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6 Outfits Prove That the Classic Camel Coat Is Anything but Boring

No matter how many coat trends come and go, the camel coat still remains in its position as one of the most indispensable coats of all time. Whether your style is classically gorgeous, unapologetically quirky, or quintessentially edgy, there will always be some room for the camel coat in your wardrobe.

So, don’t let the seemingly boring color put you off. Here are some inspiring looks that will turn you into a camel coat fan if you aren’t yet.

1. Scarlett Johansson toned down a blue dress with a camel coat and a pair of bejeweled sandals.

Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson at the Ed Sullivan Theater for Late Show with David Letterman in New York City on January 8, 2014

On the Late Show with David Letterman, the 29-year-old actress was spotted in an outfit that boasts old Hollywood glamor. She had a robe-style camel coat on over a pencil-cut dress. She took a more retro route by wearing her bangs up in a victory roll and donning cat-eye sunglasses.

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Club Monaco Ryan CoatClub Monaco Ryan Coat, $529

Wear it with:

Scarlett Johansson inspired outfitLanvin Strapless Cocktail Dress, $2,788.44
Rene Caovilla Strappy Sandals, $1,141.26
Marc by Marc Jacobs Cat-Eye Sunglasses, $98

2. Naya Rivera used her camel coat to balance the display of flesh in her outfit.

Naya RiveraNaya Rivera doing some last-minute Christmas shopping at Barneys New York in Beverly Hills, California, on December 22, 2013

Bride-to-be Naya Rivera wore a large-collared camel coat over her lace cropped top. With those jeans and sandals, this is a well-balanced look that anyone can pull off!

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DKNY Asymmetrical Zip Front CoatDKNY Asymmetrical Zip Front Coat, $626.50

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Naya Rivera inspired outfitSylvie Schimmel Side-Zip Trousers, $1,850
Giambattista Valli Croc Knit Shell Top, $600
Alexander Wang “Antonia” Sandals, $495

3. Fearne Cotton capped off her work garb with a bell-sleeved camel coat.

Fearne CottonFearne Cotton arriving at BBC Radio 1 in London, United Kingdom, on December 3, 2013

The TV host and radio presenter looked chic in her oversized knitwear worn over a spot-printed skirt. The bell-sleeved coat is the clincher in this outfit.

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BB Dakota Clio CoatBB Dakota “Clio” Coat, $110

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Fearne Cotton inspired outfitVelvet Belen Leopard Pencil Skirt, $89.60
Isabel Marant “Issac” Waffle-Knit Sweater, $316.98
Chloe Clasped Ankle Boots, $1,079.57

4. A sleek double-breasted trench coat amped up Michelle Williams’ errand outfit.

Michelle WilliamsMichelle Williams (with her mother and daughter) out and about in Brooklyn, New York City, on December 31, 2013

The 33-year-old actress gave new meaning to effortless dressing. She wore her black slouchy top, black leather pants, and plaid trainers with her Burberry trench coat for a comfortable errand outfit.

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Burberry London Classic Trench CoatBurberry London Classic Trench Coat, $1,523.64

Wear it with:

Michelle Williams inspired outfitThe Row Leather Leggings, $2,290
Carven Sleeveless Blouse, $240.04
Givenchy Dotted Slip-On Plimsoll Shoes, $529.45

5. Olivia Palermo stayed chic in a trench coat over what looks like a shirtdress.

Olivia PalermoOlivia Palermo out and about in New York on January 6, 2013

The versatility of a camel coat knows no boundaries. It’s easy to wear with summery staples such as shirtdresses, as shown by fashion icon Olivia Palermo with her outfit in the above photo. Olivia capped off the look with a pair of flats and a backpack that doubles as a handbag.

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Burberry London Double Breasted Trench CoatBurberry London Double-Breasted Trench Coat, $1,523.64

Wear it with:

Olivia Palermo inspired outfitSaint Laurent Printed Shirt Dress, $2,612.43
3.1 Phillip Lim “Pashli” Backpack, $988.31
Salvatore Ferragamo Buckle-Detail Loafers, $382.38

6. Laura Whitmore exuded schoolgirl vibes in her coat paired with a collared dress.

Laura WhitmoreLaura Whitmore leaving ITV Studios in London, United Kingdom, on June 1, 2013

We are assuming that the Irish TV presenter has a collared dress under that functional camel coat. Other than a collared dress, however, you can opt for separates; wear a collared top with a flared skirt to achieve the 28-year-old’s preppy look.

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O2nd Cloe Lace CoatO’2nd Cloe Lace Coat, $725

Wear it with:

Laura Whitmore inspired outfitCarven Tropical Poplin Dress, $494.55
Gianvito Rossi Pointed Suede Pumps, $596.70
The Row Crossbody Bag, $2,100

Invest in a well-made camel coat because you can get a lot of mileage out of it. It offers understated elegance that you’ll definitely want to achieve in many of your ensembles.

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