Ah, good ol' camo. Whether you like it or not, it keeps coming back. While some would argue that it never really goes away, it's without a doubt more ubiquitous some years than others, and its popularity has been undeniable this year. And we're not talking just on the runways. Camo has also been popping up left and right on the street style and celebrity scenes and throughout every retailer's stock of new arrivals. This could be attributed to the fact that military and '90s grunge are significant F/W 16 trends, which in turn naturally has designers turning to camouflage.
If you prefer a more feminine aesthetic, not to fear—there are so many camo pieces on the market this season that all styles are represented. And you can always incorporate camouflage pieces into your existing wardrobe, so if a pleated midi skirt and velvet heels with a camo tee feels comfortable for you, go with it. Our verdict? Camo is surprisingly versatile and can be styled in ways that make it feel fresh, so give the polarizing print a chance.
Check out photographic evidence that camo is back below, and shop our favorite pieces featuring the print.
Molly Goddard S/S 17
Saint Laurent F/W 16
Marc Jacobs S/S 17
On Rihanna: Matthew Dolan jacket; Fenty x Puma creepers.
On Chrissy Teigen: Prada bag; Monika Chiang shoes.
Everyone in the fashion industry is clamoring for pieces from this label right now.
We can't wait to tote this around at the airport.
We're slightly shocked that this fancy camo jacket has yet to sell out.
Try layering this under a slip dress in place of a white tee.
If Vetements is endorsing something, you know it's cool.
A camo hoodie that you can actually wear to work? It exists!
We'd gladly wear these with our cropped flares.
This is how to look cool when it's freezing outside.
Yes, even leggings have gotten the camo treatment.
We think this would shine with a graphic tee, high-waisted jeans, and ankle boots.
If you buy just one new bomber this season, make it a camo one.
Who knew that a camouflage bandana could look so chic?
Topshop's shirt-jacket hybrid feels especially classic and wearable.
Wear this subtle camo knit on your off-duty days.
We can picture Gigi Hadid wearing these with one of her many statement jackets.