The camel coat is an evergreen wardrobe staple – not only can it be worn with everything you own, it also looks effortlessly chic at all times.
Out of all of the items in your wardrobe, nothing has quite the transformative power of a really good coat – and, in particular, a really good camel coat. It’s the swing and win piece that can take a look from a six to a 10 in just one swoosh.
A camel coat also has the unique ability to make everything else you own look that little bit more expensive. Add a camel coat to a grey knitted co-ord that you would only be seen on the sofa with and suddenly you’re ready for a flight upgrade. Swing on a camel coat with jeans and jumper and your chic level will go up considerably.
It makes sense, then, that this style staple has been given the stamp of approval by fashion royalty. Picture Jackie Kennedy with a tucked headscarf in her classic belted style and Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face wearing her timeless trench. Worn with turned up lapels by Victoria Beckham and Carine Roitfeld in her favourite Max Mara teddy coat that reaffirmed our love for the classic in 2013. As in seven years ago? Yes, these pinnacle moments are a symbol of modern power dressing, which epitomise why the camel coat is a) a wardrobe staple b) incredibly chic outerwear option and c) a forever piece.
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The 2021 testament to this hero trend is that there’s a ream of options at every price point on the market. Whether you go for the OGs of luxury camel such as Max Mara or Jil Sander with classic car coats or teddy styles (like influencer Tamu McPherson, above), you won’t regret investing in this wardrobe staple.
A camel coat is timeless, it’s a classic. It’s not going to be uncool by summer, or too cool to wear by next winter. It will hold your hand through this difficult month, when it feels hard enough to get out of your cashmere pyjama sets, let alone pull together an outfit. This coat can transform the most basic of outfits, it can make a white T-shirt and blue straight jeans look worthy of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s Insta feed. All hail the camel coat.
Shop best camel coats
If you like a tailored style when it comes to coats, look no further than this sleek Zara number. Layer with a chunky roll neck, jeans and thick tread boots for a cool off-duty look that’ll go the distance.
Max Mara belted coat
The queen of camel coats: Max Mara. A slice of this Italian luxury doesn’t come cheap, so go for this timeless belted style. Yes it’s quite the investment but you’ll keep it for a lifetime, trust us.
Stand Studio coat
This Stand Studio faux shearling coat will cocoon you like a sartorial hug – style it with anything from a midi dress and knee-high boots to a slip skirt and cable knit jumper.
& Other Stories belted coat
A classic wool coat is & Other Stories’ forte and this one has a nifty belt to customise the fit, too.
Our Legacy coat
A trench coat is one of those timeless wardrobe staples everyone needs in their life. This belted beauty will work across all seasons, forever.
Acne Studios wool coat
Acne Studios is a go-to for neutral basics. See above for your camel coat needs answered.
Saint Tropez coat
A teddy coat is basically the hug we all need during the chilly months. The fuzzy texture looks best in classic, neutral hues of tan, cream and black.
For ultimate cosy-factor, opt for a (faux) shearling coat. The fluffy inside and super-soft pockets will keep you warm each and every winter.
Get a coat in an oversized fit and it’ll go the distance for years to come. Not only can you pile on all the layers underneath, they also look effortless no matter what you wear them with. Grab this H&M style in sizes XS-XXL.
Ted Baker shearling coat
Fresh from the brand new premium Made in Britain collection, this cosy coat is a dream come true. Your everyday coat just got a whole lot more chic.
Woolrich parka coat
This hooded parka version is practical yet chic. Try it out with your trusty jeans and stomper boots and there’s no need for an umbrella – we’re sold.
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