When it comes to my uniform du jour it’s safe to say it involves denim of some sort, black or grey and a knit (chunky or fine, I’m easy) to be on the safe side – I can’t stand being cold. This season’s military khaki trend is all about uniform styling and based on recent looks shown at the Big Apple and European Fashion Weeks, the trend is here to stay so expect to see more military inspired chic for Autumn / Winter 2016.

I’m a fan of the utilitarian look and am delighted to see khaki playing a key role in the military trend, getting the recognition it deserves as a staple colour in our wardrobe.

The appeal of khaki is its neutral shade, offering a hint of colour that isn’t too bright and feels natural and comfortable. For me, khaki fits with my day to day colour scheme of black, white, grey, brown and navy (and a smidge of pink when I’m in the mood).

Of all the khaki pieces I own, my favourite is a hooded parka. I’ve had my parka jacket for years and never tire of wearing it. It looks worn and a little beaten up but I love that it doesn’t try too hard. It doesn’t have to. It’s so versatile and the perfect transitional piece for the change in seasons.

For a dressed up but ‘I’m not really trying’ look I wear mine over leather trousers, a silk shirt and heels. In summer I like to pair my parka with white broderie dresses and boots but my favourite way to wear it is in true androgynous mode. There’s something cool and uncomplicated about a parka combined with a buttoned up white shirt, dark wash denim with chunky cuffs and flat Chelsea boots.

Will you be wearing khaki this Spring? Are you a parka fan?

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Outfit Details

Parka Jacket ♦ Zara (similar here)

White Shirt ♦ River Island (similar here)

Jeans 714 Levi’s ♦ Levi’s

Chelsea Ankle Boots ♦ Zara (similar here)

Oversized Sunglasses ♦ Dior

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