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Your clothes will help you survive the apocalypse

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From Falling Skies to The Walking Dead and Revolution, a number of TV shows offer us a glimpse at what life could be like in the post-apocalyptic future.

But whether you believe the end of days will be spent fighting zombies, fending off aliens or dealing with the mother of all blackouts, one thing is certain — when it comes to survival, the way you dress could mean the difference between life and death.

Click on to see my handy dystopian style guide. 

Earth Tones Work for Everyone

Layering on a tank top, a long-sleeve tee, a flannel shirt, and a leather jacket will protect you from the elements and camouflage you from your enemies, be they zombies, aliens or other humans. Plus, the more clothes you have to take off, the more you’ll suspenseful those those “last people on earth” moments — you know what I mean — will be. Neutral colors like khaki and taupe will blend in with the devastated landscape, making it easier for you to stay out of sight. Don’t worry if your clothes are bright and colorful, before long they’ll fade to various shades of brown thanks to all that dirt and dried blood.

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