Wear the Trend: Military

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I am starting a new series called 'Wear the Trend' with advice on how to wear some of this Fall's newest and greatest trends.  The 'military' trend started last Fall with the rise of camo print and cargo jackets/military vests.  But it is back again this Fall so pull out last year's olive duds and put them to use this upcoming season!  

Now, just because this vest may be deemed 'Fall attire' doesn't mean you can't wear it in this transition time between Summer and Fall {Fummer? or Sall? I guess it's just called September}.  Below is some advice on ways to wear this super fun trend and to transition those pieces into Fall.

1// Wear camo, cargo, olive, etc. as a neutral.  Pair it with bright accessories or other neutral patterns (stripes, leopard, polka dots) for a fun combo.

2// Dress a military vest up with a striped, lace, or chambray dress with heels.  Dress it down with a striped sweater, skinny jeans and booties. 

3// Keep your bottoms and top fitted to balance out the bulkiness of a military vest.  I.e. don't pair your vest with boyfriend jeans.

4// Always make sure to add a feminine piece to your military inspired outfits.  Whether it's a pair of glitter loafers, floral scarf or statement necklace.  You want to make sure you still look like a woman!

5// Have fun with this trend!  There are so many awesome military inspired pieces out there so make sure you have fun mixing them into your closet and don't be afraid to try something new!

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