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Instagram Top 10: Military

Vogue CS will have you armed and ready to take on the new fall season with the best military-style looks from Instagram this week.
“I will not sit here working at my little job and let the war pass me by,” was Marlene Dietrich’s response to Leo Lerman when he interviewed her for Vogue in 1944 about entertaining countless troops of American soldiers throughout Europe during World War II. Of course, Marlene went for all-out glamour while performing on stage, but off stage she dressed as the soldiers did, in full military uniform (often with pants) and looked great doing so.  
Military-inspired dressing has long been in fashion. The trench coat dates all the way back to 1850 when it originated as a lightweight alternative to the coats typically worn by British and French soldiers during the First World War. Soon thereafter, trench coats could be seen on civilian men and women around the world. Cargo pockets, epaulettes, combat boots, and camouflage print are all details from military uniforms that have become part of the vernacular of modern dress. This week’s top Instagrams show that the military look was out in full force.
Beyonce may have been the one to tell us to “get in formation”, but it was Rihanna who had us all wanting to join the army. The superstar multi-hyphenate strutted through the airport on her way to Seoul in a Miu Miu camouflage cardigan (and little else but a Louis Vuitton cross-body bag). Annabel Rosendahl was much more covered up during the last day of London Fashion Week, pairing her camouflage pants with white pumps. Micheal Ward and Chloé Harrouche were both ready for fashion’s front lines – and front rows – in their designer trench coats (Gucci for Micheal and Sportmax for Chloé). The cargo pockets on Ciara’s custom flight suit from L.A. Roxx for the first night of her Beauty Marks tour were almost as big as her hair. In Milan, Linda Tol expressed her right to bare arms in Isabel Marant and Annette Weber wore an olive green parka, which was the perfect contrast to her gold paillette skirt. Pernille Teisbaek kept her military-inspired look on the straight and narrow (and accessorized with the same Louis Vuitton cross-body bag as RiRi). Winnie Harlow enjoyed the Prada show in a utilitarian two-piece suit cut from the brand’s signature nylon. And Anne V was off-duty in self-proclaimed “safari chic” while on safari (naturally) at the Phinda Private Game Reserve in South Africa.

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Show your alliance and add to your personal arsenal from a selection of the coolest military-inspired items curated for your wardrobe by Vogue CS.