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Street Style: Military inspired fashion

Military inspired trends spotted out and about in San Diego

Every few years the military jacket makes a style resurgence. It's a trend that refuses to die. Its fashion shelf life has everything to do with its versatility.

Popularized during the anti-war moment of the 1960's, thrift-shopping hippies found ways to modernize the buttoned-up look. Flower children gave the military jacket's androgynous feel a face-lift by pairing them with flowing skirts and bright fabrics.

Recently, in San Diego, I've spotted guys wearing military jackets with everything from khakis and dress shirts and ties, to jeans and t-shirts. Meanwhile women often pair the jacket with their favorite feminine dresses or with skinny jeans and boots.

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I ran into 28-year-old, Heidi Hoffman at Lestat's in University Heights. She wore a Zara military jacket paired with Urban Outfitters jeans and suede Chukka boots. Hoffman runs her own small business called Triple Cream Bakery.

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Nicole Lettow wore a basic gray military inspired jacket from the Gap when I met her for lunch yesterday at Swami's in Las Mesa.

Nicole paired her Express jeans with lace-up ankle booties from H&M and a delicate polka dot sweater from American Rag.

Her favorite wardrobe item are her Steve Madden Intyce boots. Lettow lists J.Crew as her favorite store due to it's classic designs.

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I found Ian Owen on La Mesa Blvd wearing an olive green Levi's jacket. The 28-year-old is a guitar instructor at Moze Guitars. He is in the local band Oh Spirit.

Owen wore black Vans, a thrifted button-down, and burgundy skinny jeans paired with Ray Bans.

Anyone else notice a Joseph Gordon-Levitt resemblence?

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Every few years the military jacket makes a style resurgence. It's a trend that refuses to die. Its fashion shelf life has everything to do with its versatility.

Popularized during the anti-war moment of the 1960's, thrift-shopping hippies found ways to modernize the buttoned-up look. Flower children gave the military jacket's androgynous feel a face-lift by pairing them with flowing skirts and bright fabrics.

Recently, in San Diego, I've spotted guys wearing military jackets with everything from khakis and dress shirts and ties, to jeans and t-shirts. Meanwhile women often pair the jacket with their favorite feminine dresses or with skinny jeans and boots.

None

I ran into 28-year-old, Heidi Hoffman at Lestat's in University Heights. She wore a Zara military jacket paired with Urban Outfitters jeans and suede Chukka boots. Hoffman runs her own small business called Triple Cream Bakery.

None

Nicole Lettow wore a basic gray military inspired jacket from the Gap when I met her for lunch yesterday at Swami's in Las Mesa.

Nicole paired her Express jeans with lace-up ankle booties from H&M and a delicate polka dot sweater from American Rag.

Her favorite wardrobe item are her Steve Madden Intyce boots. Lettow lists J.Crew as her favorite store due to it's classic designs.

None

I found Ian Owen on La Mesa Blvd wearing an olive green Levi's jacket. The 28-year-old is a guitar instructor at Moze Guitars. He is in the local band Oh Spirit.

Owen wore black Vans, a thrifted button-down, and burgundy skinny jeans paired with Ray Bans.

Anyone else notice a Joseph Gordon-Levitt resemblence?

None

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