MILITANT FASHIONISTA | THE KHAKI TREND

We have our eye on the Khaki Trend and here's why..

Far from being a fad trend that mercifully fades into the background (yep we’re still trying to forget the “ugly” sandals trend of the summer too), the khaki-heavy Military trend has taken centre stage on the catwalk and the high-street more times than we can remember. And now it’s back to make you feel fierce all over again!

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Why we love the look

  • Inspired by uniforms, military pieces often come equipped with practical functions including plenty of pockets and hidden compartments for all your everyday essentials. Importantly, they’re also crafted out of sturdy and comfortable materials to help you soldier on in style all day long!
  • Belts! Yep, military pieces often include waist clinching belts to pull you in in all the right places. A feminine twist at its best.
  • This trend is perfect for rocking the androgynous look and will give you an instantly fierce edge. No one will want to mess with you when you’re laying into this look.
  • Khaki tones are ideal neutral bases and will work with almost anything. Throwing in a bright red or fluro shade is also great way to add in an instant hit of colour and will really compliment the look.

Stand out from the rank and file in this look however you decide to wear it. To help you march on with the look, we’ve come up with a few ways to rock it!

Become a layer slayer

Layering has in itself become a full on fashion trend this Autumn/Winter and when working the full-on military look this is a key technique to master. You could start by investing in an on-trend trench coat, bomber or sheepskin aviator jacket, pairing it anything from a khaki shirt and jeans to military playsuits and jumpsuits. What the catwalk also shows is that opera gloves are an ideal way to add another dimension to the look. Particularly good news for those adopting the ultra-chic capes the season has brought us.

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Leather Up

From the catwalk to the high-street, everyone is pairing their military essentials with leather to really nail the look. Whether it’s a leather skirt or pants, some classic army boots or your staple leather jacket, working some leather in, will help you to conquer the trend every time.

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Stay Girly

Ultimate style icon Olivia Palermo, once again shows us how to make a look your own. Remember, being a loyal fashion soldier doesn't mean you need to discard your own personal style – rather work in pieces from your current wardrobe to create the look. Olivia styles in feminine pieces, from stilettos to flared skirts, to effortlessly mix in a ladylike touch.

If you’re a girly girl and you prefer heels or flats over boots, work them in and be brave about it. By staying individual, you’ll win the fashion war every time. You can also keep it feminine by throwing in some lace and bustier's.

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Accessorise It!

If you’re not quite ready to enlist, you can still win some serious style points by adding some military accessories to your ensembles. Think satchels, fedoras and chunky belts. Fur trim scarfs also add a touch of femininity to the military trend in an instant.

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images via Glue Store | style.com | Modelinia| Pretty Designs | Pop Sugar | Olivia Palermo

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