In The Military

30.7.10

For the past couple of years, I have been completely captivated by sleek utilitarian and hot militarian looks. Apparently, the military trend was popularized during the 60s as a protest to the Vietnam War, and then spread widely through the hippie movement. Whatever the case may be, the military charge has been spiraling out of control. From Balmain and Balenciaga to Topshop and J. Crew, there have been various twists on the jacket, parkas, trousers and other such designs. The cargo trousers are one of my go to pieces. For me, the allure is the feel of adventure and comfort provided by these trousers.
 trousers: boutique jacob; shirt: vintage; sandals: urban outfitters; necklace/black bracelet/black ring: h&m; orange bracelet/multi-coloured ring: boutique in Amsterdam

I got this pair of trousers from Boutique Jacob. They are made with the stretchiest and most comfortable fabric. I appreciate the overload of pockets, regardless of whether or not I actually make use of them. I paired them with one of my favourite oversized vintage shirts and studded sandals from Urban Outfitters. Perfect for the breezy summer day we experienced here in Toronto today. Spent the day out at lunch, perusing through tonnes of vintage shops with one of my darling girls,  and eating freshly homemade ice-cream while people watching.

Are you a fan of the mitliarian/utilitarian look? What's your go to piece?

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Bisous,
Abs

69 Contributions:

StuddedLilly said...

really liek the neutral colors and i love how you add a splash of colors with the jewelry!

almost famous said...

STUNNING!!! <3 I love the colors and you look wonderful

Jabon said...

ngak tau bahasanya.. hehe
translate dulu ah..

Jabon said...

this beautyfull. I like...

Simona said...

wow, great outfit you look gorgeous..and oh, the background is so cool! :)

xx
http://thepicnicwithzebra.blogspot.com/

minnja said...

Great outfit:)

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...Iww... said...

Love your outfit :D you look soo great^^
I like your blog and thank you for your comment
I will definitely visit you again ;)

Castor Pollux said...

wow, the shots are so pretty! i love how you wear your shirt! :)

Castor Pollux

TOPCOAT said...

Stunning! I love the top and the shoes!

xx

Abi said...

Thanks guys!! :D

@Jabon: haha. I was wondering what language that was and was getting ready to spend hours on Google translate.

Karoline. said...

I absolutely love this outfit. :*
xo.Karolina

TheMadTwins said...

wow Ö love this look, Ö

ORIGINAL SEED said...

you have amazing style

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Robyn said...

Personally I don't have a go to military piece. I am currently looking for the perfect green army jacket, but it never really gets cold here so it has to be ultra-lightweight. The hunt continues.

This look is fabulous. The heels really take it away from being too literal. Great job.

sallyannie☆ said...

Oh, I like this. So perfectly casual and cool!

Audrey Allure said...

Love those trousers, they do look comfy & chic! :)

SusuanaLove said...

Nice oics
Ive got a shirt like that
Asos' new line is based on Military fashion, ive just been on the site :)

xx

www.susuanalove.blogspsot.com

Dyche Designs said...

Looks gorgeous, love the shirt. :0)

Fear is a Dirty Word said...

I love the military look too, the way you paired it with those shoes is fabulous!
xoxo
-Sam

style-haus said...

i want a pair of these trousers! love the military look and best of all how they're buttoned at the end. goes perfectly with that gorgeous blouse.
hope u're having a wonderful weekend!

http://style-haus.blogspot.com/

Anything but Bland said...

love that outfit!

let's follow each other and be friends? :)

love, the littlest polly

Tere said...

thanks for your comment darling! im glad to hear that you like my look navyy!

you are great too, i love your sandals and trousers!! magnific outfit! and you very beautiful! :P

kisses from http://sweetsyte.blogspot.com/

Zabrinah said...

You look amazing! That outfit with those shoes! I love it!

Best wishes from one blogger to another,

~Zabrinah

Paddy Razzi said...

The sandals from urban are really nice. I imagine you can wear them with soooo many different outfits too! :)

Paddy @ LITTLE RAZZI

tywo said...

I love the colors.
Have a wonderful weekend.
All my love.





LOVE!

Miss*Kimmy said...

You have such great, refreshing style. So nice to look at!

Style_Pursuit said...

I'm loving everything about this outfit! And the shirt is something I'd definitely want to have! :o)

x

helena said...

Cute outfit! I also want pants like that.

jamie-lee said...

I really love this look on you!! I've never gotten into the military trend much, not sure it suits me, but I do adore the jackets x

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Martwa Marta said...

amazing simple look! your shoes are difinitely to die for!
i am in favor of the military trend, espeically combined with some 'lighter' pieces, i.e. heavy boots, frilly dress and a parkah.

DEAD FLEURETTE said...

Oh my god, I absolutely ADORE this outfit. It's so simple, yet so chic and great. The shirt is perfect - I've been looking for something similar. It reminds me of Isabel marant! Actually, the whole outfit is very Isabel marant-ish, which is a good thing. :D

xoxo,
deadfleurette

Gets said...

