Make it military: how to parade the trend in style

It’s the attention to detail that defines one of this season’s key trends

It’s the attention to detail that defines one of this season’s key trends

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If you’ve ever admired someone in a smart uniform, you’ll know that the close fit and distinctive styling can be deeply alluring! On women, it’s an empowering look that embodies sophistication and is surprisingly feminine, as the snug tailoring enhances curves beautifully. So it’s no wonder that the military trend is huge this season.

Saint Laurent led the style stakes in New York with its Autumn 16 collections featuring military-style outerwear, while at London Fashion Week the British heritage label Burberry showcased cashmere military jackets with golden, oversized buttons. Now the high street store Evans has also embraced the military trend.


It’s not just the overall style they’ve embraced either, it’s all the fine details as well, such as the sailor-style metallic buttons and strong shoulders. A key item in the Evans collection this autumn has to be its elegant city chic tailored jacket, £16.50, which will look great teamed with either a plain skirt or smart trousers. And simple separates are important too, with a classic soft khaki shirt, £25, being top of our list.


You’ll love wearing these stylish, high-waisted military trousers, £28, as they are cut to flatter and sit high on the waist for a sophisticated silhouette.


Keep the focus on the look with a simple white cotton T-shirt, £7, (below) or a striped Breton for a chic daytime combo that will take you effortlessly through to evening. And the great news is that all of Evans designs are available in sizes 14-32.


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