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.
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.
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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.
“I love this colour because it works on almost every skin tone.”
THE RULES – MY DO LIST
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.
THE RULES – MY DON’T LIST
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.