If you can't commit to a mainstay like outerwear showing off some military flair, a chic dress is always worth experimenting with. This Military Pinafore Dress by Dahlia makes an instant statement, without veering into costume territory.
In a classic black and red colour palette, piping creates a feminine shape from the graphic lines of military-ware. A high waist, brass-style double breasted buttons keep up a classic sixties look, while the addition of pleats and a bubble style skirt give a modern twist.
It's now available from ASOS for £60.