Style Tips: how to style a camel midi skirt

 camel midi skirts

Happy Saturday, fashion stylists!  It is time for Style Tips…where you become the fashion stylists for outfits we have seen in displays.

Every Saturday, I join forces with my blogging friend, Jennifer, to bring you two style tips challenges and tap your creativity.

Today, I have selected for you a challenge…how to style a camel midi skirt.

We ask that you look this over and give your best styling advice…whether you personally would wear the pieces or not.

So, get your mind set to help other women…because they love to read your ideas…and let’s get started.


camel midi skirts

I saw this camel midi skirt display recently at Nordstrom, and believed it would make a helpful style tips challenge for today.

Camel midi skirts are often fall staples in many wardrobes.  Some call the color tan, some light brown, some ,khaki.

Camel is seen as a neutral color which means it would go with anything…anything?  Do you agree with that?

How do you feel about wearing it with black?  And would you add anything to the camel midi skirt display look?  

Now, here are few camel midi skirts currently on the market…sometimes it helps to see the skirts with a different look:

I was unable to locate this exact skirt online at Nordstrom, but hopefully have given you enough ideas for how to approach your style tips for a camel midi skirt.

What do you think…what are your best style tips for a camel midi skirt look?


camel midi skirts

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale ends tomorrow.

In fact, our local store is having a Sip & Save party to send it out with a bang.


Here are two of my picks from the sale that many of you have ordered.

This is the Vince Oversize Wool & Cashmere Cardigan .

style picks

Both the jacket and the pants have been purchased by many readers…in fact, I think this Eileen Fisher Notched Lapel Ponte Blazer is my best seller of all time…and I do love it.

Both are in this lovely green color called Woodland…the pants are the Eileen Fisher Slim Knit Ankle Pant .

I am very pleased with purchasing this outfit and happy to have it in my closet.

Also, make sure you saw my post with Talbots Travel Outfits…many of these pieces are in their sale at great prices.


style tips

I was asked to review this 1-STEP MULTI CLEANSER by Defenage Skincare, and I like it enough to order more!

I have been using it for at least three weeks.  It dissolves makeup the best of any I have used…and keeps my skin supple and feeling great. 

I know it costs more than the store, but I really think it is better than any I have tried so far…and I cleanse my face twice a day.  I highly recommend.

OK, fashion stylists, it is your turn to tell us your style tips for a camel midi skirt!

Then head over to A WELL STYLED LIFE and give your thoughts on Jennifer’s display.

The Sunday lifestyle post is going to be packed with all kinds of goodies…including a reader-tweaked recipe…hope to see you then…make sure that you….


By Pamela Lutrell

I appreciate your support of this blog by shopping with my SHOPPING LINKS, and if you don’t see the retailer you need for anything, just send me an email and I will see if I have a link or if there is a sale you are looking for!

Email is

Recent requests have been for SHEEC NO-SHOW FOOTWEAR and Bombas…and Tuckernuck …just click the name and you will be there.

I am here to assist you with any gift ideas as well, and hope you will consider shopping gifts with these links!  AND your home purchases!

I know many like to make Home Depot purchases online and then drive to the store to pick them up.  You can still use my HOME DEPOT link to do that.

A special thank you to everyone who does this to offer your support of the blog!!  It makes a difference and keeps me here.

style tips


  1. I like camel and black.
    Given my shape I would wear a top with a more defined shoulder line to keep my smaller bodice from looking overwhelmed by the camel skirt, which is a little long for my short legs.

  2. I see that the store has it styled with a black shirt. Black is my go-to with camel, always has been. I’d like to see it styled with a fall vibe- crew neck cashmere tee in black and a beautiful black boot. A black clutch!

  3. I think this skirt would look nice with a turtleneck sweater and knee-high leather boots for cooler temps. It looks like an orangey camel, so it would coordinate well with all the browns I’m starting to see. I’d add gold jewelry and keeps things quite simple to go with the streamlined style of the skirt. Happy Saturday!

  4. Good morning. I like camel with black and think the styling with the fitted black top looks great. I prefer somewhat longer sleeves – closer to the elbow — and would add gold jewelry with a different top. Later in the fall, I might add a shorter black jacket and black boots. To make it more casual, a black denim jacket. But it’s a good look as is.

  5. I have read that midi skirts are trending this fall, and yes – camel is considered a classic, wardrobe staple. As a PETITE, a midi skirt is not my best length, but with the A-line and a pair of heels or tall boots, it can work for me. I’d pair it with a top/jacket that creates a fit-and-flare silhouette, and it would be super cute! Honestly, I prefer either a knee-length skirt or a maxi skirt for best proportions, but if the price was right, I’d spring for a midi skirt. It’s interesting that you bring up camel as a neutral. I’ve worn it as a neutral previously and always, but of late I’ve noticed that the camels in my cool/winter wardrobe have been clashing with some of my tops, those being the jewel tones in particular. I find that a cool taupe is the more ideal basic wardrobe color that I need and not the warm-toned camels and khaki tans. I’m shopping for cool taupes instead to add this fall and winter.

