Military Take Over: 10 Army-Inspired Pieces To Combat The Cold

Above: 10 army-inspired pieces that will help you combat the cold this season
Above: 10 army-inspired pieces that will help you combat the cold this season

When you think of military style the first thoughts that come to mind may be baggy cargo pants, and an overload of camouflage that makes you look like your favourite action star – Arnold Schwarzenegger and Steven Seagal comes to mind.

But you’re in luck because incorporating one of the most popular fall trends into your everyday dress is easier than you think. Here are 10 army-inspired pieces that you’ll want to wear this season to combat the cold.

1. Fur Flight
When you look at this jacket you’ll be flying fast and high through the artic danger zone like Tom Cruise in the movie Top Gun. Zara Jacket with Fur Collar, $169.

2. Precision Cut
Not all military-inspired pieces come in army green; this grey wool, herringbone blazer from Diesel’s Black Gold label is cut to military sharp precision ideal for the office. Diesel Black Gold Herringbone Blazer, $946.66.

3. Warm Against Winter
When it comes to army inspired fashion the first thing you want is a piece of clothing that will keep you warm against the elements. This mohair sweatshirt from Joe Fresh will do just that. Joe Fresh Mohair Sweatshirt, $99.

4. Warrior Wear
Make this white button-down shirt from River Island part of or your weekly warrior wardrobe. Its spread collar, shoulder details and golden buttons will make anyone take notice and stand at attention. River Island White Crosshatch Military Shirt, $50 USD.

5. Camouflage Cool
We can’t have a round-up of military-inspired fashion without throwing some camo into the mix. Fossil’s Edition Sport watch is designed with said print and is made from durable stainless steel. Fossil Edition Sport Chronograph Watch, $245.

6. Watch Out
There’s no camo on this timepiece but Victorinox Swiss Army lives up to its name thanks to its long and well-known history. The company’s Night Vision watch has all the features you need will win the war on tardiness due to its three-hand Swiss quartz movement and date window. (Available at Victorinox Swiss Army, 95 Bloor Street West, Toronto, 416-929-9889 or for a local retailer visit www.swissarmy.com) Victorinox Swiss Army Night Vision Watch, $595.

7. Achilles Heel
We bet you’ve never considered wearing a pair of army green kicks until now. New York-based brand Common Projects injects stylish, military might into its modern interpretation of an army-inspired sneaker. Common Projects Achilles High Top Sneakers, $385 USD.

8. Sure Step
Looking for formal footwear? This military boot from New York men’s wear label Duckie Brown will give you serious stylish step; it’s made from burnished leather and polished to a high shine. Pair with dark wash jeans and this Joe Fresh sweater. Duckie Brown Military Boot, $475 USD.

9. Mount Up
If it worked for Pharrell Williams then it may work for you. Channel your inner Canadian with this Mountie-inspired hat. Rothco Brown The Military Campaign Hat, $83 USD.

10. Carry The Load
Rugged, real and straight out of the Great White North, Red Canoe’s B17 Kit Bag celebrates the 75th anniversary of the B-17 Bomber war plane. This carry-all bag is designed with period logos and constructed from heavy twill for durability. Red Canoe B17 Kit Bag, $129.99.

Kimberly Lyn

Kimberly Lyn is a freelance writer based in Toronto. Her worked has appeared on StyleList Canada, 29 Secrets and GlobalNews.ca. She is also founder of the highly successful fashion blog The Souls of My Shoes, where she provides insights and thoughts on this world with a concentration on footwear. Find her at www.thesoulsofmyshoes.com and on Twitter @kimberly_lyn.

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