Here’s to the rebels, the risk takers, the bold. The urban lovers, the offbeat, the eclectically wonderful. This one’s for you.
With spring underway, it would make sense for me to write about bright colors, bold prints and floral tops. Surely you’re expecting to see something about flirty frocks and T-strapped sandals too, but I’m here to talk about something new, something different. Forget what fashion magazines have told you about spring wardrobes. It’s time to embrace your inner urbanite. Let’s talk about some killer camo.
The camouflage trend has come to be one of fashion’s favorite forms of abstraction. It’s classic color palette and earthy hues have been infused with contrasting shades that seamlessly work together. It veers the Fashionista away from her typically colorful wardrobe and forces her to reject the expected and embrace the unusual. As a staple in the urban uniform, its untamed military spirit and casually cool feel have been revamped in the fashion industry. With the paint overlays adorning the bold silhouettes, this raw print will shine undisturbed once more. Get ready, Fashionistas. Street style is coming for you.
This Fashionista hit the trend spot on with her camouflage jacket. If there’s anything that the fashion world loves, it’s the androgynous look. This ensemble embraces the nature of masculine and feminine fashions. By layering her perfectly structured jacket over her classically bold dress, this Fashionista was able to veil an otherwise sophisticated look under a tough-as-nails exterior.
When it comes to the actual build of her camo jacket, it’s always smart to go for something a little more structured if you’re going to pair it with something loose and flowy. In this case, the squared shoulders add the perfect amount of shape in order to maintain the urban grunge vibe of the outfit while the rolled-up sleeves kept it casually cool. Even the print itself worked flawlessly. Although camo colors can become muddied if the colors mesh too much, this camouflage pattern had olive greens and warm browns that were exaggerated by the strong contrast that the navy blue provided. It adds a pop of color that stands out from the rest in order to keep things interesting. When paired with her white sneakers, this military ensemble has never looked cooler.
Camouflage is simple, clean and minimal when done right. It’ll add an edge to any outfit and grunge up any look. When it comes to this trend, it can be styled in a variety of ways. If you like what this Fashionista had to offer, try this military-style jacket paired up with this dress. If you’re ready to walk onto the wild side, pair up a denim shirt with these killer camo pants. Although this may be a little too much for some Fashionistas, you can always start your slow immersion into the street style life by incorporating camouflage through your bag. When it comes to camo, it’s best to pair up any piece with your most basic wardrobe staples. Delicate knits and sparkly jewelry can add a feminine edge while distressed jeans and grungy tanks can transform your camo into a vintage ensemble. The print is versatile and fun but it’s not as daunting as you may think. With its muted color scheme and organic shapes, it is unexpectedly easy to wear.
Spotted: Check out this trend in Saloni’s Fall 2013 Ready-to-Wear collection!