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J Crew military trench available to order HERE.

I’ve gone khaki crazy. Or is it olive, forest, army green? Some people are calling it ‘herb’ but that’s a bit lazy – which one? It’s definitely more parsley than sage. The many shades of military are a good way to manouevre into autumn. This is the new neutral. The colour of the season, the colour of every season. A wardrobe essential to go with denim, brights, animal print or full-on head-to-toe. Double khaki with a flash of turquoise, Casual Glamour with metallic shoes or chandelier earrings, Larky Khaki with lashings of leopard print. So many style possibilities, so little Photoshop talent…

On my hit list is this Autograph belted shirt dress, available HERE.

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The lovely Cara ankle boot, from Jigsaw available HERE. Jigsaw also has a good selection of army green silk shirts and t-shirts and I’ve got my eye on J.Crew’s Martie Pants and cashmere. Last week, I was walking past Banana Republic when I saw this olive green military shirt in the window. I was straight in there like a marine on a mission. The heavier (but not too heavy) cotton drill works perfectly instead of a jacket when the weather’s a bit temperamental. I’ve worn it for so many days on the trot, Mr TNMA is starting to worry.


Here’s some more khaki for consideration:

9 thoughts on “More ways to wear khaki green

  1. Mr GSL is starting to worry too AW. Maybe it’s time we de-militarize green into a retro Make Love Not War Olive.
    These are very fine selections, esp the JC trench and belted shirt-dress, and every olive shade displayed pleases this keen eye.
    Perhaps you & Mr TNMA can think of other ways to channel your jack-booted longings…

  2. I absolutely love this color – matches my eyes and makes them stand out – and the slinky dress is tdf. Booties too – I need a change from blackand brown. xox

  3. This color has become a favorite with me too. I picked up the J.Crew chinos in “hillside green” and LOVE them. Am eyeing that trench, hoping maybe it will rain in So Calif sometime in the next decade… ­čśë Great choices, all!

  4. I bought the Lydia Bootie from Banana Republic in the gray color. They are gorgeous! I went with my normal shoe size and they fit great and are comfortable. They look cute with baggy boyfriend jeans as well as skinny’s. The gray color looks good with khaki, black, olive, denim…..perfect! I really wanted something different and this color fit the bill.

  5. I can’t get enough of this colour-so flattering.I picked up an Autograph khaki silk shirt,the Jigsaw suede boots and khaki hobo bag plus M&S’s studded khaki ankle trousers.

  6. Khaki green was also popular in the seventies; I remember that one of the first outfits that I designed as a sophomore at RISD was my “Military Chemise”, with a stand up collar and tent shape!

  7. All olive greens are my go to neutrals year round. With green eyes and brownish hair it’s a flattering colour to wear. I mix up different green shades together. It works well with black, tan, red and all turquoise and aqua accessories and clothing. I have an army green fitted wool coat for winter and cotton lined jacket for mid season which I’m wearing a lot in this in between weather. Best to stock up whenever the colour is in fashion and available.

  8. Army green has always been a favorite of mine. I have delicate coloring with light green eyes. This neutral just works better for me than black and brown. There isn’t a color it doesn’t complement-turquoise, orange, navy, cobalt blue, purple. The key is to stock up on pieces when they are available. It’s hard to find sometimes.

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