Military Inspired Clothing

4 Nov

Some military details I love, but some are ugly. Everyone either loves or hates the olive green color seen in the pictures below. Many women love the flap pockets and golden buttons, while others like more feminine and pretty details. Let me know what you think in the comments!

The balmain jackets are very broad shouldered with the pads and double breasted buttons. They can make a petite girl look really wide and clunky!

Also where is the line drawn between costume and clothing?

You can dress the military inspired jacket up or down. Create a super casual look with some jeans and boots, maybe over a floral ruffled shirt of your choosing. Your favorite print can go with this color since it is a neutral. In the Teen Vogue shoot, the stylist chose to pair the green trench coat with a leapard print and an oxford shirt. Try to pair it with brown leather leggings! Mix different trends.

Do you like the olive green colored jackets or pants? I personally believe the color is very ugly. It is a mixture of camel with dark green and creates the ugly military color.

On the other hand, it is a neutral that can go with everything, it was seen all over the fall runways and stars like Beyonce were found sporting it. She paired an army green jacket with a gray tee shirt and cropped camo pants.

How to wear it?

Military clothing is not just olive green dresses or jackets. All you need to do is add a touch of something that looks military inspired such as buttons, chains, and structured collars! A very sexy and chic look is a black military dress or long trench coat with a pair of black boots to match. Another great option is camel! These can all be military inspired!

What to look for:

  • Brass buttons
  • Navy
  • Cargo pockets
  • Pleating
  • Belt loops

  • Double-breasted front
  • Flap Pockets
  • Zipper detailing
  • Cuff sleeves
  • Army Green

“Military details have been always around, but not always as obvious as at this moment — with all the feminine details that have been extremely popular recently, it’s the perfect time to layer in that ‘boy’ element.”~Marissa Webb, J.Crew’s vice president of women’s design

I hope you enjoyed this post! (please like and share!)

Thank you for reading,

Love, Miri xxx

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10 Responses to “Military Inspired Clothing”

  1. DressedinMYcloset November 4, 2012 at 4:55 am #

    I love this look!

    http://dressedinmycloset.wordpress.com

  2. kalicouture November 4, 2012 at 11:46 am #

    zara has a great selection of military wear 🙂

  3. seamplicityy November 4, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

    love the military look! It’s nice to add a feminine touch to balence the military piece which is masculine!

    http://www.seamplicityy.wordpress.com

  4. barolucas November 4, 2012 at 6:37 pm #

    i ♥ military

    greetings!

  5. kpgantt November 4, 2012 at 8:09 pm #

    Great Post!!! Army green and camo are two of my favorite new neutrals. Thanks for the blog love and you are now…followed.

  6. Kareen November 26, 2012 at 10:52 am #

    Ugh. I’m kind of done with military inspired clothing. I see it everywhere here in Paris, especially the military coats. Out of all the photos here, I really like Beyoncé’s outfit the best though.

    • Miri<3sFashion November 29, 2012 at 3:32 am #

      Thanks for your comment! You are so lucky that you live in Paris!

  7. Shin June 4, 2013 at 2:17 am #

    Oh I’m inspired! Thanks for post:)

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