How to Style a Camel Coat

Ever since I scored this Reiss camel coat in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, I’ve wanted to do a camel coat roundup because it’s such a wardrobe staple. A camel wool coat will never go out of style, and creates a sophisticated and put-together look every time you slip it on. The best part about this style of coat is that it goes with casual and dressy looks. Today, I’m rounding up my favorite camel coats and sharing tips on how to style a camel coat.

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How to Style a Camel Coat

A camel coat is a fall wardrobe staple. When you’re purchasing a camel coat, always double-check the material to get the highest percentage of wool you can afford. That is the material that keeps you warm without a lot of bulk. If you get a coat with barely any wool percentage, it’s just going to be for the look of it verses a functional warm coat.

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Style with Skinny Jeans

An easy casual look to wear a camel coat with is skinny jeans and a white button down. You can pair boots, loafers or mules with skinny jeans to complete the look. This would be perfect to wear to the office on casual Fridays.

Style with Ankle Boots

Because you’re wearing your camel coat in the cooler months of the year, booties are an easy pairing to wear with a coat. Pair straight jeans or trousers with booties for a modern way to style a camel coat.

Style with Faux Leather Leggings

To add a little texture to the overall look, wear faux leather leggings with your camel coat. The leather against the wool is the perfect fall fashion duo. The Spanx faux leather leggings are my favorite, and you could do a monochromatic black outfit underneath the camel coat. You could wear this for a chic travel day with casual white sneakers to look put together on the go. I reviewed the best white sneakers in this post.

If you’re looking for more ways to wear your faux leather leggings this season, I styled the Spanx faux leather leggings multiple ways here!

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Style with a Turtleneck Sweater

A turtleneck sweater looks great under a camel coat because you can still see it if you have your coat on. Plus it provides extra coverage for your neck on the coldest of days. Pair a turtleneck with a faux leather skirt and knee-high boots for a flirty date night outfit.

Camel Coat Outfit Ideas

juliette cardigan with spanx little black dress

This Juliette cardigan is a more casual camel coat option. I sized down two and got an XXS for a closer fit. However, if you want the look of a more oversized camel coat, you can get your normal size. I paired the cardigan with the Spanx little black dress, and it’s as good as it sounds. I’m wearing a size small in the dress.

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Earlier in the post, I talked about styling faux leather leggings with your camel coat. This time, I’m doing a monochromatic look with the camel leggings, coat and pumps. You can pair a white sweater or white bodysuit underneath to complete the look.

juliette cardigan styled with trousers

Bring your Juliette cardigan to work styled with these gorgeous trousers. Business professional doesn’t always have to be a blazer and trousers. This cardigan is a fun alternative, and will keep you super cozy.

j.crew wool coat styled with a fall dress

The J.Crew cocoon coat is 80 percent wool, which is pretty decent from other coats I’ve been seeing lately that are more expensive. When the weather is still mild, pair a sweater dress underneath your camel coat. You can pair the look with booties or add more a coverage to your legs with a knee-high boot.

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This comfy casual look features one of my favorite tunic-style shirts from Free People. It’s legging-friendly, and the perfect top to wear with my faux leather leggings. You can wear knee-high boots with the look, or you can dress it down a bit with white sneakers.

reiss woold coat styled with suede boots

The great thing about a wrap-style coat, if you can wear anything underneath it and look more put together. I’m so excited to be able to wear this Reiss coat more often as the temperatures drop. I’m in a size 6, and love the tie-belt detail. You can even opt to not tie it and take the belt out of the jacket.

juliette cardigan styled with straight jeans

The next camel coat outfit is this casual but classic look. The two-toned slingback shoes add a bit of sophistication and dresses up the overall look. You could also dress it down and wear a regular flat, if you’re going to be walking a lot.

juliette cardigan with black leggings and white tee

You’ll find me in this outfit all fall and winter long. These leggings don’t attract pet hair, or your own hair for that matter. These cashmere socks are a must, if you love a good pair of warm socks in the winter. They make a great gift option too.

vince coatigan with straight jeans

This Vince coatigan was another Nordstrom Anniversary Sale find, and I can’t tell you how glad I was to pick it up. I reach for it all the time, and arguably my favorite purchase of this year’s sale. It’s easy to style and create a chic outfit with minimal effort, which is key most days as a mom. I love how comfortable it is and it never feels restricting. I even wear it around the house when I get cold, it’s surprisingly very warm.

juliette cardigan styled with cropped flare pants, how to style a camel coat

If you haven’t tried any Spanx black work pants yet, they are my absolute favorite work pants. In fact, I wrote a blog post rounding up my favorite black work pants here. Nonetheless, this outfit is the perfect business casual outfit with the cropped flare pants and the mock neck bodysuit.

