While working her way through the airport in LA, Julianne Hough was the latest star to show off her cool style in an army-green jacket. Not only does this outerwear trend never go out of style, but also, anoraks lend an easy utilitarian touch to just about anything they top — and they're the perfect transitional jacket, which means you can wear them just about anytime of year. Not convinced? Just take a gander some of our favorite style-setters sporting army jackets with their everyday looks. Some, like Naomi Watts, go tribal-inspired; others, like Michelle Williams and Cameron Diaz, make theirs supercozy; and a few even feature edgy leather sleeves, à la Jessica Alba. But they're not the only stars who have worked the utilitarian angle. Step inside for the celebrity inspiration — and don't leave without shopping similar army-green jackets on ShopStyle.
Alexa Chung never ceases to amaze us with her effortless, cool-girl aesthetic, and her latest NYC ensemble is certainly no exception. It's super easy to re-create, and you probably already have the right pieces in your closet. To start, Alexa wore a classic denim dress, then added an olive-green jacket for a utilitarian edge. Other touches included a bright red structured crossbody bag by Delvaux, lace loafers, and these tortoiseshell Karen Walker sunglasses ($250). We love the color combination, and her lace shoes provided the right amount of feminine flair. Mimic Alexa's latest outfit for your next daytime outing, and to transition the look to night, just swap the olive jacket for a blazer and the flats for heels.
While Diane Kruger picked up groceries at Gelson's in LA, we took the time to check out her utilitarian-cool outfit: this army green quilted Rag & Bone jacket ($695) and these Current/Elliott fishnet jeans ($119, originally $198), which Sarah Jessica Parker also owns. The actress completed her supermarket style with snakeskin flats and a chain-strap bag. Score Diane's exact jacket and jeans — shop way more pairs on ShopStyle — to pair together or separately with other fabulous pieces in your closet.