Grown Up Camo

Used to be that the only people wearing camo were those going hunting or fishing. I’m not sure how those same folks feel about camo going more mainstream but it most certainly has taken it’s seat at the fashion table!

You may be thinking camo is too young for anyone over the age of 30 but that’s certainly not true. Today I’ll show you ways to wear camo as a grown up. I’m going to ask you to think of camo as a neutral – just like leopard. Okay? All good? Here we go!

When you want to test the proverbial waters with something new, I say do it on the weekend when you’re not working. Give it a try in a fun and casual way. This pair of camo pants is actually the 2nd pair I’ve owned. I bought the first probably 5 years ago from Kohl’s but they were so low cut it really restricted the types of tops I could wear with them and I felt like I had to pull my pants up all the time! Amen to the end of the low rise jeans and hallelujah to the return of higher rises!

I love camo with hot pink! I couldn’t get enough of this Love sweater from Loft and just had to layer it with a very old striped shirt. Pink gingham would be fabulous too #nexttime. Not a fan of pink? Try another color. Repeat after me: camo is a neutral, camo is a neutral.

If you’re looking to go casual but not call quite so much attention to yourself wear the camo with like colors. Pull the olive or khaki color from the print and you’ll have a look that’s a little more conservative but still fun! Plus you won’t look like everyone else in jeans and a boring sweater this time of year! Try this fabulous tunic . It’s under $28 and you’ll wear it over and over again. I have it in 4 colors!

Ready to take it up a notch? My affinity for pink knows no bounds. I couldn’t part with my lovely pink bell sleeve blouse (similar, similar)! In fact I found my camo pants when I went to return it! The good news is that I have lots of ways to wear the blouse and I love it with these camo pants! Depending on your work environment you could wear this to the office, to church, out to dinner – you name it. Adding the heels dresses it up a bit. I say this is grown up camo!

Not quite ready to dive head first into the camo trend? Try accessorizing with it! My scarf (similar) is an easy way to incorporate the trend. Kind of testing the waters, ya know?

If it’s well received and you feel comfortable branch out! If not pants, maybe you’d like a tee. Try this one, this one, or this one in plus size. Give it a try and have fun! It’s fashion after all!

XO,
Kellyann

34 Comments

  1. January 30, 2018 / 5:45 am

    Well, clever lady, you’re selling me on the idea … And I don’t even WANT anything camo! I’m finding myself repeating “remember how this blonde influenced YOUR shopping bag with those coated jeans. And remember when you eventually succumbed to her bossing/artful persuasion, you absolutely loved them and had to raid the toolbox for a crowbar to prise them off for washing …”. So maybe I won’t fight the camos too hard, you are one heck of a savvy influenser Mrs R! Love’em with soft pink.
    Hugs, x.
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    • Kellyann
      January 30, 2018 / 11:01 am

      Hahahahahaha!!! I think you at least need a camo scarf my friend!!! Funny how this persuasion thing works, yes I am bossy when I need to be that’s for sure. And you have most definitely inspired me, I am wearing my pearls more and more thanks to you!
      Hugs!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  2. January 30, 2018 / 7:24 am

    I resisted camo for so long because it was only worn in hunting and fishing attire where I live, and even worn in hunting fishing attire by those not doing said activities. Slowly I’ve embraced the print in regular clothing. Love your outfits.

    • Kellyann
      January 30, 2018 / 9:38 am

      Lol, the majority of the kids at my old school lived in a very rural area where everyone wore camo because they fish and hunt so when the kids would see me wear it it was no big deal! But years ago I remember trying on a pair of camo shorts at ON and thinking, “nah, I can’t pull this off?” Hahahaha, how times change!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  3. Jaymie Ashcraft
    January 30, 2018 / 7:31 am

    I need Camo pants!!!!! Love how you styled them!
    Jaymie

    • Kellyann
      January 30, 2018 / 9:36 am

      Thanks Jaymie! Yes, you would love them!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  4. Andrea
    January 30, 2018 / 7:43 am

    Hey, Camo CUTIE!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. especially with the blush!

    • Kellyann
      January 30, 2018 / 9:35 am

      My favorite too!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  5. jodie
    January 30, 2018 / 10:20 am

    I think camo has been a fun print to incorporate into any outfit!! Not that the 20 year old me would have agreed, but that’s the advantage of getting older–I’ve gotten smarter…ha ha!!
    Even my mom and stepmom have camo in their closet—neat, huh?
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Kellyann
      January 30, 2018 / 4:01 pm

      My 20 year old self would have said no way too, ha! Why am I not surprised at all that your mom and step mom have camo in their closets! Seriously I just can’t get enough of you all – so fabulous and inspirational. On top of that you all just radiate happiness!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  6. January 30, 2018 / 10:37 am

    I would love to have a pair of camo pants. I saw a pair of pink camo pants a few years ago on someone and should have ask where she got them. I love pink and really like all of the ways you have styled your camos’.

