Far from the starched, chunky fabrications often synonymous with utilitarian styling, this season it’s all about embracing softer and more wearable styles. Think tailored khaki trousers, relaxed patch pockets, stitch details on jackets and, of course, those signature earthy hues.
The key is to think of khaki as a neutral – and style it just as you would black, white or grey. It looks particularly good with pale-wash denim or Breton stripes, adding a slightly unique twist to outfits you’d already wear day-to-day. Here are four ways to incorporate a little modern utility into your wardrobe this season.
Embrace khaki trousers, in lieu of traditional Spring denim, and offset more masculine shapes with floaty boho blouses. Our new Carpenter Trousers (available in white and pale khaki) are crafted from a structure-meets-stretch cotton fabric – holding their shape while ensuring a comfortable fit. A floaty bohemian blouse, tucked loosely into the waistband, softens the look and gives it a feminine feel.
2. Cool cargo
With a fail-safe combination of functionality and fashion-forward details, cargo pants are the easiest way to embrace the utility trend. Simply style with a loose, mannish shirt – our linen style is ideal. The organic look and feel of lived-in linen is the perfect match for these relaxed pull-on trousers.