As gaga as we girls go over a man in uniform, it simply seems fit that we would look just as cute in camo and cargos- actually, cuter. The military inspired look has never been hotter, it's truly a style that's made its way from costume to closet commodity. Dressing in a way that would make Uncle Sam proud has more than just aesthetic benefits -- the added perception of authority from a girl wearing a shirt with stars and stripes insignia. As we've learned from our fellow Americans in the Service, pockets and buttons can be as alluring as they are utilitarian! Although our favorite military jackets don't bode well underneath the blazing sun, throwing on some light long-sleeves at night are a great summer approach to cadet chic when evenings get brisk. Keep the look casual with camouflage and classy with the same tailored, buckled and double-breasted perfection that the military expects of its troops. If you'd rather don a mostly civilian look, brave a short-billed army cap along with your everyday summer fashion. See the slideshow for some sir-yes-sir pieces for this summer's boldest look!
There's a new kid on the block in Phoenix! Phoenicia Association, a well-cultivated men's store and gallery space, opened earlier this month. Inside the seemingly abandoned brick building holds some of coolest, hard to find duds in the area. Started by friends Jeff Mann and Kyle Simone (both avid street fashion connoisseurs and patrons of the arts) were looking to cultivate a new way of thinking about and looking at art and design in the Phoenix metropolitan area. The shop is split into two sections: one that sells hard to find men's clothing labels April77, Wrath Arcane, Hixsept, and 3Sixteen, and the other that houses a gallery with monthly rotating artists. If you're in the area, make sure not to miss the opening parties for the new gallery shows that feature local artists, musicians and DJs! Check them out at www.wearephoenicia.com.