    • Kellyann
      January 30, 2018 / 4:03 pm

      Thanks Victoria! I hope you’ll get a pair, they are a lot of fun to dress. It’s just nice to have something a little different but still works as well as denim. Now pink camo…hmmmmmmm…wouldn’t that be FUN!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    • Kellyann
      January 30, 2018 / 3:57 pm

      Thanks so much, camo and pink are so awesome together!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    • Kellyann
      January 30, 2018 / 3:56 pm

      Thanks Laura, yes pink with camo is my very favorite. I honestly love pink with green anyway. Glad you liked the looks!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  7. Ronna
    January 30, 2018 / 12:01 pm

    Love your different takes on Camo…I love it and have been adding it to my wardrobe. Enjoy your blog!

    • Kellyann
      January 30, 2018 / 3:55 pm

      Thanks Ronna! I am so happy to hear you’ve been adding camo to your wardrobe, it’s fun, right? I’m so happy you commented!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  8. January 30, 2018 / 12:03 pm

    That Love sweater sure is calling my name… I just ‘love’ it! (ha, ha… ok, I think I’ve had too much sugar in my coffee this morning!). I have a pair of camo pants that fit me great, I love them… but, I’m so nervous to wear them. My son always teases me when I wear them, too! I need to try them maybe with some like colors, maybe that would help me blend in more at first. LOL. I love the camo with that Love sweater!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com
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    • Kellyann
      January 30, 2018 / 3:54 pm

      Hahaha, yes I LOVE the love sweater too! I’m gonna wear it every week till it’s too hot. I say grab your camo and wear it, you can pull it off my friend!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  9. January 30, 2018 / 1:55 pm

    I feel like the absolute best color to wear with camo print is pink! Navy also looks nice, but love how you did both hot and blush pink with the camo…and I am SOOO with you on saying goodbye to low rise pants!
    -Kristin
    countdowntofridayblog.com

    • Kellyann
      January 30, 2018 / 3:53 pm

      I personally think pink is great with everything, lol! I do love it with camo, actually I love it with green in general.
      Thanks so much!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  10. January 30, 2018 / 9:01 pm

    Girl! You are the camo queen. I love it on you and every single way you styled it. Come be my personal stylist. Just don’t wear camo when you do…I’m afraid I won’t see you😉 XOXO
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    • Kellyann
      January 31, 2018 / 3:08 pm

      Bwahahahahaha!!! I’ll come shop with you anytime my friend but you hardly need a stylist!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    • Kellyann
      January 31, 2018 / 8:18 am

      Oh Debbie, you are bringing up some fond memories for me! That Greenville Walmart was the bomb! I remember being so excited to shop there when we visited! I also loved eating at the Greenville Diner. In fact I begged my husband to buy a house in downtown Greenville because I thought the town was so cute! Obviously he refused but I loved the charm and still do. When you post pictures by the covered bridge I get all kinds of excited and show my husband – I’m like, “hey, look, we were there too!” Hahaha, he just can’t appreciate it since he grew up there but I’m all kinds of in love with the place!
      Hope you have a wonderful day my friend!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  11. January 31, 2018 / 12:42 am

    LOOOOOVE how you’ve styled your camo pants, but I am swooning with the pink top…I have a thing for pink and camo:) 🙂 🙂

    Laura
    Black Coffee Beautiful

    • Kellyann
      January 31, 2018 / 3:05 pm

      Thanks Laura, I am over the moon in love with the pink top!
      And I love any shade of pink with camo!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  12. February 1, 2018 / 12:34 am

    Hey, beauty queen.You are looking so gorgeous.

    • Kellyann
      February 1, 2018 / 1:54 pm

      Thank you!

  13. February 1, 2018 / 9:20 am

    Love the way you’ve styled these. I swore when I separated from the Army that I’d never wear another pair of camo pants again, but…. Haha never say “never.” Granted, these are so very different from BDUs and with soft colors like pink and cream? Yes, please.

    • Kellyann
      February 1, 2018 / 1:52 pm

      I don’t blame you one bit! My first job was in fast food and I had to wear a blue polyester uniform. I shied away from navy blue for the longest time because it reminded me of that old uniform! And who knew camo would go mainstream? LOL
      xo,
      Kellyann

    • Kellyann
      February 2, 2018 / 12:27 pm

      Thanks!

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