Camel coat is a winter wardrobe staple that adds a little movie-star glamour. It goes alongside the leopard print coat trend – the one followed by Kate Moss and Miley Cyrus. Camel’s fan list includes: Alexa Chung, Kate Hudson and Blake Lively. The Hollywood’s leading ladies top off their outfits with gorgeous, investment-worthy coats in camel. Classic and chic, this cozy hue tempers Fall’s bold patterns and trends we have seen on the runway as of late.
Michael Kors says: “Camel looks indulgent like winter white but has the pragmatism of gray and black. It’s the best of both worlds. (…) A camel coat evokes throwaway glamour.”
Camel-coloured coat is a sign that today fashion is going back to basics. After all, warm honey hues work with everything and suit almost every skin tone. Except for one: if you are a blonde and if your skin is pale (“winter type”), you should choose colder shades of beige. Alternatively, you can still opt for camel accessories such as scarves, bags, and booties.
How to wear a camel coat?
A camel coat is a timeless charm; it looks very expensive and luxurious. Elegant and refined and sporty and casual are just a few of the many styles in which you can decide to pair your camel coat. You can simply match it with a masculine suit for the office or an everyday outfit and wear your favourite sneakers to play down the formal effect.
If you want to opt for a real fashionista outfit, just follow the rules of ton-sur-ton: choose an important garment, such as high-waisted pants, a sweater, or a sweatshirt, which is either the same shade as your coat or some warmer or cooler tone to create movement.
Finally, choose the accessories always following a similar pattern. Casual and simple is instead the look that sees the camel coat combined with your favourite jeans, a coloured turtleneck sweater, perfect to create contrast. Give a little colour to your outfit with comfortable ankle boots on your feet. If you have a sporty soul and feel like experimenting by mixing different styles, you can wear it in a sporty-chic mood: suede or coloured cap, chunky sneakers on your feet, leather leggings, and finally, a sweater or sweatshirt.
During a frosty winter (like the one we have in Poland) look for a wool coat to stay warm and stylish. The most fashion-forward choice is a double-breasted camel coat which takes command in the military tonw (another winter must-have trend). I already bought such a coat and I must say I had probably searched whole eBay to get a suitable one. All in all, it kicks ass so it was worth it.
Consider luxurious fabrics, chic draping and menswear shapes. Try different forms: a straight cut (as seen in Jason Wu), a classic three-quarter length crombie, or a belted style that reminds of a dressing-gown (Max Mara). Find your perfect style and make the investment – a camel coat will be your wisest buy of the season and will stay with you through the years to come.
Karl Lagerfeld Paris Women’s Wool-Blend Coat in Camel
Jane Post Women’s Milano Double Breasted Wool Coat in Camel
Tahari Women’s Ella Wrap Coat in Camel