2017-2018 introduced the world to Street Style's basic trends including: structural leather, dad sneakers and casual camo. Wearing camouflage is the bold fashion statement that everyone needs!
The connection between fashion and military camouflage is complex and surprisingly has a large standing in fashion history.Though originally meant to blend in, the trend's irony is giving the person wearing it the ability to stand out. WW1 introduced the world to complete chaos and the military staple. The trend provided low-visibility in order to hide into the bushes and trees during combat. The technique became know as the "frog" pattern because of the natural colors in use: brown and green. The fashion mecca that is Vogue, was the first publication to capitalize on the trend. As early as the 1940s, Vogue explored camouflage and the meaning of its attire. A second article in 1971 featured images of young women sporting the camouflage gear and ignited to flame of camo wear in 80s. In 1986, thus cementing the camo trend once and for all, Andy Warhol created an art series displaying the versatile prints of Camouflage. It was the first time the trend broke away from the "frog" pattern and tried Camo in various colors like pink, purple, yellow and more. Surprisingly, the trend never disappeared. Fashion week after fashion week, models and celebrities rocked camo pants, skirts, shirts, jackets and more!
Keeping up with green theme, has ignited something in me that I can't contain. Previously, I explained my love for green based off of its versatility. I considered the various looks and I figured, 'if I was going to do a month dedicated to green, why not take on camo". Luckily, I realized that I have an addiction to camouflage. Strolling through the closet, I found my various camo jackets, oversized camo pants even a bright orange camo dress! Digging in deeper, I found this lovely camo dress and then I was inspired.
The look was inspired by the Yeezy Season 1 Camo experience. Kim Kardashian, Bella Hadid and Kylie Jenner are the celeb inspo for this look. Each of these celebs have took on the monochromatic approach to style, but mixed it up just a little by playing with a camo pattern. They all allowed the oversized camo to be the statement piece, while going with neutral accessories to tighten the look. Now unfortunately, Yeezy's overpriced camo dress could not make the cut in my closet!
I found this lovely look for less at Rue 21! I find myself wearing this dress for different occasions. Once for a Hollywood party night , then for a chilly day in Los Angeles at work. The dress was a tad bit long so to pull the look together I paired it with olive green booties from Simmi. If you need any type of ankle boot, GO TO SIMMI.COM! The boot options are ridiculously amazing and for a great price. These boots cost about 40 Euros. The heel on these boots are high and you'll immediately feel like a "it" girl wearing them. Other options for the dress could be a pair of black booties both high and short. If you're feeling a little daring and not afraid to show of your long legs you can also try the dress with a pair of sneakers. Accessories for this look was provided by Shop Gold. I decided to keep the street wear trend of standard gold chains and of course the classic gold bamboo hoops! Every black girl has once had a pair of these! Closing the look is a perfect match for this look. I randomly had this olive green bomber jacket from H&M for years. When I looked at the outfit as a whole, I accidently created the perfect one-color look.
Photos By: Nadira Fatah
Camouflage Dress: Rue 21-$27
Olive Bomber Jacket: H&M- $34.99
Jewelry: Shop Gold- $18
Fanny Pack: Forever 21- $14.97
Green Boots: SimmiShoes.com-$40