camo jackets: never have i so heavily regretted not buying something. j.crew had a steady supply of camouflage field jackets a few seasons back, but i never even considered buying one -- partially because i already owned a j.crew field jacket in solid army green, but also because i didn't know how i would possibly pull off such a strong look.
but now that fall is approaching and camouflage is popping up everywhere -- including the valentino and kenzo runways -- i'm beginning to scour the internet for options. i love how blair eadie made camo look preppy and cool (image 1) with bright blue gingham. then she gave it a polished spin with a full skirt, black pumps and a ladylike bag (image 5).
that's what's so great about this pattern -- you can wear it a million different ways, and it always feels fresh. i know liz, a self-proclaimed tag chaser, will be more than thrilled to bring something army-worthy into our shared wardrobe.
remember, camo isn't just for jackets -- camo blouses, pants and dresses are making an impact, too. i'd love to wear this karl jersey dress with a mix of tough and luxe accessories:
clockwise from top left: karl dress, karl vest, maison martin margiela cuff, j. crew cuff, isabel marant booties
...more shopping ideas below...