Free People Thermal Camo (on sale!) // Aqua Blouse // Sanctuary Camo Jacket // Edith A. Miller Mixed Print Dress (on mega sale!) // TEXTILE Elizabeth and James 'Coated Debbie' Skinny Jeans
Camo - it's the one print I've avoided like the black plague since I was a teenager growing up in the Catskill Mountains. I've steered clear of camo in all shapes and forms besides an Orioles camo hat I stole from the hubs to wear to a baseball game (seen here).
Why the hate on camo? Well, I grew up in the middle of a massive hunting area. I actually had an idiot hunter draw a bow on me while I was walking home from the school bus stop. That tool thought I was a deer because, "I was moving and I had red hair." I would like to point out that I was walking down the middle of the road. So instead of loving camo I loved neon colors that screamed, "don't shoot me!" This may or may not be why 99% of my running clothes are neon.
However, camo is making a huge comeback and honestly if you ask me it's because of a certain Robertson family who has a very popular show called, "Duck Dynasty." True story. I'm obsessed with this show and if you don't watch it you're missing out one of the funniest families on television. As Uncle Si would say, "that's a fact Jack!"
Instead of dressing like Miss Kay you can dress like these amazing fashionable ladies and still pull off the camo look.
Penny Pincher Fashion // Corals + Cognacs // Atlantic Pacific // Bows and Sequins // Running on Happiness
The secret to wearing camo is to keep the rest of your outfit feminine. Notice that all of these fashionable women are rocking seriously feminine shoes and accessories. Penny Pincher Fashion does a fantastic job of combining two "tougher" materials into one feminine look by adding on strappy heels and a glamorous statement necklace. Corals + Cognacs amps up the neon factor with a neon infused camo blouse and neon shoes. And she threw on stripes! Only Atlantic Pacific would adorn camo with a massive Chanel brooch, but the real key to her outfit is the belted jacket and the ruffle skirt. Bows and Sequins is all over the navy trend and combines a gray toned camo tee with a navy skirt. Don't even get me started on how amazing Running on Happiness looks by pairing a sequin blazer with camo pants.
The proof is right there. Camo can be feminine and fashionable when done right. My father is an avid hunter and he is probably confused from a pragmatic standpoint because these came looks are not functional. "They're not blending in with their surroundings!" No dad, they're not!
Instead of blending in with your surroundings you can flip the print around and stand out with camo. Just keep it classy!
How are you incorporating camo in your wardrobe?