Calling All GI Janes: Camo’s A Thing

Ladies and gentlemen: Prints are happening. They’ve been happening for a while. No one batted an eye when animal print was no longer considered a tacky. We all rejoiced when geometric prints came back. Our dads and the weird guy on the bus cheered when tropical prints made a brief reappearance last summer. It should surprise no one that camo is back. And yet…I feel like it’s not as widely embraced.

In my hunt for overalls, I couldn’t help but notice the amount of camo in the store. I, for one, am LOVING it. Not in, like, an I-want-to-wear-it-head-to-toe-and-also-take-up-hunting kind of way, but in an I-enjoy-this-tasteful-and-subtle-addition-of-camo-to-my-otherwise-neutral-outfit way. There’s a difference, trust.

Similarly to when I was blogging about overalls, I definitely think this is a fashion trend that women will flock to by the masses while guys remain unconvinced. “Trying to blend in there?” Jon scoffed at my newly-purchased camo T-shirt hanging out of my Madewell bag this past weekend.

I’ve officially declared that if you find it at Madewell, it’s the it girl’s new best fashion friend. Like overalls. And backpacks. Fine, maybe it’s just my new best fashion friend but I digress…

This has been a trend since the fall, but I feel like spring rolled around it’s been IN YOUR FACE. It doesn’t necessarily have to be the standard green camo, in fact other colors can work just as well in some cases.

I mean, what is ugly about these outfits?



I admit the hat is a bit much…









I’m telling you…it’s everywhere. Guys might not be into it, but I think it’s pretty badass…and I’m sure they’ll come around in due time. In the meantime, I’ll have to endure taunts from Jon asking if I’m wearing a cloak of invisibility.

Are you willing to hop on the camo bandwagon?