Trust me when I tell you this: a good camel coat is the best investment you’ll ever make when it comes to your winter wardrobe. 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.
The chicest style to adopt will always be the double breasted coat or the mid-length and buttonless belted style. The high street have clearly picked-up on our love for this robe-style duster coat as there are plenty of perfect styles to re-charge your wardrobe.
However, for autumn winter 2020/2021, we’re very much into the ankle grazing, 80s big shoulder, oversized look as seen on the catwalk at BOSS, Agnona, Rejina Pyo and Nanushka during the fashion month catwalk shows.
Also a newcomer this season: the chic puffa jacket, given a luxe makeover thanks to leather finishes, longer hemlines and quilted fabrics – look to Max Mara for a great take on this.
As the best camel coats naturally go with workwear, look to sleeker designs for something tailored to perfection. You’ll find smart versions from the likes of Totême and Joseph. Though these are a little more expensive, their timeless potential will prove a worthy investment, and will serve your wardrobe well for many years to come. The ultimate cost per wear example.
If you’re after a classic coat on a slightly lower budget, try the likes of COS, Reiss, Boden and Marks & Spencer. If you’d like something more trend-led, check out the pleated or safari style options, from the likes of Mango, Zara and Topshop. Check out the latest collection of Weekday coats too.
While camel is the hue on the agenda here, we have got some lighter, beige colours for anyone who’d prefer a more muted tone. Shop my edit of the best high-street and designer camel coats below.
The boxy and oversized shape of this coat give it those chic 80s vibes.
If you’re looking for a twist on a classic, may I recommend this Rejina Pyo coat and its tartan detailing?
This lengthy, wrap-style coat provides comfortable warmth in dropping temperatures while remaining lightweight. The durable outer material in recycled polyester is both water repellent, wind proof and insulating.
Realised in a timeless camel shade, this collarless style is shaped to an oversized longline silhouette that cinches in at the padded tie-fastening waist belt.
Raglan sleeves add a touch of casual attitude to this easygoing knee-length coat. It's crafted from a soft wool blend and fully lined for cosiness, with two eye-catching shades above and below the waistline.
A paired back, tailored coat that can be worn over jumpers in the cold weather, or over a blouse as the seasons get warmer.
Made from faux suede and Toscana trims in a long line silhouette, complete with a tie belt to define your figure. Layer it over a mini dress or jeans for instant 'it-girl' glamour.
I love the slightly darker hue of this camel coat.
If you’re looking for that classic camel duster coat, then Vince’s is just for you.
Crafted from versatile camel-hued shearling, this chic but playful coat has a wide collar, side pockets and falls to the mid-thigh.