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Monday, 20 August 2012

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(Shirt: Pure Collection, Body: Topshop, Shorts: Topshop, Hat: Miss Selfridge, Boots: Soyoushoes, Bracelet: Ever Ours)

I suppose you could say this is my take on the 'Military' trend we're preparing for this autumn. With leather sleeved camo jackets sweeping the blogosphere and more importantly the high street, military jackets adorning the front of most vintage shops- it seems solider-esque style has never been so cool, and I can only suggest swapping Alexa for Action Man.

My take however, was arguably a little more subtle. I'm never one to fully embrace trends (unless they incorporate an oversized collar and ditzy print of course), and therefore opted for this khaki silk shirt; perfectly cool for this mini heatwave we appear to be having, and toned down enough that I can probably wear it under a pinafore or something equally as Primary school-esque come this Autumn. I decided to team it with some denim cut offs and a cream coloured body, for a look arguably a little cleaner than my own, but fun to embrace nonetheless!

Have you dipped your toes into the military trend? How did you wear it so you looked more Moss than Montgomery?

x

51 comments:

  1. Love this look, the bracelet is amazing! xo

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  2. you look beautiful, love the cclour of your shirt and the spike bracelet is wow!! xx

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  3. you look loooovely, LOVE the shirt!

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  4. Such a cool but relaxed outfit, love the hat. I've gone full out camp jacket mode!

    Prettylittleenvies.blogspot.com

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  5. Love what your wearing. The shirt looks beautiful and I really love your hat xx

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  6. I love this outfit and those boots and shirt! x

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  7. This is such a wonderful look, Olivia! It's such a subtle, sophisticated nod to the military trend - a trend, I believe, has never ceased to be in the forefront during the autumnal fashion transition - but, with the help of that lovely studded bracelet, oh-so edgy all at once.

    Best Wishes,

    Tara
    http://dandelionden.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. you look so frigging cool! haha
    i need serious lessons in it. i hate hats but you look amazing in it.
    hope we can talk soon, you just seem so lovely.
    laura x
    http://ilikecrayonsxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. I'm so scared to do Military! I nay ease myself in slowly with some tan trousers and military boots! I don't think I can pull it off with the feminine flair that you do Liv!

    Little Miss Sunshine
    A Great British Style Blog

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  10. The shirt works really well in this.. and my god I love your hat! Where is it from? I haven't yet got into the military trend.. still embracing the summer at the moment!

    xx

    maribleu.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. I always love it when people take a subtle hint from a trend instead of full on carbon. Makes me feel like they know how to style more, like you! Yeah I'm just waiting to put my mannequins in army poses xx

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  12. that shirt is gooooorg!i need it in my wardrobe
    love your take on the military trend you've worked it really well.
    x

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  13. Ahhh such a perfect outfit, you look amazing my love xx

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  14. Are those Allegras? The outfit is gorgeous, the colour of the shirt really suits you :)

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  15. I was going to ask you if you ever wore your hair straight! It looks lovely :) Great look, I've always kind of struggled with the military trend when it pops up...xxx

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  16. absolutely love your shoes :) go with everything!

    http://www.millabelle.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. love how you've turned the military trend more subtle and not just tagged along with the standard jacket! you always look gorgeous in that hat! xxx

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  18. You look gorgeous Liv! I love your shirt and your boots! xx

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  19. oooh amazing to see you wearing shorts! it's like i always think of dresses when i think of you hehe. but this look is so cool, i really adore it. ans shorts totally suit you! :-)

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  20. I love this look! It's simple yet striking, the military trend can be a bit 'unwearable' but you definitely show a way of making it work :) x

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  21. Also, I was going to use that lyric as a post title ha! Got the album on loop in the car at the moment!xx

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  22. Love that shirt - such a flattering colour and a much more subtle take on the military trend

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  23. I really like this shirt, it looks like it'd be well nice material!

    http://deonnep.blogspot.co.uk/
    :)

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  24. Love your outfit, the silky shirt is so versatile, especially with the current crazy weather!

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  25. i'm not sure how wild i'm about the military craze either. i do like the utility vests tho- they look like they'd give a cute edge to any dress. but i like your spin on it- especially with the hat and that pretty gold bracelet

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  26. Your actually beautiful. I love this outfit! You look perfect, and especially like the silk khaki shirt. Great for people who aren't on the whole 'army jacket' trend.

    http://thefashiondistrictnlc.blogspot.co.uk/

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  27. every time i see a post about your hat in it I just want it that little bit more
    <3 xx

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  28. love this look liv, the whole hat trend suits you so much & i love the casual summer outfit :)

    mel xx

    http://www.mediamarmalade.com/

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  29. The hat finishes off the outfit perfectly, love the studs on it to. xx

    fashiontatt.blogspot.com

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  30. I'd love your wardrobe! You always look so perfect and pristine!

    CAT xo
    whatcatsays.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. Gorgeous boots!!!!! You always look so cool! :)

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  32. This shirt is lovely!

    thebeautytmist.blogspot.com

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  33. I didn't think that i'd ever be able to wear the military trend without looking like a bit of an idiot or try-hard, but seeing how you've worn it, I can definitely feel more confident about it now!
    You look so amazing in that outfit, it suits you so well. I love how simply it is, but then the oversized-ness of the shirt, bracelet and hat all make it different! Can I have your wardrobe, please & thank you.
    xoxo.

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  34. Your boots and hat are AMAZING! x

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  35. Hi Liv,

    The way you've paired your silk shirt with the hat is lovely. I love those boots too.

    Love Joyce

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  36. The silk shirt is perfect, I agree I could never go full on with this trend, but I love how you did it subtly!
    dimplesdiaries
    x

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  37. I really love this outfit. I am a fan of the military trend and do really like the jacket with the leather sleeves but I have a feeling it's going to do the rounds and everyone will have it, I really like that you've put your own twist on it, and that shirt is really lovely :)

    Did I use the word 'really' enough in this comment!

    allaboutthegirlblog.blogspot.com xx

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  38. I love this take on the military trend.
    I think this would suit my style a lot better than those army-like jackets

    BLEURGH
    www.say-bleurgh.blogspot.com

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  39. I want your wardrobe. You always look amazing :)

    LaceyLoves

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  40. You forever amaze me with your simple, yet oh so stylish outfits. You are a true effortless beauty, Liv <3

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  41. I love your take on the military trend & the shirt here is gorgeous !

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  42. this shirt is stunning!

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  43. love the outfit (: i really like that cardigan!

    chlo @chlowitty blogs

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  44. your shoes!! I love them!!

    rageaboutfashion.blogspot.co.uk

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  45. loving the green shirt! x

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  46. I love this! I'm definitely too girly for a full-on military bonanza, but this shirt is gorgeous. Love love love those boots as well.

    x

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  47. Ooh, I love this shirt! - so slouchy! It's also reminded me that I have a lovely pair of denim shorts that I haven't worn in ages!

    xx
    rococ0.blogspot.com

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