Trendy Tuesday

Hey guys! I'm so excited to do something a little different today. I'm taking a break from my usual endless blabbing about all things fashion (keep your cheering to a minimum, thank you) and presenting you guys with a guest posting! Yiiippeee! I always am inspired by and love hearing from other fashionistas. This week, Anya Sarre from the amazing ShoeDazzle contacted me and is sharing one of her favorite trends for this fall season exclusively for us at OCW!

Anya Sarre is one of Hollywood's most influential trendsetters.  A nationally recognized celebrity stylist, Sarre is known for her impeccable eye and ability to tie any look together with the perfect accessory. Named "Best Television Fashion Stylist" for her appearances on Entertainment Tonight, The Insider and countless other media outlets, Sarre is the go-to fashion expert for Hollywood's biggest celebrities!

She's written this great post for me for this special edition of OCW to share her advice and styling tips for one of fall's biggest head-turning trends! Buckle up guys, this girl is good. I've already told you all how much I adore mixing and matching feminine & masculine pieces and this is a GREAT way to do so! My wheels are already spinning about the military-inspired looks I want to create as we march into fall!

{Military-inspired Fashion Reappears for Fall}

Military wear have made a big impression on fall fashions this year. Easy adaptations to this trend fit seamlessly into a fashion diva’s closet. Don this trend’s structured silhouettes, epaulettes, and gold buttons and strut with confidence.

Tailored jackets and vests show off our natural curves and accentuate our assets. Embrace military chic’s feminine tailored pieces that also flaunt other fall trends. Top a midi skirt with a slight front slit with a structured military jacket. If you are looking for a pop of color, choose a jacket in fashion-forward hues, such as burgundy, indigo, or jade, or play with rich textures. Consider a military-inspired jacket in velvet, lined with fur, or accented in leather. 

Military chic lends naturally lends itself to trendy accessories and women’s shoes this season. Gold adds a touch of luxury to any ensemble, so choose the military pieces with gold buttons and threads of gold accenting epaulettes. A peak of gold on the ears or as trim on a clutch is a fitting finishing touch to pull an outfit together. Another perfect accessory union with military chic is a pair of gloves. Gloves in extreme lengths—long and sleek coming just above the elbows or short and sassy not quite coming to the wrists—add a feminine element to military chic. Again, play with colors, textures, and embellishments to draw attention to slim and sexy arms. Long, slightly shiny leather gloves with a row or two of metal studs just above the elbow suggest a walk on the wild side while dainty gloves in playful colors or with a hint of subtle pattern suggest femininity and coyness. 

Military chic would not be complete without utilitarian footwear and bags. Choose short, structured booties in tan, khaki, or olive greens with buckle accents, or consider military-inspired lace-ups with long jackets and short skirts. A squared handbag or across-the-body bag with gold buttons or utilitarian buckled pockets adds a finishing touch with utility and style. 

Adding military chic or androgynous elements to your closet does not have to break the bank. Choose a few key pieces that provide structure and update your look to remain true to your inner fashion diva.


Thanks, Anya! Guys, wasn't that amazing? She's got some great tips and advice and is totally spot on in my book! I love the trend and it can be worn and represented in so many chic ways! 


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