This Fashionista knows how to work the military look, managing to be both trendy and office-appropriate. Julia is a fellow intern at my workplace, and I adore her innovate interpretation of army style.
Today's Fashionista's field jacket is the showstopper of her outfit. I love the way she makes the jacket her focal piece, layering it over a simple black skirt (James Perse) and white tee (Michael Stars). The details of the jacket (by Aqua) make it a winning piece; the cinched waist keeps it figure-flattering despite its oversized shape and Julia’s shorter height. The gold studs over the pockets also add an extra punch of military style without looking costume-y.
Workplace fashion can be tricky, but this Fashionista understands how easy it is to work trends in an office environment: by pairing them with subtle, classic pieces. Her look works as an internship outfit because it feels put-together and sophisticated, and not too casual. Her cognac colored riding boots pair perfectly with the olive color of the army jacket while balancing out the shortness of her skirt, and her Chloé sunglasses add a sense of glamour to the slightly tough look.
While this Fashionista rocks her military jacket for office attire, the field jacket is also a great basic for any Fashionista to have for everyday wear. It works as a great topper with simple jeans and a tee, or a fabulous way to toughen up a feminine sundress.
Hint: Today's trendsetter proves that a military jacket is a surefire way to be a commander of style, even while in the office.