The Camel Coat

Camel coats have been in style for decades, think Jackie Kennedy. This classic coat pulls together even the most casual outfit with sophistication and adds that certain je ne sais quoi to your look. I love that I can look chic while feeling like I’m snuggled up in a bathrobe! I mean, any jacket that can make me look this effortlessly cool deserves some love…

There is something enchanting about being treated to a new coat, and winter coats are looking seriously good this season! From pink faux furs to tartan dusters, we’ve been overwhelmed by choice! The oversized boyfriend coat however (in none other than camel of course), has declared itself king.

This season’s line-up is brilliantly diverse yet remains incredibly affordable. As a result, the selection of coats on the market right now is crowded to say the least. Finding a proper oversized coat is a lot like dating. Getting something worth fully committing to for a few months solid requires playing the field. Here are a few factors to consider before you invest in something that you’ll be wearing all season long…

Screen Shot 2016-03-27 at 6.18.01 PMLength: Long floor grazing coats make you look shorter. If you’re a giraffe like me then who cares?! But if you want to make your legs look longer, get one that ends around the mid thigh.

Colour: Certain oversized coat colours are having serious style moments (blush pink, baby blue, forest green). These are major gorgeous but much more trendy than timeless. If you want a look that’s wearable for years to come, stick to colours like navy, camel, black, grey etc.

Cinched or nah?: A cinched waist can be incredibly flattering. The hourglass shape is being celebrated again but if you don’t want to attract attention to your waist than opt for a more casual, non-cinched look. I find my jacket looks more fashionable loose and baggy but I like that I have the option to cinch.

Practicality: Where you live will determine how much you should spend and what kind of material to get. If you’re in Arizona then you probably don’t want to buy a thick wool floor length $500 camel coat. Similarly, it rains a lot in Vancouver so I knew I wouldn’t wear this jacket daily. I’m a find-the-best-deal kinda girl, and I found my ultra flattering jacket at for only $70. Steal!

All other coats in my wardrobe have been forgotten for now. At least until the novelty wears off. Or it starts raining again.