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.
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.
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.
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.
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.