Have you noticed the hit of khaki and military clothes in your favourite stores lately? Trend alerts will tell you it’s a ‘new trend’ and ‘big right now’, but the truth is khaki is always on trend…always has been, always will be. A bit like chambray or leopard print khaki is always lurking so collect quality pieces that will stand the test of time. It’s not the easiest colour to wear, personally I don’t wear much of it.
I find khaki a bit masculine so prefer to pop some rose pink, moroon or chambray with it when I wear it. You could also try mustard, tan, grey, cream and black or if you are a creative add turquoise or chartreuse.
This jacket (worn below) is heading into its sixth winter, an investment that has paid itself off and stood the test of time. When looking for an anorak or winter jacket there’s a few things I look for,
. Adjustable toggles inside at the waist for drawing in to create a waist.
. Detachable hood. I’m a sucker for a hood and if it’s detachable it just makes your jacket more versatile. I’m also a sucker for some faux fur on a hood. Having the fur hood detachable means I can wear this jacket most of the year without looking like I’m heading to the Antarctic.
.Lining with a difference. If your jacket has a lining that is a contrasting or highlighting colour all the better. This jacket has a lighter colour which pops when I cuff the sleeve. See how it top n tails with my lighter boots and my hair.
.Curved hemlines or a feature hemline. This jacket is years old but does have a slight curve at the hem which adds a touch of softer femininity on an otherwise more masculine jacket.
I found this jacket at Sussan currently on sale for $64.98 it can be worn as a jacket or overshirt.
This Khaki day jacket from City Chic might also appeal to you…
Now back to my outfit and how I styled it. Black Jeggings with a maroon tank and oatmeal ankle boots done two ways. When I add the oatmeal cardi (find it here) it ‘top n tails’ perfectly with my ankle boots and hair. It’s a softer look and the addition of the frilled socks not only keeps my feet warm but is playful and fun.
When I switch the jackets and add the khaki jacket it immediately makes my outfit more ‘masculine’ so I’ve added a scarf in soft feminine pinks and greys with tassels. It’s just enough to balance out the jacket and pink loves maroon…very romantic!
I’m still wearing the frilled socks but have cuffed my jeans to expose a little skin as the socks will make my ankles appear a bit wider.
Have some fun with masculine khaki in the coming cooler months. If it’s too hard to wear near your face then try a pair of pants or a fabulous bag, there’s plenty of choice out there. Have you already tried khaki?
Do you think you might try it?
What about frilled socks? If you grew up during the 80’s I’m sure you’ve tried them.
Til next time,
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