Camouflage Bandana: Inspired Outfit and On the Edge of the Week Link Up #11

As long as I can remember, I have been a fan of camouflage anything. Shirts, pants, bags, shoes. I even had camouflage curtains in my bedroom a few years back. But it seems over the past few years, my collection of camo items has dwindled to three: one pair of pants, a pair of blue camo Converse, and a bandana (that I only just found a few weeks ago tied to an old bag stuffed in the back of a closet). It seems either my camo items were just worn to death…I had a fabulous pair of knee high camo boots with buckles up the sides that I literally wore until they fell apart…beyond repair. Or the items just didn’t fit right…I am thinking of a gorgeous pair of camo pumps and an adorable pair of camo ballet flats that suddenly became too narrow after two pregnancies!



I definitely need to get back on the camo trend wagon! So, I was super excited to see that Sheela Writes, The World According to Eve, and Jodie’s Touch of Style recently featured camouflage in a blogger collaboration. I was totally inspired! Having only three camo items to work with, I decided to go with my newly discovered bandana. I think I may be styling my camo pants this week at some point. Perhaps I will feature it as a second inspired post for next week’s On the Edge of the Week Link Up post!



I kept my look pretty basic with a white button down tunic length top, distressed denim, and some fabulous black wedges. Add a killer pair of earrings and stacked up bracelets and it was the easiest outfit to pull together!



And of course, aren’t all photo shoots better when there is photobombing? Amy’s (my photographer/friend/blog supporter) pup, Brady, wanted to be part of the whole thing! So we just let him. I think he is the perfect accessory to my woodsy photos anyway! So how do you style your camouflage?


Outfit details:
Bandana: Very old…rediscovered in the back of my coat closet.
Shirt: Cato Fashions Button Down Boyfriend Tunic.
Jeans: Gap Factory Destructed Boyfriend Fit Jeans (currently on sale for $29.99).
Sandals: Merona Meredith Espadrille Sandals in Black from Target (I picked these up at my local Target for under $7).
Earrings: A gift from Amy.
Bracelets: Why, Boho Betty, of course!

*This post contains affiliate links which means I may earn a small commission if you click on these links and make purchases. It costs you nothing and supports my website. All opinions expressed are my own and are in no way influenced by any compensation that may be received. Thank you for your support.

Thank you to everyone who has joined my link up in the past! I am so grateful for all of the support I receive from this wonderful blogging community! Please keep spreading the word and sharing the love!

And are your favorite links from last week!

Very much a coincidence that one inspiration for this post was favored by you all as well! Check out Sheela's Camopalooza and A Link Up post for more inspiration!


And Jaymie of Shop Your Closet by Jaymie Ashcraft is looking so adorable in her boyfriend jeans and fabulous leopard print slip on sneakers! I really, really love her sneakers!


You can also grab my Link Up button, if you'd like!

Shelbee on the Edge

Instructions: Select all code above, copy it and paste it inside your blog post as HTML

Keeping it on the edge,


Linking up with these Fabulous Link Ups Where I Link Up.


I am a 40 something Army wife and stay-at-home mother of 2 boys and 2 cats named Dave and Frankie. I have a passion for helping other women feel fabulous in the midst of this crazy, beautiful life.

Latest posts from

94 Responses

  1. Oh I have a camo bandana that I have not worn in ages, this is such a great idea Shelby. Thanks πŸ˜‰

  2. I don’t own anything camo, and I love bandanas. I think I’ll have to get a camo bandana!!!

    Thanks for the linkup & have a fabulous weekend!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  3. I love how a bandana really jazzes up basics! So cute!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Thank you so much, Ashley! I don’t know why I haven’t styled a bandana sooner. But fall is almost here, so it will scarf/neckerchief/bandana day every day!


  4. Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine

    Crisp white makes me so happy! You look fresh, fun, comfy and oh so cute!!

