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August 13, 2015

Military Style: The Casual Edit

Our “ Clothes & Conversation” topic for this week focused on fresh new interpretations of the military trend. For work and after 5, we talked about how it can mix so easily with feminine pieces – using the deeper hues and structured lines of military styles to offset ladylike styles. For a day of casual dressing, there’s nothing like a good olive thermal with your jeans or a cozy deep green sweater to create stylish outfits that are perfect for brunch, a casual dinner, or just a day running around town.
Let us know what you think in the comments below. If you missed our favorite military-inspired picks for work or after 5 this week, check them out in our Fashion Finds. Whatever the occasion, we’ve got you covered. See you next week.
http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Joie-Ligiere-Wool-Colorblock-Belted-Vest/prod180340308/p.prod
http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Joie-Ligiere-Wool-Colorblock-Belted-Vest/prod180340308/p.prod
This Joie vest is casual perfection - we are pretty obsessed. The olive color is offset with a broad black stripe along the hem, making it easy to wear it over a black long-sleeve tee or turtleneck with your favorite jeans or comfy black leggings. It comes with a skinny black belt and you can see how instantly flattering it looks when you cinch it to show off your waist. The vest has a snap, so don’t worry about having to figure out how to get this to drape just right – once you snap it, it all falls into place. And it looks just as great open without the belt (see that here). Joie’s modern fit is perfectly relaxed for any weekend day and this is going to be a Fall and Winter favorite.
http://velvet-tees.com/anuka-pocket-henley.html Velvet - Anuka Pocket Henley
Velvet - Anuka Pocket Henley
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Anuka Pocket Henley
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Velvet by Graham & Spencer is a casual, contemporary resource that knows their fabrics and fits, plain and simple. The cotton slub of this Henley styled tee shows off the olive green color and works so nicely with the subtle shirttail hem and not-skinny fit for a great weekend staple. With your favorite broken-in jeans and brown boots, you’ll be ready for any day of errands or hanging out to watch the game.
https://www.shopbop.com/ani-button-front-utility-skirt/vp/v=1/1579789949.htm J Brand - Ani Button Front Utility Skirt
J Brand - Ani Button Front Utility Skirt
Military inspiration is on full display in this J Brand utilitarian skirt. Leave it to this amazing contemporary brand to put the perfect feminine spin on it. The flap pockets help offset any tummy bulge without adding dimension to your hips, truly. The exposed button fly is the ideal balance to the pockets and just a cool detail. And the soft cotton fabric has just enough stretch for comfort. For now, add a simple tee and sandals. But come Fall, it looks great with a plaid shirt and/or a relaxed cardigan and booties.
http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Veronica-Beard-Trailhead-Funnel-Neck-Sweater-Veronica-Beard-Sweaters/prod181180018___/p.prod Veronica Beard - Trailhead Funnel-Neck Sweater
Veronica Beard - Trailhead Funnel-Neck Sweater
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Veronica Beard - Trailhead Funnel-Neck Sweater
Trailhead Funnel-Neck Sweater
Veronica Beard
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This Veronica Beard sweater is just the timeless style we are always hunting to find for you. Yes, it’s current, nodding to this season’s army green color and stand-up collar trends. But it’s done in an upscale way that ensures you will wear it for years to come. No detail is overlooked, including the ribbed details along the hem, cuff, and shoulders that give the relaxed style just the right amount of casual polish. But it doesn’t end there. Click through the ‘shop it button to check out the back of this sweater – the silk panel inset has a longer shirttail hem so you get the appeal of a longer shirt in the back with a hip length sweater in the front. You need to do nothing but add your favorite jeans. It does everything else – casually covering your behind, and providing a trim silhouette with the shorter front. The cotton/silk combination ensures you can wear it as soon as Fall hits, and all season long.
http://velvet-tees.com/brawnie-cashmere-turtleneck-sweater.html Velvet - Brawnie Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater
Velvet - Brawnie Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater
We simply can’t resist this yummy cashmere turtleneck – another great pick from Velvet by Graham & Spencer. The forest green color is military inspired, sure, but it’s a color that is amazing every Fall season and looks so pretty on most skin tones. The 100% cashmere is so soft in a relaxed, contemporary fit, XS-XL. It even has ribbed details down the sides that finish in a side slit hemline, so it flows easily over your hips and behind – a silhouette that looks great with any style jeans, and even leggings if you are petite.
