It’s the perfect colour combination for weekend wandering through the city. Black and camel – chic, effortless, strong (no I’m not describing myself). If your weekends are anything like mine you don’t have much energy or imagination to put an outfit together. You want to be comfortable and look like you’ve made some kind of effort.

Black and camel is one of my go-to pairings. It’s a collaboration I don’t have to think too hard about. This is a classic and well-tested partnership we’re talking about. I always feel confident wearing black. I don’t think it’s boring at all to wear it head to toe. That being said I don’t mind adding another neutral shade to an all-black look to add some variety. If you’re not yet a convert to camel outerwear check out my top 3 reasons for investing in a camel coat here.

For an afternoon walking around Zurich with my hubby and our two littles ones I kept things casual in pleather leggings, a camel coat and patent ankle boots with gold hardware, all from Zara. A chunky sweater by Thom Krom from the Fidelio Kleider store in Zurich made sure I was warm and styled. This is no ordinary sweater. The distressed style gives an interesting twist to the chunky knit.

You know I’ve been living in Zurich for two years and I’m still finding new corners of this beautiful city. My latest Columbus-esque discovery resulted from taking a wrong turn somewhere deep in the Old Town. Well it wasn’t so much a wrong turn as a wild chase to catch a child who ran off to do some exploring of her own. Anyway, that’s when I came across St Peterhofstatt, a pretty cobbled square lined with pastel coloured buildings. Narrow lanes and steps led off to winding alleys, passages and nooks demanding further exploration, but that’s for another day.

Are you a fan of black and camel? What’s your go-to colour palette?


Outfit Details

Sweater ♦ Thom Krom

Faux Leather Leggings ♦ Zara

Camel Coat ♦ Zara (similar here)

Ankle Boots ♦ Zara (similar here and here)

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