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STYLE GURU STYLE: Serving Up Military

If there’s someone who can reinvent styles from the past and make them new and exciting, it’s the incredible Marc Jacobs. Military clothing and outfits worn in the ‘60s were the inspiration behind Jacobs’ spring 2015 ready-to-wear collection. His models were clad in loose-fitting military green, navy blue, beige and other various earthy tones. Being a fan of the ‘60s and simple colors, the moment I saw this collection, I was inspired to incorporate it into my everyday ensemble.

When I found this oversized military green jacket, I knew I needed it hanging in my closet. I was drawn not only to the color, but also to the vibrant detail on the back. I am always intrigued by patterns, so having one on the back of this already iconic jacket made it reflect even more of my personal style.

Underneath, I paired this jacket with a maroon cropped sweater–another one of my favorite winter trends. To top off my top half, I bundled up and attempted to beat the cold with a gray infinity scarf. Wearing a simple scarf with a colored coat is a good way to have all eyes on the focal point of your ensemble: your jacket.

In order to leave all attention upwards, I wore a pair of classic high-waisted black skinny jeans. Similar to the military jacket, high-waisted jeans took the fashion world by storm when they made a comeback within the last few years. These jeans also made wearing a cropped sweater possible and appropriate for a day of classes, running around campus or being active in the city.

This Marc Jacobs collection inspires me not only to break out from “traditional” spring colors–bright pastels and neon–and wear more earthy and casual tones this season, but that it’s possible to bring back trends that were once worn for places other than the runway.

Get My Look: 1. Military green jacket. 2. Black high-waisted jeans. 3. Cropped sweater.