Some would say that camel isn’t just a neutral, it’s THE neutral. After all, the fashion factor of a great pair of camel suede boots, a structured leather tote or a classic trench is undeniable. Style magazines have frequently referred to this shade as “the new black.” Inspired by the coat color of a decidedly unstylish mammal, this word was first used in English to describe the pale, sandy gold in 1916. Men can look effortlessly stylish by incorporating this shade into their wardrobes. Esquire suggests trying this tone for traditional pieces like moccasin boots, a polo or a thick ribbed sweater for fall. When it comes to women’s fashion, it’s all about the camel coat. This iconic silhouette has often appeared on A-list celebrities. Try pairing your trench with a fitted black sweater to look sleek and sophisticated. Dress up jeans and your favorite tee and you’ll be cool and polished for any casual occasion. Choose premium quality to keep pieces in this color from looking boring or drab. Rich fabrics let its warmth shine through. Camel looks just as chic in the home as it does on your person. Try pairing this neutral with a rich cobalt blue to emphasize the luxe undertones of both colors. When used in a palette of warm, creamy shades, it creates a cozy, minimal feel.