Pretty Tough

Bespoke - - HER KEY LOOK -

Chan­nel your ad­ven­tur­ous side this sum­mer with a mea­sured mix of util­i­tar­ian sta­ples and fem­i­nine shapes.

The mil­i­tary jacket is still go­ing strong this sea­son and cur­rent it­er­a­tions run the gamut from clas­sic camels and camo at Ver­sace and Saint Lau­rent, to short sleeve bombers at Givenchy, dip-dyed and or­nately beaded at Valentino, as well as dis­tressed and over­sized at Alexan­der Wang. We see it as be­ing a fun­da­men­tal and ver­sa­tile com­po­nent of any wardrobe. But, we should also men­tion that a field jacket looks best when paired with skirts and dresses so it can work as a neu­tral to off­set more di­rec­tional pieces. Hav­ing first come to fore in the 1960s when John Lennon wore an Al­pha In­dus­tries M-65 and Yves Saint Lau­rent in­tro­duced his iconic Sa­hari­enne, the mil­i­tary jacket be­came a sym­bol of the coun­ter­cul­ture dis­senters of the 1970s be­fore mak­ing cin­e­matic cameos in Rambo, Taxi Driver, and An­nie Hall, among oth­ers. Nowa­days, de­signer ver­sions – spot­ted on ev­ery celebrity from Kim to Gigi, Rosie and Mi­randa – aren’t ex­actly army sur­plus but they’re still pretty tough. Bal­anc­ing that edge with softer pieces is what it’s all about, es­pe­cially this sum­mer. “A mil­i­tary jacket, black leather boots and stud­ded fringe mini skirt give a tough fash­ion edge to the clas­sic striped tank,” says Holly Rus­sell, the Se­nior Buyer at Net-a-porter, who re­veals how biker jack­ets also func­tion in a sim­i­lar way. “At this time of year, I don’t leave the house with­out my leather mo­to­jacket. I layer it over pretty dresses as well as t-shirts and jeans – it’s the eas­i­est way to com­bine tough with fem­i­nine.”

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