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Tricky trend: go military-chic in camouflage pants

Posted on February 19, 2013 | by Clara Yang

Lately, camouflage pants are a huge hit on runways, and trend reports have predicted the military look for several seasons to come. While camo pants can make for a unique look, military style can either a hit or a complete flop. Here are some tricks and tips for a military-chic look that you don’t have to be a soldier to pull off.




Day: Camouflage pants naturally emphasize masculinity. For an even more masculine look, add a metallic colored bomber jacket. Also army-inspired, a bomber jacket is another keeper for this upcoming season. Add some fun into your look and go wild with color. You can find a bomber jacket in a number of colors like gold, silver and black, but metallic blue will keep your style both edgy and suave. Keep the hair chic and cool with a Brit-rock indie comb over. Night: If it’s a special night, try a camouflage suit. This style is trendy and clean, and it is easy to style it perfectly. Keep your shirt simple in design and color with an appropriate tie. Black is an easy choice for both shirt and tie, and metallic details will highlight your sense of fashion. Add volume to your hair with mousse or hairspray, and you are ready to go.






Day: Skinny camouflage pants can look effortlessly sexy, so keep it simple. Throw on a neutral-toned shirt or a blouse — collarless, if you want to follow the current minimalist trend. In the early spring it can be a bit cold, so don’t forget a denim jacket to keep you warm. Sandals like ankle straps and T-straps are simple and chic. Keep your hair and makeup natural to match the effortless look. Style your hair for a simple, cute daytime look. Night: A pop of color for the night out is a must — switch from denim to a bright colored blazer. ­­­­A variety of choices can work, from yellow to pink to mint-turquoise. You can also change the top to a lacey blouse or a metallic tank top for a more elegant style. Take off the sandals and grab a pair of classic mid-heels or metallic-detailed ankle boots. Add boldness to your look with dark or glitter-based eye shadow, or add a bright color to your lips. Then untie your braids and let your wavy locks flow all night.



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