Hot Trend: Military Chic

Hot Trend: Military ChicDesigner Andreas Melbostaad's take on the military look for Spring (Phi Spring 2010 show).

Nicky Hilton in a military-style jacket.

Designers really seem to have our budgets in mind this season- With all the neutral pieces out there right now, it makes sense to work the military trend into the mix. Camouflage and khaki will fit right in with many of your neutrals and whites- and it's another look that never really goes out of fashion. Best of all, the military trend continues right into fall, so buy with an eye to the future.


As with the nautical trend, don't go overboard with this one. If you like the camouflage look a piece or two in your wardrobe will suffice for the season, and you can easily work a military jacket or accessory into your existing basics.

And now, without further ado, my favorite military-inspired looks for Spring...

I'm a little obsessed with this J. Crew jacket. The camouflage pattern is actually composed of blossoms- too cool. And on sale for $49.99, too. LOVE.

These military boots are just $37 from Endless. They would look so cute with shorts for Spring/Summer.

Make your bad hair days look good with this military cap, just $6.99 from Tilly's.

This military-inspired shirtdress is a perfectly comfortable and stylish way to wear this trend. $59.50 from Gap.

I love this pave dog tag, just $28 from Armani Exchange.

Go for a dressier look with this navy and white cardigan, $24.80 at Forever 21. Paired with a white skirt, shorts, or wide-legged pants, this look would have people standing at attention!

These slim-fitting camouflage pants will instantly slim up a neutral jacket. They're just $24.80 at Forever 21.

Top off your look with this hip braided belt, $38 from Free People.

This olive tank is an easy and inexpensive way to militarize your look. $19.99 from Gap.

Pack up your gear in this cool messenger bag, on sale for $69.99 from Rugby.

This cute sleeveless cardigan ($19.80 from Forever 21) would let you take the look right into summer.

This military anorak is a cool way to rock this trend. It's on sale right now for $69.99 from Gap.

I adore these Seychelles combat boots, $119.95 from They are so versatile and could be worn in summer with shorts or winter with jeans.

I love this form fitting military shirt, $59.50 from Limited Express. I would wear it over jeans or as a lightweight jacket over a tank when the weather gets warmer. Or you could pair it with black pants or a black skirt for a dressier, super-trendy look.

This camo skirt is a cute way to get in on the trend. $34.50 from American Eagle.

This is a great crossbody bag from Nine West. It also comes in olive/khaki and is on sale for $49.50.

Keep things casual with these cool camo Converse sneakers, on sale for $33.80.

Want more military options? I've got you covered...

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