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Wednesday, October 10th 2012

Ask Shopbop: How to Wear Camouflage


Look 1: Club Monaco jacket, Siwy shorts, Antik Batik bag, Marc by Marc Jacob booties. Look 2: Maison Scotch shirt, Paige Denim jeans.

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.

BE CREATIVE
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.

--Loni

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