The camouflage print was once used to hide soldiers in battle, yet ironically modern-day camo is worn to make a serious statement. Many people have strong opinions over the print, but for the incoming season, it has made a major comeback. While the trend is not for the faint-at-heart, camo can be found on everything from smaller accessories, to jackets and pants, allowing for easy transition into your daily kit.

Whether you’re new to the club and want some direction, or are visiting for some street style inspo, read below for ICON’s take on the best ways to wear the camo print.

Camo Jackets

An obvious place to start, camo is most commonly and authentically found on the jacket. A safer alternative, no matter what jacket style you opt for, the print can easily be paired with an essential basics in your kit. Go with a heavy bomber for a statement, or if you prefer to blend in (so to speak),  try a long-line anorak.

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Columbia Waterfowlers 1983 Jacket / $215 AUD SHOP NOW
The North Face 1996 Retro Novelty Nuptse Down Jacket / $449 AUD
R13 Green Camo Workman Jacket / $695 USD SHOP NOW

Camo Shirts

A trickier style to nail up top, the camo button-up can be a laid back, and breezy alternative for the warmer months. Rather than wearing it as a proper shirt, let the buttons loose and try the over-shirt look. This style looks best in the classic khaki green colour way.

Tom Ford Camo Print Shirt / $1,065 AUD SHOP NOW
Rothco Camo BDU Overshirt / $59 AUD 
RLL USS Missouri Shirt Jacket / $485 AUD SHOP NOW

Camo Tops

Looking to stay low-key with the camo trend? Try a basic t-shirt or long sleeve look for something on the chill side. Pair with denim shorts or pants to avoid style clashing.

Maharishi Oversized Camouflage T-shirt / $222 AUD SHOP NOW
G-Star Camouflage T-shirt / $65 AUD SHOP NOW
Adidas Camouflage Dip-Dyed Tee / $60 AUD SHOP NOW

Camo Pants

Another ’90s favourite that is seeing a return, Camo pants have found new popularity as an instant ticket to street style cool. Although they’re not quite as easy to style into your every day kit, they can make for a sick look. To avoid going OTT, stick with darker basics up top, and keep it casual with a clean sneaker.

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Carhartt Aviation Pant / $175 AUD SHOP NOW
Off-White Camouflage Ripstop Track Pants / $948 AUD
Vintage Woodland Camo Cargo Pant / $59 AUD SHOP NOW

Camo Shorts

Before you think of music festivals, the camping-outdoor folk or your daggy uncle, camo shorts can be worn well, if styled correctly. Stay away from the cargo style and take a more tailored or sporty approach (dependent on your style) when tackling the look.

Stan Ray Fatigue Short / $109 AUD SHOP NOW
The Upside Camouflage Shorts / $109 AUD SHOP NOW
Nike Men’s Camo Shorts / $65 AUD SHOP NOW

Coloured Camo

Something for the more advanced street stylers of the world. Thanks to the likes of Valentino, coloured camo has seen an acceptance amongst the fashion community, and while it’s a sure fire way to get you noticed, caution is necessary. If you want to start slow, opt for a relaxed jacket that can be put over the top of jeans and t-shirt combo, and have a go at pants only during appropriate occasions – like a rave.

Rothco Camo Hoodie Sweatshirt / $60 USD SHOP NOW
Valentino Blue Camouflage Cargo Trousers / $1350 USD SHOP NOW
Stutterheim Stockholm Denim Camo Raincoat / $349 AUD SHOP NOW

Camo Accessories

If you’re still not convinced about going full commando, you can have a go at the trend in small doses. With rise of utility and military accessories, it’s easy to find a camo piece that can fit in with your normal look. Try a pair of sneakers or belt bag with a tonal look for added elevation.

Nike Camouflage Lace-up Sneakers / $329 AUD SHOP NOW
Prada Multicolour Camouflage Belt Pouch / $840 USD SHOP NOW
Adidas Originals Trefoil Patterned Beanie / $25 USD SHOP NOW

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