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Spring Fashion Trend – March On Military Girl

Spring Fashion Trend – March On Military Girl

May 11th, 2010
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  • <em>Green cotton hooded army jacket by <a rel="nofollow">Topshop</a> ($135); Black cotton crop top with snaps by <a rel="nofollow">Topshop</a> ($20);   Olive cotton "Dhoti" shorts by Elizabeth and James ($265), available at <a rel="nofollow">Saks Fifth Avenue</a>; Black lace up   ankle booties by <a rel="nofollow">Steve Madden</a> ($99.95)</em>
    Green cotton hooded army jacket by Topshop ($135); Black cotton crop top with snaps by Topshop ($20); Olive cotton "Dhoti" shorts by Elizabeth and James ($265), available at Saks Fifth Avenue; Black lace up ankle booties by Steve Madden ($99.95)
    Photo: StyleCaster Media Group
  • <em>Dark grey woven button down shirt by <a rel="nofollow">Elizabeth and  James</a> ($295), available at <a rel="nofollow">Shopbop</a>; Silver and black dip  dye bra by <a rel="nofollow">Marlies  Dekkers</a>; Olive green cotton cargo pants by <a rel="nofollow">MANGO</a> ($59.99), available in stores only; Black lace up ankle booties by <a rel="nofollow">Steve Madden</a> ($99.95)</em>
    Dark grey woven button down shirt by Elizabeth and James ($295), available at Shopbop; Silver and black dip  dye bra by Marlies Dekkers; Olive green cotton cargo pants by MANGO ($59.99), available in stores only; Black lace up ankle booties by Steve Madden ($99.95)
    Photo: StyleCaster Media Group
  • <em>Dark grey woven button down shirt by <a rel="nofollow">Elizabeth and  James</a> ($295), available at <a rel="nofollow">Shopbop</a>; Silver and black dip  dye bra by <a rel="nofollow">Marlies  Dekkers</a>; Olive green cotton cargo pants by <a rel="nofollow">MANGO</a> ($59.99), available in stores only; Black lace up ankle booties by <a rel="nofollow">Steve Madden</a> ($99.95)</em>
    Dark grey woven button down shirt by Elizabeth and James ($295), available at Shopbop; Silver and black dip  dye bra by Marlies Dekkers; Olive green cotton cargo pants by MANGO ($59.99), available in stores only; Black lace up ankle booties by Steve Madden ($99.95)
    Photo: StyleCaster Media Group
  • <em>Light blew denim vest by <a rel="nofollow">Democracy  of Nevermind</a> ($118), available at <a rel="nofollow">Farfetch</a>; Beige shorts by Hanii Y ($320), available  at Trish for phone orders 757.422.1936; Grey leather strappy wedges by <a rel="nofollow">Topshop</a> ($180)</em>
    Light blew denim vest by Democracy of Nevermind ($118), available at Farfetch; Beige shorts by Hanii Y ($320), available at Trish for phone orders 757.422.1936; Grey leather strappy wedges by Topshop ($180)
    Photo: StyleCaster Media Group
  • <em>Grey beanie by <a rel="nofollow">American Apparel</a> ($16); Army green jacket by <a rel="nofollow">Generra</a>; Army  green button down vest by <a rel="nofollow">Generra</a>; Olive green leather double buckle belt by <a rel="nofollow">Zadig  & Voltaire</a>; Dark denim cuffed shorts by <a rel="nofollow">R13</a> ($225), available at <a rel="nofollow">La Garconne</a>; Tan suede wedges with wooden heel by<a rel="nofollow"> Steven by Steve Madden</a> ($104.97)</em>
    Grey beanie by American Apparel ($16); Army green jacket by Generra; Army green button down vest by Generra; Olive green leather double buckle belt by Zadig & Voltaire; Dark denim cuffed shorts by R13 ($225), available at La Garconne; Tan suede wedges with wooden heel by Steven by Steve Madden ($104.97)
    Photo: StyleCaster Media Group
  • <em>Grey beanie by <a rel="nofollow">American Apparel</a> ($16); Army green jacket by <a rel="nofollow">Generra</a>; Army  green button down vest by <a rel="nofollow">Generra</a>; Olive green leather double buckle belt by <a rel="nofollow">Zadig  & Voltaire</a>; Dark denim cuffed shorts by <a rel="nofollow">R13</a> ($225), available at <a rel="nofollow">La Garconne</a>; Tan suede wedges with wooden heel by<a rel="nofollow"> Steven by Steve Madden</a> ($104.97)</em>
    Grey beanie by American Apparel ($16); Army green jacket by Generra; Army green button down vest by Generra; Olive green leather double buckle belt by Zadig & Voltaire; Dark denim cuffed shorts by R13 ($225), available at La Garconne; Tan suede wedges with wooden heel by Steven by Steve Madden ($104.97)
    Photo: StyleCaster Media Group
  • <em>Black beanie by <a rel="nofollow">American Apparel</a> ($16); Black leotard by <a rel="nofollow">Danskin</a> ($36); Taupe knit top by <a rel="nofollow">Vince</a>;  Green  "Lucio" drawstring silk pant by <a rel="nofollow">Joie</a> ($218), in stores only</em>
    Black beanie by American Apparel ($16); Black leotard by Danskin ($36); Taupe knit top by Vince; Green "Lucio" drawstring silk pant by Joie ($218), in stores only
    Photo: StyleCaster Media Group

Sea-lovers can jump on the nautical trend but for those who like to keep their feet firmly on the ground, take a cue from the Spring/Summer 2010 collections with this nod to the uniform.

But to avoid looking like you just walked out of enlistment camp, we’ve rounded up some easy fashion tips on how to incorporate the military trend into your everyday wardrobe.

Flash some unexpected skin. An easy way to feminize the military trend is by heightening the sex appeal. Balance out a masculine anorak or cargo shorts with a crop top, lacy tank, or mesh paneled top. Be careful though when incorporating risqu clothing into a more aggressive look and limit it to just one va-va-voom piece. After all, why buy the cow…?

Pick up some utilitarian (not strictly military) pieces. Pockets are an overlooked detail when it comes to mastering the military trend. Rather than picking up everything and anything with macaroni and an epaulette, try a safari-inspired shirt with two front button pockets. Investing in a less trendy piece means you’ll get a little extra wear out of the shirt when the military trend fades away.

Incorporate some boot-camp denim into your look. A denim vest is a super versatile addition to your wardrobe. Pair it with khaki shorts for an outdoorsy look or layer it over a floral chiffon sundress for a summery alternative to a jean jacket.

Mix and match worn-out shades of black and grey. Although Army Green has a monopoly on the military-related colors naming scheme, don’t limit yourself to hunter, camo and olive shades. Gritty grey and charcoal can feel military-inspired as well. Look for canvas or waterproof fabrics to maintain the utilitarian feel of the trend.

Counter a ragged look with a feminine bottom. Sweaters with fraying edges and burnout shirts in shades of khaki, beige, and green add an edge to your look. Balance out a tattered look with a sleek pair of silk shorts or trousers so you don’t look like one of Peter Pans’s Lost Boys.

Photographer: Geordy Pearson
Stylist: Janice Chou, StyleCaster
Model: Polina Sova, Ford Models
Hair Stylist: Carolyn Riley, Cutler Salon
Makeup Artist: Alexandra Pappas, Bare Escentuals

Looking for more inspiration? Click here for a round up of StyleCaster’s favorite army inspired trend pieces!

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