Why you can’t go wrong with khaki on khaki & the #neverendingstyle linkup

Khaki on khaki...and pink

Are you as obsessed about khaki as I am? It’s been my go-to colour for so long. Whereas some people might opt for denim, or denim on denim, when they want to wear something that makes them feel ‘at ease’, I will almost always go for khaki on khaki. Don’t you just love it?

To me, khaki is as much a neutral as denim is. It can be worn with absolutely anything, it’s so versatile. Not only that, but it looks good on just about anyone too. Still unsure? Try it. I dare you….you might be surprised. If you don’t know where to start, look for a simple pair of trousers—or jeans—in khaki green and wear them like you would a good pair of jeans. Team them with a pair of trainers, high heels, chunky boots or sandals. There’s nothing that won’t look good with them.

You can even wear khaki on khaki like I have here. It’s funny, over a year ago I said I wouldn’t be seen dead in a pair of paper-bag trousers. I was convinced they would make my ‘shapely’ hips look huge and my arse even bigger. I couldn’t have been more wrong. This is the perfect example of trying something that takes you out of your comfort zone and ultimately works. I love the trousers now. Is it a style you dislike? Or are you like I was? Convinced they won’t suit you?

Some of the best advice I’ve ever had when shopping, is to pick up as many things as you can—things you don’t think you’ll like—and simply try them all on. I know it’s not easy at the moment with Covid still going on, but once the shops are open again (and the changing rooms!), go for it. Take a chance on styles you would never dream would look good on you. I promise you, it will be the start of something exciting.

As for me and my penchant for khaki, years ago, I remember my late step-mother-in-law commenting on what a dreary colour she thought it was, but it never phased me. I loved it back then, and I love it now. I have so much of it in my wardrobe and I know I will continue to collect it. This little shirt for instance, was a total bargain in Parfois, and I’ve not worn it until now. But look how well it goes with my paper-bag trousers and vest top. I showed the photos to Michael and his first comment was, ‘great colour combination’. See? Even the hubby agrees!

As is usually the case, I chose a bumbag because I like to be hands free as much as possible. This is the first one I ever bought from Kipling. It can actually fold up to become a cross body bag too which is pretty cool. But it’s not as big as the other Kipling ones I have.

Because it’s all about the green, I opted for green jewellery too. Yes you’ve guessed it, both the ring and the bracelet were gifts from my mother-in-law lol. Some people might think that green jewellery is overkill. I don’t. And plus, I don’t give a shit what people think anymore anyway! This is my style and I happen to love it. I really hope you have the same attitude when dressing every morning! Especially at our age, when so many people tend to start telling us what we should or shouldn’t be wearing. Two fingers to them! Or one middle finger (depending on where you come from lol).

The boots need no introduction. They speak for themselves, right? They’re Doc Martens and they’re (as we like to say in England) the dog’s bollocks. Sorry…. I just had to. It means they’re amazing lol. I adore them. If you saw my post (or YouTube video) about my new cloffice, then you might recognise them from my shelf where they sit proudly next to my desk. You can’t go wrong with anything that’s hot pink and sparkly, especially when it’s teamed with khaki on khaki!
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pink sparkly Doc Martens

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Small bum bag with multi-function adjustable strap
Mini 2-in-1 Crossbody and Bum Bag
Mini 2-in-1 Crossbody and Bum Bag
Doc Martens SMOOTH LEATHER ANKLE BOOTS
Doc Martens pascal pink glitter boots on eBay
Burmese Green Jade and Natural Cambodian Zircon Ring in Rhodium Overlay Sterling Silver
Tsavorite Garnet Cluster Ring in Platinum PlatedSterling Silver
Sterling Silver Ring Plum Flower Natural Aventurine
Sterling Silver Ring with Enamel Leaves Platinum
Avalaya Olive Green Semiprecious Stone, Glass Bead Loop Flex Bracelet
Ayrio 7 Chakra Natural Gemstone Beads Bracelet
Tpocean Vintage Retro Rhinestone Silver Gold Turquoise Long Boho Bohemian Statement Ethnic Tribal Necklace
Efulgenz Boho Two Toned Vintage Antique Ethnic Gypsy Tribal Indian Oxidized Silver Statement Pendant Necklace
DesignedDazzle Beaded Purse Necklace Native American Medicine Bag
Bear Paw Turtle Design Jewelry Set Handmade
Animal Print Vest Top
Jesaisque Sleeveless Leopard Print Vest
Pineapple Womens Racer Back Animal Leopard Print Gym Vest Top
Doc Martens Patent Leather Ankle Boots
Pascal Ankle Boots in Leather
Pascal Ankle Boots with Laces in Floral Print Leather
Doc Martens 8 Eyelet Lace Up Boots Acid Pink Smooth
Doc Martens Tie Dye Boots Shell Pink White
Oversize shirt dress
Pocket flowy shirt
Oversize gilet
Cropped cotton overshirt
The Nomad Joggers
Oasis denim utility shirt in khaki
Fashionkilla oversized shirt in khaki
ASOS DESIGN long sleeve textured shirt with horn buttons in khaki
Object oversized shirt with pocket detail in khaki
Aligne organic cotton utility cuffed trouser in khaki
Missguided utility cargo trouser in khaki cord
Topshop utility trousers in khaki
ASOS DESIGN low rise utility flare in khaki
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20 Comments

