The military influence in fashion is something I have documented on my blog quiet often. But for spring I am focusing on one particular detail: the military patch pockets, preferably decorating a smart dress, like the Jason Wu one above, or festooning a more practical piece which is, in turn, teamed up with something more elegant. I like this high/low approach so much more than, let’s say, a parka-skinny jeans ensemble.
Something casual, something elegant. It doesn’t go wrong. It’s what Ralph Lauren does best. He practically invented the concept.
The utilitarian dress. One that comes more in the form of a city uniform (practical yet rendering a cool precision and easy elegance) than a dress strictly addressed to a leisurely time or safari adventure.
There were also more laid-back variations of the aforementioned utilitarian dresses, but still aiming for a more elevated feel when partnered with high heels and crisp white collar or a skinny scarf.
photos: 1-Jason Wu SS 2015 / 2,3,4-Ralph Lauren SS 2015 / 5-Victoria Beckham SS 2015 / 6-No. 21 SS 2015 / 7-Acne Studios SS 2015, all images via Style.com / click on photos to enlarge