Normally, in fashion you want to stand out from the crowd and even though camouflage is primarily used for hiding, you will be making an on trend fashion statement by sporting this print. Camouflage or ”camo” prints is a trend that you either love or hate. The problem with a trend like camouflage is that you want to avoid looking too costumey, like you stepped off the set of a History Channel documentary. Looking glamorous, edgy, and chic is the goal. With a print lIke camouflage, less is more. Let the one piece be the statement and everything else take a back seat.
The idea that camo print is a purely male “privilege” is a distant memory. Over the past few years camoflage print became a recurrent fashion trend that women easily adapt. You can also take down a note from menswear and get a little androgynous with boxier wartime silhouettes. Go for an effortless streetwear vibe and don a quilted camo jacket on a breezy day.
Battle-worthy prints paired with feminine layers are the perfect way to pull this look off, especially as the weather gets warmer. Sometimes, it’s in the details, since a camouflage bag or pair of flats may do the trick. Even the smallest element can add a little edge to an otherwise dainty ensemble.
Try wearing a belted oversized army jacket on top of an otherwise feminine dress and pair it with a pair of cool tights and ankle booties. This is perfect for weekend wear or casual drinks with friends. Or try a pair of skinny ankle length pants in a Camo print and pair it with a light weight blouse and a blazer and pointed toe pumps. This transforms an ordinary work appropriate outfit into a work outfit worth taking a second glance at.
4 Ways to Adapt the Camo Trend
Cozy sweater: Warm knitted fur details, cashmere textures are at the forefront of fashion, and could not be absent from camouflage trend.
Total Look: If you are a little more daring try a full body suit with camouflage designs! The blue and gray are the starring shades and create sets that certainly will not go unnoticed.
Oversized coat: Classic and favorite winter trend! Military jackets and jackets with fur details and camo prints continue to take off our casual appearances this season.
1. Forte Couture Jacket £440 Farfetch, 2. Valentino bag £820 Fashionette, 3.Yeezy Adidas Camo jacket £2,870 Farfetch 4. Valentino Jacket £395 Harrods, 5. Ciate London Eye Palette £27 Sephora 6. BCBGMAXAZRIA leggings £270 BCBG, 7. Burberry Prorsum £290 MatchesFashion, 8. Saint Laurent skirt £465 BrownThomas, 9. Saint Laurent bag £1,190 Selfridges, 10 Saint Laurent shoes £445 SSENSE
Make the print your statement piece; a camo jacket with hefty utilitarian pockets is a good counter for that slip dress you’ve been waiting all winter to rock. It could be the lingering war or the recent revolutionary attitude in the air that draws us to militant fashions.