AMAZE BECAUSE Khaki is a great wearable colour to adopt that transcends seasons. I love this colour because it complements different skin tones and a variety of styles. The fun part about wearing the khaki colour is its limitless styles. I’d love matching it against neutral tones like nudes and browns or a pop of pastel tones like baby pink or baby blue.

BRAND HEROES Marni’s beautiful dark khaki wool coat is an outerwear dream come true. With its peek-a-boo sleeve detail and knee-length cut, it’s a definite statement piece in an understated colour. Gucci’s military chic wool coat pays an ode to the classic military uniform through its double-breasted lapels and embroidered patches.

Credit: NOWFASHIONMarni A/W 16

BUY THESE NOW My key looks on the khaki trend are a long length khaki coat and a khaki bomber jacket. A military inspired shirt in this season’s khaki colour is a fresh spin on the classic shirt. The boxy fit and removable bib makes this shirt a subtle statement piece.

1280 X 720 TEMPLATE_0000_your image here
Burberry bomber jacket, $1429. SHOP NOW

SEEN BEST ON Christine Centenera. I love this structured military take on a safari chic look with a Balmain blazer and a matching peplum skirt. It’s an effortless take on how to pair matching khaki tones. This key look from Alexander Wang’s Resort 2016 collection is a great casual approach to the khaki trend with soft ribbed sweater and a pop of detailing in a fresh army green tone.


A photo posted by @juleemood on

“I love this colour because it works on almost every skin tone.”

1. When looking for outerwear in a khaki colour, if you’re fairer, opt for a darker khaki and if you’re on the darker side, opt for a light khaki colour so that there is flattering contrast.
2. Khaki looks best with a pop of pastel like baby blue, baby pink and light grey. It also looks great with muted tones like nudes, browns and whites.
3. Invest in a khaki outerwear with minimum detailing and a great boyfriend cut so that it is an investment piece you can always revisit with different looks.
4. Try a fresh look by pairing khaki colour with lightly washed denim for a fresh take on the 70s grunge trend.

1. Dark khaki is not flattering with black.
2. It is important to pick khakis that matches your skin tone to prevent you looking washed out.

Cover image: Shoes by No21, Shirt by Asilio