What I’m wearing right now: A classic camel coat with florals

Neutrals worn in the correct way are perfect for making a statement and can add a cool “edge” to any outfit. It’s a perfect look for those, like myself, who enjoy a fuss-free look.

We haven’t had freezing cold temperatures so far (there’s still time) but, it’s something about this cool weather that makes me want to live in my dressing gown – which is probably why I have a thing for coats – is that the connection?

One of my most favourite neutral items is the timeless camel coat, a wardrobe staple which can be worn, again and again. So, I’ve been looking for the perfect one, for a while.

Jarvis – wanting some love!

Not a lot to ask, but I’ve found the search to be tricky. The ones I fancy are often rather expensive or sold out. So, when I saw this one from Marks and Spencer, I was immediately smitten. I love the length, super soft wool and classic cut making it an ideal capsule wardrobe addition. I also managed to get 20% discount off, so definitely a “win-win”. The full price is £149.00.

I’d forgotten what a versatile addition the camel coat is to anyone’s wardrobe. Since buying it, I’ve worn it a lot – it screams “chic” and it elevates an outfit from uninteresting to stylish, which makes it such a classic. This is a “forever” coat so I really wanted to get it right.

Warehouse floral dress £52.00 

In the pics, I have styled my camel coat with a floral dress which I bought in the Warehouse UK concession which is located inside Fenwick’s (Newcastle). I had a voucher to spend (prezzie from one of my sons) who doesn’t want to enter the scary territory of buying his mum clothes. Luckily there was 30% discount, at the time. The dress ended up costing me £16.00, in total. To me, this is the perfect midi-dress. The print attracted me, plus, I love the style and fit. The split also stops it feeling too sensible. I’ve worn it with navy tights and suede ankle boots. I have worn it quite a lot since and noticed it is back in stock with 30% off. I have taken some pics of various ways I have styled it. This dress will be a perfect transitional piece to take me into Spring–Summer.

Wearing my blue Cashmere sweater.

Thank you for reading my post. I hope you enjoyed it. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comments.

Alison xx


  1. It’s a beautiful coat, Alison! I’m still on the hunt for one. Hoping to find it on sale in the spring.
    xx, Lisa

    • Thank you Lisa. I found it quite tricky finding the right shade of camel to suit my colouring. I’m so tempted by the Topshop
      coat. It’s a great coat for everyday use.xx

    • kevan simmons

      i love your look ..i love a fashion show

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    I always have loved a classic camel coat! However the color doesn t look good on my at all. What a pity. But it does look good on you!

    • Thank you so much Nancy. I agree, it can be very tricky getting the camel shade just right for your
      colouring. Enjoy your week. xx

  3. Alison, this is a gorgeous coat! And I absolutely love your floral maxi dress. Such a beautiful combination. I have an enormous coat wardrobe but still no camel coat. I really need to consider adding one soon. They are so classic and versatile. Thanks for linking up with me!


    • Thank you so much Shelbee. I have looked for the the right shade for quite a while. I found some of the shades were too
      dark for me .
      Alison xx

  4. Beautiful! We were on the same page! I have been looking at camel coats and would like to add one to my closet. I may just wait to by off season if I see one on sale.Love the classic tailored look of your coat and the length. I want one this length to wear with everything . The floral dress is lovely on you! I love longer dresses as they are so versatile. YOu look great!

    • Thank you Jess. since writing this the Topshop coat has been
      reduced and I couldn’t resist! It’s just arrived today – it
      isn’t lined but I’m thrilled with it and I know I’ll wear
      it a lot. Naughty I know but I couldn’t resist! xx

  5. Beautiful classic coat – you’ll get so much wear from it. I finally bought a long camel coat a couple of years ago and it’s proved to be such a great purchase. I love your pretty floral print dress. Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

    • Thank you so much Emma. The search was worth it. I’ll definitely get a lot of wear from it.
      Alison xx

  6. I absolutely love your floral dress and think it really elevates your camel coat. Camel is such a beautiful classic.

    • Thank you Kimberly. The floral dress was such a great bargain and does compliment the camel coat very well.
      Alison xx

    • Thank you – there’s some lovely florals around for the new Spring/Summer season. Enjoy your weekend.
      Alison xx

  7. Nailil

    Love how you styled the dress with the coat and then with the sweater.

    Ps. thanks for linking up at thirtyminusone.com

    Xx, Nailil

    • Thank you. I love trying different variations – mixing it up.
      Alison xx

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    So pretty and I love that coat!! It’s such a classic look. And your cat omg!! LOVE!!

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    Fab way of extending the seasons for a floral dress!

    • Thank you so much Gail. There’s some lovely floral patterns around at the moment.
      Alison x

  10. A camel coat is a wardrobe staple! It can really elevate any outfit and I love that it works with everything. Your floral dress is beautiful. The color is stunning!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

    • Thank you so much Maureen. You’re so right a camel coat is definitely a wardrobe staple – though it did take a while for me
      to find the right shade and style. Enjoy your weekend.
      Alison xx

    • Thank you. I do love this camel coat. It’s years since I owned one and looked for quite a while until I found
      the perfect one for me. Yes, Jarvis is a little cutie.
      Alison xx

  11. Your cost is lovely, but it is the dress that caught my eye. It’s so pretty!

    • Thank you so much Michelle. The dress is from Warehouse. I bought it with a gift voucher I received for
      Christmas . I noticed the other day it’s in the sale for half price if you want to treat yourself.
      Alison xx

  12. This blue floral dress is such a great piece. It works year round. Love the different ways you styled it. Great post. Thanks for sharing it at the Top of the World Style linkup party.

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