We’re big believers in saving up for investment pieces, especially if they’re classics that will last a lifetime (or at least several seasons). But, not all essentials need to cost the earth and this tried-and-true-trend-that’s-here-to-stay is the best wardrobe hack for expensive-looking ‘fits you can afford.
Known for being flattering on everyone, versatile, and complementary to every skin tone; camel is *the* shade and when a whole look is worn tonally, you’re going to look front-row-of-Burberry levels of sharp. Worn time and again by street style stars and the coolest celebs (like Jonah Hill, Casey Spooner, Rafferty Law, and honourable mention to the Haim sisters), camel is a soft shade that sits perfectly between warm and cool tones making it suitable year-round and basically a neutral: less pressure than white and less predictable than black.
Start small with one key piece like a jumper or mac, or lean into the trend and wear it top-to-toe. To avoid looking too done, try a smart shoe in a darker hue or a clean white sneaker. Keep the tones varied but in the same family and you’ll have yourself a look that can be worn together as a statement or broken into individual pieces that will go with everything you already own.
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