I had a lovely suede jacket I used to wear thusly and I don't believe it looked frumpy. Alas, it was stolen and (sob) post-dc I have never, ever managed to squeeze my calves back into my lovely boots. Which were called "Kitten". So losing them to post-childbirth weight-gain made me feel very un-kitteny.
And camel is apparently the colour this season, so there will be lots of camel things in the shops.