By Emily Smith
Dressing down a fancy, silk cocktail dress (even one with sequins) is easy when you throw some weathered fatigues into the mix!
TIP: Look for anything that is authentic and distressed when on the hunt for army greens, steering clear of full-on camouflage if at all possible. Prepare to set your sites on the Men’s Department ladies.
Jacket—–> Vintage 1943 Military Issue Army Jacket, $6 (GW)
Dress——> Vintage 1980s 100% Silk Cocktail Dress by A.J Bari, $5 (GW)
Necklace—> Vintage blue glass beaded choker, $3 (HH)
Socks—-> Vintage 1960s metallic silver ankle socks, .50 cents (GW)
Shoes—-> “New” Frye brand, navy leather platforms, $4 (GW)
OUTFIT GRAND TOTAL: $18.50
Emily Smith is guest columnist for The Free Weekly, stylist, designer, vintage maven, do-it-yourselfer, and all-around budget fashionista. She is the owner/curator of the online vintage boutique, Emily’s Onemanband (www.etsy.com/shop/emilysonemanband). All of the outfits presented in this column were purchased for a total of $20 or less at a variety of local secondhand stores. Have questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos By Quentin Daniel Photography www.facebook.com/QuentinDanielPhotography