Style Theory: Khaki in spring summer 2015 is definitely one for the girls, no longer a military look this season it comes in elegant, fluid forms, think flowy dresses, slouchy shirts and tailored trousers. The colour is considered a neutral and can be combined with almost any colour in the rainbow, but this season keep it chic and simple layer up different shades of green from dark forest to pale khaki, or wear all one colour with black accessories, clean and straightforward..
|From left: Marc Jacobs SS15 (photos 1 & 2) Chanel Spring 15 Ready to Wear|
|From left: Sacai SS15 Sonia Rykiel SS15 Ralph Lauren SS15|
Here is streetstyle inspiration on how to style the khaki trend..
|A really grown up way to wear khaki, chic and stylish.|
|Smarten up a khaki coat with a skirt and heels|
|Boilersuits and jumpsuits continue going strong through 2015|
|Wrap a belt around your trench so a chic look.|
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Khaki is an easy trend to wear, it is a soft flattering colour, looks great with olive skin or try a splash of fake tan to enhance the colour on paler skin tones..here are the best khaki clothing on the high street now..
Topshop have this look pretty much covered, pair your khaki items with black skinny jeans and black accessories for the winter, as the Spring approaches add some pale pinks and reds in for a fresh look.
|Topshop Grungy Lofty Ribbed Sweater £36|
I have this sweater and have worn it non-stop. It is so soft and comfortable, looks great with faux leather leggings and a fur coat for a statement look. Or pair it with a black leather pencil skirt and heels for a chic outfit.
|Topshop Drape Front Blouse £36|
A sophisticated take on the khaki trend, toughen this blouse up with distressed skinny light blue jeans, a biker jacket and pointed snakeskin heels.
|Topshop Hybrid Jersey Shirt Dress £40|
An easy to wear dress, wear now with tan knee high 70s style boots and a camel or navy coat. Wear in the summer with tan sandals.
|Topshop Moto Khaki Ripped Jamie Jeans £42|
A fabulous pair of basic jeans, they look great with pink sweaters and stan smith trainers. In the summer pair with delicate white 70s tops and tan, flat sandals.
|Relaxed Utility Trousers £36|
I have these trousers and they are unbelievably comfortable, however as they are not denim the rips do get bigger and bigger so wear with caution, not the best for scrabbling around on your knees with the kids. They look fab with leopard print heels and an oversize sweater or navy blouse.
|Topshop Borg Lined Short Padded Jacket £78|
This is a great transitional jacket, the black faux fur adds a touch of luxury.
|Miss Selfridge Khaki Utility Playsuit £45|
Chic, sophisticated and so easy to wear. This playsuit would make a fab summer holiday buy, I would wear with tan , flat strappy sandals and fine gold jewellery.
|H&M Quilted Bomber £29.99|
Kate Moss has been wearing her Louis Vuitton bomber jacket in a true 90s way this season (see image below) I really like this one, would look fab layered with a black skinny roll neck and denim jacket, add black skinny jeans, pointed boots and a pair of cat eye black sunglasses (see Mango for some fab reasonable ones) and you will look like one stylish Mama
|New Look Long Sleeve Military Shirt £22.99|
This is much softer and more slouchy looking in real life, would look great tucked into a black leather midi skirt and delicate high black heels.
|Miss Selfridges PU Midi Skirt £31.50|
Adore the colour of this reduced skirt from Miss Selfridges, wear with a fine denim/chambray shirt and high tan boots now.
Here are a few of my outfits with a nod to the khaki trend....
For an easy day around the house..
|Cashmere Sweater: Whistles|
Breton Top: Petite Bateau
Cashmere scarf: Uniqlo
Trousers: Topshop (link above)
Trainers: Stan Smith Adidas
Lipstick: Mac Lady Danger
Perfume: Chanel no.5
|Shirt: New Look|
Sweater: Topshop (link above)
Bag: TK Maxx
Pink Coat: M&S
Trousers: Topshop (link above)
I do love a spot of khaki and have amassed quite a few items over the last few years. Are you a fan, is it a colour you like wearing, do you consider it to be a neutral?
As always I would love to hear your thoughts and comments, until next time, Frances xxx