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.

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47 Comments

  1. February 15, 2017 / 12:48 PM

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

  2. February 15, 2017 / 1:09 PM

    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!

  3. February 16, 2017 / 12:32 PM

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

    XO Kylen | Kylen Every Wear

  4. February 17, 2017 / 9:04 AM

    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

  5. February 17, 2017 / 9:52 AM

    Girl, you are killing it! I love the clutch

    -xoxo, Azanique
    LotsofSass.com

  6. February 17, 2017 / 9:55 AM

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

  7. February 17, 2017 / 10:32 AM

    These are great outfit combinations, great pictures !

  8. February 17, 2017 / 10:35 AM

    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

  9. Nicole Fuentes
    February 17, 2017 / 1:21 PM

    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

  10. Elle
    February 18, 2017 / 1:43 PM

    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
      February 18, 2017 / 9:27 PM

      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!

  11. February 20, 2017 / 10:15 AM

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

  12. Anna English
    February 20, 2017 / 10:18 AM

    Loving the pop of leopard, so pretty!

  13. Kelssey Layton
    February 20, 2017 / 10:21 AM

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

  14. February 20, 2017 / 10:27 AM

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

  15. February 20, 2017 / 7:01 PM

    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

  16. February 20, 2017 / 9:26 PM

    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
      March 6, 2017 / 10:02 AM

      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™‚

  17. February 20, 2017 / 10:30 PM

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

    • tayloraube
      March 6, 2017 / 10:01 AM

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

  18. Ruthie
    February 21, 2017 / 9:05 AM

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

    • tayloraube
      March 6, 2017 / 10:01 AM

      Thanks! It’s one of my favorites

  19. February 24, 2017 / 1:26 PM

    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
      March 6, 2017 / 9:55 AM

      Thanks so much girlie!

  20. February 27, 2017 / 9:58 AM

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

  21. Diana
    March 1, 2017 / 2:07 PM

    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
      March 6, 2017 / 9:55 AM

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

  22. March 2, 2017 / 10:31 PM

    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
      March 3, 2017 / 9:02 AM

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

  23. March 15, 2017 / 3:20 PM

    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

  24. May 6, 2017 / 3:42 AM

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