Street style blogger Nick Patrick heads east in search of some Christmas camel.

The countdown to Christmas has well and truly begun; although, you can forget the hideous festive knits, because this year it's all about seasonal sophistication.  So, why not follow in the footsteps of the capital's style stars and add a little camel to your winter wardrobe - the colour, that is (unless you're a wise man).

From coats to bags this warm neutral colour is reigning supreme on our streets.

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The timeless and classic tone was seen earlier this year gracing the runways of New York for the Autumn/Winter shows in its most iconic form, the camel coat. And now, this winter's must-have has finally made its way onto the streets of Scotland.  The people of Edinburgh took inspiration for their outfits from designers such as MaxMara, Alexander Wang, Hugo Boss and DAKS who have all sent a diverse and classy range of coats down the runway.

Just like the New York shows, Scotland's streets are filled with a variety of different cuts and styles of the camel coat. The most popular style choice is the use of the coat as a statement piece, toned down with a pair of dark, torn denims and a Chelsea boot, giving the look a more casual feel. The simple oversized, 'boyfriend' version of the coat seems to be the most popular of the cuts, with women leaving them open as a way to frame a simple black or neutral toned top.

However, others are embracing the formal heritage of the camel coat, and opting to button up in a dress coat, pairing it with a neutral skirt and opaque tights. And, for the more daring, the trend of blanket dressing is hitting the streets in a big way with super oversized coats teamed with scarves, and cinched with a matching belt, all in aid of wrapping up warm and looking chic and stylish in the process.