3 Ways to Rock Camouflage Style this Fall

Monday, September 24, 2012

--Guest Post By Jane at Toronto Shopaholic

You have seen many a trendsetter wearing a camo jacket with sleeves rolled up, paired with everything from skinny jeans to floral dresses. Wear it a bit oversized, maybe with some stud detail and you have an edgier look than your standard military jacket. This is the first of 3 ways you can rock camouflage style this fall.

1. The Camo Jacket

TopShop Camo Army Jacket

→ Buy the TopShop Camo Army Jacket, $96.00, at us.topshop.com.

This jacket is quickest and easiest way to add a bit of camouflage to your wardrobe. Roll up the sleeves (even when you are wearing warmer layers), pair it with bling or a fur collar. Keep it a bit oversized for that borrowed from the boys, cool girl vibe.

2. The Camo Sweater

Acne Lia Camo Wool Sweater

→ Buy the Acne Lia Camo Wool Sweater, $320.00, at net-a-porter.com; shipping is free.

If you are looking to do something a bit different than the masses when it comes to adding camouflage to your wardrobe this fall, why not try a camouflage sweater or top. The Acne sweater shown alters the traditional camouflage colour scheme from a military green to a trendy mint colour that will work through the spring. If you want to stay with an edgier look Zara has shortsleeve sweat tee that is really cool. Keep your look current by pairing these tops with waxed denim, leather anything really (skirt or leggings), or mix prints with floral.

3. The Camo Jean

Current/Ellliott The Multi Zip Stiletto Jeans in Camo

→ Buy the Current/Ellliott The Multi Zip Stiletto Jeans in Camo, $218.00, at shopbop.com; shipping and returns are free.

Printed denim has been having a revival and the camo jean is big for fall. Pair it with booties and a slouchy sweater and you have a great weekend look. Going out? Pair them with a peplum top for an unexpected twist. Looking for a less expensive version of the Current/Elliot camo jeans shown? Both Zara and Topshop have their own versions.

Of course if you are more adventurous you could try a camo print dress, but this can become more tricky. Many of the styles I found deviate far from the standard camouflage colour scheme. While the Acne sweater above does this in a tasteful way, so many of the dresses and accessories I researched trod into tacky territory (think pink camouflage). This dress by Philosophy is gorgeous and would be fabulous paired with a biker jacket and booties.

While camouflage might not be considered as classic as a traditional military field jacket or trench coat, it does come off as a modern and edgier which I love right now.

How would you style camouflage??

Jane is the founder of torontoShopoholic.com, one shopoholic’s guide to shopping in Toronto neighbourhood by neighbourhood. She is also a personal style blogger and shares her favourite trends at torontoshopoholicblog.com.