A lot of times, when I step foot in a store or shop online, I ask myself, "How versatile is this item for traveling, and can I wear it throughout the seasons?" This generally translates to wardrobe staples: a classic black blazer, t-shirt dress, midi skirt, and sweater coats.

In my ever-present—usually successful—quest to pack only a carry-on, it should come as no surprise that I love a jacket you can dress up or down, something that transitions a plethora of styles from jeans to dresses from day-to-night, warm-to-cold. For me, this camel sweater coat is a no-brainer, especially at $33 plus free shipping with Amazon Prime. Here is my favorite camel sweater coat in Athens plus some other camel coats of the season, many at affordable prices, leaving you room to splurge on that trip to Greece.

Budget Friendly Camel Sweater Coat

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Outfit Details: Camel Sweater Coat (also available in gray here), Vintage Blanket Scarf (similar here under $25 | my other favorite blanket scarves here), STS Jeans (similar here), Gray Booties (similar here).

I'll be the first to admit that when I ordered this camel sweater coat, I was skeptical of its $33 price tag. Oftentimes you get what you pay for. I promise you, this coat was worth the gamble. It's a go-to in my travel and day-to-day wardrobe.

Adding wardrobe staples like a camel sweater coat makes traveling light possible. It's a suitcase essential that turns outfits for those warmer days into outfits for those cooler nights.

When we traveled to Greece this past year, we stayed for a little over two weeks, and I only packed two carry-on-sized bags. My travel motto, something I say over and over again: The lighter the luggage, the better. Unless I'm traveling with my snowboard or surf gear, you will not find me at the luggage carousel. But you will catch me at the airport lounge drinking a Bloody Mary while I wait for my next travel adventure to begin. Just look for the camel coat.

Gabrielle Nickas

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