Attention comrades, the military look is hot this fall! It’s time to break out those history books and study up on Cold War fashion, because this trend is not going anywhere! The key is to balance out the
staple khaki green and grey hues of this look with feminine touches, such as crochet hats, jeggings and funky jewelry.
Check out these military-inspired pieces from Etsy and YMI.
The military jacket is a must-have this fall. This simple wool coat from theprivateparty store on Etsy is an excellent find. The subtle color and sleek cut can be either casual or dressy, making this jacket a perfect fall wardrobe staple. What’s more, at only $58, it’s a great value.
The risk in wearing head-to-toe military-style outfits is that you might get lost in the crowd! Therefore, make sure you stand out with bold, feminine accessories. This crochet cap from the Findjoyinallthings store on Etsy is accented with a bright red flower and a vintage rhinestone. It’s unique and warm– a perfect
tee from Etsy’s diatonic shop.
The shirt is inspired by Checkpoint Charlie, the famous divider between West and East Germany. While the color is subtle, this shirt is sure to attract attention as people try and translate the English, Russian, French and German text. The comfy cotton tee comes in men’s sizes and goes perfectly with skinny jeans and a fitted jacket.
The military style is all about muted colors and simple lines. Pair the YMI Classic Dark Skinny with a khaki top for a look that would make your commanding officer proud. These classic skinnys also go well with a pair of calf-high Doc Martens boots.
Complete the military look with a new twist on the dog tag. This sterling silver necklace from the Yumyumbubblegum store on Etsy can be customized with any name or phrase. It’s a great gift for a friend, boyfriend or for yourself. Pair the necklace with a form-fitting top for a sexy fall look.
Are you a trendsetter? Then this funky shoulder accessory is for you! Brave fashionistas can pin this “epaulette” on their military jackets. The shoulder decoration is traditionally used on uniforms to show rank, but this version is pure bling. The piece combines chains, buttons, vintage rhinestones and fake leather in a way that would make Michael Jackson proud. Get yours on Etsy’s Seelace store.