Now Trending: Uniform Thinking

Give a subtle salute to military details with a modern twist

Words and Styling by ALISON EDMOND


For a strict update to your fall wish list, a nod to military details and structured tailoring is key. A jacket with shiny buttons at Paul Smith; chic side-stripe pants done best at Alexander McQueen; sharp-shouldered cuts at Fendi; or Jimmy Choo knee-high leather boots — all are subtle salutes to winter’s celebration of cool uniforms as well as staple investments for seasons to come.


From left: FENDI dress, $2,590, and top, $890, HEAD ‘N HOME hat, $113, and DAVID YURMAN ring, $5,500. HERMÈS jacket, $4,050, turtleneck, $1,825, and pants, $3,700, JACQUES MARIE MAGE sunglasses, $955, JENNIFER FISHER rings, from $250, and STUART WEITZMAN boots, $725.


ALEXANDER McQUEEN jacket, $3,390, pants, $1,450, choker, $1,450, and boots, $1,290, and JENNIFER FISHER rings, from $150.


From left: TOM FORD jacket, $2,950, turtleneck, $1,390, and pants, $1,990, JACQUES MARIE MAGE sunglasses, $895, and JENNIFER FISHER ring, $225. PAUL SMITH coat, $3,495, MAX MARA top, $595, SPRWMN pants, $1,300, and tie, stylist’s own.





ALEXANDER McQUEEN military leather box bag, $2,390, shop here.
MARCELL BURLON COUNTY OF MILAN gold wings earrings, $105, shop here.


VALENTINO Rockstud block-heel slingback pumps, $975, shop here.
BALMAIN black knit buttoned sweater, $1,100, shop here.


BULGARI leather strap watch, $5,950, shop here.
BURBERRY small envelope shoulder bag, $2,020, shop here.


PRADA poplin military shirt, $980, shop here.
L’AGENCE military denim jacket, $620, shop here.


BRUNELLO CUCINELLI double-breasted military coat, $4,395, shop here.
STUART WEITZMAN over-the-knee boots, $695, shop here.


HANES x KARLA crewneck sweatshirt, $80, shop here.
DEREK LAM 10 CROSBY cropped flare trousers, $365, shop here.


MYKITA metal aviator sunglasses, $535, shop here.
GUCCI aviator-style acetate sunglasses, $505, shop here.


RUSLAN BAGINSKY Baker Boy cap, $220, shop here.
YEEZY semi-opaque PVC heels, $740, shop here.



Model: DANIKA PIENNAR at Freedom Models
Hair: CHRISTIAN MARC at Forward Artists using Leonor Greyl
Makeup: JENNA ANTON at Forward Artists


Feature image: GIORGIO ARMANI top, $1,895, pants, $1,295, belt, $775, and crossbody bag, $3,795, and JIMMY CHOO boots, $1,495.


This story originally appeared in the September 2019 issue of C Magazine. 

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