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How to Style a Black and Camel Outfit

How to Style a Black and Camel Outfit

I have always been a fan of the color combo black and camel. There is something about camel that screams “holy chic!” It is such a classy color, and can be paired and styled with so many different types of outfits. Normally during winter my style consists of black on black on black, but for this outfit I wanted to test out how I can style a full camel look:

1. First it’s important to pick a main piece that you want to style your outfit around.Β Starting with one article of clothing makes the styling process a lot easier, rather than having 5 pieces laying on your bed and trying to figure out how it’s all going to work together. My statement piece in this look is my camel coat from Dezzal.

2. Second, pull out 3 options for pants and tops that match your color combo, and simply play dress up. I couldn’t go wrong with my waxy Spanx jeans, they are my ultimate favorites and really add some extra edge to this look. I tried on a few blouses and tops before I picked this knit sweater. I think the off-color matches the camel so well, which brings me to my next step.

3. Third, when picking colors – don’t strive for the same exact color for each piece. What really makes an outfit flow is being able to match effortlessly. You not only want your pieces to be able to stand out against each other, but you also want to have your outfit look organized and chic. For example, if I wore the same exact camel color for each piece, well, I would look like a camel! Try and go for slightly off colors to balance the outfit off. Play around with different shades and always go darker or lighter than your main piece!

4. Fourth, accessorize! Since I didn’t want my black pants to stick out too much, I balanced out the color with a leopard printed clutch. Although it’s not a camel color, the light brown and black bag add so much to the outfit. I got this one as a freebie for participating at a Bloomingdales event at NYFW last season. If you’ve been reading my blog, you know I love a good ring stack. These rings by Gorjana are undeniably the most fun to wear. They are minimal, yet make a huge impact on your style. I’ve linked a whole bunch of my favorite Gorjana styles for you to shop below! A dainty layered necklace was all I needed to tie my accessories together. You can never go wrong with black and gold!

5. Fifth, always put your shoes on last! I think this is human nature when getting dressed, but when styling an outfit it’s very important to factor this in! I ALWAYS pick my shoes last because I believe it’s the easiest part of styling an outfit. Now if your shoes are your main piece and you’re styling your outfit around them, that’s a different story. But for the most part shoes should be the final item you add to your look – they are the cherry on top! I picked my favorite Sam Edelman nude pumps that are incredibly comfortable and incredibly chic. I love a good nude pump because they match so many outfits.

Styling a color-coordinated outfit is actually quite easy. You just need to keep it simple – remember less is always more. I hope you enjoyed my tips and enjoy this fabulous photo session with my talented friend Caroline Lawless! We shot at the North Carolina Museum of Art and it was such a perfect day and location.

Shop my look here:

47Comments
  • Jess/ 15.02.2017Reply

    Love how you styled this.so chic!
    Xoxo
    Jess
    http://www.mustheartstyle.com

  • Kenzie/ 15.02.2017Reply

    You look GORGEOUS! I love that camel coat πŸ™‚

  • Natalie @ A Tiny Traveler Blog/ 15.02.2017Reply

    Loving this outfit. It looks so good on you! I’ve always been a fan of black and camel too, especially adding leopard print flats or accessories!

  • Chloe/ 15.02.2017Reply

    I totally agree camel definitely looks chic! I really love the pumps in this outfit, they are such a staple to have! πŸ™‚

    xo, Chloe // http://funinthecloset.com/anniversary-fun-in-the-closet-turns-1/

  • Toba Knopfler/ 16.02.2017Reply

    i am such a fan of black and camel! you nailed this look! and your hair is just goals xx toby http://www.poshandspicy.com

  • Kylen/ 16.02.2017Reply

    Love the colors. That clutch balances out the look perfectly!

    XO Kylen | Kylen Every Wear

  • Jessica/ 17.02.2017Reply

    These shots are GORGEOUS! You are totally a model. I also am obsessed with that coat. It is such a classic piece. And that clutch is such a great contrast!
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

  • Azanique/ 17.02.2017Reply

    Girl, you are killing it! I love the clutch

    -xoxo, Azanique
    LotsofSass.com

  • Komal/ 17.02.2017Reply

    I need allll the spanx jeans! Lol. Killing it with that jacket!

  • sharon/ 17.02.2017Reply

    These are great outfit combinations, great pictures !

  • Jenna/ 17.02.2017Reply

    You are looking incredible in these photos! Black and camel is so chic on you. Thanks for sharing your tips.

    Cheers, J
    http://www.cheersj.com

  • kailei/ 17.02.2017Reply

    Love how you have different tones of the same color! this look is totally my style!

    kailei
    http://www.kaileinicole.blogspot.com

  • Nicole Fuentes/ 17.02.2017Reply

    Hello supermodel! Love the outfit and the images, they look straight out of a magazine. I’m obsessed with your clutch, can’t believe you got it for free. Lucky!

    xx, Nicole
    http://www.nicolesometimes.com

  • Isabel Robertson/ 17.02.2017Reply

    Gorgeous outfit! I love your camel coat!

    Bella x
    https://bellasfashionjournal.com

  • Kim/ 18.02.2017Reply

    Black and camel is one of my favorite combos! You look gorgeous and I adore that coat!

