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April 15, 2010

K-K-K-K-K-Khaki!

There’s a hot new colour that is overtaking others as the colour of the moment, and it’s a colour that I’ve never thought that much about. Ollll’ khaki face. Khaki has connotations with the military, men, the earth and strength – and what better way to show your inner strength, or just your superb sense of fashion, than with this easy-to-wear colour. Because of these connotations you could amp up the strong look by pairing khaki with leather, studs or structured clothing, or, you could go the opposite way, wearing it with feminine items such as flowing dresses, hot pink or floral clothes. One of my favourite bloggers, Garance Dore, recently did a great shoot which focused on this khaki trend – see some shots from her blog below. (Check out the amazing watch, the hot pink and the earthy makeup - sublime).

Image Source: www.garancedore.fr/

Below is a little montage of khaki treats. As you can see, there’s such a large variety of ways that you can wear khaki – you can see feminine, street, dressy, weekender and glam looks here. I personally wouldn’t wear more than one khaki item at a time, but that’s just me. I’m loving the See by Chloe Sing Along Weekender Bag, this precious would suit any kind of weekend away – a weekend in the country, a trip away with the girls, a festival, a lovers’ escape...so many options! These Nude Franky boots are to DIE for! I love the length, the material and the buckle – perfect for rushing around the city on a busy day. Busy busy busy! Khaki khaki khaki! The whole outfit in this Burberry picture is just stunning – the belt over the jacket, the hot hot hot heels and the gorgeous white jeans – I’d love to be able to rock this look on a daily basis...must brave the white jeans first! All of the items below are gorgeous, if only they were all sitting in my wardrobe / makeup bag!

Image Source (clockwise left to right): Nanette Lepore Overboard Dress – http://www.shopbop.com/, Rose Pant – http://www.moochi.co.nz/, Here Today...Aragon Tomorrow OPI – http://www.opi.com/, Gloria Dress – http://www.rubynz.com/, Mods Coat – http://www.twentysevennames.co.nz/, Murano Les 4 Ombres de Chanel – http://www.chanel.com/, Leather Glove – http://www.4leathergloves.co.uk/, Utility Trousers – http://www.asos.com/, Nude Franky Boots – http://www.ultrashoes.co.nz/, Ruched Zip Front Jacket – http://www.uk.burberry.com/, See by Chloe Sing Along Weekender Bag - http://www.shopbop.com/, Olive Washed Cotton Parka – http://www.countryroad.com.au/, One Teaspoon Cuffed Military Shorts – http://www.asos.com/, & NARS Earth Angel Duo Eyeshadow – http://www.narscosmetics.com/.

Whatever way you choose to wear khaki, make sure you wear it with flair and confidence! My favourite look is to pair it with pink – the colours are so opposite from one another, that they just work so well together! I purchased some khaki flats yesterday, I can’t wait to crank them out! Yay!

Have a fun Friday my khaki feathered friends!

xxx L

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