Khaki turns out to be another one of those colors that means absolutely NOTHING, in absolute terms. I saw things all over the spectrum that answered to my call for khaki jewelry, bags and shoes!This, in my mind, was what I expected when I started searching for khaki; I really quite like this with black; it’s unexpected, a bit earthy, but rather sophisticated, too.
And then I saw this more brown-ish color, which I think looks glorious with the brown outfit. Again, it’s not an expected choice of accessories, but it has a richness that is quite nice.
The very lightest shades that answered the “khaki call” were my choice with grey. I wouldn’t have normally put these together, but I think one could wear this happily.
Frankly, I feel like half of the color names that I search for end up generating a bunch of beautiful goodies in blush shades, like this. This is really pretty…
And this, I’m sorry, is NOT khaki. But it came up in my search, and I thought it was so attractive and wearable that I couldn’t resist it. There’s virtually no person who couldn’t wear this, and very few colors with which it couldn’t be worn…
This felt MUCH more camel-like to me, so I thought that I’d try out a really monochromatic ensemble, with some texture. I like how the pattern in the agate stones is slightly echoed by the perforations in the shoes; those sorts of things always appeal to me!
Tomorrow, I’m looking into the joys of pastel blue and green, and then I’m going to dance with shades of rust. By then, I have a hunch that we’ll all have exhausted this subject!love,
From Margie in Toronto – This is the toughest colour for me out of them all so far. I tend to think of khaki as more greenish and to me this colour falls more within the beige/taupe range – colours that I avoid like the plague as they completely wash me out – not sure I could even wear them as accessories and away from my face.
I do like the richness of the combo with brown but I see it on a blonde with the hair adding some much needed brightness.
I'm with Margie regarding the name of this colour but I really like some of these combos, very sophisticated on the right people,
Deb from Vancouver
I have never been sure what color "khaki" really is, and this has not clarified :-) I can't wear this color near my face, but it looks like a very useful & versatile color for an accessory family. Mary
Susan Bybee says
I like the black and khaki combination.
Rizwan Naeem says
Nice blog i like it.
None of these look how I envision khaki — just not green enough. The top group is the closest, but it's taupe to me. I like taupe, though, and agree it looks posh with black.
Wow! I just love this series! Thank you so much, Janice. I was just gifted with a beautiful khaki-like bag and this is so helpful. The bag is similar to the beautiful color of the bag in your tan combo.. How beautiful they are together! I have tan clothing and just need some coordinating jewelry and just ordered the nail polish in the blush- tan color.. Thank so much for all the inspiration. The yellow series was also so helpful .. I will get some yellow things as well .. Such a sense of beauty you have! Janice Collins, Washington, DC
I would love to see a series on eyeglasses. I usually wear plain silver-toned frames to go with my silver hair, but that's gotten kind of boring.
I have to agreed with most others……this is not khaki to me but, taupe, blush and stone/light beige…….however all lovely. The olive is what I think of as khaki……a much more murky green. Looking forward to the rust.
Love the all khaki/tan combo! I think more of the tan range for khaki but it does come in all shades, think man's pants for example. Thanks for this series!