Simplicity is no longer a concept we seem to understand in today’s digital, instant and dynamic world. A world where cappuccinos are now flat, white, spiced, pumpkin lattes with almond milk and no sugar. Where we spend more time working on our virtual lives than our real ones and where we can be both an introvert and an extrovert and vice versa. In fact, with all this duality it can be hard to pinpoint who we are – as we feel more like a collection of quirks than an actual person. We can spend hours at our favourite bar chatting with our friends and navigating our way around men who are far too old to be out still, and sticky patches spilt drinks and regret. Other times (more than we care to admit) we spend our time hidden from the world, curled up with a good book or our favourite ‘Netflix and chill’ partner. Trying to decipher who you are in between all these contrasting qualities is hard and trying to find balance or the fence in between the two is most of the time overwhelming. However, fashion has come to our rescue – yet again. By providing us with the perfect styling trick that lets us have the best of both worlds. One that allows us to sit on our self-made mense fence and overlook all the dynamic complexities that makeup us. What is this freestyling trick and how can we utilize in our wardrobe today; Camouflage. Yip that’s right camo gives us a piece of both our curated worlds; a mainstay fabric which sole purpose is for blending can now be seen on runways and celebrities around the world.
However, camo isn’t the easiest print to pull off and can often make us feel like we’re taking part in an outdoor adventure game or like we’re channelling our 90’s nostalgia through a wannabe Posh-Spice – not exactly fashion like we know and love. But this timeless print inarguably oozes style and an aloof coolness that’s hard to imitate elsewhere. It now comes with a bunch of different variations both bold and subtle; big and small. Having come a long way from its heyday camo is now the must-have print of the season. It’s the perfect trend for our complicate persona’s as it allows us to both blends in and stands out. Perfect for both men and women camo is best worn when paired with neutral hues or when paired with denim to add a grungy textured look. Now when trying to portray exactly who you are in the world, you can do it with simplicity and ease. Here are our favourite ways to wear this trends for every day of the week, whether it be from head to toe or with pops of accessories we’ve got you covered. The only step now to fully align our lives so that we are always on the fence of both complexities – asking our boss to let us periodically nap at work.
Mondays are hard, so it’s important to look chic and profession. To be ready for anything the day has prepared to throw at us. Taking inspiration from the military, we take on Monday the only way we know how – with brute force and militant tactics. To imprint this impression of the no-nonsense leaders that we are on to our colleagues and friends, we need to channel our inner commander. This is done with simple black and khaki stables choose to accessorize with a camo neck scarf and red trimmings for a pop of colour and femininity. Monday never looked this good.
Tuesday is Monday’s cooler younger sister, the one who is less stressed out and basks in the knowledge that she receives less pressure and criticism than that of her older sister. She can afford to be more playful with her attire and thus come Tuesday you can find us challenging Tuesday with our carefree camo trend. Excessively accessories with pops of yellow for creativity and metallic hints for a dazzling flare and frivolity. This is the perfect mix of looks; professional enough for work, chic enough for after work drinks. Now we can go straight from the office to the bar maximizing our cocktail drinking time.
Happy Hump day, aside from Friday, Wednesday is our favourite day of the week as it signifies the halfway mark. What a better way to express our love for this day than through our clothes. Be flirtatious with a camo dress paired with classic kitten heels and gold finished accessories. The camo dress is the ultimate Hump day dress as it encompasses all that Wednesday stands for; the regimented routine of the workplace as well as its festivity. Pair with gold accessories to add finesse, power and strength to help convey feelings (even to yourself) of effortless persistence to help take on the rest of the week still come.
Come Thursday it feels like we’ve been on the work week treadmill since the dawn of time and quite frankly we’re over it. We’re pinning for Friday but know that we have to overcome this last hurdle to reach our goal. Sporting a laid-back look paired with your favourite pair of jeans and camo Tee with a pair of killer heels makes for the perfect Thursday attire – Ideal for slouching around the office when your boss is at lunch and exudes just enough sass and style that no one will say anything.
Yay, yay it’s Friday. There is nothing better than the arrival of this day – okay maybe there is but it’s pretty up there on the list of best things ever alongside good cups of coffee and paid leave. Fridays are made up of feelings of freedom and casual wear. Sport your favourite culottes and summer t-shirt with a pair of camo shoes, these are the perfect addition to your casual Friday attire and go with just about everything you have in your cupboard. Accessorize with dainty camo purse and flower hair clips – no need to rush home to change your outfit before embracing your weekend as you already look casual comfy and super stylish oozing all the right feels for Friday.