Here at Audrey, we have been doing our research when it comes to fall runway trends. With fall approaching shortly, here are a few of the top trends you should look out for.
The military trend has been around for a while, and it doesn’t seem like it’s going away any time soon. It’s one of those trends that can be incorporated in our wardrobe no matter what season it is. From vests to shoes to coats, the fashion world has put out a wide variety of military pieces. Here, I showcase three of my own and recommend ways to wear them.
If you plan on layering on military outerwear, the key is to keep the rest of your outfit simple. Military outerwear are standout pieces, with all the decorated buttons that fill the front, the sleeves and possibly even the shoulders.
Bold Colors: You never want to look like you’re trying too hard by mixing too many eye-catching pieces, but you still want to stand out somehow. Keep your outfit simple and stray away from crazy prints and textures, but add some bold colors, such as royal purple, electric blue or red. I am simply wearing a little black dress beneath my military coat, but spicing it up with matching purple shoes and clutch. I’m also wearing a gold ring and gold earrings to tie in the gold handle on my clutch.
Basics: If you feel your military piece is enough of a statement, feel free to just keep the rest of your look clean and simple. I am wearing a plain tank top beneath my vest, paired with black skinny jeans and knee-high boots. Because of the detailing on my collar, I added a similarly textured snake bracelet.
Here are some military coats available right now that will keep you looking chic through the winter.
Military or combat boots (whatever you want to call them) are everywhere. They are super easy to find, and I see them in all the shoe shops I walk into or all the online shopping websites that carry shoes.
Since military boots have a very worn-out, vintage look, I decided mine would go really well with my distressed gray denim shorts. This look is meant to be more laid-back and rough, so I wore a slightly loose white t-shirt and fingerless half leather gloves.
Military boots are easy to find, but I’ve compiled a list here to make shopping easier for you.
G.I. Joe my god! I say this in the politest possible manner, but Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell can shush it.
For now that is.
A federal judge reaffirmed a ruling allowing gays and lesbians in the military because congress repealed the discriminatory policy. To get straight to the point: For the first time in the history of the United States of America, openly gay and lesbian applicants are now accepted!
I thought this nation was a melting pot of diversity, but why did it take so long for all this to happen?
Tuesday’s Anderson Cooper 360 featured LGBT activist Lt. Daniel Choi on the show, one of the DADT protestors who had handcuffed himself to the White House gate in March earlier this year.
Discharged because he was openly gay, Choi is now allowed to reenlist. Can you imagine people not wanting to hear who you are? What purpose does that serve for the LGB who want to serve our country with honor and integrity?
The 29-year-old Orange County native is an Arabic and environmental engineering graduate of United States Military Academy at West Point. And, did I mention that he was a veteran of the Iraq War?
And so on Oct. 19, he went and re-enlisted in the Army at a recruiting office in Times Square.
“They’re very professional, motivating and inspirational,” said Choi.
“They were excited because it’s rare to see people with prior service,” he added.
If this [DADT ban] is appealed, then what’s the fate of gays and lesbians who have applied now; what will happen to those enlistment papers?
However, the LGB are still not over with fighting two battles. They’re advised to delay their declarations because the DADT ban is wavering.
To watch the entire segment on AC360, click here.
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