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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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