Mamas, so many of you wanted to know where to get the military-inspired anorak I wore in last week's post (link below). Well…once I started looking, I just couldn't stop. The shopping enabler strikes again.
I love how an irreverent sweater takes some of the punch out of military-inspired pieces. And since both offbeat sweaters and military-anything are huge trends this Fall, there are quite a few pieces to choose from. So. If you are feeling the need for a good shop, see below for my favorite anoraks, camo pants, and sheep sweaters. Seriously.
(Now there's something I never thought I'd say.)
The Military Trend
psst: I just picked up these bad girl sexy pants. They've been sold out for ever, but the Zara in Philly just restocked (and were sold out again by Sunday). Anyway, word on the street is that Zara will restock online soon, so keep checking. They run small, I had to go up a size.
So ugly they're cute? Wear them ironically? I don't know why these things work…but my quirky, offbeat heart sweater has been a closet staple both last winter and now. Perhaps these are "interesting sweaters" personified? All I know is that it has saved many an outfit from snoozeville. It's hard to argue with a piece whose price-per-wear is now measured in pennies.
One word of caution….the older you are, the more you need to think hard about cutesy sweaters. If your overall vibe is still pretty-young-thing, and you've been planning to pair your ironic sweater with some cargo skinnies or waxed denim…then YES. Go for it. If, however, you can see 50 and have no idea what waxed denim is…then I'd stick with sophiticated polks dots (sweater #2) or the Aztec print (sweater #5).