Brass buttons, epaulettes, piping on blouses, double-breasted coats, tab fastenings, tough-girl boots. Although it’s a trend which never *quite* seems to go away entirely, you will be able to see a lot of the military influence in fashion right now thanks in part to the Parisian fashion house Balmain, and everyone’s enduring obsession with their military jackets from a few seasons’ back.
It’s very easy to incorporate a bit of this military style into your own everyday wardrobe… Simply throw on a military-inspired jacket over your jeans and t-shirt with pretty ballet flats or wear over a cocktail dress on an evening out. Alternatively, pair a floaty blouse with some high-waisted brass button trousers and retro hair a la Sienna Miller. The key to this look being “street-friendly” is balancing the masculinity of the military item with something feminine, such as a gorgeous pair of heels, some red lipstick or even a very subtle pretty pendant necklace.