Welcome another installment in my brand-new Style It Chic! series of posts. (Can it have been a whole week since my last one already??) In this series I will be taking one item or trend and showing you how to emulate that look – for much, much less than what you might pay at retail. I’d love to hear your feedback on what you think of this style of post!
On the heels of last week’s Denim Shirt 3 Ways, I decided to stay with the shirt theme and this time take the green army shirt for a whirl. Right now military-inspired trends are HUGE – just ask Lucky Magazine, Marie Claire, and Vogue for starters! For Fall 2010 designers such as Burberry, Fendi, Michael Kors, and Oscar de la Renta filled the runways with chic trenchcoats, shirt-dresses, chino pants, and button-downs, all in camo-inspired hues of olive green, khaki, and camel. Paired with boots, shearling, and brass buttons their look is straight-laced uniform…but paired with some unexpected pieces it can be brought down to the streets and totally wearable. With a thrifted olive green men’s shirt (going to the Army & Navy Surplus store would have yielded more authentic results, but alas I only had my local Goodwill, where I chose a man’s button-down shirt in that coveted olive green color) here are 3 ways to wear the army shirt:
Shirt buttoned up and tucked in to a flirty, silky skirt. A cross-body bag breaks up the mannish shape to the shirt. Finished off with warm tights and boots for walking, this outfit works perfectly for sightseeing or a day full of being out and about around the city. Collegiate casual at its best.
Trying on all the trends for Fall 2010! Shirt worn open with cuffed sleeves in place of a jacket. Leopard print scarf for a dash of the animal. Gold accessories – marine cap – fur at the ankles – there’s a whole lot going on – so maybe picking and choosing what’s best is the name of the game.;-)
I have chosen not to alter the shirt to fit my frame – though you can do so with yours by following my tutorial here.
So how would you wear the army shirt? Do any of these styles appeal to you at all?