How to wear kakhi?

One of this season’s main trend is kakhi.

Which I consider beeing an atemporal, and an easy to wear color, which is great cause if you buy some, you’ll be able to keep that as a wardrobe staple.

Kakhi evoques the army, the earth, the desert, the jungle… very casual things at first sight.

And this is indeed a great casual color that is a nice alternative to jeans in the week-end.

But can kakhi be something else than casual?

And what colors can you mix it with?

I- What kakhi items?

1. Casual kakhi

– Kakhi bombers



Kakhi trench

kaki recadré dress like a parisian


– Kakhi jacket

natalie off duty

Natalie off duty

Kakhi T-shirt

sincerely jules

Sincerely Jules

2. Dressy kakhi

– Daytime dressy

Kakhi is a good color choice for an item in a dressy shape such as a shirt or a pencil skirt.

style lovely

Here, an unknown stylish woman wearing a silk kakhi shirt

the curvy blogger

The curvy blogger with a sophisticated draped kakhi skirt

pre fall sonia Rykiel

Clean cuts and classy fabrics in Sonia by Sonia Rykiel pre-fall 2015

– Evening time dressy

Kakhi in a beautiful fabric is magnificent as a cocktail dress, skirt, pants or jumpsuit.

Bisous natasha kaki 2

Bisous Natasha wearing suede kakhi


Kakhi silk

3. Mix casual kakhi with dressy outfit

Natalia Alaverdian

Natalia Alaverdian

Just like jean kakhi coton has the power to make every dressy look appear effortless.

See above Sincerely Jules mixing a loose kakhi coton T-shirt with her sexy leather mini.

II- What colors to wear with kakhi?

1. Black

Perfect for a powerful style

See above

2. White

White and kaki look great together.

You can add more colors to the mix or stick to those two.

But be careful to avoid the  “tourist in Egypt” look. With linen short wide pants and T-shirt if you see what I mean.

Otherwise, go for it!

3. Pink

Dusty pink, pastel pink, coral pink, a pop of fuschia pink, all look great with kakhi


sincerely jules coral and kakhi

Sincerely Jules

Ulla Johnson

Ulla Johnson

4. Gold

Gold and kakhi is a classic mix.

Kaki et doré you make fashion

Into your closet

How to pull it out in an easy way?

Pair gold jewels with you  kakhi item.

5. Yellow

Sincerely jules kakhi and yellow

Sincerely Jules

(Yes I quote her everywhere but that is because she is a queen at color matching… and because I love her style in general)

You could mix kakhi with mustard, bright yellow, chartreuse like here and even a flash of neon yellow

6. Pastels

kaki pastels


All pastel colors look great with kakhi

7. And so on

Kakhi + grey: but beware not to look dull

Kakhi+ flower print. A surplus jacket makes a flowery dress look less girly.

Kakhi + navy blue: very edgy

Kakhi + burgundy = yes! Try burgundy or plum on the lips/ nails for a easy alternative

Kakhi + bright red as a detail like nails or lips is nice

Kakhi + orange if you do not make that look sporty

kaki burgundy


And what I do not like…

Anything that contains green looks strange with kakhi. Emerald green, bright green, anis green but also turquoise

Any bright blues look odd with kakhi: royal blue, electric blue

Kakhi + beige/ grey can look nice but often looks dull. Ask yourself if your outfit does.

Do you feel like wearing kakhi without camouflage now?


Cover collage: Bisous Natasha, Sonia by Sonia Rykiel

4 Responses to “How to wear kakhi?”
  1. Mimi says:

    Thank you! 🙂

  2. Très jolie sélection !!!

  3. Mimi says:

    Question – how can I invest in clothes that are made locally (the US) and in Europe? There are very few places other than American Apparel and a few boutiques downtown where I can buy clothes that aren’t made in third world countries and badly-paid labor. Any advice would be appreciated, thanks!

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