It feels like the military-inspired trend comes back every season, and therefore, is it really a trend? But that’s what everyone’s calling it, so I suppose that means it is too. This season it’s a little less Sergeant Jeffrey’s (I don’t know who Sergeant Jeffrey’s is) and more about the signature army color — the aptly named, army green. It’s got the versatility of a neutral but it brings subtle color to your ensemble in a way that’s acceptable to those with color phobias that feels a little less Debbie Downer than the usual all-black uniform for spring/summer.While it used to just be the army jacket that was a staple alternative to a denim jacket, this season, the color is being paired with unexpected pieces, from pencil skirts to baseball jackets, and materials like silk.Crisp cotton is the go-to choice, especially for warm weather, but silk takes it up a notch, while jersey is a comfy alternative that’s ideal for weekends.
An army green shirtdress is a chic way to bring it to the office and the hue makes the work staple feel less basic (or let’s be honest, boring). Paired with tan sandals and cool extras take the safari chic look to the office without looking costume-y, or with edgy black heels it has a more urban chic vibe; unbuttoned a bit more at the top, the look can go to a dinner party or cocktail hour, or on vaca (though I’d swap the heels for tan gladiator sandals). A long maxi dress takes on a more casual, cool-girl vibe a la Kendall Jenner in the neutral green hue, or try mixing in more unexpected pieces, like a baseball jacket, or a pencil skirt and blazer (or both).