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Add Crispness to Your Look With These Military-Inspired Pieces

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With the Fall '12 collections fresh in our minds, it's hard not to love the resurgence of structured military-inspired silhouettes, utilitarian-style belts, and a whole new crop of cool olive-green pieces to soup up our wardrobe color palettes. Lucky for us, this "military moment" happens to fit right in with Spring's transitional styling MO. Looks straight from Topshop Unique, Balmain, and McQ Alexander McQueen runways have revamped the way we've been thinking about the army-heavy trend. Here's the deal: forget cargo pants and parachute tops, it's all about classic gold buttons à la Sgt. Pepper, clean lines, zipper detailing, slick leather add-ons, and two-tone paneling. For a military-chic look — that covers all the Spring '12 bases — take styling notes on Victoria Beckham's sleek dress with tough waist-belt cinching, Rachel McAdams's The Row sleek toggle-buckle overcoat, or Rooney Mara's edgy peplum-infused Givenchy jacket. For more military-inspired style inspiration and our editors' need-now picks, just keep clicking.

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