SPRING TREND: MILITARY-INSPIRED
Seen on the Spring 2015 runways of at Marc Jacobs, Gucci, and Yigal Azrouel, I have always admired this trend,( see how I styled my Uniqlo safari dress here and my military green trench here).
Who can resist the androgynous sex appeal of YSL muse Betty Catroux in a lace front khaki tunic (it was based on a uniform worn by the French army in the Algerian war) with thigh high boots and a wide, low-slung belt. And speaking of sex appeal, Verushka posing for Vogue Paris in 1968 wearing the same tunic is iconic. But I digress, the best part of this trend, besides its’ impressive precedents, is it’s utilitarian chic appeal and versatility.
The look is streamlined and neutral and lends itself to luxe accessories. Glam up a safari dress with gold- tone extras. Wear cargo pants with a boho top and pair an army jacket with a sweet chiffon dress.
What is your modern uniform for spring? Please comment below.
Wardrobe Stylist, San Francisco and Bay Area