One Week of Outfits with a Long Camel Coat

A camel coat is one of my personal wardrobe essentials and a piece that stands the test of time. I can still remember buying my first one 10+ years ago. I was in my early 20s, and making basically no money. But I was interested in style and wanted to start buying real adult clothes (not my poorly made college clothes). I knew that J.Crew was a place known for quality, classic pieces and they were having a huge sale. So I went into the store with some Christmas money I had saved, and bought the most perfect, classic coat ever that I still own and love.

Since then, I’ve added a few more pieces of outerwear to my wardrobe, and today I’m styling a currently available piece that’s more in the lightweight jacket category. Technically the color is “cinnamon,” and it’s darker than a classic camel coat, but it’s very much in that same family. The reason I chose to style a coat like this:

  1. A lot of you probably already have something like this and can easily recreate these looks with what you own
  2. There are so many options out there are pretty much every price point (and so many second hand options, no doubt) so it’s an item that feels very accessible, no matter your budget
  3. And also very important: it’s a classic, timeless, forever in style piece so if you don’t already have something like this, it’s a worthy purchase

Now that I’ve said all of that, let’s get to the outfits! You can find the exact coat I’m styling here (and the 1X and 2X version here), but as I said, please don’t buy something new if you have something already. Remember, the goal is to WEAR YOUR CLOTHES MORE, and buy intentionally when you do add to your closet. Oh, and you can find my earrings here.

Striped top, charcoal straight leg jeans, heeled boots, crossbody bag.

Gray tee, black skinny jeans, black combat boots, pattered crossbody (bag chain linked here, and another bag option here).

Long black sweater (20% off with Natalie20), black leggings (and similar), white sneakers (15% off your first purchase with HELLOFREDA15), pattered crossbody (bag chain linked here, and another bag option here).

Fisherman sweater, straight leg jeans, mules (and similar), crossbody bag (bag strap linked here).

Dress (size down), white sneakers (15% off your first purchase with HELLOFREDA15), Bag

Similar striped top, similar jeans, white sneakers (15% off your first purchase with HELLOFREDA15), crossbody bag (bag handle linked here).

White shirt (size down), similar jeans, boots (30% off with code NatalieBF30 through 11/30, then 20% off with Natalie20 after that), crossbody bag (30% off with code NatalieBF30 through 11/30, then 20% off with Natalie20 after that).