We’ve seen the Military trend come and go, and once again, it’s found its way back into the stores and onto the racks. This fall, shops are packed full with this year’s updated, chic military looks. The military style is all about tough sophistication and this year’s looks create an image of edgy feminism. Get ready to stock your closets with olive green, tailored trenches, and chunky boots in order to make this style come to life. Full of details including brass buttons and cargo pockets, anyone can make this trend work.
One staple piece needed to rock the military style revolves around the jacket. Short or long, dressy or casual, green or otherwise, jackets are one of the simplest and yet most powerful military inspired items. You can pair a military coat with almost everything you already own, which makes it easy for everyone to join in. Bloomingdale’s has a great option- a sleek Calvin Klein double breasted wool piece sold in either navy or black. This coat screams military while still remaining stylish and chic. For a more affordable look, try this green Xhilaration crop coat from Target or change it up in a white cotton blend jacket from the Buckle. You can also get your guy in on the action, so to speak, with a laid back version from the Gap.
Cargo pants abd leggings are another easy way to incorporate some military style into your wardrobe. Neiman Marcus offers a unique, sleek pair of military leggings by Foley + Corinna. Pair with an oversize tee or tunic and top off with a high heel boot for the perfect fall look. To get the look for less, try this simple grey pair from the Wet Seal or a camo print pair from Macy’s.
Finally, sweaters are a popular item within the military trend this fall. Marc Jacobs offers a cute, crop military sweater that will keep you warm during the cooler months. Juicy Couture’s version creates a younger, cardigan-like look. Both feature button detailing and can be found at Macy’s. Budget-friendly pieces include a hoodie sweater from American Eagle and a sleek style at Nordstrom featuring shoulder epaulets. Once again, the military sweater will look great on any guy, for example, this zip-front sweater from Express will keep him warm, comfortable, and fashion forward.
It seems as though the MIlitary trend resurfaces frequently in one form or another, so the items you get this fall will last over the years. Make sure you stick with your typical style: if you normally dress casually, look for comfortable sweaters and cotton jackets that will support that style. Women who typically dress up will want to to find very tailored, slim styles to complete their wardrobes. With the large amount of Military items dominating the racks, everyone can easily find the perfect look for fall.