8 Tips on How to Wear Camo Without Looking Like an Army Reject

Written by Sally

I love a bit of camouflage and it is a Statement Staple in my wardrobe.
It is a great way to add a bit of edge or contrast a dressy piece to get that lo-fi luxe vibe.

8 Top Tips to Wearing Camo Without Looking Like an Army Reject

  1. Mix in some tailoring like a tuxedo or blazer to elevate camo pants for meetings.
  2. Add a feminine bustier and edgier leather pieces to a camo tshirt  for a relaxed luxe event look
  3. Add in iron on transfers, badges, pompoms to be more playful.
  4. Layer with contrasting textures and prints to add interest.
  5. Throw in some metallics and sequins  to take it to event wear.
  6. Belt a camo jacket to give it a ladylike vibe.
  7. Add in pops of colour to break up the khaki.
  8. Contrast with unexpected accessories – berets, turbans, ribbons, flowers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remember my 3 is the magic number and look to wear things 3 occasions, 3 different seasons and/or 3 different ways so that you #CurateDon’tConsume !

Nothing new but scroll down for a few ideas on what’s out there at the moment and where to buy camo pieces that will stay in your wardrobe.

What I am wearing

Look 1 – Black beret, blue glasses, sequin turtle neck, Black Tux (1998 – French Connection), Camo track pants (thrifted), Ginger & Smart black heels

Look 2 – Camo tshirt (boys section Kmart few years ago) , Honey & Beau bustier (see it here too), Leather midi skirt (10 yrs old Whistles) Tassel drop earrings (French Connection), Aviators (Ray Ban)  Leather stud wrap – Endeavour opshop, Fishneck socks (TopShop)  heels (as before)

Look 3 – APC camo jacket – (20 yrs old hand me down) – Parisienne iron on transfer (asos) – blue dungarees (TopShop) – Adidas superstars

Look 4 – Camo hoodie , (HM) sequin leggings, (preloved) Gum Tree faux fur shag coat, Adidas superstars, beret, black retro glasses (markets)

Look 5 – Camo hoodie, Stripe Endeavour foundation thrifted jeans, vintage turban and heart pin, Holster bronze hitops

Look 6 – APC camo jacket as above , vintage belted over preloved Gorman gold dress (ebay), preloved Miu Miu red patent slingbacks (ebay), black beret, flower and stripe ribbon (Spotlight).

Look 7 – Cream turtleneck (HM) , red bandana (thrifted), camo hoodie, check tweed blazer (ebay), pearl hoops (DIY) , grey beret (thrifted), Kate Spade glasses (gifted).

Look 8 –  APC Camo Jacket (as before) rainbow stripe track pants (shein), white monk buckle loafers (6 yrs old Wittner) , Mother of Dragons Tshirt (thrifted) , White choker with pom pom clip on, red beret (thrifted)

Look 9 – Tweed Blazer (ebay), Camo Hoodie, Polka dot cravat (grandfather’s) Gorman dress (as before) black opaque tights, Chatty slogan shoes (Asos 4 yrs ago) Black sunglasses (Lovisa)

 

Where to find Camo Pieces 

  1. Opshops, Thrift stores, army surplus, Etsy, Ebay Asos Marketplace, GumTree etc would be my first port of call.
  2.  Teen Boy stores – Kmart, Target, Cotton On etc or menswear stores.
  3. Asos, Topshop, Zara, HM

 

 

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