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So, a little while back we did a tribute to one of our favorite pieces of outerwear – the Fatigue Jacket, and how to wear them in spring. Well two seasons later and were back to our fatiguing habits. Fatigue jackets are the ultimate layer that can go with anything and everything. Patricio usually keeps it casual with jeans or a great chino, but I love to use a fatigue jacket to dress down a skirt or dress. During a trip to the Pearl on one of the best weekend’s we’ve had this season, we threw on our fatigues and explored.
Patricio’s latest addition to his outerwear collection was from one of his newest menswear go-to’s: Mano Mercantile of Marfa, TX. On our recent trip out for the Trans Pecos Festival, we stopped by Mano a few times wear Patricio would try on this jacket, contemplate, leave and come back and do it again the next day. The night before we left he realized he had to have it, and we didn’t look back. It’s a unique piece unlike anything we’ve ever seen, with missing buttons, and is completely of its own category. It’s truly a statement piece, and lightweight enough for the Texas temperatures (even in fall – It’s still warm around here). Paired a pair of jeans, a white tee and a bandana, this look was almost a tribute to the uniform Patricio wore in Marfa, but with a pair of chukkas, tailored the look for a day out in San Antonio.
On the opposite end I went with a no-fail piece I can only wear when temperatures drop (even a smidge to the 70s). One of my favorite J.Crew pieces was a fatigue jacket with quilted sleeves and navy detailing. It was so fun that I knew I had to have this, but almost missed my chance to snag it until I found it returned in store one day. Since then I keep it tucked away in the back of the closet until we get our first chill in the air. This weekend was perfect for that. I paired it with one of the comfiest dresses I’ve ever owned – from Old Navy at a steal of only $10. Stripes and fatigues are a go-to in our world, so this was a no brainer. But even I needed a pop of color, so I opted for the “Go Bananas” Kate Spade tote.
Fatiguing is a year-round trend in our worlds. With more and more retailers getting on the fatigue trend, you can find a great piece from Nordstrom, J.Crew or even H&M and Zara. It has the same wearability that a denim jacket has, but makes your look a conversation starter.
You’ll find us in our Fall Fatigues this season – but we want to know how you’re wearing yours? Comment below with your favorite pieces this season!
Links to our looks or similar are listed below.