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Shop The Trend: Military Precision

10/10/2010 16:27 | Updated 22 May 2015

The military trend remains a staple this season, though this time around there's an added historical twist. The most iconic piece to define the look has to be the Burberry aviator (the jacket's oversized shearling collar and cropped waist has caused a wave of sartorial mimics to flood the high street), but there are countless other ways to channel the trend without joining the ranks.

If you want to look parade ready, seek out capes and pea coats in heavy, well cut fabrics – a garnish of polished gold buttons is a must. Form fitting dresses with fastened shoulder straps or epaulettes also work well too, especially if you want to keep things feminine.

For a more casual take, tailored cargo pants and camouflage prints work a treat. And if you don't want to go all out, there are loads military inspired accessories to choose from. As for colour, think khaki, army greens, airforce blues and navy...erm...navy. You might also like to keep things colourful with an old-school splash of red.

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Shop the Trend: Military Precision

Keep things chic with a simple dress punched up with military details, such as shoulder fasteners and buttons.

Military crepe dress, £165, Karen Millen

Shop the Trend: Military Precision

Look for accessories in on-trend colours with metallic (especially gold) hardware.

Green Leather Sophie Satchel, £425, Marc by Marc Jacobs

Shop the Trend: Military Precision

The cape, an easy (and surprisingly warm) coverall, has us all standing to attention.

Candy cape, £195, Reiss

Shop the Trend: Military Precision

Take things down a notch with accessories that whisper rather than holler their orders.

Gus canvas military belt, £15, J.CREW

Shop the Trend: Military Precision

Channelling the military trend doesn't all have to be serious business. You can have some fun with it too.

Two-By-Two Shorts, £88, Anthropologie

Shop the Trend: Military Precision

Footwear that evokes the armed forces as also having a moment. Think buckles, laces and leather.

Buckled Leather Boots, £365, Tory Burch

Shop the Trend: Military Precision

Want to look fly, but don't want an aviator jacket? Sunglasses might be just the ticket.

Aviator sunglasses, £60, Ted Baker

Shop the Trend: Military Precision

Do your bit for the fashion movement in a demure, buttoned skirt.

Wool Skirt, £635, Yves Saint Laurent

Shop the Trend: Military Precision

Forget the J Brand cargo Houlihans. Printed denim will have you marching to the beat of your own drum.

Christopher Kane for J Brand jeans, £255, Harvey Nichols

Shop the Trend: Military Precision

An adorned blazer that you can dress up or down will keep you in check.

Military-style twill blazer, £780, Moschino Cheap and Chic

Shop the Trend: Military Precision

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Shop the Trend: Military Precision

Keep things chic with a simple dress punched up with military details, such as shoulder fasteners and buttons.

Military crepe dress, £165, Karen Millen

Shop the Trend: Military Precision

Look for accessories in on-trend colours with metallic (especially gold) hardware.

Green Leather Sophie Satchel, £425, Marc by Marc Jacobs

Shop the Trend: Military Precision

The cape, an easy (and surprisingly warm) coverall, has us all standing to attention.

Candy cape, £195, Reiss

Shop the Trend: Military Precision

Take things down a notch with accessories that whisper rather than holler their orders.

Gus canvas military belt, £15, J.CREW

Shop the Trend: Military Precision

Channelling the military trend doesn't all have to be serious business. You can have some fun with it too.

Two-By-Two Shorts, £88, Anthropologie

Shop the Trend: Military Precision

Footwear that evokes the armed forces as also having a moment. Think buckles, laces and leather.

Buckled Leather Boots, £365, Tory Burch

Shop the Trend: Military Precision

Want to look fly, but don't want an aviator jacket? Sunglasses might be just the ticket.

Aviator sunglasses, £60, Ted Baker

Shop the Trend: Military Precision

Do your bit for the fashion movement in a demure, buttoned skirt.

Wool Skirt, £635, Yves Saint Laurent

Shop the Trend: Military Precision

Forget the J Brand cargo Houlihans. Printed denim will have you marching to the beat of your own drum.

Christopher Kane for J Brand jeans, £255, Harvey Nichols

Shop the Trend: Military Precision

An adorned blazer that you can dress up or down will keep you in check.

Military-style twill blazer, £780, Moschino Cheap and Chic

Shop the Trend: Military Precision

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