Time for Khaki..

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.

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.

My Style:

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
Watch: Storm
Lipstick: Mac Lady Danger
Perfume: Chanel no.5
Shirt: New Look
Sweater: Topshop (link above)
Leggings: Zara
Shoes: M&S
Bag: TK Maxx
Sweater: Cos
Scarf: Burberry
Pink Coat: M&S
Trousers: Topshop (link above)
Shoes: Uterque
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


  1. I have to say the most versatile thing in my wardrobe is my khaki parka from mango, dress it up or down, they manage to give an air of coolness to outfits. I really like the khaki Topshop cargo pants that WIT and yourself have. I can not wear Khaki as a solid colour as I don't think it suits me, but layered with colours that do I am fine. x

  2. Hee hee another khaki post. I bet we were wiring them at the same time. Top Shop definitely have the best pieces at the moment don't they. I think it can look really dull on fellas but we have the option of slapping on a bright pink lipstick or throwing on some colour pop shoes to lift it. Fab outfits Fran x

  3. I bought the topshop cargo pants with the distressed detail buy after kneeeling down to pick up one of my kids they completely ripped. Been chasing down a neon bomber like the one above !!

  4. I love khaki/military items...I have so many that I've picked up over the years. I love your sweater...so cozy looking!

  5. I like khaki and I have noticed the resurgence of the colour recently. And yes, I suddenly seem to have an influx of khaki posts on my blog feed - but like they say - great minds et al!

    Love the way you've paired the Topshop pants with navy - just looks fresh.

  6. Ha ha! I just wrote a post about khaki and I read Donna's post a few minutes ago. Khaki is definitely in the air. I looked up the Topshop jumper but now sold out in my size :-( Lynne xx

  7. Hi love the blog! Just wondering how the topshop khaki pants come up size wise? Usually size 8-10 but currently 7 months pregnant and hoping for a nice comfy but stylish pair of trousers to wear come spring when I'll be at home with baby. Amy x

  8. I just love khaki - totally a colour for me this year

  9. I'm a fan & have a few bits but I really want the NL shirt! Lovely inspiration again Frances! x