Military green is probably one of my favorite everyday colors. It is versatile, unisex and looks great on pretty much anyone. The Rebecca Minkoff pre-fall 2015 collection sure gave us a most satisfying dose of military green. Both the classic green and black combination and the daring green on green on green looks showcased the techiness of the color beautifully. The boxy shapes of the jackets are balanced by the some element of femininity, whether it be a bodycon skirt, a sexy leather piece or a boho handbag.
I am personally guilty of owning way too many military green items in my closet, so I was more than excited to style my own Minkoff-inspired outfit. While living in a city as beautiful as Montreal definitely has its perks, the brutal, four month winter is the greatest curse. Therefore, I incorporated this most stereotypically fall look to be winter friendly.
I based this look on a favorite item of mine lately: the boxy military green jacket. It is sinched in at the sleeves, blocking out the wind while looking clean and fuss-free. I wore a cream knit inside, adding some warmth. I paired the jacket with a pair of black, loose trousers, keeping the look low key and casual. The trick with these pants is that they are super comfy and have enough room for you to add some leggings or tights underneath for those below 30-degree days. The gray toque can protect your ears from freezing over and falling off, and the giant patterned scarf will keep your neck warm and ties the whole look together with its horizontal and vertical stripes.
It seems that my advice for looking fashionable and not die in the cold roots in just one word: layers. Have fun being the only one on campus not in a bulky Canada Goose and UGGs (nothing against them and their comfort), and I’ll see you next week!