STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Conquer Camouflage

Style Advice of the Week

When you’re born and raised in Alabama, it is not uncommon to see camouflage being worn outside of a deer stand, but over the past year the stealthy pattern has transitioned from the woods to the streets of New York. Fashion designers have taken inspiration from military clothing for years. For example, Balmain is famous for its sharp jackets with wide shoulders and uniform buttons. Although military inspiration is nothing new, the camouflage pattern is relatively new to the high fashion set.

This Fashionista is incorporating the camouflage trend in an oversized “boyfriend” jacket from J.Crew. She juxtaposes the toughness of the jacket with a soft pink T-shirt, girly accessories and a red lip. This look is comfortable enough for class, but still dressed up enough for a meeting or a dinner. Since this jacket is lightweight, she can take it into spring with light T-shirts and denim shorts. If she wanted to dress it up a little bit more, but still keep her casual vibe, she could swap her jeans and T-shirt for a crisp white dress and her flats for strappy sandals, or keep the flats for a little sparkle!

This pattern may seem intimidating at first, but because of its neutral and flattering color palette it is much more versatile than you may think. If you’re hesitant to try this trend on a large scale, start smaller with accessories like shoes or a handbag. Soon enough you will be treating this pattern like a neutral!


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