[Veronica Beard Spring 2017 Collection; all images via Vogue.com]
According to yours truly, army and camo prints and motifs will ALWAYS be in fashion. I’ve always considered a well-cut camo pant and slim cut military jacket basics, even neutrals if you will, as I’ve been wearing and pairing them with a wide swath of items in my wardrobe since…1993! Obviously I’m quite partial to the look, and fully endorse it reaching a trend status again. What better indicator that it’s happening than the runways showing a plethora of versions of the assertively pocketed, wonderfully green coat for spring 2017? Favorite riffs on the unisex classic include shrunken versions (Marc Jacobs), knee-grazing lengths (Mulberry), heavily tasseled with leather strips (Coach 1941), and my personal pick, artfully applied lace appliqué (Veronica Beard) that makes a perfectly modern replacement for a ribbons, patches, and medals that would otherwise decorate a distinguished military jacket.