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BN Trend Alert: Camouflage



Kaylah BNWe are just half way through the year and we have already seen a number of different trends – monochrome, graphic prints, floral prints, the all white look – and now we can add one more to that list, Camouflage.

The camouflage trend is one of the few trends that both men and women can incorporate into their style and style however they see fit. I remember a while ago when the trend was in full swing and I lived in the Air Force Base. I would constantly hear stories of how guys were flogged on the road for wearing their camouflage jackets by Army personnel. Now, I think it’s safe to wear without looking over our shoulders.

At the recently concluded DKM concert Naeto C, Adams Ibrahim, Kayla and some other individuals were spotted walking the red carpet in different variations of the trend. So how can you rock this trend? Here are a few guidelines to get you started without  being stopped by the Army for impersonation.

– For the guys, camouflage is guy territory, so if you decide to wear this trend go all out with the masculinity. Add a pair of colourful sneakers like Naeto C and you’re good to go.

IMG_9275-Camouflage has a way of adding this tomboy-ish look, so if you aren’t one, you can rock a camouflage top, jeans or otherwise with a pair of heels. This softens up the edgy look the camouflage gives.

-If you are not sure about the trend and how it would look on you, go for a small scarf, bag or handkerchief like Adams Ibrahim. This way you still wear the trend without being too dedicated to it.

IMG_9227-Pair your camouflage with nude colours like the base colour of the camouflage. If yours is a combination of blue hues you could wear a camouflage jacket with a sky blue top underneath.

-Try a new colour. Camouflage comes in many cool colours like blue and yellow now so you don’t have to go for the regular green.

-Camouflage and gold accessories mix beautifully. Add a gold brooch, some gold chains or even a gold belt to complement your look.

IMG_9267Just like in regular prints, if you are going for all round camouflage, make sure it varies in size. Having them in the same size will definitely get you arrested by the Army.


This trend can also be transformed to suit any personality or street style.

Hip Hop

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Punk – (Adetoun Ajiboye of Tounaj Blog)

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Style blogger Adetoun Ajibioye of the Tounaj blog

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Still not sure about this trend? You can also try this trend on your nails. Camouflage nails are a nice creative way to add the trend to your nails while rocking some seriously cool nails.BN Trend Alert Camouflage - BellaNaija - June2013007Click play for DandyNails to show you just how to do that.

Check out our BN Style Inspiration from Brandy‘s BET106 & Park show outfit, Pharrell Williams street style and Kayla’s laid back D’Kings Men concert outfit for how you can rock the camouflage trend too.

Brandy Visits 106 & Park October 16, 2012


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Pharrell Williams



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Topshop Camo Jacket

Use a washed camouflage jacket to give it that old army look, and get one with zips for that extra edge.

Buy here – TopShop International

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Moto White Jamie Jeans

Pair your camouflage jacket with a pair of white denim jeans to make it stand out. If you would like to dial it down a little, use black or deep blue instead.

Buy here – TopShopUK

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Christian Louboutin High Top Logo Print brown sneakers

Finally, get heels or snickers in a colour present in your jacket or in the same colour family. Like Kayla, you could go for brown sneakers to really pull the look together.

Buy here –

When rocking the camouflage trend, don’t forget to always personalize the pieces so you have a more unique look. Rising singer Donna Diva channelled her inner camouflage diva in this unique Poison Ivy ensemble. She has been known to be creative in her music videos and wore one of the outfits from her Gaga music video to the DKM concert red carpet.


Could she be Nigeria’s Lady Gaga?

Would you rock the camouflage trend? If you have you rocked it, how did you style yours?

 Photo Credit: Fashionfinder.asos . Fashionfinder.asos . Collegefashionista . Collegefashionista . Blbradio . Heelshot . Glamorousdeception . Redcarpet-fashionawards . Fashionbombdaily . .

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  1. Smmy

    June 26, 2013 at 11:51 am

    LMAO!! @ Bella you her wicked i swear!… y re u doing dis to Donna? lol… whose lady gaga? you must be catching trips on dis babe… i jst cant get enough, still laughing… lady gaga of her fellow mates in d forest lmao

    • OK

      June 26, 2013 at 6:03 pm

      ” you HER wicked”…Really?

