STYLE GURU STYLE: Joining The Fashion Army

Throughout the past fall and into the start of winter, the army green military jacket has been the go-to trend for supermodels and college Fashionistas/os alike. The piece can be thrown over a T-shirt and joggers for a look that says “I’m super comfy but totally on-trend,” or it can balance out a feminine dress for a more formal occasion. I particularly love Alexander Wang’s interpretation in his spring 2016 ready-to-wear collection in which he included cropped, fringed and fishnet variations of the cold weather staple. Wang paired the looks with white mesh tops and striped trousers in neutral tones, as well as flat sandals replete with grunge metal hardware.

While I do have a thing for fishnet and spikes on my sandals, that stuff isn’t exactly ideal for walking to class in the middle of the Virginia winter. So, I kept Wang’s military jacket and all-neutral palette and translated the rest from runway to college campus. I love the combination of army green and white—that’s what Wang went for in a lot of his looks and that’s what I’m doing here. I paired my beloved green coat with a simple cream colored thermal. Upon deciding that I needed even more of this color combo, I went for some Free People jeans in a lighter shade of green than the jacket and some new bright white adidas Originals, which were delivered to my door literally as I was putting the outfit together.

In the spirit of Wang’s toned down color scheme, I opted for neutral accessories which wouldn’t distract from the jacket. A light colored furry infinity scarf is an added dose of warmth and trendiness, and my brown oversized tote serves as a subtle contrast against the green and white. My round Ray-Bans, dubbed the John Lennon glasses by my friends, bring a boho-chic vibe and complete the outfit.

Get My Look: 1. Your favorite military jacket 2. A simple white top 3. Neutral pants 4. Classic white sneakers