Camo Pants Outfits for Women. Camouflage pants are one of those prints that always seem to be around. No matter the highs and lows of certain trends, camo goes on quietly holding its own, popping up every now and again in celebrity wardrobes, in popular brands and stores, and on the runway. It’s one of those enduring prints that holds its own and it’s one we are going to be talking about today – specifically outfits with camo pants for women and how to wear them.
First things first. When did camouflage pants become a thing in the fashion world? As we all know, camouflage really hails back to military uniforms where its practicality far outweighs the potential it would one day bring to the fashion industry. But wearing camo is a fairly recent trend, one that had unusual beginnings. Birthed as an ironic response to the Vietnam war, civilians appropriated the surplus of military clothing to don as streetwear… it had a resurgence in the 1980s and then began to deviate from military styles in the ’90s, though it remains firmly rooted in military culture today.
What to Wear With Camouflage Pants?
But history lessons aside, today we are going to dive into the trend as a whole and answer questions such as how to wear camouflage pants? Where can you buy camo pants? How to style camo pants? And more! From camouflage pants outfit ideas to tips on style and fit, today’s post will have you armed and ready to tackle the trend for your everyday fashion goals. Let’s get started.
Where Can You Buy Camo Pants?
Hunting these bad boys down can get a little tricky so I did the hunting for you. Here are six places where you can buy women’s camo pants.
- Nordstrom. While Nordstrom offers lots of camo pants options, I love their Cara Camo Joggers as well as their drawstring pants which look so cute with sandals.
- ASOS. These Missguided camo pants have a cuffed hem and have a similar fit to joggers except they are cargo, which I think is so fun.
- Shein. Looking for affordable camo pants? The popular brand has lots to choose from but their classic cargo pants are great as well as their high-rise joggers.
- Forever 21. These plus-size cargo camo joggers are the real deal as well as their ankle joggers.
- Urban Outfitters. They have just one option, good old UO, so if you are an avid fan of the store, snag their vintage camo pants here.
- Amazon. Amazon offers camo joggers galore (check these out) so if you are on the hunt for a variety of options, Amazon might be your best bet.
Now that you know where to find them, let’s look at how to style camo pants. Here are some camo pants outfit ideas to show you just how you can rock these practical but edgy pants for everyday fashion.
↓ 20 – How to Style Camo Joggers
Styling camo pants might seem a little daunting at first, but when you see such a cute, lowkey, and casual outfit like this, it seems a lot more doable, right? For this look, pop on your favorite graphic tee and tuck the front bit into your camo pants. These are drawstring joggers with rips and with the cuffs turned up. Add some Converse or sneakers of your choice and you’ve got a great weekend outfit. Here are some more ideas on How to Style Jogger Pants.
↓ 19 – Camo Pants Outfit Plus Size
Camo pants might not be the first style pant that comes to mind when you are getting dressed up, but they can bring an edgy, almost grunge-like vibe to an ensemble that balances out a pair of heels really beautifully. This is a simple look but it has a lot of character and that’s what makes it stand out.
↓ 18 – With a Beanie and Tee-Shirt
This look is decidedly street style and is great for fall or winter days where you just want layers on layers to nice and cozy. This look is really laidback but it has lots of personality from its mustard yellow belt to its pom-pom beanie and tinted shades.
↓ 17 – How to Wear Camo Pants Casually
If you are new to camo and you prefer a more low-key take on the print, these slightly faded ankle pants are a great option. Some camo pants are really out there but these are quite laidback, yet when paired with a white wrap top and some strappy heels, they suddenly become worthy of date and party wear.
↓ 16 – With a Sleeveless Tank
Because camo pants are such a “loud” print (ironically!) keeping the rest of your ensemble neutral or more simplistic is a great approach. This cropped sleeveless top is plain but when paired with big earrings and heels, you have a fantastic ensemble you can wear for a date, a house party, or simply a semi-casual event you have been looking forward to.
↓ 15 – For a Dressy Night Out
If you love a blend of dressy style with laidback comfy wear, this is the outfit for you! Want to feel really edgy, stylish, and yet super comfortable? Again, this outfit does it all. A sleeveless crop paired with camo pants and heels keeps things fabulous without sacrificing personality.
↓ 14 – Camo Pants Outfit Idea For Teenagers
As a teenager, you have so many ways to style camo pants, from pairing them with crop tops to graphic tees to tank tops and Converse. This look is classic and simple and great for family outings, hanging with friends, or going to the movies. The high-waisted fit of the pants makes tucking in your top a must. Finish off the ensemble with some chunky white sneakers.
↓ 13 – With Black Pieces
Make your camouflage pants the focal point of your whole look by pairing them with black pieces like a simple tee and peep-toe booties. Some gold statement earrings and a few chunky bracelets round out the look.
↓ 12 – With a Sweater and Sneakers
I love this blend of cozy sweater and dark green camo pants. It’s aesthetically pleasing and great for fall or winter! Just add a coat if you get cold. The addition of a pretty chain-strap purse helps lock in the feminine side of the outfit and the simple little sneakers tie the whole thing together.
