This Year’s Best Camel Coats
Whenever I reach into my coat closet on cold winter nights, most of the time, I’m reaching for one of my two camel coats. It’s not that I don’t love the others, believe me—I love a good bright coat! On a particularly dreary day, a bright coat can actually boost my mood. Something about them make me feel like spring isn’t that far away, even if we still have several months of winter left.
But, at the end of the day, you can’t beat the basics and camel is a pretty perfect neutral. Strangely enough, I didn’t own a camel coat for years. For whatever reason, I’d justify wearing black or grey more, but as soon as I got one, that all changed. I actually don’t even own a black coat anymore—is that crazy? Is it weird that I just realized I don’t even own a black coat? Anyway, I digress.
Clearly, my camel coats have served me well over the years. If you don’t have one yet, it’s a closet staple I can’t live without and highly recommend. If you live somewhere that doesn’t get as cold as Chicago and only need one coat—make it a camel one! I spent way too much time searching for the best camel coats online and put them all in this post!
Personally, I’m always willing to spend a bit more on a good winter coat that’s going to actually keep me warm. I’ve made the mistake of cheaping out on winter coats and ending up with too many made from flimsy material that wasn’t warm at all. I included several price points below, but as far as winter coats go, these are all pretty affordable!
Best Affordable Camel Coats 2017
My Top Picks
One of my camel coats has a wrap waist and I absolutely love it. It looks so cool open or tied and is easy to adjust on sizing. One thing to note is that the wrap style doesn’t stay closed as well as buttoned or zipped version and might not be best for windy days. But, as a warm and fashionable coat, there’s nothing better. My wrap coat is my single most worn piece of outerwear and I think you’ll get a lot of use out of it too. Ann Taylor came out with this gorgeous one that’s really well-priced. I also found this one that looks similar to mine. It’s a bit more expensive, but still pretty reasonable for a long camel coat!
My other top recommendation is the cocoon coat from J.Crew! I have it in grey and every year debate whether or not to buy it in another color (they always makes it in fun colors). It comes in a really pretty soft camel color that’s the perfect neutral.
The above coats mostly fit into this category too, but these styles are truly classic and will always be in style and you won’t go wrong with any of them! I love the peacoat-style buttons on this one and the straight silhouette on this one.
Faux Fur Details
These camel coats are definitely a little less traditional, but if you’ve got your basics covered, or you live somewhere like Chicago that requires you to wear coats for at least 3-4 months of the year, it’s fun to switch things up! I’ve really been wanting a teddy bear coat and love the idea of a camel colored one because I know it will go with everything. I absolutely love this one—doesn’t it look so cozy?!
I also love faux fur details on any coat. I think they make them look a little dressier, but look equally as cool with a chunky sweater, skinny jeans and sneakers. Plus, faux fur on the neckline always keeps you extra toasty!
Do you have a camel coat? If not, what color do you find that you wear the most?