    XO, Kim
    http://www.simpleyetchic.com

  • Elle/ 18.02.2017Reply

    Such great ideas! Could you post a direct link to the spanx jeans? The current link takes me to the main page and I’m not sure which item to choose. Thank you!

    • tayloraube/ 18.02.2017Reply

      I don’t think they have them in stock anymore from what I can see. I have a few jeans/leggings by Spanx though and they are all AMAZING. I’m wearing the SPANX 5-Pocket Skinny Jeans in Black Lacquer just incase they come back into stock!

  • Hadasah Love | Style To Love/ 19.02.2017Reply

    Totally loving this outfit my dearest :))
    xox
    Hadasah Love || http://www.styletolove.com

  • Jenna at Boston Chic Party/ 19.02.2017Reply

    Taylor, you look so gorgeous! Fabulous outfit- so so chic!
    xoxo, Jenna
    Boston Chic Party

  • Courtney Bentley/ 19.02.2017Reply

    Oh-Em!! you are totally SLAYING this whole outfit! πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’œ

    πŸ’‹Courtney Bentley || http://www.courtneyvioletbentley.com

  • Lauren/ 20.02.2017Reply

    You are a neutral queen and this look is absolutely amazing!
    xx
    Lauren

  • Anna English/ 20.02.2017Reply

    Loving the pop of leopard, so pretty!

  • Kelssey Layton/ 20.02.2017Reply

    Loving this camel coat! Such a perfect, neutral look!

  • Alicia/ 20.02.2017Reply

    Love this look! Black and camel is one of my favorite combos for winter and I love the mix of leopard you threw in.

  • Angelle Marix/ 20.02.2017Reply

    I am loving your entire outfit !! Those classic pumps are my favorite.

    xoxo,
    Angelle
    http://www.dashingdarlin.com

  • Amanda | The Golden Girl Diary/ 20.02.2017Reply

    Styled so perfectly! I’m such a sucker for neutrals. This outfit head to toe is so chic and you are incredibly gorgeous! I always look forward to your posts πŸ™‚

    xo, Amanda | http://www.thegoldengirldiary.com

  • Stephanie/ 20.02.2017Reply

    What a beautiful and classic ensemble. You gave such great styling tips when it comes to these pieces!! I’m especially a fan of your adorable accessories. Great look, girlfriend!

    Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

  • Jenna Colgrove/ 20.02.2017Reply

    One of my favorite combos!! That jacket and shoe combo is so gorgeous. There’s nothing quite like a nude pump. I love all of your styling tips by the way, I always style my outfit around one item also – it makes it SO much easier!

    • tayloraube/ 06.03.2017Reply

      Agreed! Just from a planning perspective it’s always good to create a foundation and take it one step at a time. Thanks so much for your comment babe πŸ™‚

  • Sydney/ 20.02.2017Reply

    This is a fabulous look, I love Dezzal they have some amazing jackets available

    • tayloraube/ 06.03.2017Reply

      I love how fashion-forward Dezzal is! Such a fabulous store with so many great finds.

  • Ruthie/ 21.02.2017Reply

    This is such a cool post! You styled this coat perfectly! Love all the photos and great tips!

  • Courtney/ 21.02.2017Reply

    This look is absolutely awesome! Love that long camel coat too! So chic.

    Courtney
    The Dainty Darling

    • tayloraube/ 06.03.2017Reply

      Thanks! It’s one of my favorites

  • Kristen/ 24.02.2017Reply

    WHOA!! These pictures are absolutely gorgeous and I am loving the chic yet simple vibes of this outfit!! Hoping to see ya soon babe!

    xoxo, Kristen
    http://www.suburbanreno.com

    • tayloraube/ 06.03.2017Reply

      Thanks so much girlie!

  • Nicole Leffew/ 27.02.2017Reply

    I love the black and camel so much! Those gorjana rings are so cute too xo

  • Diana/ 01.03.2017Reply

    This is such an awesome look. Anyone can pull this look off and feel really good about it. Great job.
    I love the close up shot of you. Your brows are fantastic !
    But really the photographer did a great job showing your best looks.

    • tayloraube/ 06.03.2017Reply

      Thanks so much πŸ™‚ I appreciate your kind comment!

  • Gail/ 02.03.2017Reply

    Omg Taylor, I can’t get over these photos! Kudos to your photographer and of course kudos to the model! You are killing it! I love your outfit – that camel coat is gorgeous and I love the leopard clutch! So beautiful babe! Xoxo

    • tayloraube/ 03.03.2017Reply

      Thanks so much Gail! Caroline did such a good job!

  • Jessica/ 05.03.2017Reply

    Such good tips in this post!

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  • The Editors Notebook/ 12.03.2017Reply

    Awesome camel coat, love the classic way you styled it!
    City Style and Living: The Editors Notebook | Instagram

  • Leanne/ 14.03.2017Reply

    LOVE camel and black – you look gorgeous!

    xo,
    Leanne
    http://www.thestyledsuburbian.com

  • Shannon/ 15.03.2017Reply

    woah woah woah Spanx makes JEANS?! I need these ASAP! You look so gorgeous. That coat is perfect on you and such a great, timeless piece. The black and camel looks stunning with your hair!!! xx Shannon

    http://champagneatshannons.com

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