Saturday, 28 May 2016

Khaki: the new black

Top: £19.99, H&M. Bag: H&M (sold out). Trousers: £68, Madewell (but you can buy similar in Whistles) Sandals: £16, Asos. Photograph: Christoper O'Donnell
It's a funny thing about khaki, it's quite a wintery colour, yet I only seem to wear it in summer. I associate it with khaki chinos. There's something about spring and the start of a tan (fake, in my case) that compliments your wardrobe. It lifts your outfit far more than black, and goes so well with creams and golds. And the super wide tailored leg? This is my new favourite trouser...

I bought these Madewell chinos in LA and I thought they'd be a great alternative to jeans for those days when I need to be well dressed but relaxed. The more structured style feels more modern than a classic chino, and it turns out, this cropped wide leg trouser is actually ideal for heels too - it shoes off just the right amount of skin for a sexy heel, or (if you're me) a lace-up flat.


Now, you can buy from Madewell online from the UK but sadly you have to pay customs - but if you were going for them they're pretty true to size (I'm wearing a size 27), but I did see a fab frayed pair from Urban Outfitters when I was instore last week (I got the denim version) -  I've also linked to a few more local items below...

And I can't finish without mentioning the top or shoes, can I? Total High Street heroes: the top was an impulse buy from H&M and I love it, hoping it will be a good holiday top with denim shorts. And the espadrilles were my go-to in LA - really comfortable and worked with pretty much everything. The bag was also a H&M gem but sold out a while back, like all the best finds!

3 of the best...




1. 'Raynor' chinos: £98, J Crew (they have loads of wide leg cropped trouser styles, definitely worth a look)

2. Boyfriend chinos: £29.70, Banana Republic (these were actually on my list until I bought the Madewell ones)

3. Camel denim culottes: £20, Topshop

10 comments :

  1. Your khaki pants are amazing!
    xoxo
    www.donkeycool.es

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  2. Loving the top, what is the sizing like? I'd like to order it and I'm a size 12 but I know H&M can be on the small size. I think the top looks more expensive than it is. Love your blog.

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    1. I would size up on this one, as it looks better loose anyway, and comes up a bit short (not cropped, but skims the trouser wasitline) x

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  3. That clutch is amazing, so sad it's sold out! Will have to keep an eye out for it.
    www.theglitterfashionista.com

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    1. Mango had some similar things in last week when I was in x

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  4. Love those trousers, I'm the same and find that I only tend to wear khaki in the summer! Maybe because it looks great in lighter summer materials? The Banana Republic ones are such a good price. Jane xx

    http://arthursmum.com

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    1. I agree, they work so well with creams and golds - so good for summer! And yes, I can vouch for the Banana ones - tried on and almost bought! x

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  5. I never ever tried khaki. But here it looks unique and interesting piece. I am thinking I have to tried this stuff once. Thanks for the post.

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