Army Brat

As evidenced here, it appears that camo is going to be pretty mayh-jor this Fall.  I snapped up a camo army jacket on ebay and am already dreaming up outfit options.  (Over a floaty chiffon dress… with a crystal pin broach and stripes… with a slouchy tee and leather skinny pants… with something RED… there are truly endless options.)  I think we’re going to see a lot more of this print, and I for one, can not wait.  Lucky for us, there is a LOT of it in stores right now, if you look in the right places.  KARL (Lagerfeld’s lower priced line) has a ton, as does TopShop.  And if all else fails, hit up the boys department – or ebay, on the cheap.

Inspiration shot from here // Jacket (the must-have piece of the season in my opinion) // Earrings ($8 etsy find)

Dress // Tee (from the boys dept, great price) // Leggings //iphone case // Pocket Square // Belt

Bag // Flats (steal!) // Shorts // Tank

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  1. Jessica says 8.21.12

    Since I can’t do full-on camo without feeling too masculine, I like wearing army-inspired jewelry. I actually picked up an army pin when I visited my brother on base. It looks surprisingly fun with rhinestone brooches. 

    • graceatwood says 8.31.12

      I love that idea – super cute. And completely agree with you re: pairing with rhinestones… it definitely adds a fun, girly touch.

  2. Erin @ ThanksIMadeIt says 8.21.12

    Love this look! I’ve had my eye on my boyfriends jacket : )

    • graceatwood says 8.31.12

      Nothing better.. 🙂

  3. Elizabeth Schneider says 8.21.12

    I was this close to purchasing a cute pair of camo pants at Zara yesterday but definitely think the best route is a cute jacket!

    • graceatwood says 8.31.12

      Yeah, I’d pick a jacket over pants. Though Blair had the cutest camo pants on her site the other day… I want those, too!

  4. christin schindewolf says 8.21.12

    guess who never got rid of their A+F camo pants? THIS GIRL! 

    • Nina says 8.21.12


    • graceatwood says 8.31.12

      Lucky you!

  5. Vicky TheGoldenBun says 8.21.12

    I am not sure whether to like this trend or not… 


    The Golden Bun

    • graceatwood says 8.31.12

      to each their own!

  6. Erika [small shop] says 8.21.12

    Definitely pulling out my camo with neon! I love the skinnies.

    • graceatwood says 8.31.12

      Ahh love it. Yeah, the skinnies are pretty great!

  7. nancy @ adore to adorn says 8.21.12

    yup…lovin’ the camo/army print. Cannot believe how much I do. =)

    • graceatwood says 8.31.12

      Me too… I never thought I’d be so into it but I can’t wait to wear my jacket!

  8. Elizabeth says 8.21.12

    LOVE the “key piece” and that boy’s shirt!! I can’t remember the last time I had anything camo but I’m ready to try it again! xoxo

    • graceatwood says 8.31.12

      Me too. I didn’t have anything and I’m starting with a jacket. We’ll see, I may add in a t-shirt at some point!

  9. Alyson says 8.21.12

    So in love with camo… I even have a pair of camo pumas I brought to Israel years ago that I adore. That boys waffle knit is amazing. Love army jacket from ebay idea… thanks! 

    • graceatwood says 8.31.12

      Yay! Can’t wait to see you rocking it!

  10. Allyson Fulcher says 8.21.12

    I just can’t get on board with camo… I think ti is because I’m a southern girl and it has been shoved in my face year round since birth. I just can’t see it in a chic light! I guess I’m just not ready. 

    • graceatwood says 8.31.12

      Hahaha, that is so funny. It’s certainly not for everyone, but I’m loving it!

  11. Megan Zietz says 8.21.12

    love that jacket 
    Xo Megan

  12. Lesley says 8.21.12

    I agree with Allyson below…I love the olive army jackets, but that’s as far as I will go. Okay, maybe I’ll try a camo tank but anything more is too much for me. We’ll have to see how others pull it off. 🙂

    • graceatwood says 8.31.12

      Yeah… you have to do it in little pieces. I bought a jacket to start, and may get a tee… but that’s it for now. 🙂

  13. Alexa C Evans says 8.22.12

    How cute are those flats? Such a fun little pattern! xoxo

    • graceatwood says 8.31.12

      I know, they are the perfect way to “get your feet wet” with the trend… 😉

  14. Diana says 8.22.12

    i’ve never been huge into camo, but there are definitely some subtle touches, like the bandanna, that i can get on board with. great pieces! xx

    • graceatwood says 8.31.12

      Thanks! I recommend starting small and then (maybe) trying a bigger piece!

  15. Ashley Allen says 8.22.12

    I love the camo shoes. They are just enough for those who are afraid of camo. I’m with you though, I love the jacket for over a brightly colored dress and heels. 

    • graceatwood says 8.31.12

      Thanks, Ashley! I’m so excited to wear my jacket over a fun dress and heels.

  16. Christian says 8.22.12

    I’m so used to seeing the jackets, that I’m happy to see camo arriving in many different forms! I think I just may be willing to try the shoes. 

    Xoxo, Christian 

    • graceatwood says 8.31.12

      I love the shoes, too 🙂