Part of the German encampment at the local WWII reenactment that I went to.
The 1940's has always been one of my favorite eras to dream about. Before the "housewife" stereotype that we associate with the 1950's and after the depression of the 1930's, I'm fascinated with the lifestyle during the war. It doesn't help that the only reason that my town exists is actually because of WWII, not to mention that Captain America is my favorite superhero. Add all this up with the looks of the era and the "We can do it!" mentality of Rosie the Riveter and company, and it's a time that I fully appreciate.
I definitely don't believe in "glamorizing" war and belittling it by turning it into a fashion statement. I am sure that I can never know how hard it was to go through WWII-or any war, for everyone involved. But the best way that I have found of respecting the decades and the soldiers that I admire is by taking a piece of the history home with me. At the war reenactment that I went to, I picked up a (probably replica) WWII jacket. While I know not everyone might want to wear an old men's jacket, I think the style is timeless and should be in everyone's wardrobe.
I think to get the full effect, it's better to just go ahead and go with a men's jacket. This lightweight coat from Gant is perfect for fall days (quickly approaching!), but it might be even better to borrow a handsome fella's jacket for the night. Either way, these are two outfits that I'd love to wear with my new-old jacket from this weekend.
1. Gant army jacket 2. Dorothy Perkins ruffled blouse 3. Day Birger sequin skirt 4. ASOS envelope clutch 5. All Tide Up flat
1. Gant army jacket 2. ASOS claw earrings 3. Equipment "Daddy" blouse 4. Topshop skinny jeans 5. Steve Madden spiked loafers