Military matters in the style stakes this season.

Military in some way or another is always "in fashion" and this season is no different. There's a definite trend towards utilitarian styling and army issue colours. Camouflage is back.

Let's start by keeping it feminine with this fabulous outfit from Cooper, which features a gathered midi skirt and slogan tee worn with (my next purchase!) - the Rose Army coat, a camouflage print with vibrant roses dotted across the jacket.

Khaki is one of the big-hitting colours for winter and can be found across most collections - one of my favourites this season is the Safari dress from Harman Grubisa. It's so easy to wear and beautifully constructed and designed. Moochi's Hold pant is another go-to classic in the making for a super-flattering trouser no matter your shape. And this ensemble from Witchery works from head-to-toe, playing with its combination of textural differences.

For a little inner-city camouflage look no further than WORLD's Cezanne jean in a traditional camo, a simple dress with an embellished camo print from Andrea Moore and the stand-out blue camo culotte skirt from Zambesi.


Check The Line Up for my picks of the essential updated army classics that will work within your wardrobe - including a classic khaki shirt from Country Road, a must-buy utility all-in-one from Topshop and an on-trend longline cargo anorak from Seed.

The Line Up: Updated Army Classics

1. Country Road Pocket Shirt $109
2. Topshop Utility All-In-One $120
3. Seed Longline Cargo Anorak $219.90

Get The Look: Urban Combat


1. Andrea Moore Campaign Dress $595

2. Collarbone $350
Culotte Skirt $320
LD Tuttle Boots $860
All from Zambesi

3. Apollinaire Jacket $599
Viewpoint Top $275
Cezanne Camo Jean $349
All from WORLD


4. Double Zip Biker Jacket $779.90
Luxe Military Shirt $149.90
Soft Pleat Midi Skirt $169.90
Combat Boots $319.90
All from Witchery


5. Harman Grubisa Safari Dress $525

6. Eternal Cami $229.99
Hold Pant $279.99
All from moochi

• Topshop available from 203 Queen Street, Auckland or 0508 TOPSHOP