Fall's military trend isn't unlike the actual military; it's an age-old tradition, expertly skilled, and ready for anything. From season to season, the utilitarian look can take on many forms — and between sharp, structured silhouettes, elaborate embellishments, and classic camouflage touches, designers definitely brought out the big guns for Fall 2012. The overall aesthetic was punctuated by crisp coats and capes with fitted trousers along with traditional military touches like epaulets, strong shoulders, and knee-high boots — all in a dark, moody color palette of khakis, blacks, and grays.
So, are you ready for battle? Click through for some runway-inspired examples of the military trend, then shop some pieces for your arsenal.