Polka Dots And Camouflage Are In This Season (But Not Together, Please!): NNN Style

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Butch camouflage and whimsical polka-dot patterns are both big for fall 2013—popping up on shirts, shoes, sweaters, accessories and more. Camo has been on the style board for some time, ever since designers began tweaking the military pattern with Day-Glo colors. Polka dots have been a style staple at least since the 1960s, but this year the pattern is really making the rounds, from couture to street fashion.

Check out tips on how to rock these trends below

Camouflage

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Volcom’s Sub Zero Boots
Volcom’s new footwear line is on point with these comfortable survival boots offering just a hint of camo. Rock it in the city or in the wilderness. ($160, Volcom)

Joe-fresh-camo-sweaterJoe Fresh Camo Sweater
A solid crew neck sweater is a fall essential, but for a cooler look  this Joe Fresh  heather-gray sweater sports blue camouflage arms. ($29, Joe Fresh SoHo)

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Kenneth Cole Camo Canvas Messenger
Every guy needs a good messenger bag: This stylish camo canvas tote adds more style with leather trim and strap. ($138, Kenneth Cole)

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Banana Republic Aiden Slim-Fit Camo Pant
Instead of hitting the Army Navy surplus store, pick up these fitted slacks from the Banana—a great way to get adventurous with your wardrobe while still looking totally put-together. ($79, Banana Republic)

 

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Valentino Camouflage-Print Leather And Suede Sneakers
Crafted from leather, suede and canvas panels, these kicks will set you back a pretty penny, but they’ll pay for themselves with all the attention you’ll get. ($795, Mr Porter)


Polka Dots

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Paul Smith Ombre Polka Dot Sport Shirt
Worried about making too much of a statement? Paul Smith’s ombre polka-dot pattern into a solid navy that makes it appropriate for the office or the club. ($185, Bloomingdales)

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Happy Socks Big Dot
Designed in Sweden, Happy Socks offer an array of patterns, including big and small polka dots in a rainbow of colors. ($12, Happy Socks)

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House of Hounds Polka-Dot Dress Slippers
House of Hounds offers a fun spin on the classic dress slipper that’s perfect for standing out at holiday parties. ($115, ASOS)

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Zara Mini Polka Dot Blazer
Spice up your solid blazers with this mini-dot jacket that pairs well with jeans or trousers. ($89, Zara)

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Bellfield Polka-Dot T-Shirt
From London, this tee goes far with its simple use of the pattern and a solid chest patch pocket. ($35, ASOS)


Andrew Villagomez chats more fashion and style on his blog VeeTravels.com. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @AndyVeeNYC