One of the biggest trends this fall is the return of camel. But just as with leopard, the rules of wearing camel have changed. Don’t feel as if you can only pair one camel piece with another of the exact same color. As Michael Kors and Alexander Wang expertly demonstrated on their runways, camel looks most modern when unexpectedly styled with gray separates, jet-black pieces, and warm, caramel accessories. Try wearing a camel suit along with a denim button down (which was no doubt a staple of yours this summer), for a relaxed take on American sportswear. Or–if you prefer a more classic look–pair it with the season’s crisp creams and whites.
Fall 2010 Runway Looks from Chloe, Stella McCartney, Zac Posen, Alexander Wang, and Michael Kors.
All in the same family, the softer neutrals of the season shine best when paired together – or at least they make seem that way to a more classically trained eye. Of course the house of Hérmes, with their beyond-luxurious fabrics, is always a master of this most-classic color palate; this season, their collarless coat is certainly among many editor’s must-have lists. At Chloe, the design team brought back a sense of 70s sophistication with high-waisted trousers and matching blouses in softer shades of camel.
If you aren't into the chic caramel colored accessories, try this trend along with the washed-out python accessories we’re seeing from Lanvin, Jimmy Choo, Chanel and Reed Krakoff.
But camel isn’t only appearing at the finer department stores and boutiques around the world – it’s also hitting the mass market in a very major way as well. Right now, there is a wealth of gorgeous camel pieces to be found at every price point. Zara is no to be missed, offering the above look as well as a simple cape that rivals Chloe's and retails for around $180. TopShop is another place to check as are Mango, H&M, and certainly JCrew, and Banana Republic.
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