That’s camel the colour: I’m not advocating the wearing of actual camels.
I’m all in favour of this particular 2010/11 trend – I like the honeyed tones of camel-coloured clothes. I have a lovely camel cashmere French Connection skirt that I bought nine years ago and still wear every winter: it’s long (mid-calf length) and a lean cut which seems to be perennially flattering. The only downside of this skirt is that its narrow cut means that it hobbles the wearer slightly, which is frustrating for the fast walkers among us (me, in other words). But I love that skirt and it’s very warm to wear in the bleak mid-winter.
A couple of years ago I bought a very useful camel-coloured cashmere cardigan from Marks and Spencer. It needs to be de-pilled though, if that’s the word (you know: it’s got little balls on it that need to be shaved off). M&S do nice cashmere cardigans and jumpers. And regular readers will remember being bored rigid last year when I was deciding whether or not to buy a certain pair of nude-coloured shoes: I haven’t worn them with my camel skirt, but I think they’ll go well.
Long story short: I like this camel trend and I already have all the necessary items in my wardrobe. An excellent austerity project-friendly result!