A camel and black outfit is such a classic look — if ever in doubt, you can’t go wrong with this duo. This outfit came together rather by accident, but I absolutely love it.
It’s this scarf that actually inspired the look.
I saw it at LOFT while shopping with my daughter a couple weeks back, and I was immediately drawn to the large check pattern and the classy camel and black color palette. I felt like it was begging to be styled into a camel and black outfit.
It’s also really soft and cozy, and it’s 40% off right now!
I drawn to this cardigan not only because it would complete my camel and black outfit so perfectly, but also because it has such lovely cool undertones. It’s hard to find a cool shade of camel.
It also has a super flattering fit. For some reason, a ribbed cardigan tends to fit slimmer and straighter than most cardigans, which helps to create a long, lean silhouette.
I also like how this cardigan has on-shoulder seams, slim-fitting arms, and a versatile length. Longer lengths are trending, but cardigans that extend below the knee can be overwhelming on those of us who aren’t super tall.
This one is long enough to look current, but not so long as to overwhelm.
If you struggle with cardigans, you might like this post: How To Wear Cardigans Without Looking Frumpy.
See, even from the back, it fits close to the body (but without clinging) so as to not add visual weight.
And before you ask me about wearing a coat… they do make long coats!
Ideally, I would prefer my coat extend past this cardigan, but if an inch or two were to show, I wouldn’t let it bother me.
This cardigan is also 40% off right now! It runs true to size (I have the small, for reference) and also comes in a gorgeous shade of blue.
My suede mules are old, but these are similar. Of course, you could also wear black boots or pumps or any semi-dressy black shoe with this outfit.
For accessories, I wore pearl earrings and this black on black Victoria Emerson 5 wrap bracelet.
I love the understated elegance — it has just hint of sparkle and adds another element of interest to the camel and black outfit.
To tie this scarf, I simply wrap it around my neck and dunk the long end inside. Super simple!
I did a demo on my Insta Story if you want to see it live and in action. It’s saved to my highlights — those circles across the top of my feed.
Unless I’m in a super cold environment, I wouldn’t wear this scarf indoors because it’s pretty thick, so this outfit really needs a necklace underneath. I didn’t think to add it for these pictures, but I would probably wear something like this or even this.
I actually think the longer, layered necklace would look best with this outfit because the black column created by the tank and jeans can be kind of plain.
checked scarf // ribbed cardigan // black tank // black jeans // similar black mules // similar earrings // Victoria Emerson 5 wrap bracelet // optional necklace
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photos: Alison Cornell