Military jackets, camouflage, combat boots, and indestructible denim, are amongst the explosive looks for this spring’s military inspired trend. Here’s a look at some great items to give yourself a fighting start with your spring wardrobe. So get down on the floor and give me twenty, soldier!
Military Look1: (Siwy cut-off Denim Shorts – $163 and Juicy Couture Military Shirt Jacket – $198)
Go sexy with cut-off denim shorts with a frayed hem paired with a twill military jacket and heels.
Military Look2: (Forever21 Tori Frayed Denim Jeans – $29.80, Bleach Black Boot by Frye, $338.00)
This casual look with torn jeans paired with studded combat boots are all the rage without overdoing it.
J. Crew Ripstop Cargo pant, 39.99 & $69.99
Supersoft cargo in authentic cotton ripstop fabric that’s been garment-dyed and washed for over 300 minutes to get the most broken-in shades. The ultra-flattering fit is amped up with boyish details. For a boyishly sweet look, pair these up with heels, a denim jacket and sparkling jewelry.
Shop J. Crew
Vila Sasa Denim Military Jacket, $42.74
Vamp it up a bit with a cute cropped version of a military inspired denim jacket pair with a pencil skirt and long boots.
Shop Vila Sasa at ASOS
Aqua Leather Military Jacket, $179.00
The iconic military jacket in buttery soft leather is an anchor to the utility feel paired with dark skinny jeans and leather booties.
Shop Aqua @ Bloomingdales
Smythe Multi-pocketed linen-blend jacket, $650
Take a regimented approach to weekend dressing with Smythe’s olive linen-blend multi-pocketed jacket. Wear it with skinny jeans, a tank and towering heels for military chic.
Shop Smythe @ net-a-porter
Superfine Nighttime Denim Jacket, $487.00
This denim jacket with a mandarin collar and contrast canvas and knit panels add military chic to a modern sihoutte. Pair these with boyfriend jeans or harem pants and mile high booties.
Shop Superfine @ Shopbop
Bleach Black Boot by Frye, $338.00
Distressed leather combat boots with a white wash finish featuring antique brass or antique silver studs along the inner tongue adds a bad-ass touch to a pair of skinny denim jeans
Shop Frye @ Free People
Bess Studded Boots, $460.00
Bess’ black leather combat boots with gold and silver-tone studs are the cool-girl’s footwear of choice.
Shop Bess @ net-a-porter
Giuseppe Zanotti Crystal-skull Canvas Ballerina Flats,$550.00
Step into this season’s military trend in Giuseppe Zanotti’s camouflage-print khaki canvas ballerina flats with crystal-sprayed skull embellishment. Wear them off-duty to bring a touch of tough to a simple tank and jeans.
Shop Guiseppe Zanotti @ net-a-porter
–Nikki Cho Russo
Tags: Aqua, ASOS, BDG, Bess, Forever21, Frye, Giuseppe Zanotti, J. Crew, Juicy Couture, Silence & Noise, Siwy, Smythe, Superfine
For this season’s holiday parties, or just to put a little sparkle into your wardrobe, try a sequined blazer for some dazzling added pop! There are plenty to choose from for all budgets.
Today’s Denim Picks:
1) Anlo Ella Studded Skinny Jeans, $242.00
A great pair of jeans with edgy studs on the back pockets. A little added embellishment under a great sequined blazer.
Shop Anlo @ Shopbop
2) Current Elliott Denim Legging in Jet Black, $176.00
The perfect partner to the sequined jacket for a sleek sexy look.
Shop Current/Elliott @ Singer22
3) Forever21 Elastic Waist Skinny Jeans, $15.50
Simple chic and cheap! Enough said.
7 For All Mankind Plated Sequin Blazer, $495.00
7 For all Mankind has proven that not only do they do denim superbly, they also have a fantastic collection of apparel, shoes and bags. his plated sequin blazer will add some glam rock to a pair of skinny jeans, a body-con dress or a short-full skirt.
Shop 7 For All Mankind
Isabel Lu Sequin Blazer, $253.00
This fresh take on a tuxedo style sequined blazer has a modern loose silhouette with a shawl-lapel and peaked hem. Pair them up with sleek fitting jeans, leggings or mini-skirt.
Shop Isabel Lu @ Nordstrom
AKA New York Sequin Lapel Tweed Blazer, $309.00
If full on sequins are not for you, here’s a more sophisticated take on a black and white tweed blazer. It gets roughed up with unraveling along its sleeve cuffs and bottom hem and charcoal sequins along its wide lapel gives it a bit of shine. Try them with skinny black jeans, leggings or for a more lady-like look, a black tweed pencil skirt.
