Take 5 - Olive Military Jacket

Sometimes there are items in my wardrobe that I find tricky to match, such as this jacket.  I admit I've been doing the Take 5 Challenge until now with separates that are quite versatile but it's time to stop that, get out of my comfort zone, and do what this blog says on the packet! 

So this weeks Take 5 Challenge is a beautifully shaped Dotti olive military jacket, that I bought a couple of years ago but have still only worn a handful of times and mostly with black. When I started to research how I could wear this jacket differently I was surprised to realise that it was pretty much a neutral of it's own.

Here's five ways that you could wear a piece like this:

# 1 - I wore to work (the sparkly gold top underneath really gave this a special feel)

#2 - Going shopping (this Esprit lime dress, with pockets is so versatile and was actually the star of my very first blog post - I apologise for the goofy face)

#3 - Casual weekend (I wore this on Sunday and probably wouldn't have shown you my tights with flats look it it wasn't so windy!)

# 4 - Cafe Breakfast (I think pale jeans are much more appropriate for spring/summer and although it's impossible to see the pale grey stripes on this top here, they were perfect with the jacket)

# 5 - Browsing the local markets (final pic taken in the morning as the evening light died :) but my favourite outfit of the bunch)

I can't believe how many colours olive matches well with (lime, cobalt blue, hot pink, coral, black, grey, white, purple... etc). I know most real fashionista's still stick with the traditional neutrals but I love that with the reinvigoration of military fashion people are really starting to push the envelope.

Here's to getting more wear from a new favourite piece!  PS. Please don't forget to enter my Facebook competition and be in to win a $50 Max voucher.

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