How to Rock: Military Style

30 Sep

If you have looked in any magazine lately you will know that military styled apparel and accessories are really hot right now.  This style is something that I really like, not b/c of the overbearing authority of the military (I mean really who is not gonna let the gays in?? That’s another post) but becuase it incorporates some of my favorite things, neutrals and earthy colors like browns, tans, greens etc and it allows for really unexpected combos like super “hard” structured jackets paired with dresses or dresses paired with comabat boots and so on.  I hope you like the two looks that I have put together but some of your best best for great military peices will be Forever 21, Wet Seal,Urban Outfitters etc.

Dress – Wet Seal Military Tube Dress- $25
Shoes – Wet Seal Chain Heel Bootie– $35
Earrings – ASOS Military Style Vintage Stud Earrings – $10
Bracelet – Fossil Button Cluster Bracelet – $75
Gloves – Burberry Leather Military Gloves – $325
Bag – YSL Le 6 Bag in Industrial Rubber in Camel – $1295
Makeup – Mac Eyeshadow x 4 in Burmese Beauty – $36

A lot of the items listed above are really military so if you are not quite sure of the trend mix one military item like the dress with bronze shoes you already own and some simple bangles.  Or make this dress more casual with a cute denim or canvas fitted jacket and boots.  Also you may notice that some of the these items are not budget friendly and fit into the “To Die for” category…I couldn’t resist on the gloves and bag! Also these peices would look great with other items in your wardrobe making the simplist white T suddenly tough and hard by adding these stud earrings and a bronze smoky eye with the Mac shadows.  The sky is the limit and these are all great peices that could easily be worked into your current wardrobe and last until a later season when “military” is not the “in” thing anymore.

Jacket – Wet Seal Faux Leather Military Jacket – $24.99
Tank Top – Scoop Front Tank by Top Shop in Peach – $12
Jeans – LEVI’S 524 Too Superlow Womens Skinny Jeans – $40
Shoes – No longer available
Earrings – Fossil Button Coil Earrings – $24
Nail Polish – OPI nail polish in Tickle My France-Y – $3-$9

I love this casual look.  I decided to pair peach tones in the tank and nail polish to add a bit more feminity to the look.  The jacket is a steal for the rich look and cool appeal that comes along with it.  Even if your not into the military look this jacket paired with a white V neck T and boots would be stunning on any day.  You could also pair this jacket with more standard accessories like plain leather boots and gold jewelry to tone down the military style in the look.

Hope you venture out to work one of this season’s greatest trends into your wardrobe

-Drama mama out

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2 Responses to “How to Rock: Military Style”

  1. sagemag 09/30/2010 at 10:53 pm #

    Great looks! Buttons are my favorite thing about the military trend.

    • mlj23741 10/01/2010 at 9:14 am #

      I agree, the buttons really make a piece. I also love the general structure of most pieces this this trend.

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