While most fashion trends tend to burn out within a few years, women’s military fashion isn’t going anywhere and will continue to evolve over time. Whether you layer it up or make it the highlight of a simple jeans and t-shirt outfit, army jackets will give you an abundance of street credibility.
According to Pinterest.com, the history of American fashion recruiting the military style dates back to the 1940’s during WWII. The apparel would not make an appearance or be accepted in civilian fashion until the fatigue jacket was introduced to service in 1943. Military clothing also largely associated with militant advocates during the Black Power movement and the Vietnam Antiwar movement. Thrift-shopping hippies began to popularize and modernize the button up look during the anti-war movements of the 1960′s. Flower children gave the military jacket’s androgynous feel a face-lift by pairing them with flowing skirts and bright fabrics. Although some apparel was modeled after uniforms of the Georgian and Victorian eras, military is now about functionality and utility.
The ever-cool military jacket is popular among women and men, with different ways to accessorize it. Men wore it with khakis and dress shirts with ties. Meanwhile, women often pair the jacket with their favorite eyelet dress or with skinny jeans and boots. According to Yuppie.com, the modern military look consists of shapes that are controlled and well thought out rather than free-falling and shapeless. One should incorporate studs, spikes, sequins and patches with the military trend for a unique twist on this classic ensemble. The color palette focuses on khaki, green, black and brown.