10 ways to style your camo pants like a true fashionista

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play How to style camo pants (Instagram @bronnniee @mywardrobemystyle)

One of the perennial trends out there has got to be the good old camo print.

Camouflage is a print predominantly worn by soldiers and different units have different shades of camo, although the most common is the green and beige. However, over the years, the fabric has been made into fashionable clothes such as pants, jackets, shorts, and even accessories - pretty much everything. It’s important to note that it’s illegal to wear camo if you’re not a soldier, in some countries, such as Antigua, Saudi Arabia, Jamaica, to mention but a few. Even in Kenya, it’s illegal to wear camouflage as you can be charged with personation – which means 'To assume the identity of another person with intent to deceive’ under Penal Code Section 382 and 384 of the constitution. If you’re using the outfit to defraud members of the public, such as acting like a cop, when you’re not really one, this could land you in trouble. I have heard of cases where people have been stopped by police for wearing camo. But, so long as you’re not doing anything illegal, then it should be okay, well I hope so. Lol. So, while you wanna be stylish, do take note of that. If you have some camo pants at home, we will show you how you can slay the camo trend which has been so huge this year. The thing about camo is, it’s really easy to style. Just let the prints speak for you. In addition, the styling options are incalculable. Check out how fashion IT girls are wearing their camo pants and borrow some style inspo from them:

1. An understated yet stylish look of camo pants paired with a simple top and sandal heels.

A plain top or blouse is always a good option, as the prints will not clash.

play Casual camo pants style (Pinterest)

2. For the love of athleisure.

Style your camo pants with a cute cropped hoodie and heels or flats.

play Camo pants styled with a cropped hoodie (Instagram joyful_gyal)

3. The great thing about the camo print is that you have options.

Nowadays, the camouflage print comes in different shades and hues, like this yellow and green one. Peep how this lady styled her camo pants with a matching crop top and Vans. This look would be so perfect for a day social event or concert. Plus, the flowers as a hair accessory option? Yes mama!

play Yellow and green camo pants (Instagram _pinkchampagneee)

4. When you're going for a dressed up look, opt for a nice pair of heels and style your pants with a classy top.

play Camo pants dressed up with a heels and a fancy top (Instagram mywadrobemystyle)

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5. The curvy girl guide to wearing camo pants.

Keep it simple and stylish by pairing your pants with a chic statement tee and sneakers. You could add an accessory like a fanny pack to add flair to the look.

play Camo pants style for curvy girls (charisma_monroe)

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6. The night out look.

Style your pants with a sheer or mesh bodysuit and wear a sexy bralette underneath. Complete the look with sock boots or stylish heels and you're ready to party the night away.

play How to style your camo pants for a night out (Instagram daodd1)

7. The a la mode way to wear camo.

This year, oversized clothes have been so trendy. Check out how this fashionista styled her pants with a graphic tee and an oversized bomber and heels. Feel free to add in vogue accessories like matrix glasses and the oh-so-trendy bum bag.

play Camo pants styled with a graphic tee and fanny pack (Instagram brownnniee)

8. The simple but stylish look.

For campus, chill weekends and the likes, style your pants with a bodysuits or cami tops and throw over a biker/bomber/denim jacket. You could style this look with comfy slip ons, booties or even sneakers, depending on the occasion and the look you're going for.

play Camo pants styled with a denim jacket (Instagram brittneychubb)

9. Miss va va voom.

A pop of color is one way to elevate your look while wearing camo. The camo tones are quite dull and a pop of color such as a red shoe will add an unexpected dimension to the look. This would be a perfect look for an upscale event or even a night out. Oh, don't forget to match your clutch with your shoes, or you could break the fashion rules if you wish to.

play Dressing up your camo pants (Instagram fe_niix)


10. And speaking of breaking those rules,

Go for a head to toe camo look. Bold enough to pull this off? Try, but do make sure that the camo prints are similar to avoid looking erm, too busy. Also, opt to style this co-ord set with a bralette or lace bodysuit to create some balance.

play Camo head to toe (Instagram jackieaina)


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