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Camo Trend – How to Wear It Without Looking Like You’re Reporting For Duty

It’s one thing to read about how to wear the camo trend, but how do you wear it without looking like you actually want to be a soldier. Here’s how the ladies of Instagram do it.


Some women shy away from camo because they find it too drab. Mariana has given her camo pants a juicy kick by adding a Merlot tee and sexy peep-toe booties. Nothing drab about this look!


Here’s a classy way to channel the camo vibe… in a slim khaki pencil skirt, a classic white shirt, and an army-inspired bomber jacket. I love the pumps and bag and the artful way this talented blogger has styled this creative outfit.  


Dusty pink is one color you may not have thought to pair with army greens, but as Dallas blogger Alicia shows us, it can look quite chic!

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Next time you’re dressed head to toe in black and you are about to reach for a blazer, reach for a utility jacket instead. This is a fresh and modern way to look pulled together and right on-trend.


Simone from Austria takes a cue from the military trend and pairs a khaki sweater dress with a pretty camo-inspired scarf.


Camo and plaid, who would have thought?  Claudia, 50 from Germany makes it work in this cute weekend look that is fun and ready for action.


Now, this is cute! Miriam, 55 from the Netherlands puts an imaginative spin on camo by wearing a flowy khaki green wrap skirt with thick, chunky coordinating sweaters and a fabulous bag. Trés Chic!

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Here’s a military-style jacket that’s doing its duty by giving Anita beautiful broad shoulders and a whittled waist. What a feminine version of the classic camo jacket, and I love it worn with all white!


Girls just want to have fun. This 40+  fashion lover looks like she is having a ball in this cute combat shirt jacket.


You can’t go wrong when you take a handful of neutral colors and combine them with a camo jacket.  Add a statement necklace, and elevate this look from soldier to Captain status!

camo vest and sweater


A cute army vest worn with a chunky sweater, jeans, and military-style boots is a great way to look relaxed and hip on weekends.


Cool and confident, Sue from the UK shines in her relaxed white tank and cargo pants.

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Yes, it’s me in my version of the look – a Michael Kors camo sweater and brown skinny jeans.

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Just a touch of military style is enough to make you look right on-trend. This summer swing dress in army green looks cute and casual paired with a natural leather bag and nude pumps. Don’t miss my full interview with Helen, one of my Fabulous After 40 Styleblazers.

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The key to the camo look is to stay away from baggy shapes. The nipped-in waist on Rebecca’s cute vest softens the military feel. Chic pumps and a classy clutch add femininity too. See more of Rebecca’s style in my Fabulous After 40 Styleblazer interview.

Which is your favorite look? Do you wear camo? What do you like about it, or do you find it too masculine?  Let me know below.

More tips on How to look Cool, Not Kooky in Camouflage here.

I’m always on the lookout for Stylish women to feature. Be sure to add the #fabulousafter40  HASHTAG to your Instagram posts so I can find you easily!

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3 thoughts on “Camo Trend – How to Wear It Without Looking Like You’re Reporting For Duty

  1. These pix are helpful. And the jacket with the scarf is excellent—a great inspiration for me.

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