The Military Look...


Style Theory: The military look is back..not full on military but a nod to the look. Khaki fitted coats with red trim, military epaulette details and striped trousers. Add one piece to your wardrobe to update your look, a military jacket is the perfect item to add an edge to a simple t-shirt, jeans and trainers look. Or wear side striped trousers with an oversize sweater and heels. It is all about juxtaposing the hard military edge with softer, fluid shapes and fabrics...

I saw Olivia Palermo wearing these trousers and London Fashion Week and fell in love with them. They are the perfect piece to add a little touch of military to your wardrobe, I will be wearing them with blouses, black round neck knits and red puff sleeve tops. They have an elasticated waistband making them incredibly comfortable, they are long though, really long, I had to take them up..alot..

Here are a few other items that have caught my eye on the high street and will be a perfect little Autumn/Winter fashion lift to your look..
Mango £89.99
I have this jacket, it ticks off three trends in one, it is velvet, in the most beautiful deep green colour and military style. I bought the small, it is a neat fit but I will not wear thick jumpers underneath. I have worn mine with a tee, jeans and trainers for the schoolrun and in the evening with my Victoriana blouses, ankle length kick flare jeans and heeled ankle boots. It is worth the investment! 
Zara £89.99
The perfect three quarter length military coat, again in velvet, dress up or dress down, an easy item to wear.
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This are the ideal coat to elevate a very basic look. Sling this coat over jeans, a tee and if you are petite like me a pair of heeled ankle boots - for the taller you are lucky and can get away with trainers. This coat does all the talking so you can keep the outfit underneath paired back.
Zara £59.99
A reasonable coat, ticks the military coat trend in a subtle, chic way.
Asos £35
The cutest military shirt, it is short so it will need a vest top underneath, would look fab with skinny jeans and ballet this
Zara £25.99
Loving the red trim on this sweater, it would look fab paired with jeans, stan smiths and a red bag, add a dash of red lipstick for a cool look.
Me +Em £119
These are the perfect military/sailor trousers, I know I bang on about Me+Em trousers and they are more pricey than lots on the high street but the quality is amazing. I find them so flattering, I have a tubby tummy and carry weight across my middle/hips/bottom and these skim across so perfectly. I normally have to take them up (I just do it myself as the fabric is so easy to turn up and sew) Highly recommend!!
Zara £19.99
Reasonable, elasticated waist, loving the buckle detail on the ankle wear with heels..the look below is perfect - different trousers but the same idea..

The military boots...
Marks and Spencer £85
Boots are getting chunkier this season, these leather boots would look fab with a dress to toughen it up. Or wear on cold winter days with skinny jeans and an oversized jumper...sooo cosy!

So are ready to 'stand to attention' in the military look? What are your favourite looks? As always I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions, until next time, Fran xxx

Just a quick thank you to all the absolutely lovely ladies who came to the event days at Quattro Rish and Travelling Bazaar this weekend. It was so so lovely to meet you all and have a chat. Thanks to QR and TB for inviting me down to speak in your fab boutiques, it was so much fun xx


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