In keeping with fashion’s turn towards a more minimalist aesthetic, a classic camel coat should be your ultimate investment for autumn. It’s a style staple that’ll stand the test of time, but it’s never been more sought-after than this season – softly tailored, slightly androgynous but with a very ladylike finish, it’ll transform your workwear wardrobe and balance your tough leathers.
We love Carven’s double breasted wool coat which, if you remember, we featured as one of our 10 hottest items last week. Finishing at the knee with puffed shoulders, pleat detailing at the back and two flap pockets at the side, Carven’s camel coat is the ultimate in understated luxury – and the skinny leather belt adds a new-season twist to the traditional style, too.
But if you want to know how to keep your camel coat looking fit for the new season, we’ve got a few tips on how to wear it…
Renewal Levi’s 501 Turn Up Denim Shorts, £28, Urban Outfitters
For a truly contemporary take on this classic style, work your camel coat belted up with bare legs, but opt for something pared down underneath for a great contrast when you want to wear it undone – a silk shirt tucked into high-waisted down-town denim makes for the perfect luxe-meets-cool combo.
Carvela Sophia Boot in black patent, £150, Kurt Geiger
A pair of patent leather ankle boots will show you mean business, and will toughen up the soft camel colour of your coat. We love Carvela’s Sophia boot for a subtly-sleek but edgy look.
Leopard Leather Shoulder Bag, £40, Topshop
Embrace your inner animal and inject some new-season cool into your camel coat by way of a leopard print bag – not only does the print compliment the neutral tone, it also adds a bit of decadence to autumn’s minimalism.