Monday, September 13, 2010

Top 5 For Fall: Camel Coat

Like everyone else who has even brushed by a September fashion magazine, a perfect camel coat tops my fall fashion wish list. It's a tough hue to match with pale, freckly skin - but I'm sure there's one out there that works (for less than $1,300!).

That's one thing that's clear about this year's fall looks. The biggest must-haves are classic investment pieces that can serve you well for the long haul if you can cough up a bit more now. It's been a while since I invested in a great coat. This could be the year!


Emily said...

J. Crew has a coat called the Wool-Cashmere Icon Trench that is similar, but only $325. Still a lot, but I can tell you I splurged on a J. Crew dress coat about 8 years ago, and it is held up awesome. It is still my go-to coat every winter. Good luck!!

MrsEm said...

Thanks Emily!

L. said...

Oh good luck, lady. I got one last year, and it has made me so happy every time I've pulled it out, looked at it and most importantly, worn it.

I was worried it would look too monochrome with my skintone (gold/rose undertones, but it gets sallow in the winter), which is the opposite of your worry, but my tip is to look for a 'cool' camel with some gray in it - if you like how gray looks with your coloring. Mine has gray undertones, and I love it all the more for it.

Good LUCK! Can't wait to see what you end up with!