  6. I have seen so many midi skirts while in stores that I would agree it is trending this fall. Thanks for sharing that, Pam.

  7. I think camel looks great with black but black is not my best color. Fortunately camel also looks great with navy so I might switch the black top for a navy top. I also think camel looks great with red and might try the skirt with a white tee shirt and a red cardigan sweater or even a red jacket.

  8. I used to wear a lot of camel when I worked; I would style this skirt with a denim shirt untucked and a brown leather belt. Add my chunky silver necklace, cuff bracelet and earrings; maybe Frye boots. I remember Diane Sawyer once commenting something about blonds always looking good in camel. Before I went gray I was a blond and totally agree with her.

  9. I had a favorite boiled wool sweater/jacket in a versatile camel color that I just loved, most often pairing with deep navy slacks and a creamy white blouse or turtleneck. I would adapt my old combo to this great skirt, again with a cream blouse or turtle, and then my favorite navy longer cashmere and wool blend cardigan over top. I would pop on a natural saddle color ankle boot and matching handbag for a classic fall look. Keeping the jewelry simple, to my gold hoops with pearl dangle (echoing the creamy top again).

  10. Thanks for sharing, Linda. It is a surprise to see Diane Sawyer entire a style tip discussion!

  11. I can see exactly what you describe, Connie! Thanks for the detail. I hope your husband is till improving.

  12. I like red or white with camel. I would keep a tucked it look with this skirt as it had a nice simple accent on the side to show. The skirt would need at least a little heel on anyone to not overwhelm the whole silhouette. I would go with a simple top and some classic style jewelry.

  13. First I would steam the wrinkles out! It looks fine with the simple black top but I would suggest a sweater in a cream color, with a taupe or cognac boot/bag and perhaps a fedora to take this look into fall in style.

  14. I love black with camel, but black does me no favors now. I would love to wear this skirt with a dark brown fitted sweater or a deep olive green jacket and my brown cowboy boots. Simple gold or bronze accessories would finish it off for me.

  15. Darling skirt. I love the style. Why don’t they steam out the wrinkles on the mannequins? Too many of these displays look like they were thrown together by someone who doesn’t care. I used to work in retail and we spent a lot of time & effort on our displays. And they were very effective in selling the clothing and accessories we featured. I think black looks good with camel for those who can wear black. I’d like this blouse better with 3/4 length sleeves or sleeveless. The proportions seem off to me. I’d wear this skirt with rust, red and would prefer a somewhat cropped fine gauge sweater rather than a tucked in blouse as the skirt does not have belt loops. Based on the photo and the wrinkles I’m guessing this is linen so I’d recommend a gold or copper colored sandals or natural espadrilles. I’m 5’3″ and would love to find a camel midi skirt that is the right length me.

  16. Okay, I got my comment dumped again! Silk floral blouse next to the mannequin would lift the blandness of the skirt. Simple gold earrings and natural leather boots.

  17. Sorry that happens Sydney…I do not know why that happens to some. But I am so glad you got through. Please don’t be frustrated…sometimes online can be tricky.

  18. There seems to be more wrinkled items on displays since the pandemic. I can only guess that it is due to a need for more employees. I agree, Kathie…that is not a good idea. It just makes good sense, that you would sell more if the displays were better styled.

  19. To me this skirt has a very 70’s preppy vibe. I would shorten the skirt to just below the knee which I think would help to update it. I would add tights in brown, heeled oxfords and a lighter denim jacket with a creamy cowl neck cardigan in cashmere and, a cross body or vintage coach bag. Except for the light denim, these are not my colors, but I still would love the look.

  20. Assuming that the fabric of the skirt is linen (plain woven) and the color of the camel reads ‘warm’ (with a yellow or red undertone) I feel that the black textured top works with it, however I would personally prefer to pair brown with it (as Jennifer above suggested) and perhaps choose a leopard print in either the top that suits one’s body type or at least in an accessory (handbag or footwear) that contains the camel color. In other words, introduce some pattern, texture and additional color to the equation. Jewelry would be dictated by the top, footwear and handbag chosen (ranging from sandals to boots) and in both instances would be in an antique gold metal finish. -Brenda-

  21. I have warm toned skin, and one of my favorite cool weather outfits is my gored camel (it’s a warm weave, not summer weight) midi skirt, a white button up shirt, a camel cardigan (same tone, slightly different shade), and beige flats. I just love wearing that outfit. I’ve had a hard time figuring out other looks with this skirt, so thank you for the ideas! I recently bought a black turtleneck, so I’m going to try it with that, a black cardigan, and black boots. I may also try it with brown boots, a white button up, and a warm-toned cardigan such as pink or brown.

Comments are closed.