Saturday, January 21, 2017

How to Wear Army Green Without Looking Like You've Enlisted




Army green is the new black and there are endless ways to style this not so new and very versatile hue that has been enjoying a moment in fashion and making waves with bloggers. It's all over main street and splattered all over the pages of fashion magazines as the new way to achieve that tough yet chic look. 
Move over camo!

Tbh, this trend is not a total new comer to the fashion scene. Remember 'cargo pants' from way back that mostly came in khaki and green? Wear your green as separates in the form of a jacket over a simple sweater to give it a touch of masculinity, or as a skirt with a chunky sweater, a scarf and a jacket. Pair your army green sweater with black leggings and a classic white long line shirt for a clean yet edgy look. 

Any which way you lean, remember that trends are tricky sometimes, and at the end of the day we wear what we are most comfortable with. A peplum waist pants and a matching knit crop sweater in my case today. Breaking the green with pops of color from the bag and black ankle boots.

Most gals have a pants collection made up of blacks, tans and whites. But hey how many black pants can a gal own? Little wonder everyone is excited to add this versatile color to the mix.

You? Added a few pieces to your arsenal? 
Like this trendy pair of pants I’m showing today? Styled with matching cozy ribbed crop sweater. I’m linking a few more pieces like this appliquéd drawstring jacket and this bell sleeves lace up sweater? How about this jumpsuit  and this other jumpsuit. I own a pair of this compression leggings and love it so! What are your favorite combat green (like I call it sometimes) piece? 

Did you watch the inauguration? 
I did watch the live stream with my students and it was really interesting to hear their views. The oldest of them are six so it was a first for them. When Barrack and Michelle Obama boarded that helicopter, most of them raised their hands and waved to them. I thought that was priceless...
 ...and after the fact, I saw an email from my principal that said not to watch in order to reduce chances of the students getting upset since most of our clients are immigrants. 
Oops!

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Deets
Top - Aqaq (here)
Peplum Pants - Aqaq (here)
Ankle boots - Gianvito Rossi (similar here) (here)
Bag - Dolce and Gabbana (here)
Choker - Baby Roz

Thank you for stopping by and keep thinking the purple thoughts! Xx...





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63 comments:

  1. Iduuuu, you look totally amazeballs. You just gave me a million and one ideas for my camo jacket. I've always loved camos and I've never been able to buy the pants cos they're always sold out in the stores. I do love the peplum pants though It's totally unique

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  2. Wow, Idu your look is absolutely amazing :) Like a super star!
    Loving the bag and khaki color of your combination. These sandals are super cool...Kisses lovely :***

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  3. You never cease to amaze us Idutastic. Who knew khaki could look so hot on a cold winter day? You've got style lady, keep it up. Hope you enjoy the rest of your week. xo

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  4. I love this look and I want to incorporate army green into my style also.

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  5. You look great, babe! I am loving the army green colour. Great style as always! <3 /Madison x

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  6. You always come up with the most amazing looks. Those peplum pants look amazing on you and I love how you paired them with a cropped top. Such a gorgeous all green look. I'm a big fan of army green. To me this shade is precious because it reminds me of olive trees and that's like my favourite thing in a world. So, yes, I do love this shade and I'm happy that it is bigger than camo this year. I don't think I own a pair of pants in army green- I should do something about that. You have certainly inspired me to get some with this fabulous outfit.

    You look utterly gorgeous Idu! This is a winning look- your style just keep getting better and better!

    I didn't watch the inauguration because I was working on something, but my husband was watching it in the other room and he kept telling me what is going on...I don't remember much of what he said though, my mind was someplace else. How sweet that kids waved their hands to Barack & Michelle Obama when they were leaving. Kids are adorable!

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  7. Very nice look, I like this skirt thing on the pants :-) Gorgeous shoes my dear!!!

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  8. These pants look absolytely amazing! Love them! You looks so chic girl!

    XoXo,

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  9. slay queen! love how you styled this look.! gorg!
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  10. I have never seen anything like this wow!! You look gorg!!
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  11. Love how you styled this outfit, Idu:) Rockin as always. I think khaki green is actually such a great neutral colour and looks great with almost any other colour. And I did watch the inauguration on TV...well, I had it running in the background while doing sewing. It's such a sad day in history that I don't think I could've watched it straight on without crying.

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  12. So fierce and so unique! I love this look! =)


    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  13. You are really a fashion fairy. Lovin' your look.

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  14. Chic outfit!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase

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  15. Those pants are very original and glam. I love the shade of green, and I find that whole look you're fine. Idu you are unique!
    Kiss
    Luna
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  16. Love this look and yes there are several ways to wear army green without looking you just enlisted. It´s actually one of my favorite colours to combine. These pants are pretty cool & different!

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  17. You unquestionably rock Idu. You added class and glam to Army Green!

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  18. Those trousers are so pretty. I love the peplum detailing.

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  19. This green is such an amazing colour on you and love the lipstick. Gemma x
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  20. These pants are really special, the peplum detail makes them really special. I do have a few army green pieces in my wardrobe, like a blouse and a jumper. Great to hear I am on trend.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  21. I have countless pairs of black bottoms myself and I'm actually a massive fan of this shade. I feel like it is just universally flattering and transcendent no less. I've owned bottoms in this shade but if I'm honest I haven't invested in newer versions for a good few years now. After this gorgeous ensemble I am so inspired to up my khaki game!

