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Janet Jackson Updates Military Style in Combat Boots & Bomber Jacket for ‘Together Again World Tour’ Ticket Giveaway on ‘Jimmy Fallon’

Janet Jackson made a surprise appearance to spread some holiday cheer on NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” last night.

The pop icon joined Jimmy Fallon onstage to help with the holiday gift giveaway. Jackson invited two fans onstage to dance with her and Fallon and later gave the entire audience tickets to her “Together Again World Tour” at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

While appearing on the late-night talk show, Jackson served a monochromatic moment, adding two military-inspired pieces to her look.

The “When I Think Of You” singer wore a full all-black ensemble. Jackson’s outfit consisted of a bomber jacket that had puffy sleeves and a wide elastic waistband on the hem. The bomber jacket, formerly known as the flight jacket, was first designed for pilots to wear on military planes. Jackson’s version of the outerwear was edgier, with an oversized silhouette.

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 1767 -- Pictured: (l-r) Host Jimmy Fallon and singer Janet Jackson during Tonight Show Stocking Stuffers on Thursday, December 15, 2022 -- (Photo by: Todd Owyoung/NBC via Getty Images)
Janet Jackson appears on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Dec. 15, 2022.
CREDIT: Todd Owyoung/NBC via Getty Image

The Grammy Award-winning singer coordinated the jacket with a crystal-embellished sweatsuit. The two-piece set was adorned with sequins all over and included a hoodie and coordinating joggers. To amp up her look, Jackson accessorized with large white hoop earrings and several midi rings. For glam, she went with soft glowy makeup and a glossy neutral pout. She styled the front of her hair in knotless braids and pulled the rest up into a high straight ponytail.

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 1767 -- Pictured: (l-r) An audience member, host Jimmy Fallon, singer Janet Jackson, and an audience member during Tonight Show Stocking Stuffers on Thursday, December 15, 2022 -- (Photo by: Todd Owyoung/NBC via Getty Images)
Janet Jackson appears on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Dec. 15, 2022.
CREDIT: Todd Owyoung/NBC via Getty Image

Finishing Jackson’s look was R13’s Ankle jump boot. Made in Italy, the silhouette is crafted in leather and features signature orange stitching and Ecru embroidered pull tab. The shoe style also has a zipper closure on the side and a lightweight stacked sole.

Originally designed to be worn by soldiers on the battlefield, combat boots are utilitarian footwear created for foot protection, ankle support and a gripping tread. Classically made of black leather, combat boots were adopted by counterculture movements in the 1980s and 1990s, like the goth, punk, grunge and heavy metal scenes. The jump boot is a type of combat boot that was initially designed for paratroopers. 

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R13’s Ankle Jump Boot

When it comes to shoes, Jackson’s style ranges from slick to sporty. The multi-hyphenate entertainer favors sky-high footwear by Christian Louboutin for all occasions, featuring platform sandals, boots and pointed-toe pumps. She’s also been spotted in heels from luxury labels including Nicholas Kirkwood, Lanvin and Versace.

PHOTOS: Discover Jackson’s style evolution over the years in the gallery.

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