by Rachel Ogbu
Connect the dots, what do we, Ibrahim Babangida and Muhammadu Buhari have in common? Yeah, we all want to be president even though we suck at it and YES we all can rock the military outfit. There’s only one thing though – this generation can do it better.
The military inspired look has been in season continuously and you can be assured it’s not going out anytime soon, so feel free to hop on the band wagon.
However, unlike the times IBB and Buhari wore theirs, this season’s trend is less about the hardware, ranks and medals and more about the cut, the colour and the idea of a metropolitan uniform. When dressing up in your military enthused outfit think more towards peacekeeping than Niger-Delta Militant. Let’s show you how…
- It’s okay if you already have too many jackets and you’re a bit wary of getting more. For a military look, pick a block coloured jacket from your wardrobe, buy some metallic buttons in either gold or silver and stitch them both sides down the middle taking the old ones out.
- Most military looks come in army or khaki green but don’t turn away from a cream, navy, or grey coloured jacket because the style is in the cut. Go for jackets with covered buttoned pockets (like Tosyn has done) and bold zippers.
- Don’t come out dressed like Sergeant Okoro in military from head to toe, instead pick one key military item (could be an army green shoulder cross bag, a hat, watch or a belt) and dress around it. Remember less is more!
- Slam some soild boots on your feet and you can march off with a nod of approval.