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How to style camouflage print

Spring 2016 has brought us a tricky new trend-camouflage! Not “military style”,  not khaki jackets but actual camouflage print.

The last time I wore a camouflage item was a scrunchie in secondary school… Kind of wish I still owned it now! I also had a mini camouflage backpack which I dearly miss 😥

Now I’ve seen a lot of camo leisurewear but I implore you if you have the urge to wear a camo onesie or tracksuit please don’t leave your house and keep the blinds closed.

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Moody in #camouflage.

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Camo print looks best on structured fabrics, camo tracksuits and embellishment is just tacky.

And one item of camouflage or one accessory only, do not wear this print head to toe even if you are Rita Ora! (Sorry Rita, love ya hun).

Rihanna however, is the exception that proves the rule.

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All hail Camo Queen Riri

The following are examples of how NOT to do camouflage.

 

 

Bershka has some great cheap camouflage looks like these cute shorts for holidays and camouflage jeans for staying here in Ireland 😛

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Pic: Bershka.com

These shorts would look great with a black or white t-shirt and a light denim shirt.

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Pic: Bershka.com

These cropped camo jeans are great for summer.

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Pic: Bershka.com

Camo jackets enjoyed a moment a few years ago but this year it’s all about camo shirts.

This faded vintage one from Asos looks great. These shirts are best worn oversized for a rough and ready vibe!

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Pic: Asos.com

Nasty Gal also has a really cute faded camouflage t-shirt.

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Pic:NastyGal.com

I predicted this print would be popular and included a camouflage skirt in my A-line skirts post which has since gone on sale.

It’s now only €23 on Asos.com, bargain!

camo a line skirt

Pic: Asos.com

Apparently, there is such thing as a Michael Kors camouflage bag…I’m dumbstruck.

Stick to rucksacks, drawstring rucksacks and small bags like this one from Shein.

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Pic:Shein.com

Henry Holland is one of my favourite designers and I’m obsessed with the House of Holland for Pretty Polly tights designs.

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And if you’re a sneakerhead, Nike has camouflage print Air Ones and Roshes.

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Pic:Asos.com

As for coloured camouflage-the jury is still out. A verdict is not expected any time soon!

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Camo & loafers is my fave combination 😍

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I bought these camouflage jeans in Bershka with a Christmas voucher so it didn’t cost me anything. I liked them for a while but they are very low-rise and therefore, not the most flattering fit!

The other issue with camouflage jeans is that there are few options to pair them with.

A relatively plain black or white tee is probably your best option and opt for a neutral shoe like my white trainers in the main image.

Another camo item I picked up was this Penneys rucksack with pink piping, it’s grand for throwing a few bits in, especially if I’m going somewhere for a night.

Hope you’ve all enjoyed this trend post, leave me a comment below and let me know if you would wear camouflage or not.

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Thanks for reading and don’t forget to check out my InstagramTwitter and Facebook page.

Edel

 

 

 

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