It’s been almost a month since the last post as I have been exceptionally busy. I just hope it kept you in suspense as now I turn to focus on Military style. And so, stomach in-shoulders back as we explore yet another androgynous based trend.

This trend could only be expected to arrive after celebrities such as Victoria Beckham, and The Killers very own Brandon Flowers both carried off military attire to great effect.

A camouflage palette of Khaki, Sand, Olive and Grey is used through hard wearing materials such as wool, linen, cotton and denim teamed with leather and suede shoes, as well as heavy gold embroidery and mimic metal brooches.

The Military look is crisp and well formed, as well as earthly and untidy, shown via the contrast between navy blue blazers decked with large gold buttons, to the loose fitting of heavy nylon and cotton coats with leather boots.

The fashion focused amongst you likely know of French designer Balmain, whose ready-to-wear collection adopted many elements of this fundamental up and coming trend. Arguably, the most recognizable piece of his collection – a super stylish crystal embellished jacket has been snapped up by A-list singer Beyonce Knowles.

Heidi Mount and Freja Beha Erichsen. Two names you may not be familiar with, but certainly two faces you will recognize glancing from the beneath wool brimmed hats of Chanel’s Autumn/Winter ‘Military Milkmaid’ ad campaign seen throughout the pages of Elle, Love, and many other a magazine. The instantly recognizable pair flout Chanels signature look with jaw-dropping ease. Tailored jackets incorporating mandarin collars provide a masculine fitted silhouette while black billowing skirts add volume as they catch the breeze.

Without a doubt we can expect to see many a style squaddie throughout the British High Street this coming season. So stand to attention, and march those Bertie Leather Boots with pride.

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