Thursday, March 15, 2012
Back of the Closet: Army green tunic
I bought this amazing army green tunic at least four years ago for a steal ($9.99) at Rugged Warehouse, back
when there used to be one here in Bham (wah wah). I think this was about the time when military inspiration
was first hitting the runways and as if that wasn't enough, I had a feeling this top would be super versatile.
But mostly I am pretty sure that I took one look at this shirt and convinced myself that if I bought it, it would instantaneously turn me into Alexa Chung.
So I might've been wrong about that last part (but I am working hard on that one every day :) but what I wasn't
wrong about was the longevity of the military trend and also just how versatile this shirt has been. I have worn
this shirt just about any way possible—with leggings and a belt, halfway tucked into jean shorts, tucked into a
skirt for work, untucked with skinny jeans (hint: future blog post, get excited). You name it and I've tried it. Only
recently did I realize that I hadn't worn it over a dress as a jacket in quite some time. So I pulled out what I consider
to be a pretty girly dress and put this shirt over it and viola, instant masculine cool factor was achieved.
Here's the cheapskate outfit breakdown:
1. Army green tunic, Rugged Wearhouse ($9.99)
2. Floral print dress, Anthropologie ($39.99)
3. Tights (??)
4. Suede booties, Target ($24.99)
5. Cross body bag, thrifted ($5.99)
6. Pink sunglasses, Dollar Tree ($1.00)
7. Hair bow barrettes (??)
8. Cocktail ring, ATL market ($2.00)
9. Earrings, ATL market ($2.00)
Photos: Laura Menconi