Trend alert: camouflage

Trend alert: camouflage

You can’t hide from camouflage this season. Our style guru Brett Robson gives tips on how best to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe.


You can’t hide from camouflage this season. 

Much like leopard print, camouflage has appeared in innumerable incarnations over the years. What I love most about camouflage is that it’s tough as nails and strikingly powerful despite its uncomplicated nature, which is why it comes as no surprise that the camo print has stood the test of time and become fashion’s favourite form of abstraction.  Mixing the untamed military spirit with an effortless casual-cool vibe is what gives us that street style essence, or rather, flavour. 
You will see this trend in two key forms: the skinny pants and the utility jacket. Although, I do think the pants is the best, most versatile way to wear the trend.  Women of varying ages can wear it. However, the camo utility jacket requires a bit more edge and may not be age appropriate for many women to try. Expect to find camo embellished with spikes and studs, or worn with leather and lace. The options are endless. 
I love the way German blogger Anni (pictured above) wears her camo pants with a pink knitted sweater. It adds a sense of femininity and prettiness. 
As for me, how do I wear camo? I love these camo pants from Woolworths (above).  They have stud and zip detailing, which I adore of course! I teamed the camo pants with a sheer blouse in a peach colour. It adds a certain softness to the look. 
Although this trend is quite casual, it can be dressed up too. Add a dressy blazer, heels and a clutch, and you’re good to go!
Now if you’re wondering what colours go great with your choice of camo, here are a few to start with.
The obvious choices:
Black and white are at the top of the list. They go with everything, so camo is no exception. Cream, beige and brown are also known and most commonly worn with this print. Olive green is also another obvious, safe colour choice.
And the not so obvious colour choices:
Red and burgundy look really amazing with camo.  Burgundy won’t give you a very soft look as it is quite a bold colour, but it does look great. Pink and peach shades add a beautiful feminine touch to camo.  Neon yellow is the most unexpected colour you could use with camo, but it does look good. Add it in the form of accessories; you don’t want to compete too much with the camo print.
Are you ready to try this trend?
Be sure to check out most local retailers, camo is quite easily available right now.

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