There is a cold front plaguing our South African shores and its freezing temperatures are seeping all the way to the inner land. As we speak, I am huddled up in front of a little heater, trying not to turn into a frozen human popsicle. My current location involves something of a dusty, land-locked ghost town situated in the province of Kwa-zulu Natal. I’m here to observe the Islamic holiday of Eid with my family (Eid post to come soon!). I miss Cape Town dearly, but the weather reports also sound dismal and bleak for the Cape and its surrounding areas.
With dreary weather like this, it’s no wonder I am on the lookout for the warmest, snuggliest coats around. The only problem I have is that my shortness tends to make me look frumpy when I wear the longer coats (aahhhh how I long for longer legs!). So imagine my sheer excitement when I came across the camel coat from YDE and the length was just perfect! I felt obliged to purchase it right away!
The camel coat came as a blessing because of its sophisticated nature mixed with an unbelievable ability to go with practically any outfit. I often select pieces that are versatile because it makes life-on-the-go so much less complicated. I chose to style this coat in a rather unusual manner compared to my normal dressed up look; the athleisure trend is so popular at the moment so I had to do my own take on it! I have more upcoming athleisure posts, so if you love this style, please leave some comments below & I’ll know what my wonderful readers think :)!
Right now, I am loving everything in pink! I can’t get enough of those soft, rosy pink tones that make the girl in me blush a similar hue. I naturally chose a winter friendly, thick pink sweater to layer underneath the camel coat for maximum warmth and comfort. You can also pair the sweater with some beautifully ripped up denims, but on this particular day, I wanted to show off my favourite white skinny jeans.
The sneakers I’m wearing here are like the pièce de résistance to the outfit. They not only match the coat, but also boast a stunning gold filigree detail that sets these shoes apart from other run-of-the-mill sneakers. Sneakers are amazing in winter – or anytime of year, for that matter – but ensure that you are not going to wear your lovely new sneakers on a rainy day or you might ruin them!
Overall, I think that this is an unbelievably comfortable and fashion forward look to be seen in during the colder months. When you have an outfit that looks good and makes you feel good, then you’ve found yourself the Holy Grail of style.
What do you think of this look or how would you style your favourite camel coat? Don’t forget to post your thoughts & ideas in the comments!
Lots of love,
Outfit Details: –
Camel coat – YDE South Africa
Pink knitwear – Forever 21
Choker – Forever 21
Animal print handbag – Mimco
Cropped skinny jeans – Forever New
Camel sneakers with gold filigree detail – Aldo SA
Eben Photography, based in Cape Town
TiaHoney Makeup by Tiara Swartz, Cape Town