Why let the soldiers have it all their own way? The khaki jacket is one of the hottest trends for this autumn, and with a range of styles to choose from, there is no excuse for not looking top class when you step out of your door. And you also have a choice of colours, ranging from simple khaki to stylised camouflage prints.
Naturally, your favourite khaki jacket depends on your personal taste, but rest assured you can take this style on board whatever your profile or temperament. A short khaki jacket is a great options for adding a layer of stylish insulation to your autumn look, and its loose cut makes it a wonderful companion to a sassy mini-skirt, wool tights and jersey top, with suede heels to complement the feminine appeal. A version with three-quarter sleeves also works well over form-hugging leggings and work boots, with layered top half including short denim shirt and Norwegian-inspired knitted sweater. Or for a simple yet graceful approach, try faded denim jeans, a plain white long-sleeved tee and ankle boots.
A different take on the khaki jacket involves the sleeveless gilet, often with a zip closure, drawstring features, and multiple pockets. This design lends itself fabulously to layering, teaming equally as well with a long-sleeved T-shirt, fine jersey knit top or little woolly jumper. Wear it with jeans, leggings or skinny trousers and change your look to suit your mood.The classic parka design harks back to the Seventies, with its iconic puffed body, front zip, drawstring waist and fur-lined collar or hood. Beautifully warm, the parka can barely skim your hips or stretch to mid-calf, but it makes a superb outer layer to keep out the chill on cooler evenings. Maintain the retro theme with denims, striped jersey top and high-heeled ankle boots, or bring it up to date with distressed jeans with turn-ups, a camouflage tee and military-style boots. Or for a touch of French chic, wear simple black stretch jeans and a skinny black polo neck.You can even go totally vintage with khaki jacket based on the Napoleonic era, with wide shoulders and cinched waist, and featuring fabulously ornate large brass buttons, intricate braiding, and even fancy epaulettes. This style is set off beautifully with a sculpted lower half, such as leggings or skin-tight jeans, or a cheeky mini-skirt and clumpy boots for a fun look.The featured photo is of Silvia Garcia wearing a military jacket from Diesel
Katarzyna Tusk in her khaki parka with furhood from Zara
Aida Domenech is wearing a khaki jacket with patches from Forever21
Emily Schuman is wearing Khaki jacket from Gap