Saturday, 20 March 2010
Stand to Attention
Military is back for SS10 in a big way, thanks, in a large part, to Balmain (above).
But forget the Military trends of seasons past, this time Military can be worn day and night and in a range of soft fabrics and with beautiful detailing. Long gone are the shapeless khaki combats of yesteryear!
Khaki is obviously the key colour but can be mixed in with black, grey, stone, navy and hints of denim. Any texture goes, from stiff to fluid fabrics, lace to leather, all worn with fierce shoes and a matching attitude.
Once again I bring you the key pieces from the high street and have created three military looks for our modest budgets:
This first outfit mixes up textures for a fairly simple take on the trend, replacing your everyday skinny jeans with skinny khaki trousers and incorporating black lace and a statement jacket. Wedges are everywhere this season and a lot comfier than most other heels. The outfit has a muted palette and is easy to wear.
Jacket from Topshop, £95, Vest from Miss Selfridge, £18, Trousers from Warehouse Utility, £45, Wedges from Topshop, £80.
The second outfit could come straight off the Balmain SS10 runway, taking this seasons love affair with shorts and pairing them with an embellished shoulder tee. The boots are essential to lengthen legs and this ASOS pair add another neutral tone into the mix.
Waistcoat from missguided, £19.99, Top from Miss Selfridge, £24, Shorts from New Look, £20, Boots from ASOS.com, £50
Last but by no means least, the third outfit incorporates this seasons surprisingly easy to wear maxi vest dress for a look that would be perfect for a warm evening (here's hoping!). Khaki doesn't always have to be present for the Military look to work, as this outfit proves, and the waistcoat adds an option for evening wear.
Waistcoat from Rise at Dorothy Perkins, £45, Maxi dress from Topshop, £32, Shoes from Matalan, £14
Catwalk image from www.style.com