Craving Camel This Fall by Jennifer Bakken
Monday, October 11, 2010
One of this season’s hottest colors in fashion is camel. So make this your year to buy the investment piece that’s right for you, as the choices are more abundant than ever. The reason to truly invest (i.e. choose wisely and spend more) is because you’ll be able to wear just about anything in this hue for a lifetime. Camel is a glamorous yet classic color that you can wear anywhere and at any time of day as it can be dressed-up and dressed-down so easily.
To wear this color during the day, pair pieces like the ones below with shades of grey or denim. At night dress them up with black or go monochromatic by adding shades of cream. Also keep in mind that you can wear the color camel year-round, so don’t feel that you have to store a lightweight pant or sweater during warmer months, instead lighten up your look with shades of pink or white.
Here are a handful of go-to staples in camel that you can’t go wrong with investing in right now:
This “perfect” double-breasted cashmere coat is indeed worthy of its title and I should know because I bought one for a client and myself last night. It is truly tailored “perfectly” and because of its timeless design, I know that I’ll be wearing it with just about anything for years to come.
A fall wardrobe would not be complete without separates like this cowl neck sweater and trouser pant. These two pieces perfectly define two of the most timeless and wearable shapes for this time of year.
The combination of two hot trends works beautifully in the design of this camel-toned leather skirt. This skirt’s feminine details perfectly compliment the edginess of the leather material and when styled correctly this piece is as appropriate for work as it is for a night on the town.
A shoe that makes an appearance year after year but is still well worth mentioning is this timeless patent pump. This classic shape and heel-height is one of the most wearable and the color will work with everything. It’s sure to quickly become one of those pairs you don’t know what you ever did without.
Jennifer Bakken is a San Francisco based wardrobe consultant.
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