Beige, brown, tan, and what have you—this color palette is a must this season. If you're looking for style inspo and tips on how to ride the khaki train, here's Jodi Sta. Maria to show you how it's done!
1. Start with a cute coat.
Khakis are neutrals so they will look good paired with almost anything. If you want to go for a clean and minimalist look, though, throwing on a light khaki coat will instantly elevate your black and white ensemble.
2. Add a jacket to tame loud prints.
If you're still new to wearing bold patterns, adding a khaki jacket will help play down the striking prints. By employing this technique, you can easily sport graphic prints and even wear your fun-printed tops or dresses to work.
3. Experiment with different shades from the same color family.
Feeling more comfortable with wearing khaki pieces? Then it's time to take it up a notch and play around with more shades. You can wear khaki in different hues just like Jodi; the trick is to choose a focal piece with a more solid khaki tone, and from there, build your outfit around similar or complementary shades. In Jodi's case, she added a striped top, accessorized with a mustard headband, and then tied the whole look together by throwing on an olive-colored jacket. So cute!
4. Play with volume and silhouettes.
While khaki has a laidback vibe, don't underestimate its versatility. It all depends on the cut, silhouette, and your creativity. Take a look at how Jodi paired a puffy-sleeved top with khaki-colored overalls; its clean lines give the look a more tapered and polished feel. She also layered it with a structured jacket that makes for a more sophisticated ensemble.