While black and blue are arguably the default color options when it comes to men’s clothing, camel is one color that should not be overlooked. There is just something so incredibly chic about wearing camel, whether it be a coat, suit, jumper, scarf or any other item of clothing. While some may think that it can be a tricky color to wear or incorporate in your wardrobe, it’s actually a wardrobe staple that you can mix and match with many items for a variety of occasions. It’s an easy way to elevate a simple outfit and make it more fashionable.
Here are a few tips on how to wear camel and style it for different occasions:
The Camel Coat
Perhaps the first item of clothing that comes to mind when thinking of camel is a coat. A camel coat is a wardrobe staple that every man should have in his closet. It’s extremely versatile and can be worn with many tops, bottoms and color combinations. There are a number of styles of camel coats to choose from. A camel overcoat made of wool is a style that can be dressed up or dressed down, and one which you can maximize the use of. Wear your camel wool coat over black, navy or even your grey business suit for a refined every day work look.
The Camel Overcoat
For a more relaxed look, juxtapose the smart tailoring of your camel overcoat with an all-black ensemble of black trousers or jeans, with a black top, whether it be a button down shirt, a jumper or even a plain t-shirt, together with appropriate black shoes. This is an effortless look that never fails to appear sophisticated with the pop of camel color.
The Camel Duffle Coat
If you prefer a more rugged option that looks equally smart, choose a camel duffle coat for your fall winter wardrobe. A wool duffle coat in a camel color straddles the line between dressed up and casual. The first instinct is to wear your duffle coat with jeans and a t-shirt. Whether it’s a white shirt with light wash jeans or a dark shirt with dark distressed jeans, a camel duffle coat works for either color tones. But don’t limit yourself to wearing your duffle coat with casual weekend outfits or for countryside affairs. It’s a flexible piece that looks just as fashionable when worn with a suit, bringing together a look that says both serious and adventurous.
The Camel Pea Coat
Another great option for your camel coat is a classic pea coat. A pea coat is a timeless style that you can never go wrong with. Whether you wear it open or all buttoned up, it’s another multipurpose wardrobe item that can take from your day to night, weekday to weekend, season after season. Wear it with dark trousers and a tailored top or blue jeans and jumper, throw on a scarf and you’re good to go.
The Camel Outfits
Don’t limit yourself to only wearing camel as outerwear. While a camel coat looks undoubtedly fashionable and is an easy addition to any outfit, there are many other ways to incorporate the color in your everyday wear. Try a full camel colored suit and trousers look for a fashion-forward take on the traditional attire. You can simply wear it with a white shirt, black tie and black shoes or take it even further and pair it with a colored shirt and tie, whether it be blue or perhaps a darker brown shade.
The Camel Blazer
Now if you’re not quite feeling so fashion-forward, start with just a camel blazer and pair it with your classic black or navy trousers. The color break is a refreshing alternative to a single colored, matching outfit. You can also wear your camel blazer with jeans or chinos and almost any colored shirt for a stylish city outfit.
The Camel Suit
On the flipside, if you’re feeling rather brave and want to push the envelope a little bit, try a full on monochrome camel outfit. You can have fun with different shades of camel, beige and caramel colors for your shirt, trousers and shoes. You can even layer on a few other items in similar shades, including a jumper, scarf and a coat or even a bomber jacket for a truly sartorial ensemble. Try a full camel suit and impress everyone with your fashion skills.
If you don’t want to go full on monochrome for your entire outfit, wear your camel item, whether it be a top, pants, outerwear or even just an accessory like a scarf, with a variety of colors and fabrics. Camel is truly so versatile, it can go with almost anything in terms of colors to match and fabrics to combine it with. Black and white, along with various shades of blue, grey and red go particularly well with camel. Try a denim or printed shirt with camel chinos or a camel jumper with a white shirt and blue jeans. Your options are endless.
Choosing a camel color is also a great way to update classic wardrobe items, such as chinos and a trench coat, that are usually found in a beige shade, or even your usual black leather jacket. The slight change in color tone can elevate a basic outfit, without it looking like you tried too hard.
While it’s easy to stick to the traditional and comfortable black, blue and even grey, try adding a pop of camel color to your wardrobe. It will showcase your stylish side and give you a naturally chic and sophisticated look.