I love the military/camo trend that is everywhere for spring and summer. I think it's sexy-tough...not sure if that is an actual fashion term but just work with me here! Since hubby has been in the military since he was 17, we have lots and lots of military apparel around our house...green camo, dessert camo, digital camo...you name it, I've washed it!
Instead of running to the store and buying all the sexy camouflage apparel and accessories I needed (or wanted...potato/potahto) to outfit my closet for spring, I decided to flex my thrifty muscles and use what we already have. But, I am not always on the up-and-up with fashion...and that's where two amazing fashionistas, whose blogs I follow, came to the rescue.
Modest Fashion Sense did a great post - using my hubby's camo jacket- including tips and tricks ( and pictures...which really help me!!) to look modest, sexy and pulled together for spring in the military inspired styles. She used really girly pieces and accessories with some great colors to make that jacket pop!! Since she is so crafty, she also included some tailoring ideas to spice it up even more!!
And Lulapalooza sent me a detailed email with several ideas to girl up my hubby's boxy jacket. She said you can dress it up or dress it down! Some of her ideas include wearing it with leggings or jeans and a patterned shirt and cozy cowl. Or pair it with a casual/floral dress and it will look "smashing". Use black, khaki, neutrals, soft pinks...almost any color will work. Throw on a belt to accentuate you waist. And when it gets warmer, pair the jacket with shorts, and gladiator sandals. If you're into the cowboy trend, you can wear it with a plaid shirt, roll up the jacket's sleeves and pair with cute western-inspired boots! Stripes are also good...mix it up! Plaid with a black and white scarf would be totally cute. Lace will give it a feminine touch. And any boots can be paired with the army jacket. Remember a little black dress is always a go-to item. Add long dangly gold earrings and platform shoes (or boots) and you are ready to go!
Those were her ideas not mine...see why I sought out her help?! She's a gem! Her ideas are awesome!! Here is just one of my interpretations, and I can't wait to try more (just need to wait for a little more sun and warmth before I break out my shorts, dresses and sandals). Plus, my hubby thought I was super cute and sexy (Bonus- my 12 year old commented on how cute he thought I looked...so that's gotta be good, right??) I paired my LC faux leather leggings (from Kohl's) with my sexy lace-inspired heels (from Target), with a pink lacy top (Kohl's) and brown belt (JC Penney). The necklace (it's tough to see) is purple, pink and black over-sized beads made by my mama! Add some feisty red hair, and I'm ready to rock it!
Now, go check out the camo post at Modest Fashion Sense...she has more great ideas with pictures! She is really awesome. And don't forget to also visit Lulapalooza....she is always posting great fashion tips, tricks, and idea!!