Friday

Camo: To Blend In or Stand Out

Camoflauge has always been one of my favorite prints. Perhaps it reminds me of someone I always looked up to when I was little, my dad.  My dad would come home from work in his camo as it gave me a sense of peace and security.  I believe that's the relation I've acquired from seeing camo and why I've always been so drawn to it.  The print isn't just worn for military purposes anymore, instead it offers an edgy appeal to the fashion foward.  
The original purpose of camoflauge was to conceal and make objects hard to see or disguise them as something else. There are different forms of camo print that can be worn in military depending on the environment. Certain animals, such as chameleons, are capable of changing their skin patterns and colors as camoflauge.  Most of the human population choose to blend in with their surroundings when it comes to choosing what to wear.  It could be because of a job, their mood or because they don't care to allow their personalities to shine and be free.  I usually pick an outfit based on how I feel, where I'm going, or what I will be doing.  I have to admit I'm often drawn to different looks, patterns, colors etc. I'm not one who likes to "blend" with the general population. That's too easy and boring. I've always been different and creative.  Vegas has always been my home, but I feel it isn't the place for the unique, vibrant, creative culture to thrive.  I feel most try so hard to blend out here suppressing how they really want to be which leads to a lot of unhappy depressed people.  Even I've been guilty of it at one point or another.  Perhaps it's the corporate codes that people have to abide by so much in this town.  I'm everything but corporate.  I've played so many roles in this town, I should be an actress at this point.  Most people that's lived here for awhile can also agree. We've all played roles we don't want to play but have to in order to make ends meet.  We all have to "blend."  Is anyone truly happy by doing so?
The many types of street styles that is available now, one can choose to blend in or standout.  Camo in fashion today isn't meant to blend in with surroundings, it is worn to stand out as a statement.  It offers the perfect street chic look if worn properly paired with the right pieces. There are definitely different ways to wear camo, but I decided to dress it up to give it a more chic, put together look. 




4 comments:

  1. Very nice look !
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  2. Great outfit, interesting I would never think of Vegas as a place that people couldn't be fashionably daring. BUT I've never lived there so you really opened my eyes to whats it's really like to live there. Love that you have embraced standing out. Killer heels!
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    Tiffy
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  3. I'm a huge camo fan myself. I'm wearing similar pants as I type this :) I love how you styled this outfit, it's totally my style. Love your hair!

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    Kerri
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  4. Love the pants and the heels! Hope you're doing well!

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