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This week’s blog post features Diana Machira of the fashion blog Denim and Cateye. Enjoy the photos and don’t forget to share this post! Make up by Zalika text-divider                                                WINTER IS COMING: FITTED PLAID COAT

It gets to a point when that hot cup of coffee just isn’t keeping you warm enough anymore and that’s when you know it’s time to break out the cozy layers!

Now, we all experience those lazy days when we just don’t feel like putting too much thought or effort into the day’s outfit. Sound familiar? Well, even on such days, plaid is one great way to dress up any ensemble! Whether you’re throwing on jeans and a tee or a simple solid-colored dress, tossing on a fitted plaid coat is a surefire way to add some pattern and excitement to your outfit, making it look like you actually tried this morning. You can thank me later.
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                                                              CHIC CADET

Military inspired jackets started out as a trend, but have quickly become a bona fide classic! They have this tough, androgynous appeal and they rank sky high in style and function, as long as you’re looking to brave the chill.

This week I will be sharing with you a few of my favourite looks featuring three of my favourite military inspired jackets.

Kicking off this series is this tried-and-true asymmetrical number. Just like denim, olive green sits fabulously with the rest of the neutrals and pairs beautifully with pretty much anything! When it came down to pairing, I opted for pearly whites and for a bit of edge, my adored pointy-toe pumps. I also downplayed my accessories, making the shoulder epaulets and perfectly polished buttons the focal point for a cool, clean and chic utilitarian look.
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                                  NOSTALGIA: MICHAEL JACKSON INSPIRED

Say what you will about the king of pop, but MJ’S influence over the fashion conscious: UNDENIABLE! Today’s military jacket is in fact a toast to his inimitable and legendary style. Though one can look a foolish mess trying to pull off some of his signature looks (Lol!), a girl can borrow a leaf or two and restyle it to suit her personality  With his death anniversary just days away, I figured I’d pay my tribute by sharing with you a one-for-two featuring this stunning street style piece.

DIRTY DIANA

Here I tried to balance the bold and tough appeal of the jacket with a red body-con dress that hits about mid-calf. I love that the dress is sleek and effortless, making it a great canvas to pair with a statement jacket and strappy footwear that allows me towering height.
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