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Fall Fashion Trend: Military Chic

Happy Monday! Fingers crossed you all had lovely weekends! I hope I’m not jinxing myself here, but I think I might just be on the mend. Boy do summer colds stink. Although, it was a bit of a bummer spending the weekend in bed, I was able to spend quite a bit of time catching up on my favorite sites and glossies reading! There’s a silver lining in everything if you look hard enough right…but I digress. And it also gave me time to think about the next hot trend I want to tackle, military chic.

I haven’t written about today’s subject yet, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been obsessing over how I’m going to incorporate it into my wardrobe. HA! Military chic has been front and center for a while as it graced many of the Fall runways and it looks like there is still steam left in this trend! It was in practically every fashion rag I picked up this weekend. I’ve personally been lovin’ it ever since I saw Rachel Bilson step out in a Gap boys’ military jacket many moons ago. She was seen all over the place in that bad boy and I can see why. It’s so darn ute. Oh, to be that precious and teeny tiny. Le sigh.

We might not all be able to shop in the kids department, but there are plenty of military inspired pieces that are available to us! So, tell me lovelies…Will you be workin’ the military chic trend? And may I suggest that you pair it with sequins if you do? Can’t you just see a military jacket and sequin skirt combo? Even if you aren’t ready to go all out with a sequin bedecked bod, pick something feminine and pair it with your military find. The contrast will be killer. I promise!

On that note, I thought I would share a couple more fun ways to wear military chic…And away we go!


Military Green Sweatshirt

 military chic

Military Green Jacket Over Dress

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  • Sarah

    I was just thinking about buying a military jacket the other day. It’s seems so comfy on breezy days…
    Great minds think alike! 🙂


    August 23, 2010 at 7:08 am Reply
  • Imogen

    There are some very lovely items here and I really like the shirts. Military is very stylish at the moment. I have a few military items myself but they are all in navy blue.

    August 23, 2010 at 7:17 am Reply
  • Debby

    Hope you are finally feeling better! Love the Tilly’s shirt!

    August 23, 2010 at 7:19 am Reply
  • Helena - A Diary of Lovely

    I wear my jacket non stop for years now 🙂 and I love it!

    August 23, 2010 at 7:31 am Reply
  • Katie

    I love this trend!

    August 23, 2010 at 7:34 am Reply
  • Chic 'n Cheap Living

    Love the DVF dress!

    August 23, 2010 at 7:40 am Reply
  • Kinsey Michaels

    Those military style shirt dresses are so much fun! I think the American Eagle coat is just adorable too.

    August 23, 2010 at 7:44 am Reply
  • nicole

    aw these are just lovely. il ove this style:) hope you’re doing well lady! glad to hear you’re feeling better.

    August 23, 2010 at 7:46 am Reply
  • slamdunk

    I hope you continue to feel better. We had a brush with the summer blahs–def not fun.

    August 23, 2010 at 8:09 am Reply
  • jasna

    I am loving this trend, cant wait to wear it for our summer : ) xxx

    August 23, 2010 at 8:11 am Reply
  • Scientific Housewife

    I have some military green shirts and dresses that I’ll have to wear this fall! I’ve seen some great pieces in the stores as well!

    August 23, 2010 at 8:21 am Reply
  • Lynzy

    I am in love with this military trend, digging the military dresses!!

    xo Lynzy

    August 23, 2010 at 8:41 am Reply
  • blueviolet

    I need those pants, need them!

    August 23, 2010 at 8:51 am Reply
  • Lee Oliveira

    Lovely green selections you have there..
    The DVF dress is to die for..

    August 23, 2010 at 9:05 am Reply
  • Jen

    Is it just me or is this an 80’s flashback? The camo pants were big when I was in high school. I guess everything that goes around comes around.

    August 23, 2010 at 9:15 am Reply
  • Danielle (elleinadspir)

    Those Joe’s are perfect. Been looking for pants like that…thanks!

    August 23, 2010 at 9:20 am Reply
  • carolina - patagonia gifts

    those military shirt dresses are gorgeous! hope you get well soon darling! xo

    August 23, 2010 at 9:24 am Reply
  • Grit and Glamour

    I’ll have one of each, please!

    ♥ V

    August 23, 2010 at 9:24 am Reply
  • Staley Mc

    I am loving this military look. I just can’t find a jacket that I love! That AE one is pretty cute though!

    August 23, 2010 at 9:34 am Reply
  • Kaitlyn

    I want to play military dress up! Totally doin a cmilitary coat with a girly girl poofy sparkly number 🙂 ASAP!

