Camel coats might not be revolutionary but they are timeless. And, as of this year, they’ll also be forever equated with outerwear enthusiast Meghan Markle. The Duchess loves a good coat and frequently wears a camel Max Mara version and this tan one by Sentaler, both of which fit squarely into a royal budget. Luckily, there are lots of other camel coats to choose from that’ll still leave some room in your bank account for fall statement pieces like snakeskin boots or neon clothing. A camel coat is as essential this season as a teddy jacket but without all the fluff, if you prefer simplicity.
In fact, it feels as though now, more than ever, a simple, beautiful coat is something we’re all craving. This need may have to do with that Phoebe Philo/Céline-with-an-é-shaped hole left in everyone’s hearts now that Heidi Silmane took over the beloved label (he’s big on the poufy black party dresses, not so much on the classic, roomy silhouettes). You can also chalk it up the fact that so many recent trends have been very large (bags bigger than your body), very loud (highlighter green) or very out there (bike shorts worn everywhere but on a bike). A good camel coat is a calming comfort in the current fashion storm.
Whether you want the exact Max Mara Markle, a luxurious classic by Helmut Lang, a currently on sale luxury coat from Tory Burch, or an under-$100 option from H&M, there is absolutely a camel coat out there for you. Shop below for the best camel coats you can buy this fall.