Wednesday, 8 June 2016

HOW I STYLED A MILITARY JACKET

Hello everyone,

The Military Jacket in its many reincarnations has been making its appearance on countless clothing websites, social media platforms and fashion spreads all over the world.  Its popularity among men could be equally measured by the willingness of women of all ages to be seen clad in this extremely versatile garment.
HOW I STYLED A MILITARY JACKET
I, on another hand, was not in a rush to jump on the band wagon convinced that its style does not exactly suit my taste nor would I look good in it until one day I walked into my teenage daughter's room and saw it lying in a heap on the floor. 
HOW I STYLED A MILITARY JACKET
 It was an unusually warm day for autumn (I live in Australia, remember? and it is autumn in the Southern Hemisphere) and I was wearing a sleeveless silk maxi dress in a so-called "Swamp Green" colour.  I was getting ready to go to view an Isabella Blow exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum and all I needed was to grab a jacket and I would be on my way. It was at that moment that I decided to put the Military Jacket over my dress and see how I looked in it.
HOW I STYLED A MILITARY JACKET
The result was better then I expected. I really liked the juxtaposition of the soft fluid feeling of the silk against the rough fabric of the jacket and the contrast of the feminine shape of the dress with the rather androgynous utilitarian style of the jacket so I decided to "borrow" it for the day.  I also discovered that there a few ways I can wear the Military Jacket depending on how confident I feel or what I am wearing it with, from casually carrying it over my shoulder to being tied up around my waist for a true street style.
HOW I STYLED A MILITARY JACKET
My newly acquired metallic shoes that I bought while holidaying in Athens and golden socks worked really well with this outfit.
HOW I STYLED A MILITARY JACKET

HOW I STYLED A MILITARY JACKET
A stack of bangles in various shapes and shades of green complemented the colour palette of the clothes and added a light touch of bohemian layer to my outfit.
HOW I STYLED A MILITARY JACKET
Lesson learnt, step outside of your comfort zone from time to time and open yourself up to new options and possibilities.  You might be pleasantly surprised and rewarded by the result.
HOW I STYLED A MILITARY JACKET


HOW I STYLED A MILITARY JACKET

HOW I STYLED A MILITARY JACKET
I would like to have your opinion on my look and also would be very interested to hear about your wardrobe adventures.

Until then

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