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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  1. February 2, 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

    • February 3, 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. February 3, 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!

    • February 3, 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. February 8, 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!


  4. February 8, 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!

    • February 8, 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. February 10, 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

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