The humble camel coat has long been considered something of a hero when it comes to outerwear—and for good reason. Chic, flattering, timeless and versatile, it has serious wardrobe staying power. That's the reason so many fashionable women rely on it and why it's so important that you pinpoint the camel coat that really works hard for you. This is when our guidance steps in.
Aïda of Basics Touch wears a Frankie Shop camel coat.
Lisa Aiken wears a camel coat over white jeans and adds print and colour with accessories. Simple yet so easy to re-create.
And we're not alone in championing the iconic coat. Year in and year out, the savviest street style stars continue to choose the classic coat in favour of other standout options, confirming that this universally adored item remains the ultimate investment piece. There are many brands that specialise in this particular breed of expensive-looking outerwear. Max Mara, for example, is known for its many iterations on the camel coat. On the high street, we've noticed some labels are especially good at creating them on a smaller budget: & Other Stories has become a secret little go-to for us every time we're looking to replenish our outerwear selection.
Lorna opts for a matching bag, a classic white tee and jeans.
Lately, single-breasted camel coats in oversized silhouettes have caught our eye. But there are so many other options around. Although a classic Crombie will always tick the boxes, sometimes, it's good to experiment with different silhouettes to suit your personal style tastes.
Hajra matches her camel coat to her jumper, and it's basically the go-to combo for autumn through to winter.
Continue to shop our edit of the best camel coats to invest in already.