How to Style a Band Jacket

Hi Ladies! Earlier this fall, I partnered with Talbots to bring you a fabulous Fall jacket that’s a real traffic stopper! Check out this fun marching band jacket that I’m having a ball with! The whole outfit is on sale for Boxing Day!

red band jacket Deborah Boland

It’s starting to get a little nippy out now we’re into September, and a great fall jacket that you can throw on with jeans makes the perfect transitional piece. I’m in love with this darling, red marching band jacket with its snappy tailored fit and cool military vibe.

Red Band Jacket Talbots

This cute, cropped jacket is an easy way to upscale a casual outfit and gives it a perky look. Marching band jackets are, you guessed it, inspired by marching bands.

Some are very elaborate with braiding and embellishment and look almost like a costume (Think Sergeant Pepper). This one is perfectly pared down for everyday wear and has a commanding double row of decorative buttons and a hook and bar closure.

Red Band Jacket striped top Talbots

I love the way this figure-flattering jacket sits just above the hip. It’s got a very feminine fit and just enough stretch to feel comfy without losing its strong shape.

Red Band Jacket jeggings

I’ve paired my marching band style jacket with this cute striped tee and these chic jeggings, but a plain white tee would be fine too. A dark wash is always so elegant, and the gold buttons at the ankles are a gorgeous touch.  These jeggings are also super comfy!

Red band jacket with gold buttons

Red, white, and blue is always a striking color combination, and it works year-round, which is handy.  Did you notice my shoes?

Red Band jacket, jeans

These tweed mules are so sophisticated. They have a nubby texture with a bit of metallic thread running throughout and big decorative buckles. It’s so easy to look pulled together when you have the perfect shoes to coordinate with your outfit. These mules are such a classy finishing touch.

Red band jacket, button embellished jeans

You could also wear this marching band jacket with plain jeans, but I find that a touch of gold at the ankle is chic and slimming.

Red band jacket striped pants

How do you like these striped jeans? This is look # 2 with this jacket. These jeans are not as long as the ankle button jeggings, and they’re cropped. If you want a more creative look, then this mixing of stripes on the top and bottom of your outfit is an excellent way to achieve that.


This outfit has sold out since posted but there are still some cute band jackets available at  Talbots.

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One thought on “How to Style a Band Jacket

  1. You look awesome in the BAND JACKET…GREAT STYLE!!!
    Black loafers would have been better though!!
    Otherwise you are my style icon!!! Love the hair too!!

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