Rihanna; Michael Kors AW13
It’s always great when an old trend resurrects and this season, camouflage is back with all guns blazing (excuse the pun). Rihanna has implemented the edgy print into her Autumn Winter collection for high-street hero River Island with pieces that are both street and sexy, from camo trousers to stiletto sandals. Elsewhere on the high-street, Whistles has just treated us to a drop of camo jaquard delights chic enough for the office. Meanwhile, Michael Kors and Alexander Wang brought their versions of camouflage back onto the catwalk before the look found its way into a selection of A-listers' wardrobes, that obviously includes Ri-Ri but also Cara Delevingne and Rita Ora.
So how to wear it? Like leopard, it’s a print we are refusing to part with and combining the two can be very stylish. Leopard loafers and accessories create a really chic jungle vibe against camo skinnies or an oversized shirt. Black denim and leather are classic add-ons with camouflage but pop colours and neon’s deter away from traditional styling without being too bold. If you're not fond of the overtly strong and tomboyish print, add a little femininity to the army-tastic look with statement jewellery like curb chain chockers, rock a pair of studded ankle boots or strappy sandals to transform the outfit from casual to glam.
We definitely recommend investing in a piece of camo as it’s set to be a fashion boomerang that keeps on coming back and back. Get spending with a few of our shopping picks in the gallery below...
by Anna-Maria Kritikos