Dear friend, have you been tempted by the camouflage pieces you’ve been seeing lately? Here are some tips to wear the look without looking like you’re off to hunt with the boys.
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Camouflage sends a clear, decisive style message when worn well, but it’s a tricky print to work with. I have three general tips to keep your look rooted in fashion, not forest.
KEEP IT BALANCED
Balance the masculine look of camouflage with figure-flattering, solid color separates. Pair an oversized jacket back to cutoff shorts. With a utility pant, try a tight henley and a shrunken denim jacket. Fitted denim, shorts, and tight tees all have a place in great camouflage looks.
LOOK TO THE PAST
So many iconic looks have come out of punk, grunge and hippie culture. Look to these movements for some spot-on inspiration. Try an unexpected combo, like camouflage with eyelet or thermal, or go for a rock-chic look with low-rise skinny pants and a camouflage button-down shirt. Just remember to inject something personal so you avoid a costumed feeling.
Keep your mind open and get in the spirit of invention! It’s amazing how versatile this motif can be. You might find that your camouflage shirt is a perfect match for a favorite wool pencil skirt or your sequin T-shirt. Add a piece of fun costume jewelry and you’re set!