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CAMOUFLAGE - The New Neutral - January Fashion Blog Focus





One night I was laid up with a bag of Skinny Pop and fruit snacks simultaneously watching one of my shows AND scrolling through TikTok videos - sensory overload at its finest.

Then I stumbled across a fashion blogger's page who is originally from Detroit.

She had a list of three things that she wanted everyone to leave in 2022.

  1. Shoulder cut-out tops - AGREED

  2. Skinny Jeans - SEMI-AGREE

  3. Camouflage - NO MA'AM.

I rolled over and looked at a pile of clothes in the corner of my room that I'd been compiling since November with the intent to make it a fashion focus on my site.

The whole pile was of various clothing articles to style CAMO.

At first I questioned my fashion sense.

Had I missed the memo?

Then I realized that fashion is an expression of your creative ability.

Trends come and go.

But some things are a direct expression of what you like.

And whether deemed in or out, it's all about what appeals to you.

And I like CAMO for a few different reasons.


I don't go looking for camo.

I'm not always even drawn to camouflage.

But like it or not, it has become a neutral fabric for Americans.

Camo fabric, depending on the print, is right up there with khaki, denim, black, and army green.

It's a print that can be used if you want a print, but a neutral print that pairs well with solids.

It's definition of it being a fabric that hides or blends to conceal doesn't just work in nature.

It works in fashion.

You see it.

But you don't.

You notice it.

But you don't.

It lives up to its meaning.


There are really easy, basic ways to wear camo.

But this time I wanted to show a few ways to wear it that are unconventional, along with one or two more basic ways of wear.

But as you will see, it can be dressed up, down, or in between.

Here is to giving you CAMO options.

And yes, I'm going to do TikTok videos of each look and send it to Girlfriend that said to get rid of it. (smile)

CAMO isn't going anywhere anytime soon.


Leopard and Camo together? YEP.

They are actually two natural, nature patterns that you'll find in the jungle.

They are two prints full of neutrals that blend when taken in together.

BLAZER: Stones

JOGGERS: Ashley Rogers


Mixing plaid with Camo means picking both the right shade of camo, the right shade of plaid, and deciding on the right pieces. It most definitely is a look when you get it right.

SHORTS: Gallery Dept.

BLAZER: Rachel Zoe

VEST: Diesel Denim

BOOTS: Brian Atwood Cap-Toe Boots


Sometimes all you need is a touch of camo here and there. Adding accessories is an easy way to go.

HAT, BELT BAG and SHOES - ADIDAS

BOOTS: Jeffrey Campbell (knock off styles found on AliExpress)



Denim and Camo is always right no matter how you pair it. The options are endless. It is pairing two neutrals of different kinds all into one look.

BLAZER - AliExpress TwoTwinStyle (please note that it runs small)

PARACHUTE JOGGERS - Vintage Salvation Army Find

BOOTS - Jeffrey Campbell Bi-Golly


JACKET - Akira

DENIM BUSTIER - Dolls Kill

KHAKI CARGO SKIRT - Banana Republic



I typically do not like other variations of camouflage outside of the natural army print. But on occasion I will venture off into different prints. Desert Sand camouflage is not my favorite. But I wanted to try something new this time.

SHRUG SWEATER - Zara

DENIM BODYSUIT - Fashion Nova

HIGH WAIST CAMO JOGGERS - Great American

SUEDE BOOTIES - Chinese Laundry


SWEATER VEST - H&M

SUEDE ELBOW PATCH TEE - Ralph Lauren


It's always nice to see designers using the Camouflage color scheme in a abstract way. It's a creative way to wear Camo without the literal print.

SWEATER SHRUG - Zara

OVERALLS - Desigual

DRESS - Zadig and Voltaire

BOOTIES - Schutz "Ashlee" Booties


There are a lot of bright colors that pair well with Camo. Red is an easy choice, as green and red are a married couple. However, I love mixing it with orange and unconventional shades of red, pink, and tan in earthy shades as opposed to its basic primary.

SWEATER - Fashion Nova

DUCK BOOTS - Steve Madden

CROPPED SWEATER - House of Harlow

HAT - Timberland

SHOES - Jeffrey Campbell


SWEATER - Zara

PANTS - Fashion Nova


SWEATER BLAZER - Marbled (TJ Maxi/Marshalls Brand)

SKINNY PANTS - Fashion Nova

BOOTIES - L.A.M.B by Gwen Stefani

SHORT SLEEVED SWEATER - Zara

JOGGERS - GAP (Men's pants)

LONG SLEEVED SWEATER - Theory

LEGGINGS - Anthropologie


UTILITY JACKET - Forever 21

FAUX LEATHER SHORTS - Zara

STUDDED BOOTIES - Brian Atwood


HOODIE - Ambush (Yoox)

CARGO PANTS - AliExpress

BOOTS - AGL


MESH MOTO JACKET - Filmore

HOODIE - GAP (Men's)

SHOES - AliExpress



Thank You For Reading!


Shaunee Brannan



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