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.
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.
While doing my research, I found another camel coat which is still tempting me (see below).
This very affordable Topshop double-breasted camel coat (£69.00) is also a classic – but in a more relaxed way – it could be described as a coatigan (it’s not lined). It’s very similar to the one Meghan Markle was recently seen wearing. I can see it thrown over jeans – for a trip out for a coffee, or to our local pub – a coat to cocoon myself in ……watch this space as it’s still in stock.
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.
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