Posted: January 19, 2015 7:23am

One of the first coats I remember buying was a vintage camel coat, it carried me through university and eventually I upgraded to a Miss Selfridge  number when I got my first job.

Since then I have gone through numerous camel coats, I love the way they make you feel so Park Avenue Princess regardless of what you are wearing underneath.

Every girl needs a camel coat and after years of observation, they are a man magnet!

When I was working in a comporate environment I used to drape it over my shoulders and imagine I had the power of Margaret Thatcher paired with the sophistication of Grace Kelly and sex appeal of Marilyn Monroe.

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These days I wear my camel coat over distressed denim and and I love that contrast of prim and rock chick.

I found this great Jaeger coat pictured below in the sale at  John Lewis,  Jaeger are experts in cutting coats and they use the best fabrics.The price point is  below that of Joseph, for example.

I have been wearing this coat with these Mih Phoebe Jeans  and a grey cashmere sweater from Alexander Wang paired with New Balance trainers. I feel dressed up but  still warm and comfortable.

If you are toying with embracing trainers, these New Balance style are where to start, they are not too clunky, reasonably priced   and really comfortable.

I love pairing denim and grey with camel, adding a touch of leopard print ensures the look is more contemporary.

This is one of my top looks of the moment, I can pop a pair of heels in my bag and switch when I  have a meeting .

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A quick change and ready to go

So my top tips for buying a camel coat!

1) Get the right shade, not the  darker shade, think golden shades of honey.

2) If you are not tall, avoid the longer versions go for a shorter lengthand avoid belts unless you are slim, or tie the belt at the back, the sack of potato look is not a good look!

3) Buy the best one you can afford and look for soft glistening fabric, this is not a fashion item , a camel coat is something you will have forever and is an investment .

Here are some other ways to wear camel , I will be wearing my camel coat with lilac  in Spring and I love camel mixed with red, leopard  or a breton top.

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Taking a look on the net I have collected the best camel coats out there.

Please share with me if you do invest!

 

 

 


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