    August 23, 2010 at 9:38 am Reply
  • Screen Door Prep

    I *love* when the “military trend” is in. I don’t think I’ll ever be bold enough to do military+sequins, but I have seen a spread or two recently that makes the combo super-appealing. Maybe if I were five years younger…

    I do always love to mix the military pieces w/ really feminine, floral, flowy pieces…as well as classic preppy basics, if I’m feeling less than inspired to be creative. But I am pretty careful to keep the *really* military-feeling pieces to one-per-outfit…only one army green piece, or one camo, or one studded piece, at a time. & I prefer my camo pieces paired w/ brighter colors, or w/ some fun feminine detailing on them.

    Have a great week!

    August 23, 2010 at 9:38 am Reply
  • Channon

    I was thinking “I don’t like military chic” and then I saw the Joe Jeans… Hem. I am wearing a fuller-cut legged version of the same. They’re OLD. I told myself the last time I wore them to work (CASUAL doesn’t even define how relaxed we are here at inlaw land) that they’re missing TWO buttons, looking old and need to be retired.

    Maybe instead, I’ll have all the buttons replaced and wear them into the fall…

    August 23, 2010 at 9:47 am Reply
  • Miss Delta G

    i love military style!!!


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    August 23, 2010 at 9:51 am Reply
  • Leah

    I didn’t think I’d like it… when I first saw the header I thought “hum… I’m not so sure about this one” but it’s soo cute! and perfect color for fall!

    August 23, 2010 at 10:01 am Reply
  • Paulettew

    Cute picks! I spend my weekend house sitting, but it was nice having the place to myself.

    August 23, 2010 at 10:02 am Reply
  • Krysten

    I am not so sure I could rock this but I do love that jacket from American Eagle.

    August 23, 2010 at 10:09 am Reply
  • Salt

    Love those military pants!!

    August 23, 2010 at 10:09 am Reply
  • Jaime @ La vie...J'aime

    Loving the DVF dress…def going to rock this look this fall- I have a few items in my closet 🙂

    August 23, 2010 at 10:13 am Reply
  • Heavenly Housewife

    Great selection. I actually love these type of clothes. I love green, and I love all the pockets 🙂
    *kisses* HH

    August 23, 2010 at 10:28 am Reply
  • lindsay

    I LOVE the joes military pants. I have been eying them for awhile now! Next on my list 🙂

    August 23, 2010 at 10:28 am Reply
  • Leia

    I think I’m the only one who’s not feelin’ the military trend! I think it’s because the khaki color doesn’t do any favors for my skintone?!

    August 23, 2010 at 10:32 am Reply
  • Kristina P.

    There was a girl at church yesterday, wearing a ruffly military green dress. It was adorable.

    August 23, 2010 at 10:38 am Reply
  • Kate (southern-belle-simple)

    i really love this military trend….now it means my southern beau is actually in style when he insists on wearing his camouflage shorts….kidding, kidding…he knows i dearly love him! but now i can join in the fun!

    oh and by the way, the bon bon rose gals are fab and i’m so glad to be a part of this sweet little circle! happy monday! hope all sickness has passed!

    August 23, 2010 at 10:45 am Reply
  • Lisa Remi

    Glad to hear you are on the mend. I love these military picks!

    August 23, 2010 at 10:51 am Reply
  • Vic

    We must have been thinking the same:) I was going to do the VS ones this week. I still will since you didn’t include them….I actually dig the look too…maybe for Saturday!:)

    August 23, 2010 at 10:51 am Reply
  • Monica

    Great picks, love the suggestion of something sparkly, too! I just discovered this Bell&Ross Green Military watch, and if I had some extra cash around, I would love to accessorize with this!

    August 23, 2010 at 10:54 am Reply
  • Sandy a la Mode

    HUGE fan of that green military color! i totally want a military tunic shirt to wear over tights!!

    August 23, 2010 at 10:59 am Reply
  • Camila F.

    Oh, that Military Shirt Dress is soooo pretty! Love it!

    August 23, 2010 at 11:00 am Reply
  • Nadette @ Eat, Read, Rant!

    I have been loving the military trend since it first made a comeback a few seasons ago. I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect military inspired winter coat for this winter, so fingers crossed! and i’m just loving these items you have shown here, especially that tunic with the big buttons!

    August 23, 2010 at 11:10 am Reply
  • Fashion Herald

    I’m so hitting up the AE Outfitters on 34th Street, that jacket is adorable! And I love the Rast chinos.

    August 23, 2010 at 11:23 am Reply
  • Carrie

    The Charlotte Russe shirt dress is SO CUTE. And the AE jacket would get tons of wear over here!! hehe


    August 23, 2010 at 11:55 am Reply
  • Dancing Branflake

    I bought my military jacket last month at H&M and I cannot wait to wear it! It’s very cinched in at the waist and the most flattering jacket I own.

    August 23, 2010 at 11:59 am Reply
  • qin

    Ah I want the pants.

