Fall Trends to Try: Camo Tee Now & Later

Happy Friday, friends, and welcome to my new collaboration with Cyndi Spivey — Fall Trends: Now & Later!

Instead of our usual daily outfit style series, we’re trying something new! We will each style a fall trend two ways every Friday during the month of September, and this week we’re styling the camo trend for now and later.

Camo print for streetwear has been around for a while, and it tends to wax and wane in popularity, but this fall camo is back in a big way. I decided to style a camo tee two ways.

I found this camo tee at American Eagle. I was drawn to the muted color palette as well as the v-neckline, but I could probably size down. (I’m wearing the medium.)

It’s soft and thicker than most of my other t-shirts, so it’s a nice weight to carry you into fall.

It’s still hot here in Philly, so I styled this camo tee for now with a pair of cigarette leg jeans and my white leather sneakers.

When these jeans went on sale last week, they started selling out, but there are similar styles available — like this Gap pair and this Everlane pair. And of course, I love my AG Primas, although I recommend waiting for a sale.

White leather sneakers are trending at the moment, but these have a classic style to them so they keep my look current without looking try-hard.

I find myself wearing these more now that it’s not as hot outside.

My Veja Esplar sneakers keep selling out, but I also like the looks of this Kenneth Cole pair, and they’re currently an additional 25% off the sale price.

This look is easy and casual — perfect for running errands and chasing kids (or grandkids) on the playground.

To carry this camo tee and jeans into fall, I added an ivory cardigan, and I swapped my sneakers for ankle boots.

These booties are incredibly comfortable and walkable, and they’re also waterproof! This sesame color is perfect for fall, and I love how it plays with other muted colors in this outfit.

While the website recommends sizing up, I find them true to size; I’m wearing the 8. This color is currently being price matched, so it’s marked 30% off. I don’t know how long that will last, so if you’ve had your eye on these, now’s a great time to spring for them.

This sweater is also almost sold out . . . another #NSale purchase! But it’s just an example — there are so many cardigan options out there right now.

In fact, this Kent cardigan from Madewell is 15% off right now for Insiders. (It’s free to sign up for their Insider Rewards program.)

This sweater is about 3 inches shorter than the burgundy cardigan I styled on Wednesday, so it will fit under more coats — although I don’t mind if mine extends an inch or two below.

Another good option is this LOFT shirttail cardigan, and it’s 40% off.

For this look, I cuffed my jeans so they just barely meet the top of the booties.

I kept my accessories simple with a disc pendant necklace and small ball stud earrings. Both of these designers make nice jewelry that lasts, and I find myself wearing these pieces a lot.

For a similar look, these Karine Sultan stud earrings are really fun, and this disc pendant from Halogen would complement them nicely.

Finally, my Everlane tote in the light taupe goes with everything and holds a ton. I keep trying to downsize, but at the end of the day, I really like a large bag I can throw everything into.

You’d think at my kids’ ages, I wouldn’t need to cart their stuff around anymore, but someone is always asking me if I can put their phone or wallet in my bag. This way, I don’t have to get cranky about it, and if I get too warm, I can toss my cardigan in too!

Outfit Details:

camo tee // cigarette jeans (options here and here) // white sneakers // similar cardigan // wedge booties // leather tote

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Be sure to visit Cyndi and see how she’s styling camo for now and later!

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photos: Alison Cornell