The military Trend: how to Wear It






Seems like all the trend talk this season has been military this and military that…and we won’t lie, we’re kind of all about it. While you will never see us in full-on fatigues, we feel weirdly empowered at the thought of slipping on an olive drab jacket or lace-up, military-inspired booties.

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This isn’t, or course, the Michael Jackson-era military look, with gold braiding and epaulettes (thank goodness) but a far a lot more modern, and a lot more subtle version. read on for our tips for wearing the military trend without crossing the line to newly enlisted.

Do pick one piece you love

Do pick one military piece you love — whether it be a jacket, boots or skinny cargo pants — and pair it with decidedly non-military pieces (put the jacket, for example, with a tunic tank, dark skinny jeans, and embellished flats) for a modern look.

Do pair it with a bold pop of color

Do pair your military inspired item with a pop of bold color or shine — considering that military-style pieces are normally neutral in color, a metallic skirt or, say, bright purple cami, will make sure that your look is anything but drab.

Do be situation proper

Do be situation appropriate. As much as you might love the military look, that zip-front military skirt might be a lot more proper for Friday night than dinner at your boss’s house.

Don’t wear camo

Don’t wear camouflage, unless it’s incredibly subtle or unless your under 21 — again, leave the fatigues to the real soldiers.

Don’t forget about military-inspired colors

Don’t forget that it’s not just about combat boots and cargo jackets — it’s about color too. Sand and olive are part of the trend, so if the a lot more evident details are all a bit much for you, consider adding a drapey sand-colored tank to look absolutely up-to-date but not over-the-top.

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