Shades of khaki like sage, army and olive green may have the feeling of fall because they’re so earthy, but summertime is the perfect time to wear khaki as it flatters skin with a summer glow. The khaki look on the Givenchy Spring 2012 runway stood out among a sea of pastels and candy hues as one of the most chic shades. The key to wearing khaki is to keep it glam, and we’ve got the pieces you need to do just that.
White’s Best Friend
Khaki looks amazing on tanned skin (save your skin with a faux glow) and we love the military-inspired colour paired with unexpected shades and textures. First, feel confident to set the earthy hue against crisp, bright white with gold accessories and aviators like this Asos pair. The gradient greens of the lenses will complement the green of this trendy Topshop peplum tank with nude pumps and white skinny jeans for a glam summer look.
Wear It With
White is not the only sophisticated, sexy way to wear khaki colours. We also suggest pairing a piece like this Joseph blazer with sensual, luxurious textures like the black leather shorts from 3.1 Philip Lim. It’s a little military, (a trend to watch for this fall) and a lot of city chic. For a romantic, masculine-meets-feminine look, pair army green pieces with lace in a bold, jewel hue like this berry Dolce & Gabbana skirt.
Shop The Look: Sleeveless Peplum Top, $32, Topshop
Shop The Look: Joseph Khaki Blazer, $340, Stylebop
Shop The Look: 3.1 Philip Lim Leather Shorts, $300, The Outnet
Shop The Look: Two-Tone Lens Aviator Sunglasses, $20, Asos
Shop The Look: Dolce & Gabbana Floral Lace Skirt, $313, Farfetch