I think that we tend toward buying clothes that we love in specific color schemes. For me, my closet certainly tends navy blue, and for my sister, it’s always green. This fall though, my head keeps turning toward fatigue green. It’s always in style, but I love how the color is popping up in more formal attire as well as the typical casual duds (shoutout to the eponymous green cargo vest).
I mean, who doesn’t love a pair of comfy camo pants? Rag & Bone’s athluxury take on a parachute pant, cinched at the ankle looks dynamite in traditional woodland camouflage this season. Dressing it typically with the superstar sneaker or vamping it up with a stiletto will turn some heads both day and night. Seeing my new-found color obsession in a heavy silk dress, (for example, the Leighton shirt dress also by Rag & Bone), puts me in the mood to attend a cocktail party or art opening.
Not a fan of green? Fear not! Fatigue green isn't the only trend we’re borrowing from the military this season. The structured, long Ashton tailored vest (again, Rag & Bone…I might have an obsession?), may not be green, but it’s a nod to army-officer style, replete with double breasted tailoring and epaulettes.
The styles this fall don't stop at clothing. Penelope Chilvers did a Safari inspired Chelsea boot with camouflage ribbing that is both comfortable and adorable. For me, I’m not sure where to start with this new color trend.
Maybe I’ll start small with a pale camo scarf and see how I feel, but I’ve got the itch and I know it won’t be long until I’m wearing those awesome R&B joggers with a big fisherman’s sweater, sipping a bourbon and ginger, sitting around a big fire with friends. Thank you, fashion world, for giving my navy blue craving (problem?) a break. I’m looking forward to diversifying my closet.
-Beth Reichert, for e.g.