Here at Harpenne, we are often inspired by vintage finds, historical clothes and textiles. The military trend is really timeless, so we know if you buy the right pieces, they will become go-to wardrobe favourites year after year. We thought we’d share some of the secrets behind the inspiration and the key pieces you can try this season.
Creating an off-duty look
How to style the Parka
Although the parka was originally created by the Inuits in Canada for warmth, the parka also has it's design roots after being worn by the American Military in Korea.
We have taken this timeless piece and reworked the design to provide the perfect off-duty look. Its luxe faux fur collar and half fur lining makes this piece the perfect autumn & winter essential. Designed with additional glamorous trims, there is no stopping you on what you can style this coat with.
The Biker Jacket
Originally designed for comfort and warmth in WW1, this styling was popular for military and aviator. Designed to be practical for warmth and durability, the biker jacket has lived through generations, becoming if anything an iconic piece for the wardrobe.
We’ve adapted this classic inspiration into our feminine Italian leather biker jacket with its clever rib sleeve panels for comfort and movement and our head turning biker coat with its chunky zips and faux fur detachable collar.
Additionally, we’ve made sure that we have added our signature feminine, rock chick handwriting to our biker jackets
, ensuring this jacket ties perfectly with the rest of our range.
Colour & Print
How to wear Khaki
Khaki Military Shirt | Khaki Cargo Trousers
Khaki is one of the most commonly used colours for military as it is a great camouflage. Incredibly it is also a flattering colour for all skin tones! Here at Harpenne, we have added glam to camo with our Khaki Military Shirt
& Khaki Cargo Trousers
. Worn together to create the illusion of a jumpsuit, both pieces feature soft touch fabric, satin trims and delicate stud details, making these separates are the perfect addition to your wardrobe.
How to wear Camoflage Print
Khaki Camo Animal Blouse - Coming Soon | Khaki Camo Animal Shirt Dress - Coming Soon
Since WW1, camouflage print has been used repeatedly in fashion and art, making it perfect for adding a bit of edge to any outfit. We’ve seen various adaptations of this print throughout fashion, however here at Harpenne, we wanted to create something a little extra special with the famous print. Effortless, subtle and undeniably flattering, our Khaki Camo Shirt Dress & Khaki Camo Shirt are the perfect pieces to step into when styling a camo look. Our Camo Shirt Dress features a hanky hem and blouson sleeve, providing a feminine touch to the military print. As for our blouse? Well this one is a true multi-tasker! With two patch pockets and button-through front, you can style this piece with a skirt, classic jean or faux leather trouser to create your outfit.
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