YCS Style Diary: Get in Formation

By Erika, Fashion Expert

Dress: Eloquii (similar here) I Tights + Shoes: Avenue

Every few fashion seasons someone declares that military-inspired fashion is “back” and we see a plethora of embellished dresses, jackets, jumpsuits (because Air Force) and other items flood stores and runways alike.  The truth is that military-inspired fashion, much like nautical-inspired fashion, is always all around us.  Any season, any year, you can find clothing utilitarian-style clothing in army green or camouflage.  In the same way that animal prints have become a new neutral, military-inspired style is here to stay.

The thing I love about this Eloquii dress in particular is that it is equal party military-inspired (hello big gold buttons and structured cut) and feminine (flattering A-line, anyone?).  Rounding out the look are some super cute ankle booties with gold stud detail (to complement the buttons) and tassels for a completely unexpected addition.

The key to rocking military-inspired attire is to balance it with famine silhouettes and details so that you come out looking like the Commander in Chic, not a POW.  If you’re hesitant about rocking military-inspired pieces, start small – go for a jacket with military-style buttons or patches or incorporate camouflage into your look through a t-shirt to get your feet wet.  I promise, you won’t look like a fashion-victim – you’ll be stylish as ever!