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Khaki shades for summer

Khaki is usually associated with military looks mostly seen in autumn and winter. However, this summer, khaki is a shade to be seen in.   Khaki and olive are becoming more and more like neutral shades, so you can invest in them as wardrobe staples.

As a warm shade, it doesn’t really flatter cool skin tones. If you have a cool, pinkish skin tone, then you certainly don’t want to wear it near your face, but you can wear it on other parts of your body if you like the look. There are also varying tones of khaki so you can go from very light –  almost stone –  to yellowish khaki through to very deep green shades.  You need to choose which ones create the best look for you and fit with your colouring.

The look for the season is more about contrasting fabrics and accessories to make it less utility and not going head-to-toe khaki.  Choosing softer fabrics for your khaki will make it look more feminine. A bold handbag or a patterned top will give it a fun fashion twist.  To dress it up, add some gold detail, lace trims, embellished sandals, statement necklaces or sheer black.  For a clean, smart edge, team with black or with white, depending on which neutral flatters you most.

Fiona Wellins

Colour Me Beautiful