Classic Camel Coat Over a Column of Black

Classics and neutrals have always been the backbone of my wardrobe. I find them the most cost-effective way to dress which allows me to wear pieces year after year. Today I’m styling a classic camel coat. All the other pieces of my outfit are classic too which makes it an easy look to replicate by shopping from your closet.

woman wearing camel coat over black turtle neck and jeans with black hat

I started with a simple turtleneck. In truth, this one is very deep navy but as close to black as you can get. Nothing keeps me warmer in chilly weather so I wear them a lot.

camel coat over black sweater, jeans and boots on Jennifer or a well styled life


I’m wearing them with my straight black jeans which I’ve had for years. Trends will change but a straight leg jean is always in style because… you guessed it, they’re classic. Mine have been washed more times than I can count but because they’re Talbots never-fade black, they are still pure black.

jennifer of a well styled life wearing camel coat, black jeans, navy turtleneck and black hat


You may remember this scarf from several other times I’ve worn it. I fell in love the first time I spotted it. Then I waited and saved, and saved some more… before I finally bit the bullet and made the investment. Treasures are worth waiting for and I love it all the more for waiting. To be honest, I would rather have one fabulous scarf than 3 mediocre ones.


woman in black hat with scarf and camel coat


This dark turtleneck could be harsh against my complexion so I love how the scarf adds a pop of light. The pattern also picks up the camel from my coat, my complexion color, and has a few of my favorite blues.


woman leaning against column wearing camel coat and black hat


I kept my jewelry extremely simple with just these twisted silver hoops which were a Christmas present from my daughter. I love them so much, I have to make myself not wear them every day.


classic camel coat over a column of black


My boots are plain and simple (similar boots)making them the perfect option to cover my ankles when it’s too cold for a ballet flat. Let’s not forget my hat. For me, they are an almost every day accessory. There’s no point in trying to treat sun damage and rack more up as you go:)



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  1. Jan
    January 29, 2021 / 12:19 pm

    I’m envious of your je ne sais quoi with the fedora. I’m comfortable with a hat at a wedding or a Kentucky Derby party or for sun protection, but I’m still a little bashful of anything else, other than a beret for bad hair days or outdoor warmth. Do you have some advice on how to ease into kicking up my style factor with a hat? And there’s that scarf again! It was worth every penny (pence). You are so worth it.

  2. Kay
    January 27, 2021 / 6:40 pm

    I used to have a camel coat I loved. Since I seldom leave the house these days, I can’t justify replacing it. You look fabulous in yours!

  3. Pam
    January 27, 2021 / 1:42 pm

    I love the look of a classic camel coat but my lifestyle just doesn’t warrant the investment. My version of the style these days is the camel color wool lined Carhartt ranch jacket! I liked everything about your outfit today.

  4. Linda D.
    January 27, 2021 / 8:54 am

    The look of camel and black is stunning but doesn’t go with my naturally shocking white hair, even with a scarf. I though have a similar white coat that would fit perfectly with the rest of your outfit.

  5. Juliet
    January 27, 2021 / 7:35 am

    Camel coats remind me of my mom, who insisted a well dressed woman must have one or two. She was right and they’re my favorite for a classic, elegantly casual look. I love yours paired with black and your gorgeous scarf. xo

  6. MRSBEN2
    January 27, 2021 / 5:58 am

    As Zsa Zsa ( Gabor) would quip, “you look simply mar-velous dahling” …. 😌. Don’t have a camel coat myself but do have a blazer that is my absolute favorite and agree, ‘camel’ is classic!

  7. Sharlene
    January 26, 2021 / 5:10 pm

    I love this look on you and I want it. ❤️

  8. Janice
    January 26, 2021 / 4:35 pm

    The look is so classic, I do remember having a camel hair coat years back and I always felt perfect in it. You look perfect for every occasion, especially with the hat.

  9. Lin
    January 26, 2021 / 2:00 pm

    The camel coat is a timeless classic. It is so stunning on you and the black accessories just add to the style.
    That hat is perfect along with the scarf.
    Just gorgeous, my dear. 😀

  10. Carolyn
    January 26, 2021 / 1:09 pm

    I agree with others. You look stunning in this combination. Scarf is beautiful addition as is your hat. I do wish I could wear a hat as well as you do. I’ve already decided those earrings are going to be my birthday present to myself this year! Thank you for your posts.

    • Jennifer
      January 26, 2021 / 11:56 pm

      I think you’ll love them too!

  11. Holly
    January 26, 2021 / 11:52 am

    Camel and black have always been a favorite of mine. My camel wool coat and camel trench have stood the test of time. Your scarf is lovely and I so wish I were able to wear hats! Alas, unless it’s a ball cap or a ski helmet, count me out.

