I am loving this military theme! Although, I hope we don’t all fall into the same trend which happened last fall. It would be a bit like Deja Vu.
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Regardless, socks and heels are not attractive unless the girl wearing them is 6 years old and playing dress-up with Mommy’s shoes. Grown women should know better regardless of what they see on some misguided runway.
I couldn’t find
my army jacket
and I panicked.
Searched every closet
tossing garments in a frenzy.
A girlfriend took it
and I travelled a long
way to retrieve it.
That was over twenty
years ago, the relationship too.
But I still have that army jacket.
I liked the London style. Looks a lot more feminine. The bone structure of the NY girl is a bit rough, even though she’s got killer legs.
Thanks for both looks!
Greetings from Santiago, Chile.
I think its necessary to say how the girl in the second picture pulls this trend off so well, especially with the unexpected touch of socks and wedges. all around adorable and trendy! http://dressedyet.blogspot.com
It’s not at all surprising that military pieces–real ones, not “military-style” fakes by designers–remain a style mainstay. When I was a student (read: broke) I found that old military clothing married durability, form, & function in a way that provided a lot of bang for the buck (explosives pun not intended). Most memorably, I had a great-looking and warm Eisenhower jacket that, for some ungodly reason, I gave to Goodwill during a closet-cleaning spree. That’s definitely one of my top 3 Clothing Regret moments.
Absolutely love the New York angle of white dress w/military jacket and the ‘killer’ shoes. The London, not so much, but it’s just the socks w/those shoes. Socks w/flats would be okay. I hope to see more military jackets w/feminine clothes. Great photos!
The first one is OK, although not terribly exciting or original. The second one, UGH… all this infantilization of adult women just really makes me nauseous. Peter Pan collar and sock with sandals on a grown woman? And the fake coy pigeon toes? Why why? Honestly, it just strikes me a deeply misogynistic.
the top pic is a great outfit but i’m tired of seeing heels that look painful and awkward. strappy flat sandals, jazzy oxfords or even a sleek lace up boot would, to my eyes, be much more attractive. the little girl dress and ankle socks? nooo… some killer jeans and a plain white tee? yes!
I might be going against the grain here but I think the second outfit is awful. There are too many horizontal lines and it makes her look short and stumpy, not flattering. Or is fit and flatter ignored for ‘style’?
I moved a month ago to Paris, and since then I have noticed so many women and men wearing this style jacket. It is really cute, but when an item becomes so ubiquitous, it loses its character, unless worn really well, of course.
love the attitude of the London girl. Very strong and edgy. Her pale skin and deep red lipstick are lovely with the innocent white of her dress, and also works with the more masculine jacket. Not so keen on the New York look. The shoes look painful and, although I know this is about 2 looks crashing into each other, stilettos and an army coat? It doesn’t work for me and looks more accidental than a ‘choice’, unlike the second photo.
Looking at these two pictures make me miss the European style. Now, having lived in Paris for over 11 years, I find the beautiful American women too clean, too perfect, and slightly vulgar. Maybe its the fashion, maybe its the women. Life goes on…..
I feel the shoes on the first don’t fit her properly and just makes the outfit a bit chunky and cheap.
There’s something really fun about the second and oddly although her shoes are obviously chunky, she looks groovy, playful and most of all for an outfit like that, confident. Love the red lipstick which adds a splash of va-voom to a neutral coloured outfit.
Beautiful jackets! This is a great way to wear a pretty dress and not feel like a dressed up fool. Usually I feel shy when I wear something so feminine as a dress and heels, and the military jacket is even better idea then the typical denim that I wear to make the dress more down to earth. This looks perfect for both fall and spiring, especially with the cute socks on the bottom picture. I can’t wait to give this a go. very inspiring.