Yes, that’s rights ladies, you read that right. But we’re not talking head to toe and we’re certainly not talking about SOS accessories either. But folding chairs and tents aside, it appears that the meant-to-blend pattern has quickly become one of the hottest microtrends this season. And whilst camo-print tights may be taking it a step too far (remember you still have to make that commute – twice), we’ve rounded up our pick of hosiery which will complete any glamo (camouflage + glamour) ensemble with ease. Hooray!
First off is khaki. Less harsh and at times more flattering than black, the must have military tone is perfect for teaming underneath camo inspired coats and dresses without taking away from your overall look. The self-titled Queen of Shops agrees too, with Mary Portas incorporating a ‘Cool Khaki’ shade into her Almost Opaque 40 Tights. With subtle dark grey tones throughout, the luxurious looking tights remain demure enough for both work and play whilst providing their fair share of camo accents. Worried about staying snug and stylish? Making it easy to work the microtrend when the weather is having an off day, the cosy Gennifer Merino Wool Tights from Trasparenze are just the ticket. Created using a gorgeous merino wool mix, these are available in both a forest Bosco green and lighter, taupe Noisette tone. Given that both make an appearance on the camo-colour spectrum, legs & hosiery drawers are left spoilt for choice, a problem that we don’t mind having on Monday mornings. To style, earn chic points with a quilted shift dress and chunky cut out boots, leaving your thick tights to deliver the glamo factor.
Of course, you can’t pay homage to the world of camouflage without giving special mention to net – fishnet in particular. Utility chic at its best, fishnets are a hassle free compromise between fashion & functionality, quickly proving to be a must have for all hosiery drawers. A big contender on the style radar already, clock up fashion brownie points by stepping into earthy toned nets, much like the Pamela Mann Fishnet Tights. Available in a bottle green and chocolate brown (alongside every other colour in the rainbow), these will look great teamed with a leather skirt and simple tee. After more fishnet fun? Take your hosiery credentials up a notch with Mary Portas & Charnos Fishnet Armery. A definite nod to the 90’s glam grunge trend, the netted sleeves are great for layering underneath shorter sleeves and over sleeveless dresses (these are also fab for those who aren’t in love with their arms!).
So there you have it ladies, camouflage made chic. Love it or loathe it? Whatever you decide, just remember to keep the war paint at home…