29/10/2014 08:25 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Khaki Green: How To Wear The Colour That Goes With Everything

Khaki green is the kind of colour that comes with cool credentials. It's got that unisex, edgy vibe and every woman should have at least one item of it in her wardrobe.


This season, the theme is urban utility. It can be worn in any way (smart, casual, super-luxe) and has distinctive functionality (oversized pockets, zips, hoods, drawstring detailing).

On the Autumn/Winter 2014 runway the colour was championed by Isabel Marant, Fendi, Balmain and Max Mara. The look? Sharp style and no muss, no fuss swag.

Top-to-toe khaki: a classic polo neck (Warehouse £36), leather-look skinnies (Zara £25.99), peep-toe ankle boots (Opening Ceremony £330) and a *beautiful* Burberry trench (£1,295) is how to do G.I. Jane with a touch of glamour.

Of course, you don't have to wear it all at once. Pair khaki pieces like coats, boots, boxy tops and skirts with white, black, navy and pale pink if you want to lift the look. Experiment with a matchy metallic eyeshadow, then accessorise with an oversized snug scarf and envelope clutch.

Your best bet is going khaki green on the outerwear front because the choice is endless.

River Island's padded longline jacket (£85) is a nod to the chubby-coat trend, and Topshop, Zara, Asos and Marks & Spencer are your go-to for the perfect parka - think posh, grungy, quilted and polished.

There are very few who can pull off this colour - it loves brunettes, blondes, redheads and every skin tone making it a must this season.