I'm sure everyone has a camo print outfit from their past that they'd prefer never to talk about again. I started college in 2016, a time when Drake's album Views was all anyone could listen to, and Kylie Jenner's "King Kylie" era was at its peak. So, you could say that my freshman year included a lot of outfits featuring camo pants and jackets. While I've thought about ditching those once-beloved camo pieces, I just could never bear to let them go. Now, in 2023, a part of me is considering wearing them again.
While it may not be the trendiest print at the moment, a few looks on recent runways and in street style have convinced me that I'm prepared to give the print a second chance in my wardrobe, and I'm not deterred by what anyone else has to say. Maybe, it might even take off. Remember the iconic scene in Mean Girls where someone spotted Cady Heron wearing army pants and flip-flops, and suddenly, everyone wanted a pair? While we're not about being mean here at Who What Wear, we certainly have a knack for inspiring people to make stylish purchases
Keep scrolling to explore the 9 camo outfits I have in mind, and discover why reviving this print in your everyday attire is a smart move.
On the Runway:
In this look, Isabel Marant achieves the exact kind of juxtaposition I had in mind when bringing the print into my current wardrobe. The frilly top complements the edgy print perfectly.
Martine Rose has a knack for effortlessly infusing casual wear with coolness, so it's no surprise that she incorporated camo print into her Fall 2023 collection and made it appear so appealing. Neon green hasn't been my recent go-to, but I admire how it complements the neutrals in the pants.
Yes, this is Givenchy's menswear collection, but I'm still taking notes on how to wear the print this fall. On chillier days, layer thick sweaters and a coat.
On Street Style:
Prada slingbacks with camo printed pants? That looks like a combo I want in my wardrobe immediately. And bonus points for the hat as a pop of color.
The print is a statement maker in itself, so it's a safe choice to pair it with simple and basic pieces like don here.
Jump headfirst into the sporty look with a bomber jacket and sneakers like done here—it's the way I wore the print years ago but the button up underneath changes the game completely.
From the frilly tank to the heavy-duty boots, this outfit offers the perfect balance of edge and delicateness.
This outfit is like the Mean Girls Cady Heron outfit for me. I saw Gabriela wear camo pants and suede loafers, so I want to wear camo pants and suede loafers.
Personally, I think ballet flats go with anything, even camo print. Sue me.
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