    Sxx
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  22. Love the top!
    xx
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  23. Lovely post! Have a great new day.

    Bloglovin
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  24. This is such an elegant yet bossy outfit. It's so unique, love it. Didn't watch the Inauguration, Uni was stressing me out didn't want another additional stress watching trump speak. Have a Nice day.

    Bernie, xx
    The Style Fanatic

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  25. Army green has not been in since MASH I think so its nice to have it back :) And, since the only female character on MASH was named Hot Lips I had yet another reason to recall the show while enjoying these shots. You do have such gorgeous lips, dear, and pick the most funky fun shades to paint them with. You have a great eye for color in general. Every shot was wonderful to enjoy but it was picture six that got me there this morning. Those lips curled into that sexy smile and those stunning, exciting breasts were way too much to resist. I was still so worked up afterwards I returned to it after taking in the rest and had the same fantastic result ;) And what a cute image of everyone waving goodbye, so sweet. Very glad you did not see that memo until too late. Happy day to you, dear!

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  26. You look amazing in this styling.
    Cool high heels.
    Regards
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  27. great look! in love with your bag.

    kisses dear
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  28. Wow, this is the most original, edgy, cool and glam Army style look I've ever seen!!!
    You're amazing Idu, your taste and imagination are wondeerful!
    Looooooove your bag! :D
    xxx
    S
    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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  29. Love the title of the post :) Great look, love the ensemble that you put together!

    ANOUK

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  30. Army Green is such a fab color on you! You look stunning!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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  31. great look dear!

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  32. What a great outfit and look. I love army green, but this has made me fall in love with it allover again. The splash of florals with the purse softens the look and adds a splash of color.

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  33. Idu, I love this color of green... it looks lovely on you... it's a perfect color for the winter and I really like the black shoes you have on, they are really pretty xox

    I didn't watch the inauguration, I just couldn't do it, my time is much more important to me... How adorable that the children waved goodbye to the Obama's... that is so sweet xox...

    I did watch the Women's march the next day and I will be participating next time, we had a march in Halifax and I was not even aware until after the fact xox <3 <3 <3

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  34. So much Fabulousness here and that handbag is TDF.

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  35. You have such a classy unique style Idu. Love the army green trend, and I do own a jacket that I got last year, must come out to play soon. I didn't watch the inauguration because I was on my way to D.C. for the Women's March. I was sad, and marching gave me hope that the many that marched that day made people think about the country as a whole, and not as divided groups. Most people want peace and equality, I really feel that this is true. Have a wonderful week Idu!

    xx,
    Tania
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  36. What a fabulous outfit! Much love from Croatia 😘

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  37. Your sense of style is so unique and inspiring! I could literally just stare at your pictures (not in a creepy way lol). That outfit is incredible and I could incorporate more army green pieces in my outfits ;)

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  38. You definitely slayyed this look Hun. Love the army green colour on you.

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  39. This color looks amazing on you! Such a unique pair of pants. I definitely need more olive green in my closet!

    Best,
    Christina
    Looks by Lau

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  40. I have never ever given the colour army green or khaki as I called it even a glance before following beauty blogs but now I can't get enough of it. It's a stunning shade and mama you look hot!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  41. Idu, I am happy to hear army green is IN! I've always loved the color. I want a pair of shorts. LOL Love your outfit. You always rock it. LOL about your principal.
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  42. Your peplum pants are TDF Idu!!! And your accessories super glam!!!
    Kisses, Paola.
    Expressyourself

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  43. This look is really beautiful Idu! Have a successful day dear!

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  44. You can carry out kind of dress with style and grace.

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  45. Very chic ! You are beautiful. Kisses :)

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  46. this color is just gorgeous!
    i love how you wear it with such beauty and confidence!
    it was a pleasure visiting your blog for the first time.

    be blessed!

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  47. Hello gorgeous! I love the title of the post a lot. I also love your tips. The school had to get permission from us to let our children watch the inauguration. I did not think it was a big deal at all. But you cannot prevent what you don't know. You look beautiful in this color. I love your shoes and lipstick a lot. Kisses doll!

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  48. what a beautiful look dear!!

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  49. Perfect color for you:) You look gorgeous Dear:)

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  50. that's a fantastic army-green hue, my dear, and so beautifully accessorized
    you have such a great sense of style
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  51. A very interesting post !!! Thank you for your comment on my blog!!! 👌👌👌💚💚💚

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  52. This look is really amazing! This shade of green suit perfect on you.

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  53. I'm not a huge fan of army green just yet, but I am getting there. LoL I do have an oversized dress I recently bought in that color and love it!!! You however rocked this outfit and look amazing as always. Rock on my girl!

    Hugs
    KaSonndra

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  54. You definitely know how to wear army green! Perfect look!
    xx
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  55. Camo green is always rad.
    You look glam as always.
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  56. Camo green is one of my favourite colors. You look absolutely stunning on it... scratch that! you look amazing on every color. You're just perfect.


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  57. This is so pretty! I like the D&G bag too, it really elevates the army green elements!

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  58. Love, love, love every detail. Those lace shoe boots are amazing.

    Inez | My Small World

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  59. Yassss!!! This look is fantastic!!!
    xoxo

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