When it comes to pattern play, I have a few go-tos.
The first is leopard, which I've talked about here before. The second is stripes, which I can't seem to get enough of this season. And a third, is a long-time favourite - camo. Once the sole purview of military types, camo has moved from real way and become firmly planted on the runway and beyond. Today, it's become a closet staple, and a surefire way to add a bit of edge to any outfit.
You can pretty much find camo anything: pants, leggings, dresses, T-shirts, bathing suits, flip flops, running shoes, you name it! Here are a few of my favourite current iterations.
This jacket from Veronica Beard is such a cute and versatile piece. I love it dressed up a bit, as seen in the lead photo. But it also comes with a removable grey hoodie attachment, giving it a more casual weekend vibe, and all without the bulkiness of wearing a real sweatshirt underneath. (Jacket available at Rebecca Bree.)
If there's one place you want to be extra fierce, it's at the gym. I love these camo leggings from Lululemon. (They come in full length too, and a knee-length crop, but that style is sold out.) I like that the colours are a bit darker, which I find more flattering for gym wear, as it gives a more streamlined silhouette. Sometimes you need some camo to camouflage, am I right?
I do find camo a more "casual" pattern, if you will. So when it comes to camo dresses, I gravitate to the off-duty variety. I have my eye on this jersey dress from n:philanthropy. I always like ruching in a body-con style dress, I find it more forgiving. But if sleeveless and clingy isn't for you, there are tons of options out there in many styles, shapes, and shades.
Looking for something a bit more subtle? This silk camo tank from ATM delivers just a pop of the print. It would look great under a denim or leather jacket, or even with a more polished black blazer.
And of course, I can't forget about camo pants - a great alternative to wearing to jeans. These high-waisted stretchy pants with a frayed bottom are from The Gap. I've just ordered mine and can't wait for them to arrive. (I'll be sure to share pictures when they do!)
Finally, camo is also making a splash in swimwear. If you're looking for a sporty suit, I like this one from workout wear company Athleta. A cute one-piece that provides ample coverage without sacrificing style.
Got any cute camo items to share? Please do write me below. In the meantime, Happy Shopping!