Camouflage has been going strong for a couple of seasons now but this fall, the look is as popular as ever. Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing’s show for fall 2014 was heavy on the military-chic inspired look (it as an awesome collection which I loved) and he regular refers to his models as the #balmainarmy on Instagram. And while shopping recently at Calgary’s new Nordstrom location, I saw the most cool red and black camo Valentino heels (also available at Holt Renfrew) and I was totally smitten. Which then got me thinking about how camo can be surprisingly fancy – and versatile. Especially as a heel. You could totally do a camo heel with cool skinny jeans, a dress, a suit – the options are basically endless. And the print couldn’t be better for this time of year.
If you’re looking for some new heels this season, go camo. The look is fun, chic and doesn’t take itself super seriously. You can also find the style in a wide rande of prices. Here are three different ways to rock a fancy camo heel this fall.
For a cool outfit during a night out with friends, camo heels look aweome and current with a favourite pair a dark skinny jeans. Pair it with a good looking black blazer, a great bag and some killer statement earrings and a cool bracelet. Clockwise from left: Rag & bone mid-rise skinny jeans ($225); Helmut Lang paneled leather blazer ($520); Stella McCartney faux-leather cross-body bag ($935); Lanvin Iconic gunmetal-tone, crystal and mirror clip earrings ($1,895); Valentino patchwork camo pump ($1,340); Isabel Marant Silver-tone leather bracelet ($310).
For a fancy weekend look, camo heels also look super chic with a simple good looking long sleeve dress. Wear it with a fancy sturctured bag, a biker jacket (a wardrobe staple) and some dismond hoops to balance it all out. Clockwise from left: J/Hadley Jewelry pave hoops ($1,425); The Row Nitan jersey midi dress ($660); Oak black leather biker jacket ($870); Valentino Patchwork camo pump ($1,450); Saint Laurent leather shoulder bag ($2,225).
And there’s no reason why you can’t do a dressier pair of camo heels for evening. Pair them with some well-cut tuxedo inspired pants, a lovely blouse, a sparkly jacket and a sexy little statement bag for a very chic evening look. Clockwise from left: Dolce & Gabbana Sequin Jacket ($1,730); Alexander McQueen bow collar shirt ($1,035); Oscar de la Renta gold-plated clip earrings ($260; Saint Laurent velvet-stripe tuxedo trousers ($1,060); Saint Laurent monogramme lizard embossed leather bag ($1,105); Michael Kors zady camouflage pump ($365).
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