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We Love … Army Green

Left, Balmain boots; right, Topshop parka.

After Christopher Decarnin’s sizzling Balmain collection for spring 2010, the love for everything military has exploded. Be it for boot camp or parka patrol, it’s time to get geared up now in one of next season’s biggest trends. Here are five reasons why we love army green.

1. It comes in every price point: designer, mass retailer, vintage, and let’s not forget the local army and navy store.
2. It’s a nice antidote to the denim overkill.
3. It’s urban-warrior chic, and we need a little toughness right now.
4. Dress it up with some bronze metallic for night.
5. It goes with everything and loves to be layered.

Fur padded parka, $170 at Topshop or topshop.com. Balmain khaki boots, $1,335 at Barneys New York, Jeffrey New York, and Bellhaus.

We Love … Army Green