1. Classic—With an emphasis on sharp tailoring and masculine lines, classic military style has a bold effect when you pair it with some skin or a really high heel. In the mix: Oversized button-down, tailored jacket, stiletto booties.
Above, from left: Rag & Bone runway looks courtesy of Rag & Bone; street style photo by Tamu McPherson/All The Pretty Birds; Golden Goose Tuxedo Button Down Shirt, $412, available at La Garçonne; Rag & Bone Zig Zag Pants, $290, available at La Garçonne; Giuseppe Zanotti Canvas Boots, $875, available at Net-A-Porter.
2. Feminine—From fitted cargo pants to a sweeping USO-style "army" dress, military's feminine take puts an emphasis on playful details and curvier silhouettes. In the mix: Vintage brooch, chunky necklace, skinny belts.
Above, from left: J. Crew spring lookbook image; Oscar de la Renta spring runway image courtesy of Oscar de la Renta; Nanette Lepore Ruffled Army Blouse, $278, available at Bergdorf Goodman; Lizzie Fortunato Jewels Faded Grandeur Necklace, $500, available at Charm & Chain; J. Crew Ripstop Cargo Pants, $39.99, available at J. Crew; Martin + Osa Skinny Belt, $59.50, available at Martin + Osa.
3. Tough—The heart-and-soul of Balmain's masterful collection, military's tough side taps into a woman's confident, sexy side by mixing up some edgier basics. In the mix: Skinny leather jeans, heavy-duty boots, cropped cadet-style jacket.
Above, from left: Style photo via Lookbook.nu; Balmain spring 2010 runway shot courtesy of Balmain; Redopin Faux-Leather Leggings, $45, available at YesStyle;ASOS Military Safety Pin Brooch, $10.26, available at ASOS; T by Alexander Wang Stretch-Jersey Dress, $110, available at Net-A-Porter; Levi's Army Camo Jacket, $222.22, available at ASOS; Bess Studded Boots, $460, available at Net-A-Porter.
More Great Military Buys:
Mutnam Slim-Fit Cargo Pants, $62, available at YesStyle.
Alice + Olivia Distressed Skinny Leg Cargo Pants, $230, available at Nordstrom.
Diesel Army Green Dress, $79, available at Yoox.