A-ten-hut! Listen up soldiers, military style jackets are kicking back into action with the cold season creeping up on us again.
As a follow on from the macho chic, masculine silhouettes are creeping into the catwalks in new and innovative ways. The season calls for this clean cut uniform style trend with its big brass buttons, thick cinched leather belts, big shoulders and eye-catching epaulets.
Khaki remains a popular colour choice and equates very nicely with this trend. If you choose that beautiful army green colour, a great fabric mix is shearling. Shearling fabrics are lovely and warm (not too mention they look really high-class!) So for these autumn days that are continually growing colder, a bit of a shearling collar can be your best friend. Shearling is also a great embellishment on boots!
There are quite a few different ways to wear the military trend. Sexy chic requires mixing your military jacket with a pair of tight leather leggings, for that extra polished look. Go a little bit tough and rival the boys by wearing your jacket with some chunky black lace-up boots. Gold accessories also work really well with army green. Dress it up by choosing a garment with showy epaulets. Or dress it down with a casual shirt and tailored slim cargo pants. The marching jacket is a refreshing take on the military jacket and sometimes these two trends cross over.
Some labels representing this trend include Oscar de La Renta, La Garconne, Witchery and Balmain. Country Road is definitely a good place to start as they have a few basic pieces. It’s also worth checking out the Utility jackets available from Witchery, to mix and match with tailored cargos. Cargo pants are in abundance at J Crew; they have a great selection so don’t miss out on those. Favourite picks for the military trend are the APC parka in khaki and the Hope Seventh Parka by La Garconne, reminiscent of a thick army rain-jacket sure to keep you warm in those colder seasons.
Train yourself in fashion combat and grab a military jacket today.