Nothing says chic like a camel coat. Shrugged on, they elevate the most casual outfit (even when thrown over jeans and trainers) – there’s just something expensive-looking about them. Whilst pastel hues and chubby faux fur trends come and go – the camel coat is a style touchstone. We’ve rounded up our pick of the best (because it is now officially time to start thinking about your winter coat)…
Baukjen has two offerings: a classic city-style Crombie (which we love) and a not-too-blanket style wrap coat (which we also love). The price points are just about right for this sort of coat: you want to be looking somewhere between bargain high street and high end. Quality really shows when it comes to camel (and fabric quality is one of Baukjen’s hallmarks). I have a Whistles coat from years ago which still looks good, even though it felt like a hefty chunk of outlay at the time. I love the idea of wearing the Crombie thrown over jeans, stripes, cashmere and flats.
If you’re feeling the love for the blanket-style, then hotfoot it to Zara and Mango, both of whom have excellent offerings. Zara’s is more blanket-style casual and Mango’s is more structured (love those pockets). If there’s just too much fabric going on for you here, this double-faced wool coat from Jaeger also looks rather elegant. (Heads up! There’s 30% off Mango online this weekend – just use code 5WEEKEND at the checkout.)
The cocoon is a style I love. Sadly, it does not return the sentiment. If you can pull it off, can I recommend this Asos number, which has a hint of Kate Moss insouciance.