When it’s winter and you leave your front door only to be met with brisk winds and freezing rain the only thing you can count on to make a look memorable is a trusty piece of outerwear. Head-turning coats and jackets seem to be everyone’s must-have style piece this season and whilst I’m also a lover of bold statement pieces, sometimes it’s nice to go back to basics.
Camel is the not so basic, basic. Whether you go structured, oversized, menswear-inspired, slouchy or tailored a camel coat will go with everything and is perfectly suited to minimalist outfits or something a little more adventurous.
This outfit is the latter.
Sleek silhouette meets sumptuous wintry texture in this Racil velvet dress. It’s designed to fall in a loose shift-like shape, which makes it effortless to wear. Racil’s fantastic tailoring means I literally just have to pull it on and I’m good to go, the dress does all the work for me. I’ve paired it with these incredible scalloped Rupert Sanderson boots and finished the outfit off by throwing an Ellen Tracy camel coat over my shoulders.
I’m fond of Ellen Tracy coats because they are polished without being pompous, they have a personality. The tailoring inspires confidence and they do a glamorous upgrade to a classic shape better than most. But I think I like this coat most because of its color. Regardless of the designer a camel coat really is timeless, buy one now and you will wear it forever.
Coat | Ellen Tracy (similar here)
Dress | Racil
Boots | Rupert Sanderson
Photos by: Rebecca Botin