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vince coatigan with boyfriend button down shirt

Don’t forget about button down boyfriend shirts this season. They’re still very much on-trend, and love to style them with straight jeans and booties. The Vince cardigan is the perfect compliment to this look.

camel duster with black trousers, how to style a camel coat

A camel duster is another camel coat silhouette you can work into your wardrobe. I styled simple black pants with a white tee, and layered the duster over the top. This look has many of the basics every workwear wardrobe needs.

camel coatigan styled with skinny jeans and ribbed turtleneck

This outfit was part of my Amazon fall capsule wardrobe that you all loved! It’s a look-for-less option to the Juliette cardigan. Though it doesn’t have quite the woold count the Juliette does, it looks very similar to the style of it.

reiss camel coat with straight jeans, how to style a camel coat

This is a great example of how you can dress the Reiss coat down a bit with straight jeans and booties. You can wear a white sweater instead of a white button down, if it’s more on the chilly side. Chunky sweaters and jeans go together like peanut butter and jelly. It just always feels right.

casual outfit with a wool dad coat and black leggings

If you’re looking for more street styles, try wearing a longer camel coat with black leggings and boots. You’ll feel comfortable and trendy while running errands in this look. This also makes a great travel outfit too.

Best Camel Coats

Camel coats come in a variety of materials, styles and price points. It all depends on your budget and the silhouette you’re looking for when deciding what option to purchase. Below I rounded up some splurge-worthy options as well as camel coats under $200.

Camel Coats Under $200
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This roundup of camel coats are all under $200. Some of my favorite high-street retailers to get that designer look without breaking the bank are:

This wool-blend belted blanket coat from Abercrombie has a beautiful silhouette that comes down to about mid-calf. It also features a tie-waist to give more structure to your overall look. It comes in three other colors/patterns in sizes XXS to XL, and in varying lengths. It’s made of mostly polyester, so it won’t be as warm as a 100 percent wool coat would be. It’s currently 15 percent off as I write this too!

The next camel coat in this how to style a camel coat post is this wool-blend topcoat from J.Crew Factory. This classic camel coat features three vertical buttons down the center, and hits just above the knee. It comes in sizes 00 to 24 in one length. It’s one of their top sellers, and made of a mixture of polyester, wool and other fibers.

The Sam Edelman belted wool-blend coat at Nordstrom is made of mostly wool at 95 percent with 5 percent nylon. So that’s a good percentage of wool for the price point for an outerwear piece. It has a chic tie-belt and comes to about the knee, but may be longer or shorter, depending on how tall you are. It comes in three other colors and in sizes 0 to 16.

Splurge-Worthy Camel Coats
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Outwear is a great wardrobe piece to invest in because it can last for years and years. And if you live somewhere where it’s very cold throughout the fall and winter, then having a quality outerwear piece is important. Some of my favorite retailers to purchase designer-label or high-end camel coats are:

This Italian virgin wool blend coat by Karen Miller is a beautiful camel color that hits around the mid calf. It’s made of 75 percent virgin wool and 25 percent polyamide. So I’m not overly impressed with the wool count on this for the price point. But love the exaggerated collar and thick belt with three buttons on each of the cuffs.

The next option is a another long camel coat by Ralph Lauren. It has a very similar silhouette to the Karen Miller. However, it has cuffed sleeves adding even more sophistication to already-beautiful coat. It’s also a really rich camel tone – actually called “New Vicuna” on their site that’s perfect for the fall and winter. It has a blend of materials too of wool, polyamide and cashmere.

This Ted Baker midi wool wrap coat has a unique design with a convertible collar. You can wear it crossed over, similar to what a trench coat does. Or you can wear the collar spread out. This coat has a mixture of wool, polyamide and cashmere, and also comes in black.

If you’re looking to find a coat with 100 percent wool, it might cost a pretty penny. Take for instance this Max Mara wool coat. It’s made of 100 percent virgin wool, but more than $1K. So if you have that kind of budget, this is the warmest it gets.

Camel coats aren’t going out of style. So when you’re deciding on purchasing one, you want to get one that you truly love and that will sufficiently keep you warm throughout the fall and winter. So weigh the pros and cons of each, and remember to look at the wool percentage compared to the price point. I hope this post gives you some inspo on how to style a camel coat this season.

Do you own a camel coat? If so, where did you get yours? Let me know below!

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