I am having a love affair with Burberry, particularly their ingenuity behind the military couture trend. I am enamoured with the structure, tailoring, silhouette, and detail of the garments, and do not get me started on the coats! It’s no secret that many women have a weakness for men in uniform, so why not let us capitalize on the military appeal and rock the look ourselves?
As a real woman with a very real budget, unfortunately, I cannot run out and restock my wardrobe every time a new trend hits the racks. What I can do (aside from integrating a few affordable pieces and accessories) is interpret the trend through my makeup routine. I am not saying to draw war paint stripes on your face or go black ops and plunge your head into a vat of opaque black pigment. Instead, look at the colour palette and pick the colours and textures that appeal to your the most.
Personally, I was inspired by the metallic buttons, olive green and khaki fatigues, and anything related to the navy (any excuse to wear a red lip). Here are some looks I created to pay homage to this trend:
1. Button Me Up
Just like polished gold and gleaming brass buttons catch the light’s refection, this shimmery gold look with draw attention straight to your eyes, where it belongs.