Friday, December 2, 2011

Style Inspiration: Military Green

 Grace Slick photographed in San Francisco by Baron Wolman for Rolling Stone, 1968, and the self-portrait Slick painted.

Military green is one of my favorite colors to wear -- it's versatile and can be both masculine and feminine depending on what you pair it with.  I think I realized that I loved this look when I first saw this photo of Grace Slick, taken by Rolling Stone magazine's first photographer, Baron Wolman, in San Francisco in 1968.  Military-inspired fashion -- like Slick's army green jacket -- gained popularity in the late '60s and 1970s.
The fatigue jacket was introduced to service in 1943; the same jacket, beginning with military surplus, became popular fashion in the 1970s, ironically largely associated with militant anti-establishment advocates of Black Power and the Vietnam Antiwar movement. (Source)

I see this trend everywhere now, and styled in various different ways.

Photo Sources:
Megan Fox Source
Foxtail and Fern
Vanessa Jackman
Style Bistro
Cupcakes and Cashmere

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