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This week: I am definitely feeling the military trend this fall and I really want a green parka-style jacket—like the ones that were around a few years back. I have a budget, too. I don’t want to spend more than $200 or so! –Stacy
Hi Stacy. Thanks to stores like Zara and ASOS, which regularly take inspiration from the runway, you are definitely in luck when it comes to working the military trend on a budget—there are tons of affordable options available right now. One of our favorites is Mango’s Military-Inspired Parka ($190). It is definitely at the top end of your budget but it has a fur lining that will keep you oh-so warm during the fall/winter months. On the opposite end of your budget, you will find Gap’s Cotton Twill Parka ($98). This jacket is lightweight compared to the former, but it will look great with a floral dress and ankle boots. Rounding out the middle of your budget, we have ASOS’s Khaki Army Jacket ($100), which features detachable fur trim, Zara’s Short Parka ($159), and Lucky Brand’s Military Jacket ($149). Happy shopping!