If you'd have told me I'd be loving all things camouflage a few years ago, I'd have laughed in your face. Me? Camo prints? No, no, no. The only time I'd ever worn camo print was at fancy dress parties when me and my friends thought dressing up as army cadets and covering our faces in 'war paint' was a good idea. Oh the memories. However, fast forward a few years and camo has made its comeback and I for one am loving it! I've been converted.
My friend Debra recently came to visit me in Manchester so we headed out to take some outfit shots (what a gem she is - helping a sister out!) and this is one of the outfits I put together. As first I wasn't sure a mix of stripes and camo was going to work but Debra reassured me it worked and I have to agree as when I looked back at the photos we took that day, this was my favourite look by far! It's a little bit out of my usual comfort zone but that's why I love it. I'm usually quite a girly girl but this look is more grungy / sporty and it's definitely a look I'm going to be rocking more often.
As I said earlier, a few years ago I wouldn't have touched a camouflage clothing unless it was for a fancy dress party. However, this Miss Pap camo jacket (10% off with code KAYLEIGHJ10) has completely changed my opinion on the trend. It's one of those really easy pieces to wear and an item that can instantly transform an outfit to give it a more stylish touch. It's also a great piece to wear on those days where you're not feeling all that body confident (I've been having a lotto those days recently) as it's oversized and hides a multitude of sins.
I decided to pair the camo jacket with this cute monochrome striped skirt I picked up from Matalan a few weeks ago. I'm not usually into wearing anything tight fitting during the day and typically opt for the more floaty and comfortable items but this is honestly so flattering and the material is fairly thick so there's no risk of a VPL. Considering it only cost me around £8, I'm super impressed with the quality and it's definitely one I'll be getting a lot of wear out of over the Summer months as it looks amazing paired with cute crop tops.
Talking of crop tops, the one I'm wearing in this post (online here) is another recent purchase, this time from Boohoo. I'm really loving the Boohoo website at the moment - I do find it takes a bit of searching for things I like because there's SO much on there but it's definitely worth the searching as I've found some total gems recently. This top was ridiculously cheap at £8 and it's just one of those great basics to throw on with a skirt like I have in this post or a high waisted skirt. It's super comfortable and I love the lace up detailing on the front which makes it a little more interesting than a plain white vest!
To finish the look, I wore my favourite Adidas Superstar trainers which I'm totally obsessed with and my Quay Australia 'My Girl' sunglasses - again, I'm completely obsessed. I love how both of these items add an instant cool vibe to any look - even though that's the complete opposite of what I actually am, haha! My handbag is my Zara office city bag which I bought a few months ago now and it's been glued to me every since.
Hope you like this outfit guys! Are you a fan of the camo trend?!