Thursday, October 18, 2012

Camo-Connect

Hello Lovelies! So, now that fall is underway I am loving the changing shades of the foliage. The dimensions and layers of color on the trees mixed with the shadows by the sun reminds me that autumn consists of lots of fun prints and textures. This goes the same for fashion. There are many things that I am drawn to in the great world of styling, but if there is one item that I am not quite sure of......it is the camouflage print.



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!

6 comments:

  1. Erin, first of all thanks for your unselfish sacrifice and decision to serve in the military. Personally, I've seen other bloggers along with the ones you mentioned above do camouflage really well..and I actually have olive green pants, but I think the most that I would do with the print is to rock jacket. (-:

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    1. Thanks! I'm thinking maybe the jacket too. If I find one I like I just may have to style it. I'll have to play around with this trend though. Thanks for reading!

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  2. I really like the Skinny Jeans, bow and purse. I would do those. I've never really been into Fatigue---but those skinnies are cutsie!

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    1. I may have to do that, introduce it to my wardrobe in small doses. I am leaning towards the skinnies though!. Thanks for reading!

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  3. I love camo stuff, got a few pants and jackets of this style, the skin fit camo pants feels very comfortable, you can wear them for any type of outing.

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    1. I'm still searching for the best way to wear it. Pants could be a great find. Thanks for reading!

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