Military wear is really a wardrobe classic (we see it nearly every season), but the trend seems like a particularly good balance to this spring’s plethora of 1970s garb. My advice: Toughen up a romantic maxi skirt or a classic white tee with a utility jacket or cargo pants. You can’t go wrong with neutral tones such as olive green and khaki, but I’m a fan of updated pieces in navy blue (check out the cargo pants below) and pixelated camo (shown above). Final tip: Maximize your military investment by keeping layering in mind; this trend is being shown straight into Fall 2015 (see Altuzarra, Preen, and Rebecca Minkoff).

Here are a few favorite finds around town to get you started:

James Jeans dry-aged denim utility cargo pant, $194, Dragonfly, 3615 W. 32nd Ave., 303-433-6331

Closed cotton voile blouse, $175, Blush, 1411 Larimer St., 303-399-7779,

Nigel Preston & Knight Little Safari leather jacket, $1,080, Moxie, 5936 S. Holly St., Greenwood Village, 303-694-0773,

The Coverii polyester and leather Sophia wrap skirt, $89, Whorl, 3326 Tejon St., 303-862-6463,

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