Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I Wanna Be an Air Force Ranger - 3 Military Fall Insperations

Military Style Trend at 100
Hot McFadden Bag

Military Style Trend 1
Muubaa leather Jacket, Robin's Zipper Military Pants, H by Hudson Shoes

Military Style Trend at 092
CC Sky Lizzie Hobo- way RAD!

Military Style Trend 2
Da Nang Jacket, Ella Moss Top, Sinclair MFGRP jeans, Mason Benie, Rock & Republic shoes

Military Style Trend at 094
Alexander Wang Brenda Zip Bag

Military Style Trend 3

The Military/Surplus Trend has marched its way back in to designers collections this Summer 2010. This Fall 2010 it is a look that you will now see not only in the boutiques you shop at but is now an essential part of your fall wardrobe. At Blue Bee in Santa Barbara as well as on we see Military style from just about every line we carry. From Cargo Pants, Military inspired Tailoring, Belted Boots, Khaki, Fatigue, Camo patterns and Dark Browns there are so many influences to choose from. The question I hear as customers come to us with is: “How do you take the hottest fall trend and incorporate it in to my own style?”

A Military Style is not an easy one to embrace unless it is a defining part of how you dress. If you are more of an extreme fashionista,(look 1) you like to go out on a limb in regards to what you wear and can pull off just about anything, then you will definitely want to gravitate towards pieces that convey a more deliberate military look. You look for super rad brands such as Robin’s Jeans for cargos. They have detailed embellishments on their pack pockets that symbolize military badges, zippers, Camo denim fabric and more prominent side cargo pockets, the more the better. A trendy girl is going to pair it up with something that is not just a little more edgy but also incorporate another important trend for Fall 2010 such as a leather jacket, asymmetrical shirting and a pair of the amazing military inspired boots we’ve been seeing as well. Other lines at Blue Bee that overtly express that extreme trend are Kill City, West Style Story, and H by Hudson Shoes.

Not the Hipster Street style type? Relax because you do not have to go extreme with this trend. In fact there are more choices for the softer side of Surplus Style that most women gravitate to.(look 2) The most true to Surplus Style is our long time favorite is Da Nang. They own Indonesian Surplus style with their eclectic washable silk cargo pants, shorts and beautiful Surplus Jackets. Da Nang’s clothing is so comfortable; flattering on every body their styles are ageless and beautifully classic. Take one Piece such as their Classic Cargo jacket and wear it with a fun and famine top, a pair of grey skinny or straight leg jeans(such as these amazing Sinclair Rowin jeans in Moscow) and sexy heals and you are good to go. The only outwardly Military piece is your jacket but your ensemble is Surplus inspired and well coordinated and put together. Other lines at Blue Bee that emulate this eclectic Army Style are Aude, Allison Paris,American Vintage, Monrow, Splendid, Rails and Ella Moss.

Military Style can also be sleek, sexy, sophisticated and emulates the style of a simpler, modern woman with a slight edge to her wardrobe. Designer Balmain has defined the glamorous side of this trend. Being much more subtle but just as fierce there are some key pieces you will need to achieve this look.(look 3) First, start with a highly tailored uniform jacket such as this GORGOUSE Improved blazer with zipper detail. Secondly, underneath the jacket a fitted shirt that is simple and has a hit of masculine flair. The key Piece to this ensemble is the pants or jeans. I chose my favorite Cargo Pant of them ALL… Rich & Skinny’s Cargo legging in Slick Black, these leggings are one of the most talked about cargo pant right now. Sleak and slimming this jean will Rock your Fall wardrobe.

Which look speeks to you more? What have you bought for this fall? What do you want to get this fall???? I personaly want it ALL!


bravegrrl said...

love them both.... i also love da nang....

i'm looking forward to bootsbootsboots :)

Taryn said...

love love love all of this, especially those studded boots and the alexander wang. as always your photos look fab :)