Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fashion Inspiration: The Color of Camel

Merle Bergers photographed by Leo Krumbacher for Grazia Germany
I have always loved the color camel - especially for fall. Something about it just seems to scream pumpkin picking, corn mazes, apple cider, hay rides and kicking through crinkly piles of leaves. Plus, no matter what it is, when its done in the color camel, it seems to be effortlessly chic and classy. Lucky for me, its one of this fall's top trends, so I have plenty of camel colored options to choose from.

One of my favorite ways to wear camel is as a wool coat - it pulls an outfit together so seamlessly and takes it from something ordinary, to something so simply stylish in no time at all. Another great option is a plain wool crew-neck sweater or turtleneck - pair it with a rich deep teal or bright purple scarf or pants for a trendy look, or with skinny black pants or a pencil skirt for a timeless, elegant look.

First three images via Stockholm Street Style, last image via Vanessa Jackman

Check out some of my favorite pieces of the season in camel - the silk blouse from MIH Jeans is my number one pick by far. With dark skinny jeans and lots of gold jewelry - maybe even a leopard print clutch - it would be, as Rachel Zoe says, MAJOR.

Jacket - 3.1 Phillip Lim, Bootie - Christian Louboutin, Blouse - MIH Jeans, Clutch - Miu Miu, Boots - Belle Sigerson Morrison, Heels - Tory Burch, Watch - Michael Kors 

Which one is your favorite? Are you as crazy for camel as I am?