Well, the khaki obsession continues…
If there’ s one colour I’m really enjoying at the moment, it’s definitely khaki green. If you read my recent post, you’d have seen that I rediscovered the shacket that I picked up in Primark last summer and consequently wore repeatedly until it became a little too cold to justify it as a decent cover up.
It’s such a plain colour, but having a khaki green item in my wardrobe holds some sort of importance for me, because I know I’ll always get a lot of wear out of it, whatever season we may be in. I’ve said it countless times, but although I’m try to delve into a more bright wardrobe, neutrals always pull me back in, and I tend to gravitate towards these tones a lot more than I care to admit. Wait – I don’t actually care haha, I love the basics, and it’s the ease of them that I find the best.
I’m quite a lazy dresser. I feel like events like LFW would just not be for me, purely because my personality is not made for standing out (probably a weakness of mine in this industry, who knows?) and I couldn’t think of anything worse than dressing flamboyantly (although bloggers like Megan and Lucy are absolute masters at this and look amazing in EVERYTHING?), but I love grabbing something, slinging it on and going. Any outfit that requires a lot of thought (and admittedly, I do think about my outfits a lot – particularly for weddings and social events since they don’t happen too often and I like to look nice), day to day in particular, is something that immediately puts me off and I end up starting at square one again; usually with a pair of jeans and a t-shirt – the staples guys. The staples. I find that this way, it’s a lot easier to show my personal style a bit more, and although I do love looking at other people for inspiration, I’m finding that picking out specific pieces of clothing, whether it’s already in my wardrobe or newly bought, and just working around it has given me a lot more confidence in regards to the way I dress, and subsequently the way I view myself as a style blogger. It feels less forced, and that’s something I really try to live by when I pick an outfit everyday.
I recently picked these trousers up from Topshop, after searching high and low for a pair of khaki trousers/chinos/jeans/whatever that may have looked nice on me, to style against my sk8-hi Vans. I rediscovered them after 5 or so years of them being hidden away in a shoe box, and immediately thought, “some rolled up khaki trousers would look awesome with these.”
So I came across this pair and I was sold. The great thing about them, is that they would look awesome with a little white crop/t-shirt when it’s a little warmer. Or a light grey in actual fact, but I had this ribbed body to hand and felt like, for the weather, this would be the best option. With the top being so fitted, and the paper-bag finish on the trousers, it turned out to be the most flattering pairing anyway, which is exactly what I’d hoped for.
And for the record, these are the softest pair of trousers I own – 100% worth the price tag. What do you think?