Student Lindsay Alexandra Coome is put through the fashion drills

In our second installment of FLARE’s Fashion Challenge, we recruited Lindsay Alexandra Coome, 20, a student at The University of Western Ontario. She was put through the drills of embracing military style – a major fall trend – every day for a week. It was an uphill battle, with Coome admitting she struggled to “avoid looking like a girl scout.” With her use of hard-edge accents and regimental layers, we give her gold star for standout style. This commander-in-chic reported back her top tip for your consideration: “Don’t wear too many military accent at once, such as epaulettes, structured jackets and olive green.” Roger that.

Look 1: Topshop cardigan, Opening Ceremony dress, Zara clogs, Marc by Marc Jacobs bag.

Look 2: Zara trench, Alexander Wang bag, Zara lace-up wedges, T by Alexander Wang top, H&M leggings.

Look 3: H&M army jacket, T by Alexander Wang top, vintage combat boots, H&M leggings, vintage bag.

Look 4: Marc by Marc Jacobs bag, T by Alexander Wang top, Aldo oxfords, Zara pants.

Look 5: Zara top, vintage bag, J Brand jeans, Zara lace-up wedges.

Look 6: Opening Ceremony shorts, H&M army jacket, Zara clogs, T by Alexander Wang top, Marc by Marc Jacobs bag.

Look 7: Jimmy Choo for H&M scarf, vintage bag, Kain top, H&M leggings, Zara boots.


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