I love your outfit! :D The shirt is great, and the cargo pants are such an awesome twist! I never thought cargo pants could look so stylish, you look fantastic and make me want to try it again :D Loving this post, its so inspirational! ((:

Loves!
Gets

http://wastedseventeen.blogspot.com

frances said...

excellent trousers x

and flowers pick themselves said...

love the accessories!

xo Alison

Wynne Prasetyo said...

I love how you slip the front side of the shirt to your pants, and how those shoes match the bracelet so uniquely :)

Madalena said...

Love it all!

raspberry girl said...

Great outfit ! ;)

Mlle Rihazaza said...

lovely piics ;)

IsauraQuevedo said...

Love your styyle! the shirt's amazing. and great blog
xoxoo

Tastes Eclectic Fashion said...

This is a great casual-inspired military look. I love the neutrals that are offered with the style. More than anything, the jacket structure and the boots make my day.

I quite like the color of your trousers, by the way. I think it's the perfect shade.

annierama said...

I´m really fascinated because of those photos and your simple but amazing outfit!

Jen said...

You and your sense of fashion... I LOVE it!!

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

I love military, especially my khaki jacket. Just styled up some combats ready for next week too. There is clearly something in the air.

libys11 said...

chic look!! i've been trying to look for a green military jacket to add into my wardrobe. that's my go to military item! :D

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Miranda said...

Great casual look.
Thanks for stopping by!
http://washingtondcfashion.blogspot.com/

Christina said...

i looove your outfit,, simple and stunning and PERFECT!
it is soo hot out here, i am dying for it to drop to the 70s so i can wear pants!

It's All Make Believe, Isn't It? said...

Gorgeous combination!!! x

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I really love your outfit here. The neutral colors lookg stunning on you. And that pop of color from the bracelet was genius.

I love military chic! I wish I could pull it off as effortlessly as you. ;)

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

Those pants are so awesome! I wish i owned them. Incredible.

I love the whole military look. I think it's pretty incredible.

Katie said...

Great outfit!

Sarah @ Pandora's Box said...

I am so digging this look, your accessories really make it pop!

Hardini said...

great outfit. look stunning

v a m p i r e said...

again great outfit

kirstyb said...

love this look x

vnikali said...

great look hun!
love it ~
xx
vnikali
www.vnikali.blogspot.com

Anthea said...

Love the look! Especially the shoes!

Anthea,
Embracing Style

cinja said...

a beautiful outfit!
and thank you for your comment on my blog :)

http://cinja.blogspot.com

My Republic of Fashion said...

Great outfit! Really love that shirt.:)SarahD

Aattlee said...

Thanks for the comment, I definitely agree- leggings should NOT be used as trousers! Love the outfit, especially as that shirt reminds me of one of my dads. :)


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Abi said...

@Robyn & libys11: hope you find one soon. Maybe Topshop will pull through soon. My sister found a great one there earlier this year. SusuanaLove says Asos has some military pieces. Maybe check that out too?

@SusuanaLove: is it really? On the way to their website now...

@style-haus: I did have a good weekend. Thanks for asking! Hope you did as well. Asos might have similar trousers to this one.

@Anything But Bland: I would love to be friends. I'll be sure to stop by you soon.

@Martwa Marta: I agree with you. Looks good when combined with feminine pieces too

@Dead Fleurette: thanks love :) I'm not sure where you can get a similar shirt but maybe a menswear department or something? Or your local vintage shops.

@Gets: do try it! I would love to see how you wear it, and get some inspiration as well.

@Emma: oh, I would love to see how you wear it! Stopping by you soon.

You are all amazing! Thanks for all your sweet comments, and for taking the time to do so :)

Isquisofrenia said...

those pants look dam good on you girl
and i really like how you styled the shirt
and i think my togo piece are cutoff shorts
very simple!

Martha said...

In theory I liked the idea of the military look but in practice it seemed a bit mehhh to me. Having said that you are definitely rocking it! lovelovelove the bottoms <3

broke in the OC said...

love it, love it all

BRIANA said...

lvoe this outfit! i want your pants so badly!

x
www.brianathismoment.com

notjustmedical said...

This is one of my favourite looks. I really love cargo trousers right now and they look perfect on you! Great with the patterned tee and that jewellery.

S
http://notjustmedical.wordpress.com

Abi said...

Isquisofrenia: cutoff shorts are definitely a good item. Very versatile I'll say

Deanna said...

omg I love the military trend. my favorite piece is my new green jacket from H&M.
those pants look so great on you!
thanks for commenting on my blog. i can't wait for vampire diaries either! i hope i can watch the episodes on my laptop because i won't have a TV in my dorm.


http://acaliforniadreamer.blogspot.com/

Art.in.the.eyes.of.a.monster said...

i love this style it looks great on you!

christina-b said...

Aww love this, you're really cool!

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