Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Camel is the New Black

A color that is undeniably hard to miss this season is camel. From Chloe to Michael Kors, the color popped up everywhere. As camel is a neutral, there is a fine line between bold and bland, so it really makes a difference what you pair it with. Lots of designers showed monochromatic looks of camel, but there are plenty of ways to incorporate camel into your wardrobe. Here are four ideas to get you on the fall colorwheel.
1. The camel trenchcoat
2. The camel sweater
3. The camel skirt
4. The camel tee

A camel trenchcoat is a classic, and looks good with a million things. But make it edgy with an embellished top, leggings, and strappy wedges.

3. Dolce Vita Strappy Wedge Sandal 175.

4. Express Sexy Stretch Legging 25.
Camel looks lovely with other neutrals such as gray and black, but it also looks amazing with crimson. This camel sweater paired with a marled gray eternity scarf, a crimson coat, skinny jeans and black flats is a perfect fall look.

1. GANT Long Sleeve Sweater 150.

2. Portolano Chunky Marled Loop Scarf 68.

3. American Apparel Wool Peacoat 180.

4. AG Jeans The Stilt 168.

5. BP Ramona Flat 50.

A camel skirt pairs wonderfully with a classic white silk blouse, and this neutral back drop provides a wonderful opportunity to tap into another fall trend: leopard accessories. So throw on some leopard flats and a thick belt in a slightly different shade of brown to complete this classic look. 

2. Forever 21 Faux Leather Belt 11.

3. Tory Burch Leopard Reva Flat 225.

4. SEE by Chloe Mini Skirt 145.

A camel tee, while instinct may tell you that it's a casual piece, makes you appear at first glance as if you are nude on top - hello sexy! It is the perfect subtle pair to a complex textured skirt such as this petal skirt. Paired with a thick belt and camel lace up platforms, this camel tee heads straight to a nighttime look. 

1. TopShop Slubby Jersey Tee 40.

2. Piazza Sempione Belt 85.

4. Steve Madden Anton Lace-Up Wedge Bootie 129.