Wednesday, September 26, 2012

How to Wear a Camo Jacket Two Ways

Camo Jacket 2 Ways



Cap sleeve dress / T By Alexander Wang jersey t shirt / American Eagle Outfitters / Pointed toe shoes / Zara slingback shoes / Warehouse party bag / Zara zip bag / Geneva wrap around watch / Men's Camouflage Shirt Jackets

If you haven't noticed yet, the military chic look is back for Fall 2012. We are talking camouflage jackets, military greens, and cargo pants. More recently, there has been a rise of style bloggers rocking the camo jackets. I know what some of you are thinking...how does this fit into a practical woman's closet? The camo jacket is a masculine piece but when dressed accordingly and styled with the right accessories this jacket can take you from work day to weekend.

The Weekender:
The weekend is all about the casual and cozy pieces. And nothing is more casual then pairing up a camo jacket with your basic skinny jeans and a slouchy shirt. Remember when picking out a camo jacket you want to go with something bigger but bigger doesn't mean bulky. Trim down the bulk by going a size up in a woman's jacket, unless you find the camo jacket hangs loose on you. If you are doing a menswear jacket, like this Old Navy Camoflouge Shirt Jacket ($30), try to look for a size that hangs loosely on you without bulk. You want to be able to find yourself in the jacket, you just want to give your look a little hint of masculinity. Pair the rest of your look with feminine pieces like a detailed flat and your favorite hand bag.

Jacket: Old Navy Camoflouge Shirt Jacket (men's section)
Shirt: T by Alexander Wang
Jeans: American Eagle
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Sunglasses: Brooklyn Flea

The Worker: I'm a huge fan of playing with masculine pieces with feminine details. For the work day pair your favorite little black dress with flirty accessories and top it all off your camo jacket. Be bold in your accessories, choose shoes that have a vibrant color, like the red Zara Basic Sling Back heel ($50). Play with printed small details like a leopard print bracelet, this is a fun way to bring in some print blocking. This will jazz up your simple black dress when you don't have the jacket on, but also add a hint of femininity when paired with the camo jacket. Lastly, keep your hang bag sleek and simple.

Jacket: Old Navy Camoflouge Shirt Jacket (men's section)
Dress: New York and Company (old)
Shoes: Dolce Vita
Bag: c/o R&Em
Watch: American Eagle
Bracelet: c/o Cameo Nouveau

photos taken by Brian Cavanaugh

What do you think of the camouflage jacket? Will you be wearing one this fall?

27 comments:

  1. Lovely outfit ideas my dear!!! Need to get me a camo jacket soon, my husband gets mad when I always take his.. ;) Anyway, have a great birthday!
    xoxo, Jacqueline

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  2. You know, I've never tried out the camo look before! I really like the weekend outfit though- that's totally something I could see myself wearing for a weekend adventure.

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  3. I LOOOOOOOVE these looks, especially those SUPER cute shoes in the first look!!

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  4. i'm not a big fan of militare... but you look good in the outfit!!!

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  5. Awesome looks! The first one is my favorite!
    Xo
    Elena
    http://dcinstyle.com/blog/

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  6. great post! im so into camo right now and these are great options! xx

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  7. LOVE this! those red boots are the perfect pop of color!


    XO Sahra
    EffortlessCool

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  8. Love it <3

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  9. love your weekender outfit. Need those glasses

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  10. I love these different takes on the camo jacket. My first inclination would be that it wouldn't work for the office, but I think you've pulled it off nicely here.

    Sea and Swank

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  11. I'm loving camo at the moment too, I want a camo jacket badly but I haven't been able to find any good ones! Both looks are really great, I think 'the weekender' is my favorite by a really tiny amount though! It looks really quirky with the red boots & black shift, really unexpected way to wear it but it works beautifully! :)

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  12. it´s cool and extremly good, love this blog.

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  13. Heather, your advice is so true and so wise! Luckily, I got a camo jacket from Old Navy a while back (on sale), and I can't wait for cool weather so I can use your tips! Also, the red boots are STUNNING!

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  15. I dont know which one is better!
    You look stunning on both outfits!
    Amazing ankle boots!Love your hair!!
    Great style!

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  16. Both looks are amazing on you! It's Spring here so I won't be wearing a camo jacket, but it looks like a fun trend to play with a it's coming into fall for you :)

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  17. Such a great post! Definitely made me want to get a camo jacket myself!

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  18. ME GUSTA that jacket, but I couldnt rock it plus but I hate following trends so probably would not wear it!

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  19. okay, I totally love this!! i'll try it <3

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  20. Love the top, very versatile!

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  21. U are absolutely rockin this outfit!


    -True

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  22. Loving that camo jacket! Was it a recent Old Navy purchase?

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  23. You can wear camo jackets in many ways, both outfits are great, agree with the military trend part, it surely is back and getting popular.

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Thank you for your comments!! I look forward to reading them!