  5. Great outfit! My dog photo bombs all the time. Lol.

    • Thanks, Stephanie! I am always battling little photo bombers! Between my kids, my cats, my friend’s kids and her dogs…I finally decided if I can’t beat them, I will just let them join me!


  6. I LOVE this look!!! I’m so getting a white button up to wear with my boyfriend jeans! Thanks for featuring me! πŸ™‚
    Have a great weekend!!

  7. The camo print bandanna is a great way to wear the trend – knocking off two trends in one with it tied as a neckscarf πŸ™‚

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  8. I’ve never really been a camo gal, but you make it look way adorable! Have a fantastic weekend!

  9. How fabulous that your carrying on the camo theme for this week!!
    I was shocked that you used to have so much of it…I’ve never even thought about having it before now—it just goes to show how ahead you are in the fashion world, Shelbee!!
    You look great—I love the neck scarf trend too—and your pup is quite camouflaged—totally on point!

    • Thanks so much, Jodie! I wish I had more camo, but now that it is on trend again, it will be easier to find. Thanks for inspiring me to break out the old camo!


  10. Oh, a cute pup is the perfect accesory, it goes with anything!

    • I know, Tiina! At first my photographer was trying to get him out of the pictures. And I said, let’s just leave him he’s a cutie pie!

      Thanks for stopping by.


  11. I show a camo legging next week! Camo and legging! Haha, never would thought that! In the eighties we wore a lot of camo!
    What a beautifulpictures and a very nice outfit! That s a beautiful blouse! And the bamdana is a great choice!

    • Thanks so much, Nancy! I think I had a pair of camo leggings at one point! Love it. I always wanted a formal dress in camo but have never found one to my taste (they are always the hunting camo which I am not a fan of)! I will stop by to check out your camo legging post, for sure.


  12. u look so cute love ur denim!

  13. Yay for us and our bandanas! We’re on the same fashion wavelength … how fun is that?!

    Dawn Lucy

    • So fun, Dawn Lucy! I need to get more bandanas! I used to have a whole slew of them, but I have only rediscovered two in the back of my closet… the camo one and a bright pink one with black peace signs on it! I will have to style that one soon, too. Thanks for stopping by!


  14. Your camo bandana is such a fun accessory! Love this casual chic look on you! Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for the linkup!

    Doused In Pink

  15. This is such a perfect outfit Shelbee! So easy, but so cool. I love, love, love camo and probably own way too much of it. I always use it as a neutral and style it with other prints. I also love it paired with pink. Something about the girly/boyish thing gets me every time. And I love the pup…I often have doggie photo bombers when I do my shots at home!

    • Thanks so much, Debbie! I actually just wore my camo pants with a bright pink tee and then never took pictures because I was having an awful perimenopausal menstrual mayhem day and ended up very quickly in my pjs! I did however, wear the camo pants again with some blush pink accessories…I will show you all in next week’s link up!


  16. I don’t have much camo either. I would love a camo button-down, camo pointy flats or pumps and a pair of camo skinny pants. I like this simple but fun look and those great Target wedges.

    Also, I would love for you to be my co-host some day. Are you in? I have openings in Septemeber. Let me know Shelbee. (Comment me and let me know, thanks.)

    Have a great weekend!

    Ada. =)

    • I just styled my camo skinny pants for next week’s link up, Ada. I would love to co-host with you in September! I will message you!

      Thanks for stopping by and for the lovely comment!


  17. I’m not a fan of camo as I live in the northwoods and I see it everywhere. I love that wearing it in a small touch, just the necktie. Love the photo shoot! You look great!

    • Thank you, Amy! I actually am not a fan of woodland camo at all. But I do love good old fashioned military camo patterns. You would think I would get sick of it living a military life, but I just love it!


  18. White & denim is a favourite for me and such an easy outfit to style. That bandana is such a great accessory and it looks like you had a lot of fun taking those pictures!

  19. Adorbs! This look is great, casual, cute and stylish! You must have read my mind on this weeks #UntamedStyle linkup! πŸ˜‰ Thanks for linking up!

