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.

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.

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

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30 Comments

  1. 2 February 2020 / 10:11 pm

    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

    • 3 February 2020 / 2:34 pm

      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

  2. 3 February 2020 / 7:21 am

    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!

    • 3 February 2020 / 2:40 pm

      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. 8 February 2020 / 12:45 pm

    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!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    • 6 March 2020 / 1:05 pm

      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. 8 February 2020 / 4:18 pm

    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!
    jessxx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • 8 February 2020 / 4:35 pm

      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. 10 February 2020 / 8:06 pm

    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
    http://www.style-splash.com

    • 6 March 2020 / 1:06 pm

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

  6. 4 March 2020 / 2:48 pm

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

    • 6 March 2020 / 1:08 pm

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

    • 6 March 2020 / 1:10 pm

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

  7. Nailil
    5 March 2020 / 5:08 pm

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

    Ps. thanks for linking up at thirtyminusone.com

    Xx, Nailil

    • 6 March 2020 / 1:11 pm

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

  8. 5 March 2020 / 7:03 pm

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

    • 6 March 2020 / 1:13 pm

      Thank you Sherry. He’s definitely a little cutie.xx

  9. 6 March 2020 / 8:10 am

    Fab way of extending the seasons for a floral dress!

    • 6 March 2020 / 1:23 pm

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

  10. 6 March 2020 / 5:20 pm

    Thank you for linking up with us on the Style Six!
    xo,
    Kellyann

  11. 6 March 2020 / 6:21 pm

    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

    • 13 March 2020 / 12:46 pm

      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

    • 13 March 2020 / 12:48 pm

      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

  12. 12 March 2020 / 6:40 am

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

    • 13 March 2020 / 12:51 pm

      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

  13. 15 March 2020 / 4:13 am

    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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