Shop AKA New York @ Intermix
Silence & Noise Sequin Blazer, $98.00
Silence & Noise continue to offer affordable and chic apparel that makes any gal look good. This fitted blazer is cut long and trimmed with a single button closure. Topped with allover sequins for tons of pizzazz.
Shop Silence & Noise @ UrbanOutfitters
H&M Sequin Jacket, $40.00
Who says you need a lot of money to be fashionably fabulous? This great cropped sequin jacket is both chic and a bargain!
–Nikki Cho Russo
Tags: 7 for All Mankind, AKA New York, Anlo, Current/Elliott, Forever21, H&M, Isabel Lu, Silence & Noise
A few finds that will add some flash and dash to your denim wardrobe. Add these key pieces to mix and match with your fall fashion ensembles and you will instantly update old and new pieces.
Current/Elliott Majorette Denim Jacket
Current/Elliott Denim Majorette Jacket, $350.00
Give your weekend wardrobe an update with Current/Elliott’s majorette-style washed indigo denim jacket.
Work the High/Low combination: Wear it over a Forever21 tiered crinkle dress, black tights and Marc Fisher’s “Louis” leather ankle boots for a high/low combination.
Buy Current/Elliott at Net-a-Porter
Forever21 Tiered Crinkle Dress, $24.80
Buy it at Forever21
Marc Fisher “Louis” Ankle Boot, $99.00
Buy Marc Fisher at Macy’s
Batwing Denim Jacket by KTZ
Batwing Denim Jacket by KTZ for Topshop, $360.00
This denim oversized batwing jacket with quilted pattern and side pockets is a great take on the 80’s style jacket.
Work the High/Low Combination: Pump up the style (and not the volume) by wearing this over a sleek and simple belted one shoulder dress by Silence & Noise, zippered leggings by Hilary Duff for DKNY and sky high pumps by Wet Seal.
Silence & Noise One Shoulder Dress, $39.99
Buy Silence & Noise at UrbanOutfitters
Forever21 Distressed Ruffle Belt, $9.80
Buy at Forever21
Hilary Duff, Femme for DKNY JEANS zippered leggings, $63.00
Buy Hilary Duff for DKNY at Zappos
Wet Seal Studded Pumps, $22.50
Buy at Wet Seal
–Nikki Cho Russo
Tags: Current/Elliott, Forever21, Hilary Duff for DKNY, KTZ, Marc Fisher, Silence & Noise, Wet Seal
Today’s featured jeans are from labels: Levi’s, Kill City, Silence & Noise and Jolt. These four labels are high in fashion, but low in price. Now, that’s real nice!
Levi’s gets bleached out, straightened up and the boot!
Levi's 631 Skinny Premium Jean, now $39!
Levi's 424 Straight Jean, now $39!
Levi's 422 Boot Jean, now $19.99
Kill City does tie-dye like nobody’s business without the Balmain inspired price tag. Cool, comfortable and oh so trendy!
Kill City Junkie Tie-Dye, $59
Kill City Mens Junkie Tie-Dye, $39
Kill City Mens Mod Rinse, $90
Kill City Zip Junkie, $64
SHOP KILL CITY
Silence & Noise, these jeans were made for walking, strutting, and shaking!
Silence & Noise Twig Jean, $39
Silence & Noise Pull-On Jeans, $39.99
Silence & Noise Ripped Twig Jean, $68
SHOP SILENCE & NOISE
Get a Jolt of electrifying jeans without being burned in price.
Jolt ZigZag Pocket Stretch Jeans, $44
Jolt Legging Pick Me Up, $39
Jolt Mend & Repair Jean, $44
–Nikki Cho Russo
Tags: Jolt, Kill City, Levi's, Silence & Noise
Alexander Wang sets the tone, two-tone that is, in faded denim with black goat skin leather sleeves for the coming season’s must have jacket. Dress up washed out denim with black leather for a bad-ass combination of street chic that puts a little attitude into your swagger.
The modern silhouette is a short full skirt or pleated pencil skirt in black leather topped with a faded denim jacket or vest. Turn up the heat in some fun leather and denim two faced jeans and burn both ends in style. For a tough yet polished look pair some moto style jeans with a luxe black leather vest. High/low fashion never looked better!
Lust (left): 3.1 Phillip Lim Mini Ra-Ra Skirt, $595
Hawks by Geren Ford Faux Leather Moto Skirt, $88
Lust (left): Vintage 1 Exclusive Struction Ripped Motorcycle Jeans, $225
Must (right): Blank Denim Motorcycle Denim Jeans, $78
Lust (left): Rick Owen Crocodile Leather Vest, $11,415
Must (right): Silence & Noise Faux Leather Maxine Vest
–Nikki Cho Ruso