WHY YOUR SPRING WARDROBE NEEDS KHAKI

It's seriously versatile and suits everyone - no wonder khaki is the trend of 2017

CULT COLOUR

Hands up if your wardrobe is a sea of classic shades like black, white, grey and navy, with a bit of denim thrown in? While these hues are reliable and brilliantly interchangeable, there’s another versatile colour that you’d be mad to overlook: khaki.

Splashes of this shade complement those aforementioned neutrals effortlessly and work with bolder colours too. It can be smart and casual - in fact, there’s plenty of reasons why khaki is an unsung wardrobe hero, and why we should all be championing it…

THE SUITS-EVERYONE SHADE

Whether you’re porcelain-skinned or freckly, olive-skinned or dark, khaki doesn’t discriminate. It even suits redheads (blasting that ‘red and green should never be seen’ myth) – we love how street style star Taylor Tomasi Hill’s red mane pops against her khaki trench. As Eva Longoria and Gwen Stefani prove, it’s super-flattering on icy blondes and rich brunettes too

TRANSITIONAL WARDROBE SAVIOUR

It happens every year, twice a year, but even so, those mid-season weather fluctuations always throw us. Black often looks too heavy in April, while soft pastels can feel incongruous in October. This is where khaki comes in. Our khaki leather biker and statement tops are great when paired with your usual wardrobe suspects – making dark hues appear less wintery and softer colours less summery. Basically, it’s a wear all year hero hue.

Khaki Suedette Top, £59

Khaki Leather Biker, £249

ALWAYS ON TREND

The shade is a catwalk regular; ever noticed how military is one of the most recurring trends out there? But khaki needn’t equal army surplus. Our chic dress and shoes in the suits-all shade are anything but utilitarian. In fact, they’re pretty neutral save for a feminine flourish, like a ruffle here and a detailed stitch there.

Khaki Suedette Dress, £99

Khaki Midi Skirt, £59