The Military Trend / Fashion Trends series
Friday, August 6th, 2010 at 6:44 AM by Ruth Tynes / Online Editor / InTheTimes.com
Q: I'm seeing Military-inspired fashion showing up everywhere... Any advice on how to wear the trend ?
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Ruth: The "Military Trend" has come and gone with the times--depending on current events in Pop Culture and World News. It was recently revived in mid-2009. The current revival of the Military Trend, has the Military-styled Jacket as the staple statement piece.
Remember, just because a style is "trendy", doesn't mean that you should feel inclined to wear it (especially if you don't even like it, lol). Clothing trends come and go with each passing season, year after year, era after era... So have fun with trends and don't freak out if your clothing choices aren't always "on trend".
Shhhh, here's a secret..."Fashion Trends" are just something that us Fashion Industry peeps come up with when we're feeling funky, wanting to push the limits, and wanting to express ourselves creatively by "starting something"...smile!
Learn how to start / set the trends in your world / sphere of influence, in the In the Times magazine article, "Create Your Own Style" !
4 THINGS TO KNOW about wearing the Military Trend...
+ Pick a Statement Piece: Because this is a trend that comes and goes, don't invest in a lot of military-inspired pieces all at once. Like we mentioned above, the current revival has the military-inspired jacket as the staple statement piece in the trend. There are a variety of style ideas available, so you might want to select this as your staple statement piece.
If not, there are a wide variety of other pieces available (hats, boots, etc.) that can give your wardrobe a military-inspired flair. Select a piece that you will feel comfortable wearing!
+ Keep it simple: To avoid looking awkward (and like a fashion victim, smile), try to isolate your ensemble to one military-inspired piece.
For example, if you are wearing a military-inspired jacket, try pairing it with a basic colored / style tank or tee underneath, basic cut jeans / pants / skirt, and cute but not statement piece shoes / accessories.
Read our InTheTimes.com articles on this page for more helpful info on how to wear trends!
+ Make it personal: Again, if you choose to sport this trend, have fun with it! But don't be a cookie-cutter fashionista, infuse your own personal style with this trend.
+ Go green: Peruse through your current wardrobe, you might already have some pieces that fit into the trend. A lot of us have "Cargo" trend pieces from previous seasons, try mixing these into your military-inspired ensembles.
Staple military trend colors are: Army Green, Olive Green, Khaki (all of its various shades), Black, Red, Navy, and White. But again, don't be cookie-cutter, these are just a starting out point to get your creative juices flowing.
Other items that you might already have that can be transformed into military-inspired ensembles are: belted button-down blouses / dresses, chino pants, vests, boots, broom skirts / long skirts, pencil skirts, skinny jeans, etc.
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