When you think of a classic wardrobe staple, one of the first pieces that comes to mind is a camel coat. Long, short, belted, or buttoned, it’s an item you’d be sure to find in any fashionista’s collection. It’s a trend that has stood the test of time, and will most likely be around for the next several seasons to come. It’s one of those pieces that you’ll reach for day after day, and wear time and time again. It simply looks good with absolutely everything and instantly puts the final polish on even the simplest of looks.
Whether you’re donning it with slacks and a sweater, or a mini dress and over the knee boots, you will never go wrong with adding a camel coat as an additional layer. Functionally speaking, it provides extra warmth, but from an aesthetic point of view, it has the ability to elevate any look. There’s something about its classic appeal that can make even denim and a white v-neck look more sophisticated and expensive.
Convinced you need a camel coat in your closet but not sure which style to choose? Keep reading below to find out which silhouette best suits you, and shop the scrollbars to find your new wardrobe staple!
Oversized // Have a boyish or minimalistic approach to style? Try an oversized menswear-inspired camel coat for a less feminine, yet still polished feel. Not ready to make such a statement? Give the oversized trend a try by opting for a coat with larger-than-life lapels, giving your classic piece some extra drama and dimension.
Belted // Take style cues from Marilyn Monroe and Jackie Kennedy and choose a belted version of this classic. We all love the cinched-in effect of our trench coats during the spring, so why not continue the trend on this cool-season staple? Sleek and sophisticated, the belt helps give a work-wear appropriate vibe to your go-to topper.
Tailored // Unsure of being overwhelmed by too much coat? Look for options that hit just a couple of inches above your knee. That way it’s short enough for ease of movement, but still long enough to pair with your favorite mini dress without showing too much leg. Add extra flair by opting for a double-breasted style with intricate hardware.
Long // For both extra warmth and a Parisian-chic look, choose to add an extra few inches to your hemline. Whether it’s straight, belted or buttoned, opting for a floor-sweeping silhouette can add height to your look as well as a touch of mystery. Wearing a short skirt underneath? This is the perfect outwear to pair with it – nothing sassier than a short skirt and a long jacket!
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