While the color khaki never goes out of style, it is one of fashion’s of-the-moment shades for the upcoming spring season. Khaki chinos are especially on trend in relaxed, updated silhouettes. We are seeing chinos in modern high waisted ankle lengths, pull on paperbag pants with military inspired pockets, and slouchy boyfriend styles. They can be worn in place of jeans or sweatpants for an elevated yet comfortable look. Khaki is also a great transitional color which works well as we head out of winter and happily march into spring.

Khaki is similar to camel, but has a more hip, urban feel. Khaki pairs well with denim, black, and white, and also pops of color like hot pink and orange. Some skin tones look better than others in khaki, but we can all wear this shade of brown. Choose khaki on the bottom half of your outfit and pair it with a top in a flattering shade, or wear a khaki jacket over a tee in one of your favorite colors. Read on for my top pics of khaki chinos, jackets, footwear and sweaters to freshen up your wardrobe this spring.

J.CREW’s striped khaki and white shirt is crisp and fun.

Classic-Fit Poplin Shirt in Stripe $79.50


With a cotton/hemp/spandex blend, these modern ankle length khakis from Eileen Fisher will become a closet staple. Order one size down for best fit.

Eileen Fisher Ankle Pant $178

An iconic sandal from Birkenstock is set on a softer-than-ever, shock-absorbing footbed with an extra layer of plush foam cushioning that mimics the shape of the foot.

Arizona Sandal $134.95

From Madewell, pull-on paperbag pants with cool utility details like seams down the legs and military-inspired pockets. Tuck in a button-up shirt for a comfy look that’s also office-friendly. Half off right now.

Pull-on Paperbag Pants $49.99

This rugged, military-inspired jacket from Levi’s is made from mid-weight cotton and cinched with drawcords at the waist and fishtail hem to help keep the chilly wind at bay. 33% off right now.

Parachute Fishtail Jacket $99.90


An effortless essential from Free People, this so cool sweater set is featured in an oversized, ribbed top with matching high-rise, wide leg pants for the easiest done-in-one look.

Imogene Sweater Set $128

Equal parts old school and new, Madewell’s trainers have Cloudlift insoles for a supercushy, ultra-supportive fit that feels like walking on air. They’re also eco-friendly. 20% off right now if you are a Madewell Insider.

Kickoff Trainer Sneakers $98

J.CREW just made a chino version of their best-selling slouchy boyfriend silhouette. You can think of them as a more polished but just as comfy alternative to your favorite sweats. 

Slouchy Boyfriend Chino Pant $89.50

This cool relaxed fit pullover from Free People is featured in a flowy design with a button-up henley style with patched panel detailing.

Palo Santo Pullover $108

The Brooklyn Jogger from Athleta has hundreds of great reviews. Available in regular, tall and petite.

Windowpane Silt Jogger $98

Meet J.CREW’s latest take on the classic trench with an easy, swingy fit. Designed for a lived-in look and feel, this coat is crafted in a lightweight, perfectly rumpled fabric, so you can easily pack it up or throw it on and go.

Garment-dyed Lightweight Trench $228

With its V-neck tipped in stripes, this longer-than-average sweater (great with leggings) from Madewell has classic ’80s vibes. Over half off right now and final sale.

Tipped V-Neck Sweater $34.99

Get dressed in 30 seconds or less in J.CREW’s one-and-done version of their customer-favorite utility pants, with lots of cool vintage-inspired details. 30% off right now.

Foundry Chino Coveralls $117.60

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