Fashion is weird. Not in a good way either. Out of curiosity I Googled ‘Fashion 2014’ and most of the images that came up were cringe-worthy. Awful patterns, clashing colors, weird cuts. I didn’t like it. Any of it. Lucky for me, I intended from the beginning to stretch the definition of ‘fashion.’
So today I’m offering up my favorite pattern of all-time. A pattern that defines redneck fashion: camouflage.
How awesome is that?! I had originally sort of resigned myself to doing the typical camo nail art (blotchy military style) just for simplicity’s sake, but then I remembered that I had bought some temporary tattoo paper over a year ago to try it out on my nails. I got so excited, because it meant I could break out some actual Mossy Oak nails! After a quick trip through the printer and a visit from the scissors, the paper produced some workable stickers. I just peeled off the backing and stuck them right on my nails. Because I made the decision to cover the entire nail, there were creases in some spots. But guess what? They were camouflaged! So these nails actully turned out very well, and now that I know this works I will definitely be using tattoo paper in the future. Tomorrow, even.
The overall look did feel a little incomplete though. It took me a second, but I figured out that this camo mani was missing the legally-required-while-hunting splash of Day Glo orange. For some people that comes in the form of a hat or hoodie, but for me it’s always been the classic orange vest. So I added a couple strips of Kleancolor Tangerine Burst to represent that.
I think I liked them better without the orange, but then again, I prefer wearing camo without the orange vest too. Either way though, I am completely in love with these and plan on redoing them after the challenge is over.
I can’t wait to see if the tattoo paper produces good results tomorrow too. The challenge is going to be inspired by a pattern, and I’m going borderline nerdy!