Do you think camo is elegant? It’s not a word you would normally associate with it, is it? However, I believe it certainly can be. Actually, I don’t think there’s a print out there that you can’t make look elegant. If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know I love camo and so these ankle grazing trousers frequently appear on the blog. So read on to find out how to make camo look elegant.
The first thing to bear in mind is that you should pair it with something that looks expensive. It doesn’t have to be expensive, of course. Like this black blouse, for instance. It is superb quality, it hangs beautifully and the gold accents just make it pop. I bought it from TK Maxx a year or so ago.
So, I’ve added an expensive looking blouse to my camo trousers. What else to do? Well, then you should add some more gold accents (could be silver or rose gold too, of course, but I favour gold with camo). Here I chose gold earrings, a simple gold chain and a gold bracelet. Subtle, but elegant.
A clutch will always take the outfit up a notch. Much better than a handbag with a strap, regardless of how fancy the handbag is. Choose a clutch bag and you’ll look so much more elegant. I bought this black leather clutch from Zara last year, but you can usually find ones like this in most handbag stores.
And finally, you need a killer pair of heels to really make camo look elegant. Okay, so when I say killer, I’m clearly not talking about a six inch pair of hooker heels or anything lol. Although, if that’s your cup of tea, go for it! I’m talking about a pair of heels that make you feel good. Because, and here’s the most important point, you need to feel good to exude elegance. Confidence = elegance. Right? I could have worn a black pair of heels but instead, I opted for peep-toe booties in a natural colour. These are from Rockport (similar) and so are incredibly comfortable.
Oh, and don’t forget to finish off this elegant look with a swish of your favourite lipstick! I’m quite lucky that I suit many different shades of lipstick—reds, pinks and deep plums. The only colour that looks dreadful on my lips is orange… yuck! This deep plum shade is definitely one of my favourites (it’s from Kiko—similar here). To really make it pop, I add a touch of pale pink to the centre of my bottom lip and a teeny bit to the top. Can you see?
Anyway, that’s my take on how to make camo look elegant. I know it’s not to everyone’s taste (Greetje, I’m looking at you lol!). Is it something you like to wear? How would you make it look elegant?
On a completely different note, I was really shaken up this morning. After I’d posted a Reel on Instagram about going out, I duly went out and had an accident!! Luckily, there were no other vehicles on the road at the time otherwise it could have been pretty awful, especially considering the size of my car (it’s a twenty-three year old Mercedes jeep so it’s HUGE). Anyway, I lost control of it on a slippery patch, did a 360 and ended up off the road. It scared the hell out of me. Luckily there wasn’t any damage, so I drove out of the ditch and pulled over for a few minutes to calm down. I phoned a friend for some emotional support lol. And then headed into town for a bit. As my friend said, it’s important to get back on the horse lol!!
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