Camel-colored coats are one of the most welcome fall fashion trends of 2010. This is a guide on how to wear them and where to find camel coats starting at under $200.
How to Wear Camel-Colored Coats
Camel coats are a wardrobe staple worth investing in for their versatility and staying power. I’ve got two Chanel cashmere coats in camel that I bought years ago for less than $500 each on eBay. One’s fitted and dressy and one’s big and slouchy, and they cover every need. The casual cut looks great over jeans, and both are great for adding some variety if dressing in all black is starting to feel too uniform. Camel also goes great with gray, navy, and red. With the popularity of camel in 2010 fall fashion trends, it’s easier than ever to find other camel separates and accessories to pair them with including camel-colored shoes and boots. Chloe just showed an entire collection in camel, and luxurious camel-colored coats were prominent at Michael Kors, Alexander Wang, and other top designers.
Camel Coats: Michael by Michael Kors Babydoll Hood Coat
For a classic but feminine American sportswear effect, this coat features a flared bodice, double-breasted front, single button folded cuffs, and a center rear vent. With a mid-thigh length, it’s done in 80% wool and 20% nylon with a polyester lining. ($177 at Bluefly compared to regular retail of $295)
Camel Coats: DKNY Double-Breasted Wool Pea Coat
This understated pea coat features a large round collar, side slit pockets, and dark brown button fastenings. Done in 100% wool with a boxy fit, it looks great over a blouse, leather pants and heels. ($345 at net a porter)
Camel Coats: Michael Kors Hunt Checked Trench Coat
This double-breasted trench features an all over small checked print, rounded lapels, side flap pockets, wind flaps, and a back vent. It’s done in 100% virgin wool with a waist defining gold-buckled belt and mid calf hem. ($756.25 at theoutnet compared to regular retail of $3,025)
Camel Coats: Akris Trench Style Parka
The classic trench gets updated with a notched ruffled collar, half sleeves, and a mid-thigh drawstring hem that creates a tulip skirt. Done in 100% dyed camel hair, it features a double-breasted button front, adjustable belt, hanging back yoke, and side flap pockets. For an equestrian look, wear it with its matching narrow pants and silk pullover. ($3,500 at Neiman Marcus)
Every woman should have at least one camel-colored coat. It’s one 2010 fall fashion trend that you can wear for years to come.