Re-style your khaki skirt with updated outfit ideas.

Long Khaki Skirt Outfit Ideas

by Mercedes Valladares

You don't need to look like you're in uniform when you wear a khaki skirt. Whether A-line, pencil or full, long khaki skirts have undergone a fashion restyle. Designer fashions include trim detailing to update the basic style, along with cargo pockets, button trim and soft gathered details. The length of the skirt -- mid-thigh, below the knee, calf or ankle -- determines your ensemble choices, and these help determine your overall look.

1. Updating a Basic Skirt

Give your basic khaki skirt a style makeover by wearing charcoal gray tights and cream-colored wedges. Complete the look with a tan anorak over a gray blouse. Wear a navy-and-white striped boat-neck top for a Parisian feel, and a skirt with a fly front waistband. Borrow a sexy celebrity look with a fitted red-and-white knit top with gathered sleeves paired with a button-detailed waistband skirt and high heels. Create a downtown chic vibe with a stud-trimmed clutch or a gold metallic tote and embossed metallic flats.

2. Redefining Safari Skirts

Brave the fashion jungle wearing color-blocked tops with your long safari-style khaki skirt. Bright orange and brown fabric inserts complement the khaki color, while neon inserts add a daring twist. Look for tops with gathered side seams that add a feminine touch to the outdoorsy skirt ensemble. Pair leather-strap wedge shoes and a straw tote bag trimmed in red, orange or yellow with a utility-style cargo-pocket skirt. Explore animal prints by wearing a leopard or zebra print top and belt with your skirt.

3. Denim and Lace

Khaki does not always have to represent the outback. Pair the skirt with a button-front denim shirt and brown leather boots. If your skirt has a wide waistband with belt loops, add an orange and cream striped grosgrain belt with a decorative buckle. Layer a see-though cream-colored lace top over a brown form-fitting camisole, wide leather belt and nude pumps for an on-trend sexy look. Create alternative looks with lightweight fabric blouses. Gauze tops with lace or crochet inserts add a touch of romance to your long khaki skirt ensemble on warm spring and summer days.

4. Business Casual Khaki

Add style to your business casual wardrobe by wearing your corporate button-down white shirt with a gathered waist A-line khaki skirt. Whether the skirt is mid-thigh or knee-length, complete this summer look with ankle strap high-heeled shoes. Add vibrant color with a sunny yellow shirt or blouse. On cool mornings, add a trench coat and an oversized brown leather handbag. Swap out the ankle strap shoes for fall tweed pumps with a chain-link trim to give your business casual ensemble an edgy look.

About the Author

Mercedes Valladares is the founder of M721Organics and has been an independent designer for over 15 years. Her work experience commenced during college with manufacturers based in New York and Hong Kong. Her education includes LIM College, International Fine Arts College and design certification from the Paris Fashion Institute. She produces eco-crafting videos and writes recycling articles online.

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