Camo, Tartan & Mustard

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Making prints pop is all about anchoring the look with basics. This neutral silk tunic is one of my base pieces I use to sport with leggings, or underneath a loud/detailed blazer or cardigan.

I’ve always thought that red and green go with mustard like peas and carrots. The colors are so wintery, and in lieu of the recent weather along the east coast (hey–even we’re getting a freeze here in Florida!) I thought a nod to the chilly weather would be appropriate.

Persunmall and my recent collaboration included styling of this choice piece of mine from their recent collection–the camo blazer.  More often than not, the mere thought of “camo” conjures up images of hunting and ill-reputed unstylish pieces made popular by recluses hiding in the woods.

Recently, however, fashion has turned this unfathomable print into a statement piece.  From blazers to flats this pattern has been popping up everywhere. From Kors to Minkoff the runway shows in Fall ’13 were covered from head to proverbial toe in variations of the beloved hunting pattern. Personally, I’m loving a good jacket spruced up (no pun intended) with bright colors, and of course patterns of similar simplicity.

What do you think of the camo trend?

 

Food for thought: here’s something wonderful to remain a mantra in the new year!

train your mind to see the good in everything

Outfit: Jeans c/o Old Navy| Similar scarf| Top via Marshalls| Camo blazer c/o Persunmall| Similar wedges

9 Comments on Camo, Tartan & Mustard

  1. Nohea
    January 7, 2014 at 5:30 pm (4 years ago)

    omg love! I never thought of camo and tartan together…genius!

    • Missy Damon
      January 11, 2014 at 9:10 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks girl! 🙂

  2. Nikki
    January 8, 2014 at 1:23 am (4 years ago)

    I used to not be a fan of camo (way too “hunter in the woods” for me), but I love the way I’ve been seeing everyone styling it lately! It looks so much cuter and more feminine with the plaid scarf and silk shirt!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

  3. Hope Howland (@HHDesigns)
    January 8, 2014 at 3:35 am (4 years ago)

    Ooh love this!!! Those shoes add a lot!!!
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

  4. Ann
    January 10, 2014 at 7:09 am (4 years ago)

    Missy,

    My comment about the kimono was not meant to be negative but constructive. Women read your blog for inspiration and guidance and if they offer a critique in a polite way the comment need not be deleted. After all, would YOU pay $400 for a kimono? If you wouldn’t, then you should consider that your readers might not either.

    Please consider what I’ve said and don’t be afraid to learn and grow.

    • Missy Damon
      January 11, 2014 at 9:09 pm (4 years ago)

      Hi Ann!

      I didn’t delete your comment, I just haven’t been on to approve comments since life has been so hectic lately. I apologize for that. Anyway, I do appreciate your criticism. I thought the same thing myself. When I was looking for an adequate substitute for the kimono I literally could not find one other than the one at Marshalls that I even liked enough to list (the kimono is still available at Marshalls but unfortunately they do not have a shoppable website)and so I thought it was better to link one than not link one. I’ve been looking for one like the one I got for years now. All of the others I found were cropped, and I didn’t think fit the message I was trying to send with it being long and easy to wear over leggings. I hope you understand. I generally try to find comparable pieces at the prices I got the original for, but sometimes this proves difficult. Thank you for reading and your advice 🙂 Have a great weekend!
      Missy

  5. Sarah
    January 16, 2014 at 5:51 pm (4 years ago)

    I am a HUGE camo fan. Whether because my guy is out in the woods, or I’m just lounging in his old Navy jacket. He’s a redneck from Mississippi and I was born into a family of rednecks in Virginia. He met me because he was stationed up here in the Navy. So camo kind of means a lot to us, haha. However, there are two kinds of camo. The hunting kind, and the military kind. The military camo is much more fashionable than Mossy Oak. Even though I wear hunting camo pretty much every day (even my cell phone case is pink Mossy Oak), I would still prefer to wear military camo when putting an entire outfit together like this. Because THIS is adorable. Also, I’m in love with your entire shoe collection. That is all.

    Sarah
    coffeeringsandsouthernthings.com

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