July 1st, 2009
Sure, jeans are versatile and can go almost anywhere. But instead of tossing on a pair of jeans, why not reach for a pair of khakis? Khakis are another style classic, but they’re having their fashion moment this year. We haven’t seen so many khakis since the dot com days! But you don’t have to pair your khakis with a blousy blue button-down shirt. Instead, dress them up with tailored items: a navy blazer and a sharp pair of oxfords. Here’s how to dress up khaki pants with a navy blazer:
1. Start with a pair of khaki pants. Straight leg, flat front, classic style.
2. Add a fitted, button-down shirt to pair with your khaki pants. We’re loving the bright color of this shirt - it really warms up the outfit.
3. Top off the outfit with a crisp navy blue blazer. The bright color of the button-down shirt will peek out from under the lapels of the blazer.
4. Finish off the outfit with a pair of classic oxford shoes and a canvas belt. Notice how the belt beautifully echoes the stripes in the shirt–without being too literal.
How do you wear khaki pants? Share your style with us in the comments!