OFF-DUTY STYLE Apr 11, 2017



KHAKI PANTS: Sea  |  TOP: 1.State  |  SHOES: Rag & Bone (25% off right now!)  |  BAG: Gucci  |  BELT: similar HERE and HERE  |  SUNGLASSES: Stella McCartney (similar HERE)  |  EARRINGS: Argento Vivo  |  NECKLACE: Baublebar

In a sea of bright colors and bold prints this spring, there’s one classic, calming influence that’s back and bigger than ever: all things khaki!  In today’s Trend Memo #7, we’re talking everything from khaki trousers to khaki trench coats—hey, even your Dad’s LL Bean fishing hat is on trend this spring!  (Did I just ruin this trend for you by saying that? I might’ve just ruined it for myself…)  Read on for all of the details on how to sport the khaki trend at work and play, and be sure to check out my favorite khaki picks of the season at the bottom of this post!


After all things military-inspired, the natural next step for many designers on spring and summer runways was to pile on the khaki.  Think less brass buttons and clean lines a la Alexander Hamilton in Hamilton (ever heard of it?  It’s this brand new show in NYC…) and more relaxed camels, beiges and olives a la Lt. Joe Cable in South Pacific.  You with me?  Now don’t get me wrong, that military trend is still going strong (Lord knows I love me a brass button or ten) but the khaki trend is separate and apart and one of the freshest spring trends on the books.

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  • There’s no better spring and summer topper than a classic trench coat.  I’ve been wearing this one a ton lately and can’t say enough good things about it!
  • I love this dress.  Perfect for work and so many other occasions too.
  • This beautiful olive green sheath is not just a great investment for spring and summer, but will be a timeless, year-round staple in your work wardrobe.
  • Opt for a riff on the trench with this great trench dress.  Wear it as-is or layer a white longsleeve underneath.
  • There’s something about these classic chinos that just feel so refreshing for spring, and perfect for casual workplaces or casual Friday!

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  • Cutest mini skirt ever?  I think yes.
  • I love these khaki-colored sneakers.  Perfect neutral shoe for the season!
  • You can never have too many of these classic tote bags, and I’m OBSESSED with the olive khaki hue.
  • Love every last detail of this jumpsuit.  Cute AND comfy?  Sign me up!
  • Last summer I basically lived in slip dresses like this one.  There’s just nothing more comfortable.




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13 Responses to TREND MEMO: KHAKI

  1. Those trousers are so gorgeous! I absolutely love khaki and have a classic khaki trench!

  2. Natali says:

    You’re looking incredible my dear! Beautiful style!

  3. Aure says:

    hello Mary…You’re such a great Artist of Style!…always the outfits You create are super creative,unique and fabolous!…this one has a such lovely blend of khaki colour that’s perfect to celebrate Your stunning Beauty…cheers!

  4. Oh boy, I wish I could pull off that style of pants, they are beautiful!

  5. Emily Denise says:

    This outfit is incredible! The culottes are such a modern way to embrace khaki, and I love the way you’ve repeated the stripes in both the crop top and the loafers.

    I’ve really been enjoying this series, can’t wait for the next!

    XO, Emily
    Epicurean Emily

  6. Rach says:

    I’m obsessed with those pants! They look so good and I love how it is paired with a striped crop top!

  7. Those pants are so fun for spring and I love how you paired the look with a fitted top.

  8. Patricia says:

    One ofmy favourite trends EVER… Love khaki and all its shades!
    You look flawless as usual

  9. Soraya says:

    Me encanta el look al completo pero estoy seguro de que las prendas por separado tiene muchísimo juego con otras prendas.

    Hay un nuevo post en el blog, con una nueva tendencia

  10. Janet says:

    I’ve always liked black and khaki. Nice combination!

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