These Military-Inspired Styles Prove That Green Is The New Black -- Here Are 5 Ridiculously Easy Ways To Integrate It Into Your Wardrobe
It's pretty unusual for a trend to have serious staying power. Although some fashion anomalies stick around for good, most trends vanish before they even get to your local mall. Other trends seem to disappear and reappear on a seemingly regular schedule. Case in point? Military-inspired fashion. Army green popped up yet again on runways this year, and thankfully, this isn't a trend that will make us look back and wince.
There's a reason why military-inspired gear is a perennial favorite: it's incredibly versatile. Whether you're going full Saving Private Ryan with an oversized camo coat or adding some deep green staples to your regular rotation, these are pieces you won't give up anytime soon.
The best thing about the military trend is that there's a piece to complement any personal style. Whether your signature look is sleek and feminine, ultra-tomboyish, boho, or anything in between, there's a military piece that will add new life to your look for fall. Trends that feel organic are the best trends, and a brief dip into the vast sea of military-inspired pieces on the market right now proves that there really is a look for everyone here. Olive green is the neutral your life is missing, so we've partnered with Abercrombie & Fitch to inspire your fall shopping list with a few key pieces. In other words? Don't get left behind in the trenches of oh-so-boring basics.
1. The Military Trench
Safari Trench Shirt, Abercrombie & Fitch, $40.80; Grey Marl Bodycon Midi Dress, Glamorous, $26.53; Proenza Schouler Medium Leather Bucket Bag, My Theresa, $1,379; Ray-Ban Original Aviator, Sunglass Hut, $159.95; Michael Kors Bradshaw Lace-Up Leather Sandals, Saks Fifth Avenue, $350
Throwing on a lightweight trench is the easiest way to bring your favorite bodycon midi dress into fall. This look is totally effortless, but still polished — and can easily take you from work to play, even when that evening chill hits.
2. The Dressed-Up Army Shirt
Equipment Slim Signature Blouse, AHAlife, $204; Ray-Ban Round Frame Sunglasses, John Lewis, $216; House Of Harlow Shakti Midi Ring Stack, The Iconic, $35.40; Suede Fringe Mini Fiona Bucket, Rebecca Minkoff, $275; Low Rise Shorts, Abercrombie & Fitch, $25; Converse Woven Chuck Taylor Hi, Need Supply, $80
Ultra-soft lightweight materials take military details and that classic army green from boot camp to the city. Dressed up or down, the perfect shirt adds a hint of this trend without overpowering your signature style.
3. The Military Jogger
Mesh Jersey Tank, Abercrombie & Fitch , $28; Lightweight Military Joggers, Abercrombie & Fitch, $28.80; Zip Pocket Backpack, Abercrombie & Fitch, $34.80; Dior So Real Brow Sunglasses, Neiman Marcus, $595; Birkenstock Mayari, Englin's Fine Footwear, $89.95; Madewell Landon Layering Necklace, Shopbop, $60
The contemporary jogger is an easy mix of classic fatigues and more polished pants. Deep olive green is really versatile and easy to pair with your favorite staples, no matter the season.
4. The Military Shirt Dress
Mini Emile In Pebbled Black With Rose Gold, Alexander Wang, $795; Equipment Slim Signature Silk Sleeveless Shirtdress, Saks Fifth Avenue, $248; Black Wide Brim Floppy Hat, River Island, $50; Madewell Creststack Ring, Shopbop, $28; Vintage Round Horned Rim Frame Sunglasses, zeroUV, $9.99; BCBGeneration Crush Bootie, Revolve, $129
Shirtdresses are so easy to wear, and they layer really well once the temperature drops. Wear it now for a simple, feminized take on classic military styling, then add a big chunky sweater, tights, and booties this fall.
5. The Cargo Romper
Burberry Brit Silk And Linen Blend Playsuit, Net-A-Porter, $550; Drop Pendant Earrings, Abercrombie & Fitch, $9.60; Ray-Ban Demi-gloss Aviator Sunglasses, Overstock, $124.99; Chloé Marcie Crossbody Saddle Bag, Barneys New York, $1,395; Madewell et Sézane Ulysses Lace-Up Sandals, Madewell, $168
Rompers are great because your entire outfit is taken care of in one piece. This dressed-up take on a classic military silhouette is super wearable and won't make you look like a trend victim.
This post is sponsored by Abercrombie & Fitch.