Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Fashion Do's and Dont's: Military

One of the top looks for Spring 2010 has been the military chic look. The military trend became popular in the 60's as a backlashed response to the Vietnam War and then again in the 80's(think Michael Jackson, 1984). How do you make these military style clothes into an everyday item? Try to dress up the look instead of keeping is casual but use it minimally, too much of this can make you look like you're in a costume. The most popular look is the military inspired jacket. It can be embellished with sequins like this Stella McCartney one or a plain, but baggy and comfy jacket like this Philosophy Di Alberta Ferretti one
If you love shoes, try some cute lace-up booties or tall leather boots with gold buttons, the heeled versions are always very chic. If you would rather keep it to a minimum with a few accessories try silver chains, gold bangles, or anything resembling military insignia. Don't wear anything that's too military official, it's illegal to wear anything that is distinctive to the U.S Army, so avoid tags that say United States Military or Air Force and any official insignia, not that I'm worried any of you fashionistas would try that out! Check out some of my favorite military influenced looks for some inspiration!

Balmain Spring Ready to Wear 2010

John Galliano Spring 2010

Tuleh Ready to Wear Spring 2010

Look how great Sienna Miller looks in this military inspired blouse!

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