How To Style Camo Print Over 40
Being a certain age doesn’t limit what you can and can not wear. While you can pull off pretty much any style you’re comfortable with, how you style and complete your look with different garments, accessories and shoes is the key to feeling more confident in your style.
Prints have the tendency to intimidate you because they’re bold and standout. For someone with a more laid-black and neutral toned style, prints may be a little outside of your comfort zone.
But as you know, with fashion there is always a way! There is always a way to style an item so that it caters to your personal style.
If a bold and colorful print is too much for you, you can always go with a neutral print instead.. Options!
There are three different ways you can add prints to your outfit:
(1.) A garment
If you’re just warming up to prints, I would recommend starting with a neutral print. Like your neutral solid garments, your prints are a combination of neutrals and can easily pair with everything in your wardrobe. You’ll be able to style these neutral prints over and over again allowing you to feel more comfortable and confident styling prints.
Even though it’s a print, it’s not as bold and stand out because of the neutral colors. And you won’t have to worry about buying it and then struggling to wear it again because you’ll be able to style it with everything in your closet.
Camo print is a favorite of mine, it gives you an edgy and masculine feel but can also be styled to be more feminine and girly - remember, you always have options! Camo print is a year-round print that you can wear in and out of the office, shocker, right?
It’s a great way to add an unexpected yet chic touch to any outfit and an easy and quick way to add a more casual element to your look.
If you’re thinking, how can I pull this print off at my age and get away with it?
Why can’t you? Your age doesn’t factor into what print you can and can not wear - you most certainly can incorporate this print into your wardrobe and be stylish.
How To Add Camo Print To Your Outfits
Option #1: Using Your Wardrobe Basics
If you’d like to ease into camo print without making a full commitment on this print (yet), I’d recommend styling your camo piece with your basics. Your camo print will be the only standout piece of your look with your basics helping to tone it down.
In Building A Wardrobe: The Basics eBook, I lay out 140 different casual and dressy outfits surrounding your basics. You can use this guide to incorporate different colors and prints into your wardrobe without having to struggle with how to style and restyle them. The only thing you would need to do is select an outfit and swap out a garment, shoe or accessory with a camo printed piece instead.
Below are 3 outfit samples from Building A Wardrobe: The Basics eBook with a basic swapped out for a camo piece:
Doable, right? Not too overwhelming. Your outfit is still very practical, polished and stylish.
Option #2: Using Your Winter Basics
In Building A Wardrobe: Winter Basics eBook, this is where you begin to incorporate different neutral prints into the mix of wardrobe basics. Camo, plaid and stripes are the three neutral prints covered in this eBook with different outfit ideas on how to style camo print alongside your winter basics.
You still have the same options on how to add a print to your look but this time, there are different elements added in; such as, a second print or pop of color.
Balance is key when styling prints no matter if it’s a neutral or bold color. Throughout the eBook, you’ll learn different ways to style a camo jacket and pants.
Below are 3 outfit ideas from Building A Wardrobe: Winter Basics eBook:
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