September 15, 2021
You asked, and so I will try to help! One among us is having a serious internal conversation about this skirt – it seems to check all of the right boxes for her wardrobe, but she’s still hesitant. Are there really that many ways to wear a camel skirt?
Frankly, the answer is HECK yes…
This is the culprit:
This skirt has a LOT going for it – a classic color, in a pull-on style which can be worn as dressy or as casual as you want, in silk, which can be worn every day of the year. (yes, you might want a warm slip and some heavy tights…) It’s lined, it has pockets, and IT’S MACHINE WASHABLE! What the heck else could we ask for – someone to come over and iron it for us?
Just off the top of my head I thought I would look for these colors; brown is indeed here twice… Remember, I’m in the middle of moving, so absolutely nothing in my life is organized right now!
I followed a pretty simple formula for all of these outfits: sweater + skirt + scarf + earrings + some kind of shoes = outfit. In theory, if you wanted to buy this skirt just to have a touch of camel in your wardrobe, you wouldn’t have to buy ANYTHING else to wear with it, assuming that you own a scarf that goes with one of your sweaters, and that you already own shoes and earrings of some sort…
For example, almost all of us who live in black could pull this outfit together without adding anything but the skirt:
But if you’re in the mood to buy a pair of camel boots too, I’m not the person to say no!
Maybe you wear a lot of navy, and you live somewhere that’s more suited to ballet flats than boots…
Women who love olive green are always looking for ways to wear their green – this comes together beautifully:
Maybe you feel like your grey wardrobe needs a touch of something to warm it up a bit – camel and grey are lovely together!
Have you always worn your rust sweater and scarf with jeans? Here’s a chance to dress things up a notch!
Struggling to match shades of brown? Quit trying!
Is your wardrobe fully of denim-y shades? Camel looks beautiful with blue…
Tired of always wearing teal with navy? Adding camel to your wardrobe gives you lots of options; navy and camel are classic together, and teal looks great with it too!
Camel is a really good way to tone down a very bright sweater – and it gives us a chance to revisit one of our old favorite scarves!
Everybody wears red with navy, or with black. Wearing it with camel is a whole new thing! (and you get to wear that new scarf from The Met Museum Store…)
And if you’re really absent-minded and you STILL want to wear brown with camel, go for it – finding accessories will be a lot of fun!
So, do you think I’ve persuaded my internet friend to grab this skirt? If I wanted a new skirt right now, I would certainly be tempted…
p.s. Four years ago, I was headed to Paris, and the very kind people at Talbots had given me some clothes to take with me! That doesn’t happen to me very often…