Posts Tagged: military

Reader Request: Thrifted Staples

Lisa requested a post on my most-worn thrifted items and examples of how they’ve been remixed. How could I say no to THAT one? I scoured the archives looking for my most-worn, bought-used garments, and here are the winners:

MVP: Olive military blazer!

This little jacket has been through several years with me and gets year-round wear. It has a tendency to look a bit rumpled and sometimes I have to fight to keep those pocket flaps down, but the nipped-in waist and versatile vibe have made it a longtime favorite. I believe I paid about $5 for this jacket. read more

Originally posted 2012-05-08 06:12:07.

This Week I Love …

… all things military.

I’ve sung the praises of military jackets so many times I’m sure you’re sick of my singing. But military is one of those trends that I encourage clients, friends, and readers alike to explore because:

  1. Military styling is always chic. Even if it isn’t considered “trendy” for the season, you will never go wrong sporting the look.
  2. It is such a fantastically vague collection of style ideas that virtually ALL women can find a way to rock it. Regardless of age, shape, size, or personal style.

Here are some gorgeous bloggers who’ve been rocking the military trend:

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Seersucker and Saddles

With a military-influenced jacket and skinny camo jeans, this outfit has a whole lotta military going on. I completely love this, but either piece could be isolated for a subtler look. read more

Thrifting for Trends: Fall/Winter 2013 Edition

It’s time, once again, to examine the hot “new” trends for the season, and remind ourselves that fashion recycles EVERYTHING! Here are just a few of the garments, colors, and styles that are trending for spring and summer that you can easily track down at your local thrift and consignment shops. (Note that all of the on-trend items I’m wearing below have been thrifted. Already.)

Cobalt

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Cobalt was declared a trend just a few seasons back, but it is definitely the color to covet for fall and winter. This color is marvelous with gray and fun with black or black and white prints, but also try pairing it with magenta, neon yellow, purple, or navy. Cobalt is a strong shade and can overpower some complexions, but wearing it in a skirt, pants, or pair of shoes will work beautifully. As is the case with all color trends, these ones will be among the easiest to thrift! read more