If last winter's military mania was all about soldier chic, this season is more Operation Desert Storm.
The trend is battling on in a different uniform for summer with winter's red, black, and brassy embellishments usurped by khakis, sands and tan detailing.
Think military mixed in with utilitarian safari and you're on the right track.
Military launched an attack on virtually every major catwalk for the spring/summer season, varying wildly from Balmain's sequinned camouflage mini dresses through to Celine's understated khaki separates.
The beauty of this trend is its versatility in transforming from practical daytime combat to night-time glamour with a flash of sequins or bejewelled epaulette shoulders.
So work some frontline fashion and report for duty in this summer's military mode.
If your workplace sometimes feels like a war zone, go armed for your 9-5 with military's new take on tailoring.
Celine, Chloe and Maxmara all paraded understated, slick and utilitarian pieces, ideal for active service in the office.
This super-smart version of the trend is all about simplicity so avoid embellishments and stick to clean lines, classic silhouettes, and cinch in your waist with a tan belt.
For a luxe look that's made for holidays choose silky fabrics in fluid shapes such as shirt dresses and harem pants.
Try: Betty Jackson. Black at Debenhams khaki shirt dress, £49; Wallis grey military jacket, £65; George zip khaki dress, £14.
Be victorious in your top-to-toe military with some surprise styling twists like modern prints and quirky detailing.
Avoid the drill line-up look and give humdrum basics a cannon-like burst of energy. Look to Marc Jacobs for inspiration who unexpectedly teamed girly frills with a structured khaki blazer.
Give shorts an army vibe by rolling them up at the hem and tucking in a slouchy neutral vest.
Pockets will inject some military magic into your look but make sure they don't add bulk to any problem spots like your bust, hips or bottom.
Try: Warehouse macrame stud vest, £40; George utility zip playsuit, £12; Whistles Piano print khaki dress, £125 at ASOS.
Give smart and sassy ensembles their marching orders and give military a casual spin as seen at Alexander Wang and Aquascutum.
Raid those army surplus stores if you want to work laid-back military and throw on a utility style oversized khaki jacket - this season's must-have. Army-inspired coats will pare down the effect of feminine frocks and update a pair of tired leggings.
Or why not make like celebrities such as Cheryl Cole, Victoria Beckham and Rihanna and ditch your old faithful jeans in favour of khaki cargo pants?
Forget notions of baggy Nineties trousers, these military-inspired pants are fitted in 'carrot' shapes, best worn with towering heels.
Try: River Island ripped sage trousers, £36.99; Levis army Camo jacket, £130 at ASOS; Bronx Toss khaki sandal boots, £54.99 at Schuh.
No need to fade into the camouflage background if you like to stand out from the style troops. Military can even be converted into disco queen dazzle.
Balmain set the shimmering tone for glamazon military by giving khakis a rocky edge with sexy sequins and military coats a makeover featuring shoulders dripping with metallic fringing.
Check out khaki pieces scattered with embellishments that you can dress up or down.
Go the whole military hog and play down a sequin dress with a mannish army jacket or tough desert boots.
Try: New Look embellished military jacket, £65; River Island Revolution shoulder jacket, £54.99; A Wear khaki embellished dress, £40.