    • Thank you so much, Veronica! I am totally a casual girl. Although, I do love to dress up to…but there really is no need in my current life! So dressing up a casual outfit is the way I go!


  20. Great casual look and the bandana makes all the difference!

  21. Thanks for the linkup! I love hearing/seeing when bloggers get inspired by other bloggers! I love that your white button down blouse! Such a classic piece and so easily worn! I like how you added the little bandana to it!

  22. What a cute camo bandana/neck-tie!!! I really need to get a neck-tie soon, they are so popular right now. It looks great with that crisp white button down and I love the length of the button down, too!


    • Thank you, Carrie! I seriously fell in love at first sight with this shirt because of the length that I actually paid full price for it, which I rarely ever do! (Although full price was only around $22 so not that big of a deal!) You should check thrift or consignment shops for neck ties and scarves. I found the cutest brown polka dot skinny scarf/neck tie in a local consignment shop that is going to be so, so perfect for fall!


  23. I love this classic look, and how the camo bandana makes it so fun! I love finding items like that in the back of my closet!

    • Thank you, Rachael! It is so exciting to find something old that is back on trend! I love a classic white top with jeans, too! You can never go wrong with it.


  24. You added the bandana! A fun trend! Love the camo pants, I am a fan of distressed denim. Camo looks great like you showed here, as a neutral and fresh with the white top! Love that you took it in the woods.
    Have a great weekend
    jess xx

  25. Love the distressed jeans with the white shirt! Your camo bandana was a great way to accessorize. I only have three pieces of camo in my wardrobe and always enjoy wearing them. Maybe I need to add more. πŸ™‚

  26. I love those bracelets! I really need to bust out my accessories more often – they’re all neatly sorted in a box, but they’re not doing much good there!

    Thanks so much for linking up with #FridayFrivolity πŸ™‚

    • Thanks, Jess! The Boho Betty bracelets are so awesome and lightweight that I literally forget that I have bracelets on. I have been wearing them nearly every day!


  27. you look so cute. love the outfit and the pics are fabulous. enjoy the weekend.


  28. Jessica

    I think the bandana is a great way to incorporate camo into any look! Loving how you styled it!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  29. I love your shirt Shelbee!!! This whole outfit…. is on point!! Love the added camo
    Thank you for hosting,


  30. Love the way you incorporated the camouflage bandana into the outfit! I need to add more camo to my closet asap πŸ˜‰

    Edye |

  31. I love the bandana added! It’s my new favorite accessory!
    xo Adri

  32. This is so inspiring! I love the post:)

  33. Love your jeans Shelbee, thanks for hosting – nice to link up with so many other great blogs. Jacqui

  34. You look gorgeous) Absolutely amazing, You look radiant dear !

  35. Wow! What a great link up. Congrats Shelbee! And those jeans are adorable. You have such a fun style.

  36. I don’t have any camo any more! I use to own a pink camo vest but I gave it away. Know I kinda miss it! I love your take on camo.

  37. I remember how camouflage was hot when I was in high school! You are bringing back memories! Would love if you can link up to

  38. You made me laugh out loud! Camouflage curtains? You look lovely and the tunic is fab! have a lovely day!

  39. I love the way you styled this white shirt and the bandana makes the outfit so cute! And your dog is adorable πŸ™‚

    xo, Esther

  40. You can’t go wrong with jeans and a classic white shirt…it looks great! I love the bandana and those wedges!

    Emma xxx

  41. I love the white shirt and jeans outfit. I’m wearing so often myself.

    Anna xoxo

  42. Love this look Shelbee, I need to treat myself to a new white shirt πŸ™‚

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

  43. Love those shoes! Such a cute little photobomber!

  44. I love your destructed jeans! Your wedges are so cute!

    Thank you so much for linking up at Grace + Lace!


  45. Hi Shelbee, a white cotton button-up is always a style essential for me. Thanks for adding your style flair to the My Refined Style Linkup!


  46. This bandanna is a great accessory! What a fun way to switch up your look.