I am not particularly fond of taking and editing photos of myself. And…I also happen to be married to my amateur photographer. We take pictures either during nap time or while children are scootering. So, in an effort to demonstrate how versatile a camo print can be, we put a helmet on my 3 year-old and hit the pavement in search of a good spot. My photog then suggested some greenery in the background, and I willingly climbed in amongst the bushes (note: I am wearing Wellies). As you can imagine, laughter ensued as he pointed out that I was standing in a planter…wearing camo.
Let’s talk about camouflage for a moment. As stated in my post earlier this week, this print is subtle enough to be worn as a neutral; complimenting most any color, even when paired with another pattern. In this outfit, I used the neutral color and military styling of my jacket to contrast a rather girlie dress. One fun thing about fashion is mixing unexpected items together to create interest and make your outfit unique. As mentioned, the styling of the two pieces differ in this outfit as well as the mix of texture – the jacket is canvas and the dress a sheer chiffon.
Accessories are the finishing touch to any outfit. Here I layer a couple of long necklaces in an effort to draw the eye down from the higher neckline of the dress. Finally, I chose turquoise drop earrings, which add some brighter color yet still compliment the neutral tones of the jacket and the burgundy dress.
Jacket: Sanctuary | Dress: Free People (sale!) | Leggings: Madewell (similar) | Socks: Free People (similar) | Boots: Hunter | Purse: Coach (vintage) | Necklaces: Stella & Dot & my own | Earrings: Lucia K (not available) | Sunglasses: SALT.
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