  2. goldfinch

    June 26, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Please you people should not laugh at me but is this a camo?

    • Toto

      June 26, 2013 at 1:39 pm

      lol! i swear i was confused…lmao! “ïs not Kamo plix”

    • OK

      June 26, 2013 at 6:06 pm

      Was thinking the same thing too…

  3. Smmy

    June 26, 2013 at 11:55 am


    • OK

      June 26, 2013 at 6:05 pm

      LOL, already called you out… 🙂

  4. Alero

    June 26, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    When “Solja” will “bulala” u guys, pls dont complain oh!!

  5. Zizie

    June 26, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    hian, camo ke! if soldier gbab you for naija na frog jump get you o….

  6. Lamz

    June 26, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Poison Ivy whatttt??
    This is the ultimate fail.This girl wouldn’t have even looked great if it were Halloween. WTH?!

    And those shoes….
    that nail polish….
    This isn’t a case of “what were you thinking?” It’s more like “Why weren’t you thinking?”
    Girl, quit.


    OAN, Camouflage trended last year, why are we just getting an alert?

  7. avuekwe

    June 26, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    no try camo if you school in umudike.

  8. Hurperyermie

    June 26, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    @Alero lmaoooooooo

  9. Ronke Dosu-Olaniyan

    June 26, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Naeto c looking fresh and Kayla . Love the ensemble , very cool and fresh, I remember when she talked about the camouflage trend on her fashion radio show . Looks fab

  10. Kimberly

    June 26, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Lol, who is this donna babe? Ankara and camo , no thanks , my best is Kayla, saving this pictures to achieve this look. Swaggggggguuuuuuuu

  11. kathy

    June 26, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    with all of ice prince camo pic on instagram bellanaija didnt include him in this post… y??

  12. scorpio

    June 26, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    This child needs Emmy Collins in her life like yesterday…..Jesus take the wheel *clutches pearls*

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    June 26, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    I luv Brandy!

  14. Aisha

    June 26, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    I hope this trend will not be a cause for military men to start harassing and killing innocent people all in the name of “Civilians are wearing OUR camo”?

  15. nene

    June 26, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    brandy is really looking good and happy these days. good for her.

  16. Titi

    June 26, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Warning! So not step out with any army green garment in Nigeria, you will be striped naked by soldiers. Happened to someone I know!!

  17. shallie's Purple Beehive

    June 26, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    that aint def no camo guy with orange shorts..

  18. ms sexy

    June 26, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    i’ll not try camo in Nigeria and will not even advise my enemy to
    when coming to the country i tell my kids not to pack anything camo cause i dont trust our armies, not sure they even respect kids once they take their kaikai
    i have witnessed them beat a lady blue black cause she was waring camo jacket around oshodi in those days of babangida, she was practically stripped naked and i also read a guy went thru same similar situation wearing a camo pant, while its not a big deal in d US, Nigerians take everything to the extreme, even kids wear it as halloween costume here in the US and we have stores that sells camo to hunters and what have u

  19. Kunbi

    June 27, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Pooh! Pharell yoooo! Too Cool, is this the Kayla from cool fm ?!! If she’s d one, she is a cutie oooooo, dripping swag o, loving those brown sneakers and no fakeeeee hair all over, I must say she’s dressed appropriately for this event ! Dj Neptune looks Ibo, why so serious , no comment for the lady in leaves, she needs the jungle ASAP …lmaoooooo

  20. Emerald

    June 27, 2013 at 12:04 am

    Nice smile from Kaylah, loving the look, good job Jennifer, in too shy for camo tho, lol

  21. gbemi

    June 27, 2013 at 12:31 am

    How can we rock this trend without being harassed by those fucked up military dudes

  22. Osagz

    June 27, 2013 at 6:32 am

    Err, sorry why is Donna putting on leaves o? What’s the matter??? This one. Is not entertainment !! Haba!!!! She needs to be on the farm…

    In other news . Camo rocks anytime but I’ve carefully chosen mime in other colours . However it is worthy to note that Kaylah nailed this look for the women… Too cute plus she looks sexy without exposing herself . Just perfect with a lovely smile to go with it!!!! And pharell looks really good for the men

    • Enlist Me

      June 27, 2013 at 11:35 am


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