 07:55 (Reply)
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