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Military Line-Up

Style takes marching orders on the runway this season; from tough parkas to sailor stripes and khaki hues, we note the contending pieces that have mastered the military trend to perfection...

The Coat
Khaki is the colour of the season – seen at 3.1 Phillip Lim, transfused onto silk joggers, parka coats and menswear-inspired two-piece suits – and nowhere is it more apt than in your outerwear wardrobe. Look to parka silhouettes for a masculine edge and pea coats for a classic, tailored finish, or take note of subtle details to tap into the trend: think gallant button detailing, epaulettes and wide lapels.

The Dress
Balmain has gone to the next level with a troop of mini dresses that are ready for the party season, complete with exaggerated shoulders and heavy embellishment. Go all-out with a tuxedo design for sharp yet effortless tailoring in an instant or opt for a more ruffled affair.

The Jumper
Motifs are set to be big for Spring/Summer 2016, so get ahead and start styling out this season’s knitwear with bold appliqué or fend off the cold in sailor stripes for a chic, nautical twist.

The Skirt
Michael Kors achieved a well-mixed balance of feminine and masculine status on the runways in terms of opulent layering, where long skirts peeped over noble jumpers and cardigans, restrained by utilitarian belts. Make like the designer and balance a feminine midi skirt with a tailored shirt and cable-knit jumper, fastened in by a statement belt, of course.

The Boot
No tough look is complete without a pair of substantial boots adorned in plenty of hardware detailing. Seen stomping the runways at Alexander Wang, elevate your footwear collection by opting for boots with buckles and straps galore for maximum androgynous impact.

The Bag
Accessories have taken a more utility approach this season in an array of graphic shapes and sizes. Givenchy, Saint Laurent and TOM FORD to name a few, have already ticked the boxes, focusing on hardware detail for embellishment. Harmonise your own daywear with a box-shaped totes for masculine precision. Handbags at the ready...

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