↓ 11 – With Striped Top
You don’t often see camo print paired with another print as it is pretty distinct all on its own. However, this outfit shows where you can make an exception. This sleeveless striped top really holds its own and treats the camo print like a really fabulous sidekick. Note also that with the looser fit of the top, the pants are more slim-fit which helps balance out the look. Here are all the Best Ways to Wear Striped Shirts.
↓ 10 – What to Wear With Women’s Camo Pants
As we have already seen, you can wear camo pants with tee shirts, crop tops, wrap tops, and more. Here we see them paired with a racer-back tank and some stacked gold necklaces. It’s subtle but ties together really well. I also love the addition of the bow-front tie on the pants. It’s that little touch of femininity that makes it distinctive. Last but not least, we see some great sandals to finish it off.
↓ 9 – With a Cropped Tee
With a simple swap of footwear, this outfit can go from party time to lounge time at the drop of a hat. And for someone who loves her lounge-time, I’m all for it! This outfit proves you can be super comfortable without sacrificing an inch of style or personality with it’s statement jewelry and nude heels to its loose white crop and baggy fit pants. Love!
↓ 8 – Casual Street Style
Keep it casual with your choice of graphic tee, baggy camo pants, and funky sneakers. But so as not to look like you just rolled out of bed, be sure you have a sleek hairdo and a great makeup look (if you wear makeup). It’s a good rule of thumb that if you are wearing super casual pieces to make sure that your hair and makeup is on point or you risk looking sloppy instead of stylish.
↓ 7 – Business Casual in a Blazer
While I wouldn’t recommend wearing camo pants to the office, there may be some instances where camo pants can really work for business casual wear! That could mean as work from home attire or for casual meet-ups with business friends. Or you can just rock them if you love a business chic style.
↓ 6 – Casual Weekend Attire
Perfect for running errands on the weekend or grabbing coffee with friends, this outfit is easy to throw together and is more fun to wear than your basic jeans-and-tee look.
↓ 5 – Accessories for Camo Pants Outfits
Because camo pants have such a distinct connotation to them, it can be a lot of fun to pair them up with really girly accessories or fashion-forward pieces. These statement earrings and this round woven purse are great examples of that.
↓ 4 – How to Style Colored Camo Pants
Now, while I have mostly stuck to green camo pants in this post, that doesn’t mean that’s all there is to choose from! Check out these totally awesome colored pants that bring one’s idea of camo print to a whole new level. Paired with an off-shoulder top, a crossbody purse, and Vans, this is one look you definitely want to try.
↓ 3 – Bold & Beautiful
If you are feeling like you are ready to get really bold with your fashion picks today, try pairing baggy jogger-style camo pants with a white cami and a tailored jacket. The contrast of business-chic with the laidback pants is such a fun concept and will have eyes turning your way wherever you go!
↓ 2 – For Mature Women
But camo pants aren’t just for crop tops and heels. They’re also for the moms at the park who are ready to branch out from yoga pants or jeans. They’re for grandmas who need something fun to wear when hanging out with their grandkids. And this outfit works for both! Pair with a faded tee and a denim jacket, all you need is a pair of neutral loafers to the look together.
↓ 1 – Street Style
Finally, we come to my personal favorite way to style camo pants, and it’s this one right here. From its ribbed mock-neck top to the crossbody satchel and ankle-strap heels, this look doesn’t sacrifice an inch of style and is totally trendy as well. If you are ready to make a statement, give this ensemble a try.
Frequently Asked Questions
Now, to answer some frequently asked questions about camo pants! Being a distinct style of both pant and print, we need all the help we can get, don’t we?
What color top goes with camo pants?
Neutral tops are your best bet for what color top to pair with camo pants. After all, you don’t want to wear a really contrasting color… but that doesn’t mean you stuck in white or black either (nothing wrong with them – they are the most popular choice as you can tell from this post – but there are other options). Check out outfit #1 again which pairs a gorgeous jewel tone of burnt orange with green camo pants.
How do women wear camo pants?
The same as you would any other pants: high-waisted, belted, cropped, rolled at the hem, wide-legged or as joggers. There are tons of camo pants to choose from; how you wear them is up to you!
How do you style colored camo pants?
The most popular color for camo pants is green, but they also come in pretty much every other color too. From orange blends to pink, gals that love color have plenty of options to choose from. But when it comes to styling them, keep this in mind. A neutral top is your best bet and depending on how dressed up (or casual) you want to be will determine your footwear. Check out outfit #4 for some inspiration!
In conclusion, wearing and styling camo pants is not as tricky as you would think and can even be lots of fun. From its versatile nature to its straight-up practicality, adding a pair of camo pants to your wardrobe is a total must. Let me know your favorite way to wear camo pants in the comments below!
R.H. Elias is a freelance writer, aspiring author, and freelance transcriptionist. She is a homebody all the way and loves curling up on a cold, rainy day with a good book and a warm cup of tea. Her favourite pastimes include reading, writing, and watching period films. She currently lives in Puerto Rico.