Photography by, Kedrick Walker

As we all know, Valentine's day is fast approaching. I used to be one of those people who did not acknowledge the event because I felt the whole gesture was crafted specifically to cater to lovers. I was wrong. Valentine's day is meant to celebrate love as a whole and every one of us should be celebrating love. I mean, why not? Love is part of the reason we all exist. 

Whether you want to get your romance on or not, you'll have to sharpen up. That's right, I'm challenging you. Trust me, you will feel so much better. 

Everyone seems to be wearing camel coats these days and for those of you who are not familiar with the term "Camel", I am not referring to the actual animal. I mean, how unfortunate would that be if everyone was wearing them? In the fashion world, "Camel" represents the rich tone and texture that is a little similar to a camel's fur. Personal style enthusiasts like myself seem to be embracing the color and these days, the color seems to be the most effective on fall and winter coats. From everyday people, to bloggers, to celebrities, everyone seems to be making the most of the camel coat and here's why. The Camel coat is rich in color, radiates class, sophistication, and luxury. It is for everyone of all ages and is just as efficient as the black coat.  

The coat is such a statement piece so, for my look above, I wanted to keep things simple, slim and fit. The particular style of camel I am wearing in this post is originally designed for women. I felt I could bring the needed masculinity to the piece and I'm happy with what I have done with it. I did not want the interior outfit to be too plain so, I added another element of color to the ensemble to make the outfit pop with and without the coat on. As I expressed in my previous style post, I am making it a priority to add more color to my wardrobe. For those of you looking to inject some life into your outfits, I suggest doing the same. You can start with darker colors like I've done with the burgundy sweater in this post. I also suggest socks, patterned tops, and accessories like my Breda Wrist Watch. It'll give you the character you wish for. Whether you want to pursue a laid back or formal look, the camel coat is good enough to do the job.

What do you think about camel coats? How do you think they should be styled? If you have one already how do you style it? How do you think I did with the way I styled the coat? Let me know in the comments below.

Thank you for reading! 

Camel Coat / Cinzia Rocca . Watch / Breda 1654a . Shirt / IZOD . Sweater & Trousers / H&M . Monkstraps / Call it Spring