I'm tempted by the camo pieces I've been seeing lately. How can I wear the look without looking like I'm off to hunt with the boys?
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 camo 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 camo 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 camo with eyelet or thermal, or go for a rock-chic look with low-rise skinny pants and a camo 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 camo 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.