There’s no two ways about it: 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 way to work the trend will always be the double breasted version or the mid-length and buttonless belted style, and 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 looks as seen on the catwalk at BOSS, Agnona, Rejina Pyo and Nanushka during the catwalk shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris.
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 (the original purveyor of the dream camel coat). Though these luxe-looking styles may seem expensive, their timeless potential will prove a worthy investment, and will serve your wardrobe well for many years to come.
If you’re after a classic coat that will last you for many seasons to come, 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.
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. For the current season, it’s all about pairing camel with burgundy and checks, so don’t be afraid to invest in some new tailoring and knitwear to go with your coat. Check out the latest collection of weekday coats here.
More high street and designer camel coats
From fun, fuzzy coats, to timeless, tailored styles, there really is a camel coat to suit every taste at the moment, though if you’re really after an on-trend investment piece, then I recommend a 70s style coat with faux-fur collar.