September is now upon us and our favourite high street stores were in a serious hurry to stock up on autumn/winter trends after our abysmal summer.
I don’t think I’m alone in saying that I get way too excited at the prospect of new season clothes and I start wishing I had a diary packed full of events just so I can buy them all, but unfortunately we don’t all live a life of leisure.
One trend I am obsessed with this season of which I will definitely be spending my hard earned cash on is the revival of the military look. Time after time the military trend finds its way back into our wardrobes and this time it is wholly inspired by its cool camouflage and khaki shades. What strikes me about this trend however is its ability to incorporate other big hits this A/W season; leather and studs. Leather, a timeless wardrobe item, and studs both manage to toughen up the image whilst also creating an effortlessly cool look.
One key item from the military trend is the army camo jacket. It was a big hit at festivals this summer and has been seen on celebrities such as Rihanna, Rita Ora and Fearne Cotton, all known for their imminent style. High street brands have opened their arms wide to this stylish jacket piece and many variations can be found across different stores. These variations include the incorporation of leather sleeves, studded collars or in the form of a parka jacket. Whichever style you prefer this jacket is a must have piece for A/W ‘12-13.
However, if you are thinking the military trend is too laid-back for you, you couldn’t be far wrong. Take a look at this Victoria Beckham inspired dress from missguided.co.uk. This simple yet structured bodycon with gold button detailing can take you from day to night whilst remaining super sophisticated and fully endorsing military chic at its finest.
Let’s not forget shoes now, and its boots, boots and more boots for this look. Whether it’s your favourite Dr Martens, a cute wedged pair, or super high platform ankle boots, the military trend will work with all boot styles that you suit best.
So what are you waiting for? Whether you want to achieve a subtle hint of military detailing, or soldier on through with a full on camo and khaki look; stand to attention this season with military dressing to suit everyone.
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