STORIES by CHARLES & KEITH: Military Accents
Most of us easily associate the military trend with an earthy washed out palette of polished neutrals, olive greens and combat boots.
However fashion blogger, Tara Chandra, breaks the consistency and gives us a renewed spin on this theme, taking us through a series of unconventional looks that are limited not only to the usual combination of army jackets or khaki blazers. The quirky 18 year old blogger with an excitable personality to boot, expresses herself in various outfits and brings us to places that she regularly visits and walks past in inner Sydney city.
Looking to play with various prints and textures, Tara’s style is always distinct and remains effortlessly genuine. She pairs our black creepers with high socks, a furry pink top and dark green gingham pants.
The military style goes the distance and feminine tailoring can be incorporated for an added twist. As seen from Tara’s ensemble, emphasis is placed on curvier silhouettes and playful elements. She matches a coquettish black dress with a khaki sweater and lace-up ballerinas, which is an eclectic mix of styles.
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Something borrowed and something new—emphasizing on sharp tailoring and masculine lines. The classic military style has a bold effect when paired with high heels and bare some skin. Tara injects a hint of sexiness in her tough yet classy get-up, where she pairs her buttoned-up jacket from her Grandpa with a sheer snakeskin dress, completing with a pair of lace-up platforms and an olive crossbody bag from CHARLES & KEITH.
Tara shares that this was her favourite look out of all and quips that “the lengths and prints were mismatched but ended up working wonderfully together.”
A salute to the military style—this theme empowers women through a mixture of edgier outfits, highlighting their strengths and confidence whilst revealing a touch of femininity. For ladies who prefer a tougher approach, look to how Tara matches an oversized blazer with lace-up boots.
Tara is the best representative of the militant theme as she is versatile, showing a feminine side of the theme while mastering the tough and rebellious looks. She ends her edit with a quote close to her heart:
“You do you. It applies to anything and everything. I'm a strong believer in being yourself.”