Camouflage is earning its position on fashion’s front lines, as seen on Alexander Wang, Christopher Kane and Michael Kors’ F/W 13 runways. As Olivia Palermo, Jenna Lyons, and a slew of models and bloggers also demonstrate, this once casual print is an unexpected and versatile option for the sartorially savvy.
Can You Wear Camo To Work?
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Join the ranks! We’ve braved the trenches to bring you the best office-appropriate camouflage pieces in the market.
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In a look that would only be appropriate in a fashion office, Jenna Lyons adeptly pairs her baggy camouflage pants (similar here) with a metallic sweater and vintage fur jacket.
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Model Victoria Sekrier expertly layered her camouflage jacket over a prim office look and topped it all with a cropped parka. Extra points for mixing prints with her python bag (similar here) and sandals.
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The subtle flash of silver on the heel means these pumps can seamlessly take you from the office to cocktails.
Manolo Blahnik BBMal Camo-Print Pump ($675) in Black/White
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The pops of teal and quilted silk make this skirt decidedly ladylike.
Anthropologie Quilted Camo Skirt ($298) in Green Motif
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Perfect under a navy suit or tucked into a pencil skirt.
Belstaff Harlow Camo-Print Silk Blouse ($795) in Oxford Blue
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The micro camo on this classic shift would be gorgeous with brown accessories.
Michael Kors Camouflage-Jacquard Fitted Dress ($1,275) in Olive
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Pair with a leather pencil skirt or pinstriped pants.
Thakoon Addition Ruffle Camo Blouse ($390) in Grey and Brown
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The neon really makes these pop, great for spicing up a monochromatic outfit.
Pretty Loafers Faye Loafer ($199) in Flouro Yellow Camouflage
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A chic alternative to the ubiquitous floral-print pants.
Whistles Camo Jaquard Trouser ($300) in Khaki
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Replace your black skinny belt with this pony hair incarnation.
Lucky Brand Camo Print Belt ($40) in Medium Brown
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Perfect for stashing essentials when running to appointments.
Proenza Schouler Medium Camo-Print Zip Pouch ($575) in Grey
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The muted blues and grays in this silk blouse keep it appropriate for even the most conservative office.
Equipment Brett Traditional Camo Print ($248) in Navy
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Equally chic with a sweater or a blazer.
Christopher Kane Camo Wool Mini Skirt ($860) in Grey
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Faded denim camo gets polished with a hefty metal chain.
Stella McCartney Camouflage Denim Foldover Convertible Clutch ($975) in Sky
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Straddling the line between tortoiseshell and camo, these delicate sling-backs work with everything.
Joan & David Annabeth Pumps ($100) in Camo Patent
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Pair with navy or black wide-legged pants and you’re good to go. No need to accessorize, let the print take center stage.
3.1 Phillip Lim Long Sleeve Pullover With Striped Rib ($395) in Navy
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Team with steel-gray tailored pants.
Timo Weiland Catherine Top ($180) in Camo Print
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This affordable dress is the ideal foundation for a black trench coat and ankle boots.
Wallis Fashion Camouflage Belted Midi Dress ($54) in Various
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Stand out at the office holiday party by simply adding a statement necklace.
Topshop Camo Jaquard A Line Dress ($110) in Khaki
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Repurpose your basic fitted black dress by throwing on this printed sweater.
Zara Camouflage Velour Top ($70) in Green