3 Ways To Get Spring's Military Style Just Right

1. Classic—With an emphasis on sharp tailoring and masculine lines, classic military style has a bold effect when you pair it with some skin or a really high heel. In the mix: Oversized button-down, tailored jacket, stiletto booties.

Above, from left:
Rag & Bone
runway looks courtesy of Rag & Bone
street style photo by Tamu McPherson
Golden Goose
Tuxedo Button Down Shirt, available at La Garçonne
Rag & Bone Zig Zag Pants, available at La Garçonne
Giuseppe Zanotti Canvas Boots, available at Net-A-Porter

2. Feminine—From fitted cargo pants to a sweeping USO-style "army" dress, military's feminine take puts an emphasis on playful details and curvier silhouettes. In the mix: Vintage brooch, chunky necklace, skinny belts.

Above, from left:
J. Crew
spring lookbook image
Oscar de la Renta
spring runway image courtesy of Oscar de la Renta
Nanette Lepore Ruffled Army Blouse, available at Bergdorf Goodman
Lizzie Fortunato Jewels Faded Grandeur Necklace, available at Charm & Chain
J. Crew Ripstop Cargo Pants, available at J. Crew
Martin + Osa Skinny Belt, available at Martin + Osa

3. Tough—The heart-and-soul of Balmain's masterful collection, military's tough side taps into a woman's confident, sexy side by mixing up some edgier basics. In the mix: Skinny leather jeans, heavy-duty boots, cropped cadet-style jacket.

Above, from left:
Style photo via Lookbook.nu
Balmain spring 2010 runway shot courtesy of Balmain
Redopin Faux-Leather Leggings, available at YesStyle
ASOS Military Safety Pin Brooch, available at ASOS
T by Alexander Wang Stretch-Jersey Dress,
available at Net-A-Porter
Levi's Army Camo Jacket, available at ASOS
Bess Studded Boots, available at Net-A-Porter

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