http://www.zappos.com/free-people-newbie-thermal-sunnie-valley-cuff-safari Free People - Newbie Sunnie Valley Cuff Thermal
Free People - Newbie Sunnie Valley Cuff Thermal
Come Fall, we love easy options to replace our simple tanks and tees of summer. Free People’s thermal is super soft, stretchy, and with an interesting cuff detail that make it a true weekend friend. It is a slim fit, and the longer shirttail hem can be worn out, over your skinny jeans and pants (even leggings, if you are petite) or slightly tucked in at the front with a pair of boyfriend or flared jeans. The cuff just makes it, using 3 shades of green and 3 snaps - you can see this detail in the 3rd picture through the 'shop it' button. It's fun to leave the last snap open and let the cuff poke out from under the sleeve of a cardigan. And, of course, it's interesting enough to be worn on its own, too. We're directing you to Zappos, where they offer free shipping & returns, so you can't go wrong.
http://www.zappos.com/sanctuary-peace-trooper-heritage-camo Sanctuary - Peace Trooper
Sanctuary - Peace Trooper
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With military inspiration, we can’t ignore a good camouflage print. And Sanctuary’s camo pants do it right. It’s dark and subtle, just the right wink to the trend without feeling like you’re off to boot camp. Sanctuary has a relaxed, contemporary fit and these pants have a comfortable mid-rise that sits just below the belly button. The relaxed, but slim leg finishes with an elastic, zip cuff and a shorter length that will look just as good in the fall with sneakers and then booties as it does now with flip flops. Pair it with a cozy oatmeal or grey sweater – a denim button down looks casually chic, too.
http://velvet-tees.com/hadarah-military-peacoat-0d2583.html Velvet - Hadarah Military Peacoat
Velvet - Hadarah Military Peacoat
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Hadarah Military Peacoat
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Another from our friends at Velvet by Graham & Spencer, this terry peacoat is military perfection. The contemporary fit, in XS-XL, just skims the body. And the terry sweatshirt fabric is so comfy, you’ll feel like you’re wearing your favorite hoodie, but you’ll be looking far more stylish. Wear it over everything – a tee and jeans for errands, or a great button down for brunch. The black is deep and saturated, which is important to note as terry fabrics can sometimes have a faded look in black. (And it comes in the color of the day, deep green, too.) There’s also a shorter navy version. Whichever you choose, you will get the best part of this style – the awesome buttons. Unlike some double-breasted jackets, this one looks just as good open, creating easy lapels, as it does closed.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/barbour-cavalry-quilted-vest/3512718 Barbour - Cavalry Quilted Vest
Barbour - Cavalry Quilted Vest
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Barbour - Cavalry Quilted Vest
Cavalry Quilted Vest
Barbour
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Barbour has been around for over 120 years, and they continue to bring a classic British feel to their line. We love this stylish quilted vest for a weekend day over a cableknit sweater or denim shirt – even if you’re just taking the kids to their weekend activities, you can look like you may be off for a stroll through the English countryside. It looks great with any jeans and your favorite boots. Unlike some vests, this one has a more tailored shape with a slimming waist detail in the back to keep it looking feminine and sleek, with a rounded hemline in the back that is just made for a woman’s curves.
https://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/shoes/boots/PRDOVR~E0143/E0143.jsp J.Crew - MacAlister Zip Wedge Boots
J.Crew - MacAlister Zip Wedge Boots
With the return of bootcut and flared jean styles, a bit of a heel does wonders. But on a casual day, you want to be comfortable, too. And that’s where these J.Crew wedge booties come in. The crepe sole is so comfortable you will forget you’re wearing shoes that elongate your leg. And the olive brown color is such an easy neutral – a stylish alternative to black or chocolate brown this season that looks great with denim.
https://www.shopbop.com/heather-slouchy-tee-eberjey/vp/v=1/1565112561.htm Eberjey - Heather Slouchy Pullover
Eberjey - Heather Slouchy Pullover
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Heather Slouchy Pullover
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What’s more casual than a perfectly cozy pair of PJ’s? Not just for bed, you’ll love lounging around all night watching movies and relaxing in these. When shades of military color work their way in to your comfy loungewear, you know it’s a “thing” so embrace it. And don’t forget the coordinating drawstring bottoms.
 

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