A fashionista’s favorite winter friend, the camel coat is back. Much like the LBD, a camel coat pairs with literally every color in the spectrum and is the perfect accompaniment to nearly everything in your wardrobe.
Wear it in the style of a bohemian jetsetter with a pair of jeans, gypsy blouse and over-the-knee boots or dress it up with a classy pair of gray trousers, skinny belt and cashmere boyfriend sweater to up the chic factor.
Whatever style you choose to rock this season, keep an open mind that the much loved simple designs of the past no longer rule the runway. Designers this season pushed the envelope playing with length, volume, details and fabrics.
From oversized cape coats, toggled detail, military inspired buttons and pockets to the ultimate classic trench, the camel coat is a definite must-have for keeping you warm and stylish this winter. From the catwalk to retail, check out this season’s hottest coat trend.
The Great Cape: For daring fashionistas out there, the cape coat is one hot trend to try. The distinctive cut-out design makes the cape coat not only fashionable, but practical and comfortable as well.
|Alexander Wang “Nubby” Oversized Coat||Asos Hooded Military Cape Coat – $117.95|
When looking for your perfect cape coat, remember to keep your attire underneath fitted and simple, as the cape coat is your statement piece. Try this well priced Asos Hooded Military Cape Coat ($117.95) to recreate the same look.
Military Madness: The utilitarian meeets military trend was a favorite among designers this season. Length, fit and detail defined the updated military coats this time around allowing runway designers to let the pieces in the collections have an authoritative, edgier story.
|Akiris Double Breasted Coat||Banana Republic Military Long Wool Coat – $250.00|
To mimic the military inspired looks of the runway, opt for coats with strategically aligned buttons, pockets and zippers like this versatile Banana Republic Military Long Wool Coat ($250).
The Classic Camel: If there is one item to invest in this Winter, the plush camel coat is your number one choice. Minimalism is key here, as the fabric and clean design speak for itself.
|Gucci Single Breasted Wool Coat||Michael – Michael Kors Melton Trench Coat – $250.00|
Keep the selection process simple and easy by opting for basic trenches or three button double breasted looks. Nothing exudes more class and confidence than choosing the quintessential classic coat. For a similar look try this Michael – Michael Kors Melton Trench Coat ($250.00).
That’s a Wrap: Luxury and elegance can pretty much sum up the simple design of the wrap coat seen all over the runways this season. Max Mara and Chloe’s models strutted down the runway cloaked in the cashmere -wool blend wrap coat.
|Max Mara Wrap Coat||Calvin Klein Long Seamed Walker Coat – $199.00|
Retailers are replicating this look with chunky knits and lengthy coats. The finishing touch is adding a belt to give a sexy silhouette to an otherwise shapeless look. This Calvin Klein Long Seamed Walker Coat ($199), gracefully embodies this runway look.
All Toggled Up: It’s all about the detail here. Burberry, Sacai and other runway favorites sported a trend in toggle this season. Sacai’s delicate homage to the toggle coat is a modern twist on the typical no-frill peacoat, adding a touch of sportiness to the usual button enclosure and volume to the collar.
|Sacai Toggle Coat||Juicy Couture Wool Tweed Toggle Coat – $398.00|
Juicy Couture replicates the look with a little less romance in the detail, but certainly the same sentiment with Juicy Couture Wool Tweed Toggle Coat ($398.00).