Photography by FOCUS AFRICA
Hello there! Being three weeks deep into August, I thought I am a little too late to make this post. Clearly, July weather is going nowhere- so I will post this anyway.
A few months ago, I showed you guys how to dress up a camel trench coat, so i thought I’d show you how to dress it down on this post, and also jog your memory on how to dress it up. Dressing it down will definitely give it a whole different vibe altogether. This is precisely why I think every guy should have one of these- besides the fact that they are cool and quite the trend.
Camel is quite a popping color so you should go for a dark color for the pants you will wear- either blue or black. Both chinos and jeans would work well for a casual look.
For the top, go for a crisp, white shirt. I would recommend a short-cropped oxford shirt, unlike mine which is tailored for a formal fit. A short cropped shirt will give you a more proportional look which is ideal. You can also mix it up a notch and wear a patterned shirt, but let it be within the color palette you are wearing.
For a more casual look, you can settle for a pair of white sneakers, which have become my favorite because you can dress them up with a suit, and dress them down with a regular laid-back look.I don’t think you will pull off a sockless look in the morning cold. For a more formal look, you could settle for boots instead- brown boots in my opinion work really well with this camel coat. If you want to make a statement, brogue boots are your way to go.
Did you notice what I did with the collars of the trench coat? Makes it look so different, huh? It gives it that casual feel. Unfastening the first few buttons of your shirt will also go a long way to achieve the same effect. A good pair of sunglasses is an essential and a great add-on to the detail for this look. After all, your future is all so bright, is it not? Welcome to retrenchment my friend!
Just in case you forgot how versatile this trench coat is, here is a few formal looks you can pull off using the same coat.
Camel coat- Thrifted- 700 bob
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