This rugged, meld in with the surroundings print is popping up on coats, dresses, shoes, pants......um yeah, I am not sure if this is something I could pull off. Of course I could be bias in that I had to wear it for 6 years straight.
Oh I didn't tell you? Well, back in the day--upon graduating high school--I was in the U.S. Air Force serving my wonderful country. It was an amazing experience and I felt so proud putting on the uniform everyday. It was my armor, my shield, I felt empowered with it on. Even though I have completed my enlistment, I still feel proud that I had a chance to serve in the military and continue to support the soldiers who are not only still in, but are continuing to sign up. Yes, I am Proud to be a Veteran.
Okay, now that you know my back story let's get back to the "Camo" debate. In fashion, camouflage can be a real stand out, especially with the mixed greens trend for fall. Paired with orange pants and killer boots it could lend itself as a military meets modern look. Fashion gurus like the StyleActivist and LifeAnnStyle wear it with grace while WhoWhatWear styles this print with ease. One could really pop in a room of beige, but could I?
For me it has so much more meaning than just making a fashion statement. It signifies passion, strength, and sacrifice--setting yourself aside for the well being of others. Could I possibly wear this trend and still show it dignity and justice than just ripping a pair of camouflage pants from an old uniform to shorts? No I couldn't go that far, but I do still have some uniform tops. Of course they still have my name tag, prior rank, and squadron badges on them, but I don't know. Maybe if I took them off I could wear it with some skinny jeans or a casual dress. I'll have to do a bit of experimentation.
Would you wear this trend and if so tell me how. I would love to know!