  12. Christine
    January 26, 2021 / 11:03 am

    Love your coat! Camel is the best neutral; goes with black, navy, grays, browns – everything – making it a best choice for an investment piece. The double-breasted cut is a bonus, wraps nicely to keep out the breeze. For those who aren’t fond of camel, that’s where a scarf can fill in your “flattering color.” I have many scarves, thin/thick, patterned/plain. For me, living in SoCal, scarves are a must-have. Turtlenecks? Not so much; a great look, but too much heat. I found a black sweater-knit turtleneck dickey this winter, giving me the look without the sweat 🙂 I enjoy your posts, thank you!

    • Julie Coats
      January 26, 2021 / 11:10 am

      Love the Camel Coat with Scarf and Boots, I also love to wear my Camel Coat and Boots

  13. Sandra Matthews
    January 26, 2021 / 11:01 am

    Fabulous, one of my favourite classic looks!

  14. Rose
    January 26, 2021 / 9:53 am

    Love your look. I have a wool camel coat that is really classic. They never go out of style. Will probably have it forever!

  15. Francesca B
    January 26, 2021 / 9:05 am

    Fantastic look Jennifer you look wonderful! Please do a post on scarves. The one you are wearing is very special, love it. And the hats rock but l am too shy to carry it off, but wow!

  16. Francesca B
    January 26, 2021 / 9:04 am

    Fantastic look Jennifer you look wonderful! Please do a post on scarves. The one you are wearing is very special, love it. And the hats rock but l am too shy to carry it off, but wow! Love reading your posts:)

  17. Lauren
    January 26, 2021 / 8:50 am

    Sending you a HUGE THANK YOU for showing boots. There are too many Bloggers who have one post with boots in December and then it is all bare ankles after that. Bare ankles are not an option from December to April for many of us….actually a recipe for frostbite. You look fabulous and perfectly dressed for Winter
    And I want your scarf! 🙂

  18. Eve
    January 26, 2021 / 8:44 am

    Love camel and black. When it rains, I always wear my camel trench which is also a raincoat, with my black sweater and pants, throw on my leopard boots and I feel ready for the rain. I can’t do hats because I have a small head and pixie cut too. I heard a requirement of an anchor woman on TV is having a big head. No kidding!

    • Lauren
      January 26, 2021 / 5:09 pm

      Eve: I have a very small head too. This means buying hats that actually Sized. You measure your head and choose your size by that measurement….not many companies do this anymore but there are some. Check out Conner Hats They have so many styles that something will suit you. connerhats.com

  19. Katherine Ann Allan
    January 26, 2021 / 8:37 am

    You look amazing, love the look, so classic. Your daughter has wonderful taste, the earrings are beautiful. The scarf is gorgeous. What a wonderful purchase. That is a scarf that you will always treasure. I can’t find hats like yours in black. I have a few summer styles very similar to your look that I love to wear. Hats are so much fun. You nailed your look.

  20. Margaret A Johnson
    January 26, 2021 / 8:35 am

    I love camel and black. You look fabulous!

  21. Jayne
    January 26, 2021 / 7:31 am

    Lovely! You can certainly wear many different colors well, Jennifer. I have a medium gray coat that is similar except it’s single button breasted and I wear it often in Minnesota with navy clothing mostly. Scarves are a favorite of mine to wear and the one you are wearing is absolutely beautiful! A friend wears hats like yours, but I don’t know if I could pull it off. Thanks for the style look today!
    By the way, how is your face healing from the treatment?

  22. Jayne
    January 26, 2021 / 7:31 am

    Lovely! You can certainly wear many different colors well, Jennifer. I have a medium gray coat that is similar except it’s single button breasted and I wear it often in Minnesota with navy clothing mostly. Scarves are a favorite of mine to wear and the one you are wearing is absolutely beautiful! A friend wears hats like yours, but I don’t know if I could pull it off. Thanks for the style look today!
    By the way, how is your face healing from the treatment?

    • Jennifer
      January 26, 2021 / 7:27 pm

      Thank you, Jayne. It is still pretty swollen and the dark purple marks are still very visible. Today, I noticed I am peeling so I guess that means it is on the mend:)

    • Jennifer
      January 26, 2021 / 11:54 pm

      It’s slow going but steady. I’m expecting to be swollen for a few weeks.

  23. Carol
    January 26, 2021 / 7:04 am

    Agree, classic always looks so good! Love your scarf and hat that add “pop” to your classic look.

  24. Jan
    January 26, 2021 / 7:03 am

    So you took a timeless color and style and by adding your trademark hat, created a more personalized outfit. This seems to be a lesson in being true to our personal style and how to add interesting accessories to achieve that look.
    I did take a serious look at that coat but declined the urge to purchase it. Right now, I would have very little use for a new coat.
    This is such a beautiful look on you!

  25. Dianne
    January 26, 2021 / 7:00 am

    Fabulous look!!! Love the black and camel vibe. In my younger days the camel coat was my absolute favorite . Since my hair color has now changed to salt and pepper, the camel does not look good with my overall coloring. So look forward to your posts everyday, you are indeed a beautiful woman?

    • Jennifer
      January 26, 2021 / 11:51 pm

      Thank you Dianne. I don’t think camel is my best color either which is why I love to add a scarf near my face.

