The Military Influence


This blog post is written in collaboration with Monsoon in Nottingham.

Military fashion has made a comeback this season and not in the typical camouflage way, but in a more simple and sassy form.  Earlier this year we saw Ralph Lauren channel the use of just using murky brown to show his take on what military fashion would look like in 2017.

If you are like me, you will be more interested in seeking new ways to incorporate military pieces into your wardrobe whilst still being true to your own feminine style.


I fell in love with this Monsoon Marita Military shirt as the grandad collar looks edgy and different to other shirts I’ve seen over the last few months. It looks a little less formal than other shirts I own and the beautiful  silky military loop detailing on the front is fierce enough to toughen any look, even when I paired it against my Topshop a-line leather skirt! This is a contemporary look which can be worn day – night. I like my shirts to be bit loose fitting around my arms so the flowing blouson sleeves adds a sleek and crisp finish to the look. Also, I just love a white shirt and don’t think you can own enough – do you?


The shirt will look great worn under a fitted longline coat, a bomber jacket or a longline cardigan, which is proof that this stylish take on the classic white blouse will become a staple piece in your wardrobe for seasons to come, it will be your favourite shirt to wear and the one you turn to when in need of a classy outfit for all of those last minute meet-ups.


This shirt is perfect for adding a bit of style to your workwear wardrobe as well.  It looks great against patterned, jacquard and smart skirts and teamed with statement flats or intricate detailed boots. White shirts just don’t require much fuss and that is the beauty and importance of them. The shirt adds a Coco Chanel glam factor to my simple outfits and for £35 –  well you really can’t argue with that can you?


How would you style this shirt?

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