Being a military chick should immediately make me run far, far away from the military fashion trend. Well, not only did I embrace it, I found parallels from my usual uniform and the stylish “uniform” I created with some of my favorite pieces I picked up this fall. Also, there’s a hat involved. Anytime I can wear a hat, I’m immediately excited about an outfit. Plus, when I can wear one of my favorite wigs, the excitement reaches record levels. See how I break down this military style outfit through the eyes of a woman in the military.
In the Air Force, we call our hats our “cover.” You should NEVER be in uniform without your cover. I love to pair great fall and winter outfits with a cool hat. Did you know I have a thing for hats? Well, I do. This one was a great clearance find from Forever 21 for 5 dollars. I love the feather detail. I also have a thing for birds and flying. Air Force. Flying. Birds. There may be a theme here.
A military uniform is all about the accents, as well as a military style outfit. In my regular uniform, I’ve adorned with hidden pockets for tools, pens, writing pads and if i’m in the field, items that could save my life and the lives of others. This outfit isn’t as serious but is just as fun. I love the gold button detail on this olive green jacket from the Kardashian Kollection at Sears. I had been eyeing in for a whole month and finally decided to pick it up. It’s lightweight but just heavy enough to wear into the city (NYC to be exact) for date night. I paired it with my favorite owl necklace and a knuckle ring I found at the thrift store.
Speaking of chilly, I love to add a pop of color via a fun scarf. This one is one of my favorites.
When it comes to pants, cargo are the way to go in the usual military uniform. I decided to stick with a solid color pair of leggings with a leather detail, also from the Kardashian Kollection. These remind me of a pair of pants a spy would wear, rather than an airman. Super cool.
No military uniform would be complete without boots! These faux leather calf boots are a new purchase from JustFab and they are so comfortable. I love how sturdy and classic they are; these will be a staple in my wardrobe for years to come.
But, if I wanted to wear this for a night out, I’d go with these Imperia pumps from JustFab. Pairing a military style outfit with leopard heels is just so…right.
Are you a fan of the military style trend? How would you wear it?
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