Style: 4 Ways to Wear The Khaki Jacket…


It’s perhaps testament to the versatility of this jacket that I cannot remember when I actually bought my classic Topshop version (it predates Daisy, which let’s be honest, is a life I don’t recall these days) and that I purposefully went into the loft just to retrieve it a few weeks ago.

Made for this undecided one-minute-hot-next-minute-freezing weather, the simple khaki shirt and jacket hybrid (shacket) offers not only an injection of colour but it is the perfect casual jacket for those off-duty days. Not as smart as a blazer but a great alternative to a denim jacket, have I won you over yet?

Jacket, Topshop (old). Top, Zara (old). Jeans, H&M. Trainers, Superga (see below)

I like to team mine with a contrasting items such as a pretty broderie blouse or a satin midi skirt as the utilitarian finish of the coat takes the edge off an otherwise quite feminine piece. They also look really good paired with a hoodie and khaki can actually be a far more flattering colour than you think – perfect for those sleep-deprived nights when you need to cheat a bit. Giving further kudos to this wardrobe staple, there are plenty of variations available from a host of shops on the high street at the moment too so it inspired me to put together a little how to wear that I hope you will find helpful…

Outfit 1

One of my failsafe outfits when I want to make a bit more effort. The contrast of the pretty ruffles against the straight cut jacket makes for a lovely combination.

1. Jeans, H&M. 2. Blouse, Zara. 3. Bag, Next. 4. Mules, Zara. 5.Jacket, Hush.

Outfit 2

On those days when you want to wear a dress but need a cover up “just in case”. This cropped, boxy version of the khaki shacket will sit nicely on the waist giving a lovely silhouette without overwhelming the dress.

1. Jacket, New Look. 2. Dress, Marks & Spencer. 3. Bag, Matalan. 4. Trainers, Superga.

Outfit 3

This jacket is made from linen which is a fabric favourite of mine at the moment (more to come on that soon). As an honorary neutral, khaki and leopard print work really well together – plus this bag looks like it will hold A LOT of stuff.

1. Jacket, Monsoon. 2, T-Shirt, H&M. 3. Skirt, Next. 4. Boots, Mango. 5. Bag, Matalan.

Outfit 4

I have thrown in a camouflage version of the jacket because as a big fan of the classic print I have one and it’s a great way of injecting a bit of something into an otherwise simple outfit. This is probably one of the simplest but also one of my favourite ways to wear the shacket.

1. Waxed Jeans, River Island. 2. T-Shirt, Gap. 3, Shoes, Topshop. 4. Bag, Oasis at Next. 5. Camouflage Jacket, Topshop.

I hope you have found this helpful and shown you alternative ways of wearing a shacket or indeed persuaded you to invest in this highly useful Spring coat.

Happy Shopping


This post was not sponsored. All thoughts, writing and opinions are my own.


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