On the side of the underpass, in the heat of a mid Summer’s day, the homeless vet stood, begging for more quarters to simply cool his dry mouth of thirst. As the cars passed by, boisterous and fast, some stopped to pay due as he tipped his camo hat off to them to say his thanks…Have you ever wondered how we came to adopt this print in the world of fashion? What was once used for military purposes has circulated its way heavily into our beloved fashion industry. I read a great article about how camo trickled its way onto consumer shelves as one of the hottest trends, and now even becoming a staple in almost every man and woman’s wardrobe. If you’re interested, you can check out the article here.
I think I’m probably the only one in the world that doesn’t own a camo jacket. Do I love it? Of course, I do. I’m not that shopper that has an urgency to buy the newest things as soon as they surface. I’ll eventually end up purchasing one at some point. I think the initial craze has died down a bit, so I think it’s safe to go ahead and consider finding one suitable for my style and budget. I typically hop onto trends late and most of the time not at all. I’m always in a world of my own, doing my own thing, trying to be creative or using the things that are already present in my wardrobe. I remember it becoming really popular around 2006/2007. After researching trend forecasting and becoming interested in how trends become trends, I found out what was going to be one of the hottest for that particular season, and camo was in the forecast. Since my thoughts have repositioned themselves into staple vs trend, I’ve added it to my shopping list of things I need to have in my wardrobe.
For now, this camo dress is the only piece that I have to make up for not having a camo jacket. I’m completely ok with that. I purchased the dress because I hadn’t seen many people style a camo dress before. I knew I could feel in the gap by styling this piece multiple ways, and this look is the first of many. I paired this long, olive, hi-lo top that I’ve had in my wardrobe for quite a while now, on top of the dress to create the illusion of a skirt. The top featured a curved front hem, long sides and split back. This is probably one of my most worn tops. It’s such a versatile piece. I’ve styled it dressy casual and casually. I cinched in my waist with this olive green belt of a lighter shade of olive, to cohesively add a variating shade of green into my look.
The belt featured gold studs on the front, but I didn’t want to add any more elements to the front of my look, so I turned it to the back where more of the olive was shown instead of the camo. I wanted this look to be almost monochromatic in color, not match, but definitely go together, while adding in texture and mixed prints. I decided upon my tiger striped, fur heels for the texture aspect and piled my arm with chunky bangles of a similar color and theme to tie the look together. I hope you guys enjoyed this look! Don’t forget to join the HGG squad by subscribing, so that you don’t miss out any new looks. Until next time…Grab your Garb!
Style Tip of the day
Camo is such a versatile print. It’s a great print to play around with if you want to mix prints and can also be considered as a neutral. When pairing pieces with Camo, you can go as colorful or as neutral as you like.
Her Guiltless Garb
Top: Asos (similar style here) / Dress: Charlotte Russe / Shoes: Justfab ( old, similar style here) / Bangles: Different jewelry stores. I’ve had these in my collection for more than 3 years.