When I wear this camouflage print skirt I feel like such a trend setter . Why? I’ve been wearing it for ten years, probably way before all the chic girls on my camouflage print Pinterest board bought their cute print jackets. It’s a little too big on me now, and faded, but I love it and have worn it every fall for the past ten years. It’s old and comfortable enough to wear around the house but suddenly it’s also fashionable enough to wear out and about.
Like leopard and large-scale floral prints, military-inspired clothes and camouflage never go away entirely. Not only do army surplus stores offer the sort of prices that inspire people to buy brand new camouflage print trousers and military jackets ever year, fashionable or not, the print is also a classic. From what I understand the American armed forces now prefer the pixellated computer-generated camouflage prints, but I’ve always loved the old-fashioned painterly pools of green and beige. It looks like the fashionable set do as well. Regardless of its popularity camouflage prints will probably cycle in and out of fashion for many years to come, so if you’re thinking of investing in an olive-green jacket with this iconic print, buy something of good quality and you’ll wear it all this fall and another autumn ten years from now, when it comes back into fashion again.
In these photos I’ve dressed up the skirt a bit with a sheer white cotton blouse and a belt, but my gladiator sandals and olive-green backpack are decidedly casual. It’s still too hot here in Los Angeles to get really done up, and my husband and I were only heading over to my Mother-in-Law’s house for dinner, stopping on the way an afternoon coffee hit. On my fingers is the sparkly olive-green nail polish I wrote about in this post, and for fun I put on a new leather cuff I found at a local shop along with my military green Timex watch.
- Hand me down white blouse
- Target backpack
- Camouflage print mini skirt from The Gap (You can find a similar skirt here.)
- I can’t remember where I bought the belt.
- Gladiator sandals from Camper
- Timex watch from Target
- Leather cuff from a store on Melrose Avenue
- Butter London Nail Polish in Wallis.
What do you think of the camouflage print trend? Are you going to try it or do you already have something camouflage in your closet, just waiting to be worn again?