Trend We Like: Combats

April 12, 2010

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Trend We Like: Combats

Remember the All Saints band members dancing around in baggy combats in the mid 90’s which prompted us to stock up on them as our favourite casual trousers ever since?

I still love my H&M pair which are at least six years old and was given a smart, grey Patrizia Pepe pair recently which I also love to death.

But this year combats (or cargo pants as they call them stateside) are back but this time with a new sleek and skinny twist.

Although combats are part of the military trend, Posh captures this season’s sleek utilitarian trend perfectly. It’s all about mixing tailored elements, like a structured blazer with something softer, such as silk combats.

Other ways of wearing the trend include a safari inspired shirt or in fact any form of khaki green – it will be big news come this autumn winter according to the Balmain aw 2010 catwalk.

Victoria Beckham in Cargo pants / combats

I loved Victoria Beckham’s latest travel outfit which consisted of olive green silk combats, nude patent Brian Atwood Maniac shoes and Ray Ban aviator sunglasses.

You can steal her style with a Zara blazer (£69, €78), a H&M grey scoop neck vest (€7.50), nude patent pumps from LK Bennett (£150, €170) and a gold watch at Juicy Couture,  BT2 or Kildare Village (Stella, €295).

Victoria Beckham’s combats are of the silk and cropped kind – I found a similar pair in River Island for £30, €34.

Where to buy combats?

While the shops like Penneys, H&M and Dunnes Stores will always stock the casual baggy combat style, it’s harder to find the new combat style. Here are two of my favourites:

Khaki combats, Miss Selfridge, £35, €40

Silk cargo trousers, Topshop, £30, €34

River island combats (pictured £30, €34) plus they have numerous other styles of combats in store.

How to wear combats

To pull off this look, wear this year’s combats (whether long and skinny, cropped, or rolled) in any earth toned colour and most importantly, with a pair of killer heels!

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7 Responses to “Trend We Like: Combats”

  1. camilla Says:

    I have the river island version in a stone like colour and they are fab…i find them great for work, only can wear wedges at the mo, and the addition of a crisp white shirt and it’s office perfect. If they are the same river island ones i am thinking of, there is a scarf tied in around the skinny belt with them which i have started alternating around with silk scarves i already have so it changes the look every few wears.

  2. Annemarie Says:

    Sounds very stylish – you are so ahead of the trend that Posh would be envious.

  3. Claire Says:

    well considering that Posh’s combats are Roberto Cavalli, I think Ill check out River Island so. LOVE her Chloe blazer too…ooooh to have her disposable income!


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