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Four ways to wear a camel coat

Four ways to wear a camel coat

With 2021 kicking off to a very unpredictable start, it’s the things we can count on – a structured routine or your favourite TV show, perhaps – that provide welcome comfort right now. And the same goes for your wardrobe. Because, our best guess is that you’re probably not in the market for the ‘next big trend’ a fashion magazine is trying to sell you, or the holiday swimwear you’re starting to see creep onto the high-street, but instead you’re seeking something that you can rely on during these fickle times.

Enter the camel coat. “It’s universally adored and wears well year after year, making it an item that works whatever eventuality you find yourself in,” says Senior Stylist Millie Rich. And, as Millie proves below, it will be there for you whether you’re living in stretchy athleisure-wear, sticking to your other trusty pieces, or gearing up for smarter days.

With neutrals

“Styling your camel coat with neutral shades is a sure-fire way to achieve an effortlessly minimal look,” Millie says. “It works hard to elevate a simple pale shirt and off-white denim pairing by adding subtle contrast that doesn’t feel too harsh on lighter tones. This is an aesthetic you’ll want to keep on hand for easy everyday wear.” 

With red

“Red and camel is the power pairing I want to be wearing right now. The camel shade neutralises the richness of rich red hues, making your look feel bold and sophisticated all at once.”

For smartening up 

“A tailored option is a fail-proof way to add polish to your look. Defined shoulders, a fitted waist, and a streamlined silhouette will complement both tailored items like a shirt and trousers, as well as more free-flowing dress styles.” 

A key thing to keep in mind when going for the smart look, though? “Ground the camel colour with black shades for an understated pairing,” Millie adds.

With athleisure-wear

The camel coat may be seen as a smart outerwear piece, but it deserves some attention in your off-duty wardrobe too. “To make this item work with your sweats and sportswear, the key is to go for the ankle-grazing, slightly oversized styles that give that laid-back ‘80s vibe,” Mille says. 

Add depth to the outfit by mixing in different shades – think a lighter hoodie and khaki leggings as seen here. It will make this look feel more intentional, meaning you won’t have to change three times a day when going from working on your sofa to popping out to walk the dog.

Four camel coats we're loving

1. The tailored option

Ted Baker Yecara Double-Breasted Coat

2. The slightly oversized option

Topshop Single-Breasted Coat

3. The classic option

Boden Billington Coat

Photographed: Boden Billington Coat (£230)

4. The effortlessly chic option

Kassl Editions Wrap Belted Coat

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Words: Ashlie Brombley
Styling: Millie Rich