From military jackets to tall and sleek boots, the fall 2012 collections were packed with military-inspired pieces that we couldn’t wait to try. We spotted this trend down the fall runways too at shows like Altuzarra, Jason Wu, and Victoria Beckham. Every season, this age-old trend takes on many forms and for fall 2012, we saw chic coats and capes, fitted trousers, knee-high boots, exaggerated shoulders, and gold accents all in dark moody colors of blacks, olives, and khakis.
So, to pull off this trend the right way, here are 5 tricks to look chic in military.
1. Boots should be tall and sleek.
Tuck your skinny black jeans into them, slip on a camel-colored roll-neck sweater (like the naval soldiers wore), add an olive-colored anorak and you’re working the military trend. [Image]
2. It’s All About the Jacket
A jacket adorned with gold buttons and exaggerated shoulders is the military way. [Image]
3. Go glam in feminine-inspired pieces
Instead of army-inspired coats, go for khaki skirts, sleeveless combat dresses and loose-fitting button ups in olive shades. If you can’t let go of your military coat, pair it with a feminine dress. [Image]
4. Can’t go wrong with Shiny Gold Accents
Gold is the metal you want whether you choose buttons or pretty gold accessories. [Image]
5. Olive green is the color of the military
Whether it’s a nice silk blouse, pencil skirt, or curve-hugging dress, you’re working the trend just as long as you keep your silhouette feminine. [Image]