Camel makes everything look expensive. I don’t know how it does it, but a plain camel coat, no matter if it is fast fashion or haute couture, instantly lends a luxurious edge to any outfit you might be wearing.
It’s also a refreshing take on neutrals. Lately, I’ve been really drawn to crisp white tops, but it’s nice to switch it up a little bit. A camel sweater with black jeans, which feels a little warmer than the stark black and white I’ve had on repeat. Camel cashmere doesn’t have to be expensive to look expensive, J.Crew’s classic crewneck. Everlane has a great one, too! If you are willing to spend a little bit more money, spend it on a classic like this Ralph Lauren cable neck crewneck.
It doesn’t have to be basic, either. The fantastic sleeves on this Simkhai sweater make a statement all on their own, if you feel like cranking up the drama but stay cozy. The pom-pom detail on this sweater makes it another great addition to the statement sweater party. This quarter-zip cable neck combo looks like Toteme, but actually has a much friendlier price tag.
Onto the big one: coats. My first camel coat was one of those things that made me feel like a Real Woman, and I still feel like that now. It’s just so sophisticated. If you’re looking for a classic, Mango’s wool coat is sharp and polished and perfect. This coat cinches at the waist, and is a really flattering silhouette. & Other Stories’ version is a little bit longer and lighter, but still just as stylish. I love Tory Burch’s 70s-inspired coat with wide lapels. This giant teddy bear coat is shaggy, comfy, and modern.
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