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    August 23, 2010 at 12:03 pm Reply
  • Dionne_C

    I really like this look. Especially paired with unexpected feminine details like the sequins. Or even a silk floral scarf as a belt.

    August 23, 2010 at 12:05 pm Reply
  • J

    Military Chic is hard for me to pull off…mostly because I look like the last person who could be in the military.

    August 23, 2010 at 12:15 pm Reply
  • anh

    this trend def looks good on others but just not me. and i think its only something you can only do maybe once in awhile.

    August 23, 2010 at 12:38 pm Reply
  • Sarah

    Love those pants!

    August 23, 2010 at 12:54 pm Reply
  • Allison

    I absolutely am dying over that DVF dress! It’s beautiful 🙂 This trend is lovely, and I’m glad that the military look means more than just tons of camo layered on top of the other. Beautiful looks, can’t wait for a Champagne Saturday!

    August 23, 2010 at 1:00 pm Reply
  • Tights Lover

    I definitely have to agree…I’m loving the military chic look! I especially love the DVF dress you have picutured here!

    August 23, 2010 at 1:02 pm Reply
  • Tights Lover

    I definitely have to agree…I’m loving the military chic look! I especially love the DVF dress you have pictured here!

    August 23, 2010 at 1:02 pm Reply
  • Anaiz

    I like that AE jacket 🙂

    August 23, 2010 at 1:04 pm Reply
  • Arushi Khosla

    You know what I really, really need? A pair of badass cargo pants. Like, now.

    August 23, 2010 at 4:51 pm Reply
  • the zhush

    Adore this look, really loving the pants that you highlighted here.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:16 pm Reply
  • carma

    Diane von Furstenberg’s designs are always so flattering. One of these days I’ll have to splurge and pick up one of her timeless wrap dresses. Military styling always gets my interest

    August 23, 2010 at 5:29 pm Reply
  • Blond Duck

    Love it! I love the dresses and pants!

    August 23, 2010 at 5:36 pm Reply
  • Jolie

    I have had that AEagle jacket on my list for sometime. I think it’s time to just buy it already.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:41 pm Reply
  • Marie

    I, too, am loving this trend! I’m tempted to go pick up the AE jacket ; )

    August 23, 2010 at 6:58 pm Reply
  • Couture Carrie

    Gorgeous post!
    I need some military pants stat!


    August 23, 2010 at 7:27 pm Reply
  • sara@domesticallychallenged

    I am up for a military jacket like the j.crew or AE one, but am staying away from pants on this one. My thighs don’t NEED the cargo pockets!

    August 23, 2010 at 7:55 pm Reply
  • Jenny

    All are great picks! You know I’m all over this trend ;o)

    August 23, 2010 at 9:28 pm Reply
  • Casee Marie

    You know, I’ve never really been into the military trend, but I LOVE that top from Eyeshadow! And the idea of pairing sequins with the military look is absolutely brilliant. I might have to give it a try 🙂

    August 23, 2010 at 10:57 pm Reply
  • MizzJ

    Agreed, a mix of girly and military looks awesome! I’ve seen some bloggers really rock the military shirt with a minidress. It’s a look I’m curious to try!

    August 24, 2010 at 2:51 am Reply
  • Polly

    I just love myself a bit of military attire. Especially the skinny cargoes – Ive been eyeing a pair off here for days.

    August 24, 2010 at 6:56 am Reply
  • Anna

    Love this trend too! I’m happy the sort of army green cargo pant for ladies is making a comeback.

    Happy the site is back up and that you are feeling better!! xo

    August 24, 2010 at 8:15 am Reply
  • Cassie

    I love the Eyeshadow top!!! And that jacket just looks so cozy!

    August 24, 2010 at 9:50 am Reply
  • shop ~ a ~ holic

    chic! love the military style!

    August 24, 2010 at 11:42 am Reply
  • estelle

    Ah, LOVE that headband! And those military cargos are now on my wish list.

    August 24, 2010 at 1:11 pm Reply
  • Bunny

    I love this look. I have been ‘over’ wearing my green cargos from Jcrew so much they are ripping and fraying! I love them with a tea shirt and amazing shoes!

    August 24, 2010 at 3:50 pm Reply
  • Jessica

    Aha! There must have been a reason I was lame at catching up on blogs: just last night I decided I “need” a military shirt and that Delia’s one is perfection. Thanks!

    August 24, 2010 at 8:59 pm Reply
  • Shea

    Love your military picks–especially the DVF dress!!!

    August 24, 2010 at 10:35 pm Reply
  • Melissa

    Oh yay, Angie is fantastic!!!

    August 24, 2010 at 11:35 pm Reply
  • angie may

    wow! thank you for featuring my headband in your post! super exciting! i will totally be rockin military chic this season! 😀 *anybody wanna go to the mall??* hehe

    August 25, 2010 at 12:06 am Reply

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