Monday, 18 January 2010

No More Wants Challenge - SS10 Trend - Military/ Utility

So today, I decided to get started on my 'No more wants challenge', which will see me, for a little while at least, refraining from buying new clothes and instead making outfits from what I already have in my wardrobe to fit in with key trends for the season. Military was an obvious choice for me as I love the colour khaki. There were all sorts of military and utility references on the catwalk including of course the colour khaki, camoflage prints, details like boots, belts and hats.
military trend
Jean Paul Gautier

utility trend Balmain

military trend ss10 Kenzo

Stella McCartney military Stella McCartney
I bought this khaki print shirt dress last year and wore it as a dress with jeggings until I was completely bored with it. When I saw the military trend for SS10, I decided to find a new way to wear it and wearing open as a shirt with the white top has given it a lighter and fresher feel. I have recently abandoned my jeans in favour of leggings as I was getting so bored with wearing them day in day out. I was inspired to drag them out, roll them and wear them again with heels, by a recent outfit by Nina of Ballerina's closet obsession.

Shirt dress (worn open) Dorothy Perkins
White top - present
Jeans - Littlewoods
Bag- present
Shoes - Karen Millen
I am feeling quite excited about the challenge ahead and already have a list of outfit ideas in my head. Obviously, my wardrobe doesn't need updating with new clothes for spring and summer but looking at from a fresh angle. Any other fashion bloggers who would like to join me in this challenge would be very welcome. Feel free to post links to your trends and outfits in the comments.
Catwalk pictures from


Leia said...

Cute outfit!

Tomorrow said...

Brilliant post!!! Lovely idea too! O don't suppose your up to one tiny outfit challenge that you could incorparate into your big challenge! If you would please head over to my blog! I will draw watercolours of the winners!
Tomorrow x

Zenobie said...

I like your take on military with a bit of a softer edge - nice!

Queenie said...

Great idea for a challenge..but I won't be joining you because I am far to addicted to jumble/carboot sales/charity shops and can't see that changing any time soon!

Love the outfit :) x