The camel color gets its name because it resembles the hair of a camel. I love when the names of colors make sense. Fun fact: it was first recorded as the name of a color in English in 1916. But back to 2019… Nothing subtly screams sophisticated like the camel color. We all need more of it, and the shopping is absolutely luscious right now, so stock up ladies. You will notice I took some liberties with the camel color — some garments are more tan, golden pecan or cognac, but it’s all in the same vein of the hue.
Colors To Wear With The Camel Color
Both earth tones and black go with the camel color. Think all the earthy greens, ivory, cream, burgundy, plum, all the browns, and navy blue. I also love to pair a classic camel color with a bold red as well as with light greys.
Camel Color No-Nos
Do not pair a yellowy camel right next to your face if you have a yellow undertone. In fact, many camel shades are difficult for various skin tones, so I often like to keep camel below the waist and away from my face. You also don’t want to pair camel with pastels, bright colors, or pinks. Pink in any form does not go with a true camel color. Keep it earthy, and skip yellow for the most part. Unless your camel is dancing with the idea of being brown. Yellow and dark brown are a gorgeous pair.
Rag & Bone Slade Wool Blazer
This Rag & Bone Slade Wool Blazer in dark camel is the best camel garment I have ever seen in my entire career of shopping. That’s 14 years of constant shopping. It’s the best. The sleeves are long enough for tall folks, and easy to hem for shorter armed folk. This blazer is available at Nordstrom and Saks 5th Avenue.
Good American Good Waist Faux Suede Jeans
I absolutely adore these Good American Good Waist Faux Suede Jeans. The fit and comfort are out of this world and they are beyond yummy for fall and winter. Pair these jeans with black boots, espresso-colored shoes, or plum-colored shoes. These jeans are available at Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, and Good American.
Vince Shaker Stitch Cashmere Sweater
This Vince Shaker Stitch Cashmere Sweater is going to sell out. Get it ASAP and wear it every day. You’ll want to. This sweater is available at Nordstrom, Shopbop, Neiman Marcus, Zappos, Amazon, and Vince.
Boss Selrita Leather Pencil Skirt
Rag & Bone Logan Cashmere Hoodie
Equipment Madalene Cashmere Sweater
This Equipment Madalene Cashmere Sweater is my favorite camel sweater for the season because of the v-neck. I always feel more me, and more sensual, in a v-neck sweater. It’s available at Nordstrom, Shopbop, Amazon, and Bloomingdale’s.
J.Crew Sophie Open-Front Sweater-Blazer
This J.Crew Sophie Open-Front Sweater-Blazer is a constant hit. I have put this on many clients for their work looks.
Red Valentino Belted Paperbag Shorts
These Red Valentino Belted Paperbag Shorts are so much fun. Pair them with booties in a San Diego winter. Otherwise, get them now and rock them when the temperature rises. This shade of camel will look best on dark-skinned ladies.
J.Crew Regent blazer in wool flannel
This J.Crew Regent blazer in wool flannel is the perfect color camel for most skin tones. Grab it for your work looks.
Cupcakes and Cashmere Faux Leather Moto Jacket
This Cupcakes and Cashmere Faux Leather Moto Jacket is one of the better faux leather jackets. And the color is spot on. This shade looks best on fair-skinned ladies.
Wayf Square Neck Ribbed Sweater
L’Agence Jodie Cheetah Print Silk Slipdress
Holy cheetah, I am entirely enamored with this L’Agence Jodie Silk Slipdress, and I beg you to wear it with the jacket pictured below. It will look grrrrreat! This dress is available at Nordstrom, Shopbop, and L’Agence.
L’Agence Ollie Cheetah Print Silk Bomber Jacket
If you are too scared to wear the dress version, try this L’Agence Ollie Cheetah Print Silk Bomber Jacket. It is absolutely gorgeous with black tops and black dresses. It will totally enhance your little black dress look. This jacket is available at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and L’Agence.
Eileen Fisher Stretch Crepe Slim Ankle Pants
This is the trusty Eileen Fisher Stretch Crepe Slim Ankle Pant, but it is now offered in this stunning shade of “nutmeg”. My older and fuller figured clients are nuts for it — pun intended. I actually held it to my chest for a little bit when I first saw it. It is filling so many gaps in many a wardrobe as we speak. These pants are available at Saks 5th Avenue, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Zappos.
Vince Square Neck Sweater Tank
The Vince Square Neck Sweater Tank is a nod to the tops of the ’90s, but better — of course. The color works with most skin tones and the silhouette is sexy. Pair it with flat front pants, let it sit over flat front skirts, or tuck it into high-waisted skirts. This tank is available at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Vince.
Lewit V-Neck Rib Sweater
If you have a flat stomach, this Lewit V-Neck Rib Sweater is so sexy and cozy for winter. Keep in mind when I say flat, I do not mean thin. You do not have to be thin to have a flat stomach. Some torsos just have flatter stomachs. I am not one of those people mind you.
Cupcakes and Cashmere Marrie Leather Miniskirt
This baby looks best on very fair-skinned women, or very dark-skinned. You could always pair the Cupcakes and Cashmere Marrie Leather Miniskirt with tights though if it is too close to your skin tone. This skirt is available at Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Amazon.