I’ve always loved seeing new and exciting fashion trends emerging and thinking up ways to wear them, but there’s just something about classics that I can’t get enough of. They’re reliable, yet still sophisticated.
Camel coats are just one prime example of a classic. While I love that quilted jackets and puffer coats are having a moment this season, I think it’s essential to have those pieces that never date in your style rotation.
Investing in an item that will last you through seasons is a must. While it’s all well and good shopping for a trend that will last one season, it’s not good for the planet and doesn’t do much for your wardrobe either.
When I buy new, I make sure that I the purchase goes with at least five outfits that are already in my wardrobe. It’s not about shopping harder, but smarter – and camel coats fit effortlessly into my wardrobe without much thought at all.
Whether you’re going for a belted style or a double-breasted version, camel coats are set to please. They elevate any type of outfit, from workwear to casual clothes.
Perhaps this is why the item has become synonymous with Parisian chic. Instead of shopping aimlessly, French women have a knack for filling their wardrobes with such items and teaming them together with ease.
If you’re looking for more visual and concrete examples of their power to make anything look instantly chic, allow me to direct you to one of the Duchess of Sussex’s recent outfits.
Meghan Markle was spotted with Prince Harry in New York wearing a lovely sleek MaxMara camel coat, which she paired with an LBD, black pumps and wide-frame sunglasses. It was a classy and classic outfit through and through.
The runways of Fendi, Stella McCartney and MaxMara during their virtual presentations were rife with styling inspirations for us too.
If you’re ready to add a classic camel coat to your collection, look no further than our edit of the best outerwear on the high street right now. I promise, you won’t be disappointed!
From Zara to SANDRO, here are 11 classic camel coats that will never go out of style.
Oversized Alpaca Blend Coat, £175, & Other Stories – buy now
Oversized Wool Coat, £129, Zara – buy now
Pocketed Wool Coat, £139.99, Mango – buy now
Checked Oversized Coat, £80.59, NA-KD – buy now
Short Leather Coat, £350, Arket – buy now
Double-Breasted Coat, £55, ASOS – buy now
Long-Sleeve Button-Fastening Coat, £419, Sandro at Farfetch – buy now
Long Line Wool Coat, £400, Cult Studios at Superdry – buy now
Straight-Style Coat, £49.99, H&M – buy now
Pure Wool Longline Wrap Coat, £375, Marks & Spencer – buy now
Contrast Color Trench Coat, £64.95, NA-KD – buy now