The haute new colour of the season is khaki

The haute new colour of the season is khaki


Khaki is the new black this season. A mix between the army uniform and safari, khaki looks exceptional for its urban classy look.

 Glamorous, elegant or even casual, the colour promises to give that desired look only when teamed with contrasting colours. It has already been sported on international runways in latest fashion weeks, so that’s one reason to include it in your wardrobe. Also, khaki goes well with the changing season, autumn. It’s a shade that gives you a fresh breath of air after facing extreme hot weather. 

This warm, neutral colour palette which is dark greenish olive goes well with denim, but here are some of the colours that designers have been teaming with it like black, cream, terracotta, red, navy, ice blue, and metallic. Khaki is at its smartest when worn with grey or navy colour. A simple khaki sweater teamed with a pair of trousers can add a subtle hint of colour to your look.

Garments where the khaki is more used are skirts and pants – skinny, straight, leggings, etc. 

You can opt for olive coloured comfortable jumpsuits as the ongoing weather gives you the freedom to flaunt this summery dress. 

Finally, you can also go for khaki dyed dresses. Draw inspiration from Kajol, who wore a long sheer gown in the last season of Koffee with Karan. And why just Kajol, many international celebrities have been spotted wearing tight, pencil midis. 

Follow them! The lighter shade of khaki goes well with all jewel tones, especially the red ones, purples and plums. It teams perfectly with any flower colour too. Be experimental by teaming light yellowish khaki or regular khaki with pale colours like pinks, lavenders, light blues, summery greens, most yellows and oranges, and other neutrals.

Khaki tones of eyeshadow, mascara and nailpolish is something to look out for. It is easy to wear and looks compliments the Indian skin tone. It is an alternative for light browns. If you are fond of smoky eyes, it is your colour. Even for evening parties you can smudge khaki shade with some black liner. 

In accessories the markets are flush with smart knick-knacks. You can find everything from khaki green purses and sandals to khaki print swimsuits and sundresses. Khaki is an offbeat colour that will blend well with almost everything in your closet. So, what are you waiting for?

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