camo is the new black

Camouflage is definitely having a moment this fall. And though I’ve always been a fan of utilitarian chic (in fact, I still have an old field bag I bought at an Army surplus store while in high school), I’m nonetheless impressed to see so many new über-chic camo looks. Here are some of my favorites . . .

I love the mix of camo and leopard here. It’s a clash that just seems to work. If you want to try it yourself, check out Sanctuary’s take on the camo sweater.



J.Crew’s fitted camo chinos look great paired with a polished schoolboy blazer.

jcrew camo pants with blazer


Edith A. Miller’s mixed media camo dress is a fun way to transition from summer to fall.

needsupplyco_camo dress


Spiked plum heels not only complement these ankle-zip camo skinnies, but create a combo that’s just plain sexy. Elizabeth and James has a similar pair if you want to recreate the look.

camo and burgundy


Are you ready for the urban jungle?



yes, please — fuchsia driving mocs

I’m so obsessed right now with these gorgeous fuchsia driving mocs from Ann Mashburn. The color is delicious and the luscious looking suede is just calling my name.

fuschia driving mocs


I love the contrast of the fuchsia upper with the camel sole, and could easily see wearing these babies with jeans and a white shirt (sort of Americana meets Amalfi Coast) or with black capris and a black boatneck top (à la Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face) or with a simple, camel-colored dress (very Hamptons chic).

fuchsia mocs (side)(via)

Of course, good quality doesn’t come cheap. And though my wallet’s saying no, my heart’s saying yes. Let’s see who wins.

Happy hunting!