Get the look: camel coat and navy midi dress

It's been so cold in San Francisco, I've been living in some combination of sweaters, leggings, and boots for what feels like forever. The other day, my car even told me it was very cold—36 degrees, for the record, which I think is the coldest it's ever been in the five years I've lived here. I'm not yet totally sick of all my winter clothes, but I know that day is coming soon. For the time being, I wish I could just wear a dress with bare legs, and that must be how you guys must feel too, because the most-pinned post from my Outfit ideas for ageless style Pinterest board is definitely a spring-transitional one. It's also classic and chic, and one you can totally recreate, so let's do it.

First, you need a good camel coat, but one that's more of a toasted caramel shade, if we're being particular (and we are). It's sadly hard to find a winter coat this time of year, unless you happen to score a major sale find, but this And Other Stories structured coat looks just about right, and is available in all sizes. 

The other key piece is the dress, which is somewhat unexpected in navy—I don't think I've actually ever worn navy with camel, but now I'm totally going to try. I think the woman in the photo is wearing this French Connection Petra dress, which is almost entirely sold out. As an alternative, this Alice + Olivia Delora dress is a little pricier, but available in all sizes. 

By the classic styling and luxe look of this woman's bag, I'd guess she's carrying something along the lines of a Valextra S-series bag, but since we're not all gazillionaires, I think this 100% leather Letizia Taylor duffle is a close-enough approximation (and you can have it delivered in 2 days, thanks to Amazon Prime). 
Now, I am not the biggest fan of flats, so I'd cheat it a little with these Franco Sarto Irma mules, which appear to have the tiniest of wedge heels, just for a little arch support and comfort. The important part is the color and the suede material, both of which are spot-on. 

Finally, you need a classic pair of rounded-square sunglasses in tortoiseshell, and these Raen Optics Norie sunglasses should do the trick—I'm a big fan of the brand, and they're a great value for the money. 



This is so lovely and the camel coat is cool
Thank you for sharing

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Claire Justine said...

Love the camel coloured coat with a navy dress Cheryl.

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