HOW TO WEAR…CAMO

HOW TO WEAR…CAMO! This is going to be a huge trend in A/W 16. A trip to the shops or going online will confirm this. Camo is everywhere this season! In fact, its not very good at its primary focus….to camouflage – to hide or conceal something or someone!

Enough with the smart remarks.

We want to learn HOW TO WEAR…CAMO! (any armed forces readers will be wondering what is the fascination with Camo? Its probably Action Man and GI Joe for younger readers Modern Warfare 2. We feel invincible in Camouflage! Special Forces sounds so cool!)

For this we have to acknowledge something. Camouflage print is on everything this season. Belts, boots, boxers, bomber jackets, blazers, swim shorts, pocket squares, print tee’s, tie’s, joggers even jeans! So I shall point out the obvious now. The objective is NOT to look like you are about to enlist in the army! The objective is look stylish in a subtle way, let the Camo print be the focal point of your outfits! For this to happen then I suggest you limit your Camo purchases to key pieces like Bomber Jackets and Print Tee’s. Pieces which are easy to layer!

CAMO PRINT BOMBER JACKET

I picked up this Camo Print Bomber for the ridiculously low price of €26 in Pull and Bear! P&B are great for new fashion pieces at relatively low prices. Check them out!

FASHIONABLE FRANK’S OUTFIT

The Camo Print Bomber is the focal point of my outfit here. This outfit is so simple to put together but looks really well. Why?! The colour flow is perfect. When in doubt turn to white. Its the best base colour around and ensures the eye line is where it should be, on the Bomber!

  • Camo Bomber by Pull and Bear
  • White Tee by Burton Menswear
  • Ripped Skinny Jeans by River Island
  • Trainers by Adidas (Superstar)
  • Sunglasses by Primark Man
  • Cuff by River Island
  • Watch by Diesel

FRANK’S FASHION TIP

Push up the sleeves on your bomber for a more relaxed look. We are entering A/W now so its time to take the accessories out of hibernation! Black is your friend! Why? Find out here!

I don’t usually have too many screen shots of products. However this outfit caught my eye whilst I was researching for this post. It perfectly illustrates the point I am trying to make (along with my own pictures of course!). Layering with pieces you already own or intend to buy is very important when shopping. Especially for something like the Camo Trend. The products from the this picture are available here.

WEAR WITH A SHIRT

For a smarter take on the Camo Bomber wear it with a shirt. A black grandad shirt to be precise. I love wearing collarless shirts with Bombers. For me, they are made for each other. As you can see the outfit can be transformed from a slick going out look to a much more casual look with the addition of the Camo Bomber! Add some white Adidas for a colour pop!

FASHIONABLE FRANK’S OUTFIT 

  • Camo Bomber by Pull and Bear
  • Grandad Shirt by Pull and Bear
  • Ripped Skinny Jeans by River Island
  • Trainers by Adidas (Superstar)
  • Sunglasses by Primark Man
  • Cuff by River Island
  • Watch by Diesel

CAMO PRINT TEE

Another option for your Camo purchases is the Camo Print Tee. This tee is a darker, more subtle take on Camo and therefore will go with almost everything in your wardrobe. I have layered a white tee (from the Bomber pictures) underneath to add a colour pop! I love this look! Again it is very simple to construct and uses almost all of the product from the previous pictures!

FASHIONABLE FRANK’S OUTFIT 

  • Camo Print Tee by River Island
  • White Tee by Burton Menswear
  • Ripped Skinny Jeans by River Island
  • Trainers by Adidas (Superstar)
  • Cuff by River Island
  • Watch by Diesel

WEAR IT WITH A PARKA

As the months go by the weather will begin to turn cooler. The Parka, while no longer the “must have” item of A/W, is still critical to any man’s wardrobe! Dig yours out and layer with your Camo Print tee like I have! My Parka is by Burton Menswear

WEAR IT WITH A BLAZER – A FASHIONISTA’S FIX

Continuing my “Fashionista’s Fix” segment. This element of my blog posts is where I provide high fashion inspiration for those of you who are more daring in you wardrobe’s choices. I suggest a Blazer with your Camo Print tee! My Blazer is by Burton Menswear

FRANK’S FASHION TIP 

Push up the sleeves on your blazer to achieve the relaxed off duty for your outfit! Lift up the collar too. The more laid back the better! Some blazers have a contrast collar which aid your off duty look! Mine for example has a black leather contrast collar. The product is recycled from the previous pictures with the only new item being the blazer. Perfect for a night out while still maintaining your street style credentials!

I hope you enjoyed this blog post as much as I enjoyed modelling for it! Special thanks to my superb photographer Sophie Broughton! Amazing pictures once again!

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That’s all for now folks! Thanks for reading!

I’ve been Fashionable Frank and you have been Fantastic!

STAY STYLISH!

 

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    1. Thanks for the positive comments on the post! I appreciate it! My latest posts are about 2 fashion press events I attended in Dublin on Wednesday. They are in the “fashion press events” menu. I’m based in Ireland. Where are you based?

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