Classic Color Combo : Camel + Black

I’ve been surprising myself lately… This color-loving gal is really craving classic neutral pieces. Crazy, right? Particularly, I’ve been enamored with the idea of camel this fall. As Who What Wear says, camel is the shade that mades everything look more expensive. It’s so rich and luxe. It pairs well with most any color, but particularly well with black black. Camel and black is a timeless color combination.

Try our top 5 tips for wearing this combo in a fresh way this fall.

Top 5 Tips for Wearing Camel + Black

  1. Accentuate with animal print: This one is a no-brainer. Leopard or cheetah print works perfectly with this color combo.
  2. Weave in different textures: Notice how I’ve combined a chunky knit sweater with a buttery smooth fringe leather skirt.
  3. Play with proportions: Mix oversized pieces with fitted pieces for a balanced yet unexpected look.
  4. Make it casual chic: The color combo is so luxurious on its own that it can handle a casual twist like sneakers.
  5. Try seasonal trends: Finally, if you’ve been too timid to play with some of this season’s trends (like fringe), this is your chance. The classic color combo will keep your look grounded, while the trendy element will make the look relevant.

Still need more inspiration? Check out three of our favorite fashion bloggers who rock this neutral color combo as well as anyone!

  1. Erica Hoida of Fashioned Chic
  2. Amy Jackson of Fashion Jackson
  3. Krystal Schlegel

Shop The Look

Here are a myriad of options across price points to help you recreate this laid back, on-trend, yet classic look.

My Exact Look

I Love Mr. Mittens sweater | Tamara Mellon leather fringe skirt | Golden Goose Deluxe Brand sneakers | Dior So Real sunglasses | Elena Ghisellini bag (exact not available online yet, but keep an eye out here, here, and here) | Nars heat wave lipstick

By the way, speaking of Elena Ghisellini… To my Dallas friends, come meet me Wednesday at Stanley Korshak as I host a personal appearance for my friend and handbag designer extraordinaire Elena Ghisellini.

Have a great week, my friends!


Photography by Maritere Rice; Art by Kelly Graval aka RISK as part of last week’s Hue Mural Fest


  1. Alex says:

    One of my favorite color combos for fall and winter! Love the fringe skirt with sneaks, Carrie!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks a bunch, Alex! I appreciate you stopping by. Have a great week.

  2. Irene says:

    Beautiful post dear! Have a nice day:)

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, Irene! You have a nice day as well.

  3. Kelly says:

    Love the chunky sweater and fringe skirt!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Kelly! I can’t get enough of chunky knits this season. And it was fun to try some fringe.

  4. Bella B says:

    I think you can rock any colour combo! You look fabulous, my friend. ♡♡

    xoxoBella |

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, sweet Bella!

  5. Colleen K says:

    Love the post! I am completely obsessed with the soft elegance of camel, such a fantastic color. It also pairs well with my love for all things leopard print 🙂


    1. Carrie says:

      Oh isn’t that the truth? Camel looks perfect with animal print!

  6. Awesome sweater! You look so cool and chic!

    1. Carrie says:

      Well thanks so much! So nice of you to say.

  7. Carolyn says:

    love that sweater and the chunky knit! I so want a I Love Mr. Mittens scarf!

  8. Erica says:

    Such a beautiful look and your tips are so on point! PLUS I’ve been eying some Golden Goose sneakers and now you make me want them even more! Maybe it’s a sign I need to have. LOL! Thanks for mentioning me too! I love that color combo! Probably wear it too much! LOL

    xx Erica

  9. Sheri says:

    Love that sweater you are wearing. It’s made in Australia – cool.

  10. Sabina B says:

    totally loving the sweater and the fringe skirt! great look!

  11. Trang Do says:

    Great tips!! My fav color combination!!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  12. Ally says:

    You know I’m all over the black and tan! Love it girl! 😉

    Xo Ally

  13. whitney says:

    Such a pretty outfit, I love your fun skirt.

  14. Jane says:

    That fringe skirt is simply amazing! Love this look!
    xo, Jane

  15. Absolutely adore this look love!! Skirts and sneakers are all over the NYC streets right now. Great look.

  16. Merritt says:

    camel and black is my jam! Love this look.

    The Style Scribe

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