Camel coats are kind of a must if you live in Britain where, as you know, the weather gets pretty chilly and sometimes your jazzy new season coat just doesn’t work.
Though it’s still pretty warm out, give it about a week and odds are there will be flurries of slow and the temperature will be near freezing. You really want to have your coat before that happens, too — especially as they’re hitting stores already so the good ones will be sold out pretty pronto.
Autumn winter 2016 will bring coat trends — belted, bombers jackets, denim jackets, luxe, sleeveless, faux fur, bikers, practical (check out Joshington Host’s full coat edit) — but camel coats are timeless. Actually timeless, not just in the way everyone describes even the most time-sensitive of things.
That said, we are liking this season’s camels with a twist — Paula Ka’s with the bubblegum collar detail, and Joseph’s hot red lining.
Probably the best thing about camel coats is they can be worn with pretty much anything. The obvious fashion girl choice is a kind of Breton, jean look — mixed up, layered with a lace slip dress for some Insta-cool.
They can be worn over pretty much everything though — we’re all for a pseudo strippergram vibe, with a slip dress worn under a slouchy tie camel coat for the party season.
They’re the kind of piece you can spend what you’d like. The high street options are just getting better and better (another strong year from Cos and & Other Stories), but the classic brands if you’re looking to spend more are Max Mara and Joseph. Every year, the labels have loads of styles to chose from so you can make your shop pretty simple.
Click through the best camel coats to shop now…