Why You Need a Camel Coat - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Why You Need a Camel Coat


women's camel coat

Why do you need a camel coat?

Camel coats are a timeless classic. I have been eyeing different camel coats over the past few years and I am thrilled I found this one by Mango, on sale this year.

camel sweater

women's camel coat

My Outfit

Trends come and go, but a camel coat is a classic that has stood the test of time.

I loved the double breasted style and the stitching detail on the coat. I have only been able to wear it to dry needling sessions and to pick up groceries, but I know I will have this coat for years to come.

You Will Look Polished

The great thing about a structured coat, is basically you can wear any outfit under it, and still look polished.

Athleisure you say? Why not! This is the time we are wearing casual wear. A camel coat will pull it all together. I styled this coat last weekย  ( in this POST) with my Lou & Grey joggers.

I did style this look with more neutrals, as I wanted warm tones to go with this look.

I have shopped my closet, and wore this brown leopard wool skirt, by Loft, that I have had for years. Mixing brown tones or similar colors can be very complementary.

There is light brown, good and dark brown in the stripes of my Jambu booties, so they also became the bootie of choice for this outfit.

Camel is repeated in the sweater with my leather brown gloves ( Cornelia James post) adding a bit of punch to the look. Texture is added with my favorite Brahmin bag.

It Goes With Everything

What I love about this neutral colored coat, is that you can wear anything with it. Jeans, skirts, a dress, all will look wonderful with a camel coat.

Colors will pop with this classic, and neutrals with look gorgeous with this coat.

Will Transition Well into Seasons

What I loveย  about this coat, is that it is lightweight, and it s great length for me. When Winter subsides and we enter into Spring the camel coat would be a great choice over my floral midi dress or white jeans.

Do Look For

Quality fabric- wool, cashmere, wool blend

Length that works for you- I knew I wanted a longer coat to wear with dresses, and this one is versatile to wear with pants, jeans and skirts. I am tall, at 5 foot 9, so I love the length here.

Special details- I loved the detail of the stitching around the collar and coat, as well as the tortoise medium sized buttons.

women's camel coat and neutral outfit

warm neutral outfit

women's neutral outfit

Do you have a camel coat in your Winter Wardrobe?


Camel Coat0 Mango

skirt – Ann Taylor

sweater- H&M

bootie c/o Jambu

Bag- Brahmin


Jess xx

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  • Alexandra
    Posted at 20:57h, 12 January Reply

    Really beautiful coat! I have loved the color camel for yeeeaaarrsss, and it sure does look great in this long, fitted coat. Now if I could find a slightly shorter one with hidden zipper and the buttons just for show I would be in heaven.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:48h, 13 January Reply

      Hi Alexandra!
      Thank you so much. I have loved it for a long time and always loved how it looked so classic on people. If I see what you are looking for, Ill let you know!

  • Neti*
    Posted at 20:16h, 11 January Reply

    You look Fantastic and Very Polished Jess. Ready for the corner office I say. . . .

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:49h, 13 January Reply

      Hi Neti! You made me laugh! Will the office/music room in my house count? LOL. Thank you friend!

  • OnceUponaTimeHappilyEverAfter.com
    Posted at 15:25h, 11 January Reply

    Consider yourself kissed!! I just now, okay 15 minutes ago, decided I need a camel coat. And voila!! Your post. I have been getting by using a pea coat my daughter bought me years ago. Probably over 10 years and closer to 20!! The sleeves were always a little short. When I put it on today, they looked like they had shrunk! And the length of the coat looks smaller, too. So even though winters are mild here, I think I need a new coat. One that will last for years. And I AM IN LOVE with YOURS!! And that skirt. That whole outfit with and without beautiful coat.

    • OnceUponaTimeHappilyEverAfter.com
      Posted at 16:10h, 11 January Reply

      P.S. Used your link to purchase the Dillards coat. Cannot wait for it to arrive. Had to do the Quadpay via Paypal as I am Christmas-ed out. But going my sweet mama sent me $100 for Christmas and I am going to use that on this delicious coat. Thank you, Jess. Thank you, Mom.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:45h, 13 January Reply

      Yay! Glad you got one that you liked! I really have wanted one for years, and kept going back to look at this coat, so I am glad I bit the bullet. I did use some Christmas money for it as well.Between buying this and the red coat, I hope not to buy a new one for 10-15 years!

  • Jodie
    Posted at 11:47h, 11 January Reply

    This is absolutely gorgeous Jess. I may have to borrow my husband’s now, LOL

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:40h, 13 January Reply

      Thank you Jodie! It was meant to be! I went back for the coat when it was on sale during Black Friday.

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 11:19h, 11 January Reply

    I agree – a camel coat is a classic and definitely key to pulling an elegant look together! This one is so beuatiful!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:36h, 13 January Reply

      Thank you my friend! Mango strikes again ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Suzy Turner
    Posted at 05:04h, 11 January Reply

    Jess, those camel colours look absolutely gorgeous on you! My husband bought me a camel coloured leather biker jacket for Christmas, which I adore. It’s just a little bit too chilly to wear it at the moment!
    Hugs, and Happy New Year!
    Suzy xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:35h, 13 January Reply

      Oh I look forward to seeing that on you. I had been looking for years and glad I bought this when I did. Happy New Year!

  • Susan
    Posted at 03:35h, 11 January Reply

    You look so smart and sophisticated in that beautiful coat. Yes the nice gloves add that extra touch of class.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:34h, 13 January Reply

      Thank you Susan! I had been looking at this coat for some time. ๐Ÿ™‚

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