STYLE GURU STYLE: Military Minimalism

Though I cannot afford any of the pieces from the Yeezy collection, it does not stop me from trying to incorporate the look into my wardrobe. Luckily, I already have some pieces that look like the ones designed by Kanye West.

West’s spring 2016 ready-to-wear collection is heavily influenced by military style. It is tough and rugged looking. The collection also plays with textures, proportions and features many unisex pieces. A lot of the looks have a heavy top, with many oversized layers, and a slim bottom. I also love how a lot of the looks are mainly monochromatic and neutral. Kanye West puts a lot of thought into the production of showing his clothes; he hired drill sergeants to call out drills for the models during the show. He also arranged models with light skin tones to wear light colored clothes and models with dark skin tones to wear dark colored clothes; the pieces were extensions of the models.

The connection to this collection came mainly from my coat. I thought it resembled the military vibe, since it is a neutral olive green. Though I didn’t stick to a completely monochromatic outfit, I kept all the colors neutral and earthy. My jeans added a little bit of rock flair with rips in the knees and zippers on the side. I think that the boots added to the military toughness that the Yeezy collection has. Even though I didn’t layer as much as the models in the show, there are definitely ways you could add a light jacket to the look.

Get My Look: 1. Faux fur trimmed parka. 2. Beanie. 3. Jeans. 4. Ankle boots.