The chicest camel coats for when we finally return to the office

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  • If you’re going to invest in one thing and one thing only this winter season (or ever for that matter), make it a good camel coat. While it seems to be a little dressy for just WFH coupled with walks, trust me when I say now’s the time to buy one, especially as there are some incredible bargains around thanks to the end of season sales.

    The camel coat’s versatility and timelessness means it’ll be money well spent. Whether it’s thrown over an oversized suit, knitted midi dress or joggers and a sweatshirt, a well tailored camel coat has an inherent knack for making any outfit look expensive.

    RAEY Wool-twill slim-fit coat, was £895, now £492 at MatchesFashion
    Raey’s camel coat is cut to a slim single-breasted silhouette. It’s made in the UK from brushed camel wool lined with silk and features notched lapels, slip pockets and a high single back vent.

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    JOSEPH Cenda belted leather coat, was £1,645, now £822.50 at Net-A-Porter
    In a season defined by wardrobe classics, Joseph’s ‘Cenda’ coat shines bright. It’s crafted from butter-soft leather in a taupe hue that makes it really easy to style. Use code BLACKFRIDAY to get 30% off at checkout.

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    Belted Shawl Collar Jacket, £ 165 at & Other Stories
    A simple short camel jacket with a shawl collar, finished with a self-tie belt and duo pockets.

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    Don’t be fooled into thinking camel coats are boring, because the style options are endless. You will never go wrong with the double breasted coat or the midi-length and buttonless belted version, however, this season it’s all about the more daring designs.

    For autumn winter 2021/2022, I’m backing the ankle grazing oversized look as seen on the catwalk at Max Mara and Fendi during the fashion month virtual presentations.

    We’re also embracing all things casual, whether that’s the long puffer jacket seen at Moncler or Brunello Cucinelli or the shearling-lined shell jacket at Stella McCartney. Tactile textures are another key look. Bottega Veneta’s fringe shearling coat is high on my wishlist, as is Max Mara’s teddy coat.

    If you’re on a budget, try the likes of COS, ARKET and Boden. If you’d like something more trend-led, check out Mango, Zara and ASOS.

    Shop my edit of the best high-street and designer camel coats below.

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