25, 10, 2012

Trending: Camo Print

Who would of thought that those three-quarter camo print shorts from high school, lost deep in your closet, would be a current fashion trend? (Clarification: I mean the print, and not the three-quarter shorts, of course.)

The print, obviously borne for military and hunting purposes, made its way into the fashion realm more prominently after following the successes of past military-inspired ensembles that included the trench coat and military boot.

I’ve been noticing the trend on both men and women alike. It’s worn in many different ways as seen on the local hipster walking down queen street west and even on the professional corporate employee (especially if they have a knack for style). There’s no denying the print itself – on a coat, sweater, shirt, shoes or skinny pants –  is a statement piece. And, for it to be considered the least bit attractive and stylish, camo print pieces should worn with simple and plain articles. Too many shades and patterns worn all at once, can be busy on the eyes. Don’t torture the onlooker.

You don’t have to search high and low to find a good camo print piece. If you’re looking to be on a budget, check out your nearest surplus store – I’m just skeptical whether or not the fit would be what you’re looking for. I’ve been searching for my own camo print jacket and came across these great finds, all differing in style and fit:

(L-R: Club Monaco, Urban Outfitters, Asos)

All in all, you can already figure that the camo print is definitely a tricky pattern to pull off. It’s bold and modish yet, versatile. It can be dressed up or dressed down. Club Monaco does an excellent job making the camo jacket super workwear chic.  Either way you know what they often say in fashion, “it’s not what you wear, its how you wear it”. It’s such a must-have piece to have in your closet. Don’t be discouraged by the word “trend”; I think we’re going to see these styles run longer than most others.

Let’s just say, I think it’s not such a bad idea if you consider joining the army.

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