Camel: The Colour That Instantly Adds Expense to Your Outfit

long camel coat

Photo: Vanessa Jackman

If you had to choose which colour you thought would look the most expensive, would you think of picking camel?

In the Shoppersbase office, we are always looking for new fashion tips and advice so that we can pass it on to our readers.

So when we read an article that highlighted the advantages of wearing this particular colour, we wanted to explore it further.

You often see celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez and Alexa Chung wearing this colour. This is because it not only compliments other colours in the spectrum, but in any texture or fabric, it simply looks luxurious.

Think of a camel-coloured coat, or a cashmere sweater, camel handbags or boots in the finest Italian leather, or how about the colour camel in luxe suede?

Whatever the shade, whether it is a light touch, or a deep tan, it represents class and high quality.

It optimises any outfit when there is a splash of it, and instantly upgrades a casual look to a stylish and sophisticated level.

What we love about this colour so much, is that it literally does go with anything.


You can add a long camel coat to a white shirt and denim jeans and you have the perfect airport ensemble.

long camel coat

Photo: Atlantic Pacific

Or team a camel sweater with a white shirt and pants to break up an all-white summer outfit.

a camel sweater

Photo: Style Du monde

This colour layers well in differing contrasts, so pop a lighter skirt or pants with a blouse then finish off with a jacket in a contrasting shade.

a lighter skirt or pants with a blouse

Photo: Stockholm Streetstyle

It also tones down a black combination, which not many other colours manage to do. You can wear all black but by popping on a camel tee-shirt, or gillet, you draw the eye away from the dark hues.

a camel tee-shirt

Photo: Vanessa Jackman

This type of shade is perfect if you love wearing animal prints, as practically every camel hue is incorporated in a leopard, cheetah or tiger pattern. Simply pick one shade out and compliment it.

animal prints skirt

Photo: Vanessa Jackman

You can also swap your typical leather pieces for camel coloured alternatives. Tanned coloured biker jackets are way more chic than their black leather cousins, and a skirt in this colour simply screams class.

a camel skirt

Photo: Vanessa Jackman

This is one shade that, because it’s a neutral colour, it basically teams up well with any other hue.

It immediately adds value and a high-quality feel to your outfit, whether the item was expensive or not.


TOPSHOP.com – Rosie Suede 60’s Jacket – £250

A longer length jacket that is a classic design and will see you through many years use.

Rosie Suede 60’s Jacket

MISSGUIDED.co.uk – Buckle Wrap Pocket Mini Skirt – £22.00

Gorgeous little fly buckle wrap skirt, suitable for any occasion, from office to evening out. Dress up or down.

 Buckle Wrap Pocket Mini Skirt

NEWLOOK.co.uk Flannel Culottes Now £7.00 Was £22.99

A great pair of culottes for the office, keep the look simple with a plain turtleneck to compliment.

Flannel Culottes

PRETTYLITTLETHINGS.com – Lyrah Oversized Fedora Hat – Was £12.00 Now £6.00 (50% OFF)

Channel your 60’s vibe with this oversized hat from Pretty Little Things.

Lyrah Oversized Fedora Hat

OASIS-stores.co.uk Boxy Shopper – Was £30 Now £18

The perfect bag to show class and elegance whether out for drinks in the evening or in the office.

Boxy Shopper

BOOHOO.com Lily Duster Coat – £40

Add instant glamour with this duster coat, you’ll look like an A-Lister superstar whenever you arrive at your destination!

Lily Duster Coat

BODEN.co.uk Tan Marcy Boot – Was £180 Now £113.40

Whether you want a casual, polished or boho look, this boot gives you all three. Wear with jeans, skirts or dresses.

Tan Marcy Boot

Us.DOROTHYPERKINGS.com – Western Jacket – Was £38 Now £12.00

This jacket has gorgeous contrasting piping which gives it even more of a luxurious look.

camel western jacket

JOHNLEWIS.com – Ted Baker – Alam Collarless Leather Jacket – £329

The softest leather has been used to create this jacket, tailored to flatter, it features long sleeves and fastens with a zip.

Alam Collarless Leather Jacket

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