  26. Jackie
    January 26, 2021 / 6:59 am

    Oh, I wish I could wear camel, but it’s just not a good color for me! Your outfit is simple but looks great. I keep looking at your hats, knowing I should add one for sun protection even in winter. Ah, maybe we can do a little shopping in a few months. I can hope.

  27. Nancy
    January 26, 2021 / 6:55 am

    I concur with the other readers. It looks classic and you look classy. What fabric and size did you go with in the scarf and do you find it versatile ?

    • Jennifer
      January 26, 2021 / 11:48 pm

      I have the wool and silk in the largest square. It’s very thin and soft so very flexible.

  28. Sue Boyd
    January 26, 2021 / 6:52 am

    I love love love the camel with black “look.” You look marvelous!!!!

  29. MollIe Munshaw
    January 26, 2021 / 6:33 am

    Jennifer you look fabulous. I also love camel and black. I have been looking for a camel wool coat but so far I have not had any luck. Because of the lock down here, I am unable to shop. I always enjoy your posts Jennifer, you certainly are an inspiration.

  30. Diane B
    January 26, 2021 / 6:28 am

    I have always admired a good camel coat on others but when I try them on, it just looks awful with my skin and hair. My mother had a beautiful one and accessorized it with large broaches and scarves and looked great, but not on me every time I tried it on. The hat makes the look and would make people turn and ask themselves who is that, is she famous? The scarf, I find it so frustrating when the pattern is beautiful, and then is gone when it is tied up, at least you know how gorgeous it is, a little secret to make you smile.

  31. Angela
    January 26, 2021 / 6:16 am

    Absolutely love the look. You look fab.

  32. Cindy P
    January 26, 2021 / 6:08 am

    Good Morning Jennifer! A look like that just never gets old and you wear it perfectly! I love you in hats. Wish I could do the hat but I have a short layered pixie haircut and a small head, so hats just fit way too big on me. Enjoy your posts, always helpful!

  33. Cyndy
    January 26, 2021 / 6:05 am

    Beautiful classic outfit, Jennifer! I would love to know how you tied your scarf, it looks amazing.

    • Jennifer
      January 26, 2021 / 11:45 pm

      I’m making a little video which I’ll post on IG and hopefully on the blog.

  34. Sue H
    January 26, 2021 / 6:03 am

    I’m inspired today to wear a black Marc Cain t-shirt and camel cashmere sweater! (If you don’t know Marc Cain, it’s a European brand known for exquisite fabrics and finishing.
    http://www.marc-cain.com) A bit pricey, but as you point out with your scarf, worth it.
    Thanks for sharing!

  35. Paulette Levy
    January 26, 2021 / 5:58 am

    As always you knock it out of the park – and that coat is fabulous! With your hat and boots you’ve hit the look to manage mother nature’s cold wow! Love it!

  36. cynthia willis
    January 26, 2021 / 5:50 am

    May I just say that seeing your posts pop on my inbox makes me smile with anticipation. You possess such an authentic and approachable persona. I feel as though we could meet for coffee and talk like old friends.
    The outfit is beautiful and I thank you for sharing your fashion expertise.

    • Violet L O'Brien
      January 26, 2021 / 6:14 am

      Hi Cynthia…..I need to say that you hit the nail on the head in your description of Jennifer. My exact feeling….each day it’s like catching up with a friend.

      • Jennifer
        January 26, 2021 / 11:45 pm


    • Jennifer
      January 26, 2021 / 11:44 pm

      That’s so sweet! I’m glad you’re here Cynthia

  37. beth byrd
    January 26, 2021 / 5:46 am

    What a beautiful, classic look! You look stunning.

    I can picture people stopping to look at you as you walk by.

  38. Linda R Gaertner
    January 26, 2021 / 5:43 am

    Black and Camel have always been my go to colors. I remember stocking my work wardrobe with those colors so I had many mix and match outfits. I choose other colors but when I needed a classic and professional look I work black and camel.
    Enjoyed the blog.

    • Jennifer
      January 26, 2021 / 11:42 pm

      It’s such a great color combo

  39. Lisa S
    January 26, 2021 / 5:42 am

    Love the look and it’s easy to shop my closet to create this one. A camel coat was given to me years ago by a friend it no longer fit. Time to pull it out. Love your posts on creating looks with items in my closet — as well as suggestions about where to get the pieces I may be missing. Silver hoop earrings would be a good addition – those will have to go on a wish list!

  40. Anne in the UK
    January 26, 2021 / 4:56 am

    In my opinion , this is one of your best ever looks. Everything is perfect and you look classic and elegant.

    • Peggy A Fost
      January 26, 2021 / 7:19 am

      I used to have a camel coat. I bought it at a vintage clothing store in Ashland, OR. I loved it, but I don’t remember what happened to it. They’re timeless

    • Jennifer
      January 26, 2021 / 11:41 pm

      Thank you Anne!

  41. Sandy
    January 26, 2021 / 4:46 am

    Very classy outfit. Love the complete look. Looks great on you.

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