The jacket I wish I bought years and years ago

To look at hanging over the back of a chair, it doesn’t look like much.

But this jacket evokes instant military chic, and when I wear it I feel like the warrior of the playground (as compared to ‘the worrier’, which I also transform into when the boys climb higher than my liking on those ropey, spider-webby things, or take too speedily to the flying fox).

And best of all, this jacket’s got a number of huge, deep pockets, so I can easily carry around the necessary kit we need (tissues, cash, band-aid, sunnies, mobile phone, snacks) for an action-packed outing of playground full body combat fun. With no need for a bag, there’s one less thing to keep an eye on in the playground: “Where’d I put my bag?” and “Who’s two-year-old is that rifling through it?!”

Here’s a few ideas on how to wear your army jacket:

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To buy similar online now, check out David Jones: Mink Pink Stand in Line Anorak $129Autograph: Hooded Khaki Roll Sleeve Anorak (sizes 14-26) $89.15.

And because army jackets like these have got a touch of grunge, it’s only right to listen to this classic track by Nirvana while you shop.


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  • Melanie Lester

    Ooooh, not sure about this one…seems like a fine line between military jacket and anorak…. 😉

    • FoxInFlats

      Hearing you. That’s why it took me so long to go there. But trust me, it’s no anorak 😉 

  • Rachel from Redcliffe Style

    It looks great. I am not sure if I could pull it off but I am prepared to try

    • FoxInFlats

      it’s SUPER easy… 😉

  • Pagan

    I bought mine from JJ’s on sale for some ridiculously low price at the end of  last winter…  LOVE it and wear it with almost anything!!  Only problem is mine’s fairly thin so no good in Melbourne at the moment, I’m waiting for the warmer weather to arrive!

    • FoxInFlats

      oh LOVE a bargain! 

  • miss chew

    Mine is Wish and I identical to  your one pictured and I cannot live without it. So versatile, I knew it was going to be a jacket I had forever!!!

    • FoxInFlats

      Mine’s identical to that one too!

  • spruce

    Bought an awesome one at Esprit today and rushed home to have another look at these photos.  Can’t wait to try every. single. idea.  :)

    • FoxInFlats

      Awesome! And best of all they’re not expensive, right?!

  • Kim-Marie Williams

    Love this.  Wish I’d hung on to the army surplus one I had as a rebellious teenager!

    • FoxInFlats

      LOL! It’s never too late to be rebellious… 😉 

  • AshMmisforMe

    Ooooh! I have to get me one of those!! “Warrior not worrier” – Love it!

    • FoxInFlats

      My husband thinks I worry too much 😉

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  • Belinda

    Love it! They are so warm and cozy! I went on my own quest for the ultimate anorak jacket and wrote a blog post about it too. Mine is from Target.

  • Darcie

    Love this jacket!!

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