The Khaki Summer Saviour...

Style Theory: The Khaki Jacket...the ideal layering item to throw over your vest tops and denim shorts on cooler summer evenings and days.

The khaki jacket is a cool alternative to a denim jacket, it looks as good over a casual denim dress as a smarter midi dress. It dresses down a dressed up outfit perfectly. Here are some styling ideas:
With leather shorts and a floaty top
Add a touch of glamour and colour with a beautiful bright statement necklace and beaded clutch.

The khaki jacket looks fab with skorts and a breton, dressed up with a beautiful pearl statement necklace.
Slung over a black maxi dress...note how fabulous a red bag looks with the khaki coloured jacket.
Just love everything about this look..especially the dress. 

All images above from Pinterest

If you have a khaki jacket in your wardrobe, pull it out to wear over your summer dresses, if not here are a selection of the best on the high street:
Topshop Lightweight Shirt Jacket £42
Zara Unstructured Jacket £69.99
Maison Scotch Jacket £68
Noa Noa Jacket £99
Asos Festival Drape Parka £65
Next Waterfall jacket £35
Tommy Hilfiger Camo Jacket now £70

New Look Khaki Check Lined Hooded Parka
Try a little festival chic and throw a khaki jacket over your shorts this summer for a cool and practical look.


Practising what I preach with my camo jacket over my Diesel frilled dress:
Camo Jacket: Primark
Dress: Diesel
Sandals: H&M
Bag: Topshop
For a picnic out at our local Nation Trust Park, possibly the calmest, most tranquil place near me, even with three boys tearing around it seemed really peaceful...
Top: H&M
Shorts: Gap
Sandals: Primark
Backpack: Jack Wills
For one of our very best friend's wedding blessing, it was a beautiful sunny day with a blessing at church then a lovely party in their back garden...

Lace Top: H&M
Skirt: Asos
Finally for a day running around after the kids I wore my new Topshop dress that I picked up in the sales. I had tried it on full price and then bought my maxi dress instead, so when I saw it had been reduced to half price I could not resist!
Dress: Topshop
Bag: Topshop
Shoes: Russell and Bromley
So there is my round up of how to look cool on summer evening with a khaki jacket and a few of my summer outfits. What have you found to be your best throw on on cool summer eves?

Next time the Summer Little Black Dress (although I am sure there may be some Maxi dresses in the too!) Frances xx


  1. I love anything in the colour Khaki and have seen quite a cheap one in the Net-A-Porter sale, probably sold out now due to my dithering! Lovely outfit round up Frances, looking lovely as always and the skirt and top combo for the wedding looks super stylish xx

  2. My lovely hubby bought me a khaki jacket in True Religion earlier this year, you have given me lots of styling tips and for once I already have the item!
    Abbi xx

  3. I have one cheap New Look khaki jacket and I've been on the lookout for a more expensive, better quality one got a year or so, just not found the one yet! I'll keep looking! Great post, Frances. Lynne xx

  4. Yes I am a new fan of the khaki jacket after purchasing one from Mango a few weeks ago, very versatile aren't they. Loving your outfits for your picnic, wedding ...... Divine!! And I am loving your new Topshop dress, very cute. Xx

  5. I have a fab lightweight khaki jacket that I picked up in the New Look sale last year & its served me well! You look fab Frances & I love all of your looks! Ax

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