A Note on Style: Fresh Looks in Camel

Hello, LDV readers! This is Karima from A Note on Style, here today with some tips for updating your fall wardrobe. Wearing camel head to toe always looks good, but when it comes to shopping for specific pieces, I like to consider the many other ways I’d style them. This season, I rounded up a few favorites including a pair of casual wide leg pants and a sweater that would be easy to slip on with flat mules and a wear forever tan bag. The textured gold hoops, a perfect everyday earring, add just enough shine and texture.




Shifting into a casual direction with the pants is simple. I’d pair them with fresh white, retro inspired sneakers and a tee shirt, then elevate that look with a standout jacket, bag and belt. Leopard is a fantastic complement to camel and I especially love it in small doses, like the splash of pattern on the Frame belt. A modern twist to the denim jacket, by Marc Jacobs, immediately caught my eye with chic faux shearing trim on clean, dark denim. It’s a great update to the iconic piece. Other pant options include corduroy, a stylish side stripe, and a classic pleat front style.




A camel sweater with a white shirt and black pants is a safe, traditional combination that always looks fantastic, but when I want to kick it up a notch and add a little personality, I’ll toss on a fun pair of shoes (metallic is the way to go) and a colorful bag, like this versatile beauty in bright red. The finishing touch would be a pair of striking earrings, like these turquoise stunners from Irene Neuwirth. Some hues of camel can wash out skin tone so adding color via lipstick or jewelry is an easy solution. I also like an oversized cardigan or a bell sleeve sweater as additional options.




Wearing all black never gets old and looks especially fresh with the pop of a camel bag. I absolutely love the combination of black and tan and think it adds sophistication to just about any look. I’d wear a black cropped pant with a soft blouse, either loose or tucked in, then add a cool heel, like this two-tone Prada mary-jane. An interesting earring or necklace completes the look nicely. For a bag with a little more structure, consider a shaped hobo or if you like something smaller, Chloe’s round pixie bag fits the bill.



Lastly, for an everyday run-around outfit of jeans and a sweater, one of my many uniforms, I’d add a little polish with these Marni mules. The contrast stitching and sheen on the leather prevent a very casual look from becoming too predictable. Other options if you like more coverage include a menswear inspired suede oxford or a polished slipper loafer. If you prefer a small heel, these from Rag & Bone are good too. Add personality with a gray felt, leather-banded hat (love gray and camel together) and a studded cross body bag and you’re good to go.

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