Things I heard from my co-workers the day I wore this shirt to school:
That’s so nice the army gave you leave to come and teach today.
At ease, soldier.
God bless, America.
Drop and give me twenty!
I work with morons, obviously. Most of my students liked it, which normally means I’ve made the right choice, because those twelve-year-olds are much more stylish than my old, lame co-workers.
I really hope they’re all reading my blog today.
Anyone else loving the camo trend right now? It just makes me happy and totally gets my younger tomboy self excited. But camo can be tricky. You don’t want to truly look like you’re on leave from the war.
Here’s some tips on how to make sure you don’t look AWOL, but stylish instead:
Only one camo piece please!
Yes, I have camo print flats. No, I will not be wearing them with my camo shirt. This isn’t a theme outfit, one camo print is more than enough. You shouldn’t look like you’re actually wearing a uniform.
Add girly touches.
Something this masculine can go weird quick. I’d wear pink pants with this shirt or rock some camo pants with a teal sweater. All the other pieces in your outfit should have a feminine feel to them.
Avoid pairing it with khaki.
If you’ve seen a soldier wear it, don’t put it on with your camo. No khaki. No bright orange unless you’re hunting. No hiking or black lace-up boots. Too close to the real thing.
Afraid? Start with a jacket.
Camo is going to make you stand out more than it was originally intended (see what I did there?). If you’re not sure it’s for you yet, start with a camo jacket or a button down like mine. I’m sure I’ll be wearing that shirt as an unbuttoned layer on top of a graphic print tee at some point. And if you’re not feeling it, you can always take it off.
What do you think? Will you be wearing camo this fall?