The khaki trend

Its like we’re back in the boomtime 1990s; the Britpop era, and we’re all wearing camo gear a la Oasis, and All Saints. Yes, there’s a khaki trend happening again!

Do you remember when khaki crops were the trouser of choice? Or did you favour cargo pants? Well, you’ll be glad to hear that in the khaki trend 2016 there are no crops or cargo pants, but the colour is one to embrace once again – and this time on, well, everything.

Khaki is a strange one – there are so many variations of the shade on the high street, we’re not entirely sure what the real shade of khaki green is. Mix and match them to really work this khaki trend, or go simple, and just add a jacket, or a sweater to your wardrobe. Think further ahead as well – this khaki trend will go right through to the autumn/winter, trust us.

But let’s concentrate on summer, and start on holiday, because that’s all that’s on our minds right now, let’s face it, and we’ll begin with New Look’s fabulous fringed bikini (top £14.99, bottoms, £7.99). BHS’s tummy control swimsuit (£22) is a block of khaki. Cover up in a utilitarian style with BHS’s cover-up shirt (£20). Add a peak cap (£7.99, New Look) for fun – and to keep the sun off. Keep your hair under control with a scrunchie (£3 for two, Claire’s). Finally, khaki lace-up espadrilles (£19.99, H&M), or flatbed sandals (£35, Schuh) – your decide!

khaki trend 2016 holiday

Khaki works brilliantly as a very smart alternative to black, navy, or grey. Spice up your work style with some khaki trend separates. Superdry’s slouchy yet sophisticated collarless bomber jacket (£64.99) is a great buy this summer. Culottes are on-trend, so make sure you’re doubly on-trend by getting them in khaki (£37, were £75, French Connection). Culottes look great with a body (£14.99, New Look) or a cold-shoulder top (£15, BHS). Add killer heels, like these fab rope-twisted sandals (£40, Missguided @ Schuh). Oh, and a big bag (£23, BHS) to complete your look.

khaki trend 2016 daytimeA one-piece and a pair of heels looks fab, and is a simple way to wear khaki. The fab platform heels are from H&M (£49.99). Team with a flouncy playsuit (£14.99, H&M), or some short dungarees (£24.99, New Look) to show off those legs, a great utility dress from White Stuff (£tbc) for inbetween, or a jersey maxi (£14.99, H&M) to keep your legs under wraps

khaki trend 2016 heels and legs

If yu just want to dip your toe in the khaki trend, then think about a jacket, or a piece of knitwear. New Look’s frilled sweater is vintage-style heaven (£24.99, New Look). We love the bold geo print of this khaki jumper dress (£38, Wallis @ BHS). Jacket-wise, BHS’s suede zip jacket (£120) is an investment. But if it’s 90s-style camo jackets you are after then there’s this floral embroidered version from New Look (£39.99), or plain from Debenhams (£65).

khaki trend 2016 jackets jumpers

GAP’s gilet (£49.95) is a classic take on the safari style, and this lighter shade is, according to GAP, iconic khaki. Their classic girlfriend chinos come in this shade, but we also love this deeper olive green (£29.99). Valley of the Dolls’  double split front floaty maxi skirt is super cool for summer (£45, JOY). Team it with New Look’s lattice front bodysuit (£17.99). A Bardot style off the shoulder top is a musthave this summer, as we have discussed, so why not make it khaki and get the khaki trend covered too? This one is from Wallis @ BHS (£28). Finally, BHS’s lace-up sandals (£26) complete any khaki trend look.

khaki trend 2016 separates

Sunny Summer Style – Weekly Wishlist

Fed up looking out the window at rain, snow, hail and the rest? So are we. So, we’re focusing on summer style in this week’s weekly wishlist, and anticipating some fun in the sun.

Hopefully we’ll get some nice weather of our own, but if not, and you’re lucky enough to be jetting off somewhere warm, you’ll need to invest in some sunny summer style pieces. Bikinis, swimwear, cover-ups, hats, bags, sunnies – summer style never looked so hot!

First up is a bikini, and we agree, it’s a sunny summer style minefield, so take some time to choose, and pay attention to your bodyshape to make sure you get the right style for you.

We adore Floozie by FrostFrench’s sunflower bikini with big, high-waisted retro pants (top, £26.50, bottoms, £20, Debenhams). New Look’s neon stripe bikini (top, £14.99, bottoms, £7.99) is something skimpier, if that’s your summer style.

One-pieces are as sexy as bikinis, and can be more stylish and more flattering. We adore Louche @ JOY’s red structured retro style costume (£35) – it has lacing up the back as well. Butterfly by Matthew Williamson’s digital print tiger suit (£42, Debenhams) will cause a stir at the beach or the pool, agreed?

And BHS’s monochrome swimsuit (£28) has ruching at the side, and a detachable halter for versatile sunny summer style

New Look are the masters of novelty handbags, and this year you can get into the tropical mood with either a sequinned pineapple bag (£19.99) or a glittery scallop shell (£12.99). Or both if you must!

Get that pedicure booked in and get some summer sandals on your feet (maybe not in the rain, but get some in – the sun is coming, we promise you). BHS’s metallic gladiators ar comfy and cute (£25). Or how about something a bit more out there with Schuh’s embellished sandals (£35).

Weekly wishlist fun in the sun summer style

A beach cover-up is always a good idea on holiday – sunburn is never a good look. The zig zag pattern of the Principles by Ben De Lisi kaftan (£32, Debenhams) is super-fun, as are the cute tassel ties. If something more muted is your sunny summer style, then French Connection’s beautiful neutral two-tone kaftan (£50) is for you.

A hat is a great idea in the sun right? New Look’s two-tone floppy straw hat (£12.99) is huge! BHS’s retro tortoiseshell sunglasses (£7) are perfect for vintage style lovers.

We also love the retro-inspired chevron striped beach/shopper bag from BHS (£15) which comes in a variety of colours. H&M’s cute coral shorts are a fab bargain at £6.99, down from £12.99, and New Look’s cute cropped Bardot top (£9.99) is a sunny summer style on-trend musthave and what’s more summery than lovely yellow?

And there are non-cropped versions too, if you don’t fancy baring your midriff.

Here’s to sunny summer style – let’s hope we see the sun soon!