When it gets to this time of year and the temperature outside has significantly dropped, a new coat is always at the top of my shopping list. I think I’m quite fussy when it comes to coats as I’m not into anything too OTT – faux fur, patterns and even bold colours are not my thing when it comes to a coat as I prefer something simple and classic that will go with the majority of outfits I choose to wear. Basically, it needs to be something I can wear all the time and not just on special occasions or with a certain outfit.
That’s where the classic Camel coat comes into play. I don’t know about you but there’s something I love so much about Camel coats – I think they look so chic, classy and add an instant air of sophistication to any outfit. With this being said, I was thrilled when I happened to stumble upon this one from Missguided – my go-to website for virtually everything as they always have such a great range of on-trend pieces. As soon as I set eyes on it, I instantly fell in love and added it to my basket. The next day, it was here with me, just as lovely in the flesh as I’d hoped it would be.
It’s a tailored style that’s designed to be worn open and comes just above the knee which I personally think is the perfect length. Anything longer and I feel like I’m wearing a dressy gown! I decided to go up a size to make sure it would fit over all my chunky Winter knits and as you can see from these photos, it’s a perfect fit and looks great layered over knitwear. It isn’t the thickest coat of all time so I probably won’t be wearing it when the weather gets into the minus territory but for right now, it’s absolutely perfect! I know I’ll get wear out of this right up until next Spring as it’s smart and can be worn both day and night.
The jumper and skirt I’ve paired with the jacket here are also Missguided and you can find them here and here. I love the jumper so much – it’s a cropped oversized style so it’s really comfortable, flattering and the cream colour works perfectly with the Camel coat. I find jumpers like this work really well paired with high waisted skirts or jeans so I’ve paired it with this cute Khaki denim skirt here which is one of those items that I know I’m going to wear loads as it’ll go with so many items in my wardrobe. I’m already picturing it with a black roll neck top and black knee highs – the options are endless, it’s a staple!
Finally, to accessorise, I wore my new tan boots from Shuzee and I’ve had SO many compliments over on my Instagram (follow me here for daily outfit posts) about these. Again, I can tell I’m going to get a lot of wear out of these as they’re a style and colour that go with virtually anything and they’re a perfect match with this coat. I also wore my new Quay x Desi Perkins High Key sunnies and my beloved Chloe Faye handbag which is the perfect neutral colour to wear with this outfit.
Are you a fan of Camel coats? What are your Winter wardrobe must-haves? Leave me some suggestions below as I’m always wanting to add more pieces to my collection!