  1. March 26, 2021 / 9:14 pm

    You got me started on khaki – I’d never thought about wearing it as a neutral until I saw you in khaki with red. Your pink Dr Martens really are the dogs! Love them

    • Suzy
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      March 27, 2021 / 1:47 pm

      Thanks Gail! I remember you commenting on one of my khaki posts some time ago! I’m glad I got you started on it!
      Hugs
      Suzy xx

  2. March 27, 2021 / 1:36 am

    You wear all of your bumbags well! I have yet to get one even though there has been a few that I have liked. Ah, your Doc Martens are so cool! What a fun color! Your mother in law has wonderful gift/jewelry taste!
    http://www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

    • Suzy
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      March 27, 2021 / 1:47 pm

      You’re too kind, Mireille! I just love bumbags…they’re your shoulders best friend lol!
      Hugs
      Suzy xx

  3. March 27, 2021 / 9:30 am

    Your outfit looks great. Love your pink boots 🙂 Great video too. Thanks for hosting and the tweet to remind me.

    • Suzy
      Author
      March 27, 2021 / 3:24 pm

      Thank you so much, Claire!
      Hugs
      Suzy xx
      PS I haven’t forgotten about the ‘interview’ lol. Will send questions soon x

  4. March 27, 2021 / 10:42 am

    Suzy, what a fun outfit! I really love the bright pink paired with the khaki. Such a beautiful color combination! I was hesitant about paper bag pants, too, because I have no butt! And I think that style of pants looks great if you have some arse to fill them out. I love the style and they are so comfortable, but I have to wear a long topper piece to conceal my backend because they look like I am wearing a giant soggy diaper in my pants or something! Haha. Fun post!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    • Suzy
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      March 27, 2021 / 1:49 pm

      Oh Shelbee, your comment really made me laugh!! I must say I have never noticed that you have no butt lol. Is it really that bad? I don’t think so, lovely. You have an amazing body and I reckon you’d be able to rock the paper bag trousers!!
      Huge hugs
      Suzy xx

  5. March 27, 2021 / 3:18 pm

    Oh khaki is such a cool color! But can we talk about your hair for a minute!! You are such a fab woman!

    • Suzy
      Author
      March 27, 2021 / 3:25 pm

      LOL Awwww thank you so much, Nancy! You are a FAB woman too!
      Suzy xx

    • Suzy
      Author
      March 27, 2021 / 8:51 pm

      LOL I couldn’t agree more, Rena! When I first saw them, I knew I had to have them!
      Thanks so much.
      Hugs
      Suzy x

    • Suzy
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      March 31, 2021 / 4:57 pm

      Thanks so much Missy! I love that word, RAD!!
      Hugs
      Suzy xx

  6. March 29, 2021 / 12:10 pm

    Not a color i wear much of, I had a really great pair of peg trousers, but got rid when I lost weight! Shame cose I could wear them now for sure- dam #covid weight!!! Thanks for hosting Suzy. Jacqui

    • Suzy
      Author
      March 31, 2021 / 4:58 pm

      Oh it’s so annoying when that happens, Jacqui! I’ve given away so many items of clothing over the past five years that I would wear now lol!
      Hugs
      Suzy xx

  7. March 31, 2021 / 4:56 pm

    The dog’s bollocks hahaha.. learned a new expression here. The only similar one I know is “brass monkey’s weather” (and I do know the lengthy version haha).
    Khaki…hmmm, maybe I should try it. Never did because khaki near my face isn’t the best. Nevertheless, khaki trousers might be good. As you say, a substitute for the jeans I always wear. One thing I learned which suprised me was pink boots. They go with everything too.
    Anyway, khaki suits you, that is obvious. And your boots are fab indeed.
    Greetje

    • Suzy
      Author
      March 31, 2021 / 5:00 pm

      Thanks Greetje! I could imagine you wearing one of those button-up khaki shirt dresses (belted, of course) with a pink scarf, maybe? That would look fabulous on you!
      Hugs
      Suzy xx

  8. April 4, 2021 / 12:57 pm

    This is such a fun look! I love the khaki and bight pink together! Your boots are fabulous!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

    • Suzy
      Author
      April 7, 2021 / 6:32 pm

      Thanks Jill! They are pretty cool, aren’t they?
      Thank you so much for stopping by!
      Suzy xx

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