I’m happy to participate in my first Bloggers Do It Better assignment. (Have no idea what I’m talking about? Check out Bloggers Do It Better at Pretty Shiny Sparklyby clicking on the shiny new badge in the right sidebar.) Cadette Kelly reporting for BDIB: Military Chic!
When I was planning my military chic outfit (at oh-seven-hundred-hours this morning, in my closet), I realized I had quite a few pieces that were slightly military inspired. Since no one single piece stood out as “military”, I knew I could mix the pieces to get the desired look without looking like G.I. Jane.
I started with my army green cargo pants, as they seemed like the obvious place to start. My gray button down was next. It has big square pockets like an army shirt, though they are blocked by my jacket, which I added for a feminine shape. It reminds me of a 16th century riding coat (vintage military!) To play up the chic in my military chic look, I added a fun pin that looks like a medal and my big gold watch that’s unfortunately not on military time. Boots are clearly a must for any military look, but I wanted something softer than a chunky lace-up boot. My brown Steve Maddens did the trick and added a little more femininity with the small heel. Finally, my gold and brown bag gave the look a touch of bling and my military chic look was complete – sir, yes sir!
Loving the Military Chic trend? Be sure to check out the other participants’ outfits in BDIB here!
Gap Gray Shirt $13, Gap Clearance • Banana Republic Jacket $20.99, BR Outlet • Steve Madden Boots $19.99, T.J. Maxx last fall • Kenneth Cole Skinny Cargos $19, KC Outlet • Michael Kors Gold Watch, Last year’s birthday gift from BF • Ray Ban Sunnies $55, Saks off 5th • Military Pin $3.99, Banana Republic Clearance •Marc Jacobs Bag $158.00, Super Clearance + Gift Cards via NM Last Call
*Photography by the incredible Katelyn Calautti