Today’s post features another episode of Shopping My Closet. I’m sharing a new take on how to dress up your camo pants outfit. With overcast skies and dreary damp weather, long pants are required. But that doesn’t mean you have to dress boring, right? Pull out those old camo pants and dress them up for a whole new outfit!
I spotted an outfit similar to this one on Pinterest. I recently saw a post by the lovely Kellyann of This Blonde’s Shopping Bag where she shared her spin of a favorite Pinterest pin! How fun! Pinterest can be such an inspiration. If you know you have plenty of clothes but lack inspiration for putting them together in new ways, do some searching on Pinterest. There is so much there to copy and tweak!
How to Dress Up Your Camo Pants Outfit
The scene for this camo pants post is along the shore in San Clemente. We had an hour or two of sunshine breaking through the clouds so headed to the coast. The photos were taken along our lovely beach trail (perfect for a 4-mile walk!) at a spot not far from the iconic pier.
These basic camo pants have been in my closet for at least a year. I’m guessing most of you already have a pair or two hanging around. In the past, they tended to be something I pulled out when I wanted a totally casual look–usually with a tee and sneakers. They appeared in the post Kicking Back in a Camo Pants Outfit. See? The title says it all.
After being inspired by a pin on Pinterest, I experimented with a way to dress up these seemingly casual pants. These are my favorite. They have a high waist and a little slit at the ankle. Best of all, they are still available! Check out these Camo Ankle Pants.
Now, you can take any white top and do a front tuck to achieve a similar look. Or try this super cute twist-front top–a very inexpensive top from Amazon! I may have to pick one of these up. Or this Madewell tie-front white shirt–beautiful. Can you ever truly have TOO MANY white tops?
By changing your shoe, you can change the look and feel of an outfit. Just by adding these wedge sandals, you elevate the outfit. (Get it–elevate? Yes, I’m a little punchy tonight!) These moderately priced sandals from Steve Madden are surprisingly comfortable. I’ve worn them all day for shopping and lunch and they didn’t bother me a bit. For me, that’s not the usual.
Adding statement jewelry, like these chandelier earrings, mixed-metal necklace, and hammered cuff bracelet can also dress up an otherwise casual look. These pieces are all from Target.
Now, for the bag. I’ve been preparing for our upcoming cruise (are you tired of hearing about it already? Lol!), and searching for a bag. On our last trip, I bought and carried a backpack but I found it too cumbersome to have to dig in it when we were sightseeing. Reaching in for my wallet (shopping money!), my jacket, phone, or lipstick was just too big a pain.
So, I’ve been looking for a travel shoulder bag in just the right size. Other criteria included side pockets for water bottles, outside compartment, RFID wallet inside, and big enough to hold my camera, a few toiletries and my raincoat in a pouch. (More about that in a later post.) This one checks all the boxes. It comes in 18 colors. I chose this pewter color as it will go with so many things. Like these camo pants!
Are you ready to restyle those camo pants in your closet? Just follow my inspiration from Pinterest for how to dress up your camo pants outfit!