Camo for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: With Bright Colors
Quote of the day: “From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached.” – Franz Kafka
Continuing with our camouflage subject, I really think that this print could be considered a neutral in some respect. Many of the items sold with this print are very muted in color—so it blends well. That and the fact that neutrals can be described as earth tones, and what’s more earthy than trees and bushes? Thus for our second post I went in the opposite direction of pastels (by adding in a bright color. We also tried it with other prints.
I tried to vary our bright colors so you could see more diversity with this print! Since mom & Nancy got to style their outfits first, they both chose warm colors for their outfit. Therefore I came up with a bright cool color—green for me. Since it’s all in the same color scheme, some women might love this?
So here’s the 5 of us all ready to get lost in the woods—because isn’t that what the hunters wear? Camo & bright orange? Go ahead and tell me I’m crazy for trying this!!
Eve of The World According to Eve: Wearing the camo blouse over a dress is perfect for any age!! This could really be a variation of Nancy’s outfit below considering Eve is also wearing metallic shoes!
Sheela of Sheela Writes: So, if you saw the last post—Sheela was wearing this maxi dress rolled up and modified to be a tunic. Here the same piece is left longer yet tied at the bottom! (And those sunglasses have red mirrored lens—I just love this detail!)
Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: So my closet had no camo (not even something I could borrow from my husband), thus, I got to go shopping. Since I really wasn’t sure this would be something I’d like, I thought the thrift store would be my best option. And when I saw these shorts in my size—I figured why not?
Since mom & Nancy chose the warm color brights (which was my first instinct too), I wanted to give variety with a cool color for my bright. I did decide to add in some yellow & orange accessories though. See–these are my yellow sandals that are very much like Nancy’s. She wore hers in our yellow shoes series (starting here). And are you shocked that my bra strap is showing? Wearing this and some recent conversations were the inspiration for the post about such topics (here) from last week!
Shorts: Joe Fresh-thrifted (similar here)~~Top: The Limited (similar here in a different style)~~Shoes: Payless (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: 7 Charming Sisters (I won it) (here)~~Sunglasses: LOFT (here)
Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: Nancy actually was the first of us to have the camouflage print in her closet. She had gotten it a couple years ago and I even had her wear it for one of our winter posts about turtlenecks (you can see it here, if you’re interested).
Her shirt and mom’s are not that much different. Nancy’s has more brown tones to it, while mom’s has this blue element interspersed. That and the fact that Nancy’s shirt is somewhat sheer, so she always layers it over a tank or another shirt! I could’ve even used it for our sheer top series from last week!!
Skirt: The Limited (similar here as the suit)~~Blouse: Living Doll (similar here)~~Shoes: Chinese Laundry (here)~~Necklace: J.Jill (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here as a stud)~~Bracelet: (similar here)
Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: Even I was shocked when I realized that mom didn’t have this print in her closet! But since she’s not a hunter and it hasn’t been in the stores for that long, I gave her some slack and bought her a shirt the last time I was at H&M. I mean, for $5, I figured that she could always use it as a rag if she hated it!
But she’s actually worn it a couple times. I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but she loves being fashionable, and is quite willing to try the new styles!! (At least in clothing—now, if only I could get her to convert to a smart phone!!).
And now what I noticed about both mom’s & Nancy’s shirts is I had them styled exactly the same in these three posts. In this post they both kept them open like a jacket, in the last post they have them button & tucked, and in the next post? Well, stay tuned and you’ll see!!
I love the orange as her bright color pairing! I figured since mom & Nancy’s shirts were quite similar, I varied them with not only the choice of bright color, but where on their body they wore the bright color. Nancy got to put on her bright skirt, so I had mom slip a bright tank top under her blouse! Do you like it when I add in variety like this, or would you rather see more uniformity?
Jeans: XOXO(similar here)~~Blouse: H&M (similar here)~~Top: Jonathan Martin (similar here)~~Shoes: Keds (similar here these are actually camo print)~~Necklace: (similar here double stranded)~~Earrings: (similar here very expensive but super unique)~~Bracelet: (similar here)
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