I hate saying military is a ‘trend’. Military details and colors have been a part of mainstream fashion since World War II. During World War II men and women took to wearing government-issue trench coats as everyday outerwear. It continued into the Vietnam era as young people in the antiwar movement rocked fatigues like camouflage, army jackets and cargo pants as a symbol of protest. Thus the military trend and started, and before long the fashion elite started sporting the look.
The military trend has always been one my favorite ‘trends’ even though its as engrained in our culture as denim. I love it because it’s functional, for one. Plus, I love that it does not depend on tight fabrics or sexy hemlines to draw attention. The androgynous appeal itself is what makes it sexy. Also, it’s comfortable and versatile. Surprisingly, olive green, mustard yellow, red and navy often are some of the most versatile colors out there, as they can made to be subtle or bold depending on how you pair them.
I have been collecting a lot of mustard yellow lately and figured that regardless if whether or not the pieces aesthetically coordinated, they matched in color. Layering my gold trim military blazer and adding the pop of red in the shoes tied the whole look together.
Also, in 2017 I have decided to have a lot more fun with my fashion images on this site, so I decided to play around with color a little more and bring them to life- would love to know what you think!
My pants, shoes and jacket are from Zara (blazer and pants on sale at your local store!), knit hat from Coach, Free People Embellished Tank