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Military precision: Regiment your look with these shades

Khaki is back in fashion for spring and it goes with anything in your wardrobe, writes Katie Wright

Published 11/05/2015

Playsuit, £27 (reduced from £45), House of Fraser
Playsuit, £27 (reduced from £45), House of Fraser
Top, £70, culottes, £40, Oasis
Dress, £39, La Redoute
Dress, £65, Dorothy Perkins
Dress, £135, www.peterhahn.co.uk
Jacket, £75, www.lookagain.co.uk
Jacket, £49, bralet, £28, shorts, £39, Miss Selfridge

While Marc Jacobs led the military charge for spring, elsewhere, designers were clearly in more of a pacifist mood, as the army's favourite shade was thoroughly reworked for Civvy Street.

Ralph Lauren went cuckoo for khaki, choosing "olive drab" (the darker green shade that became popular during the First World War) for the majority of the 50-odd looks in his safari-inspired SS15 collection, showing everything from shirt dresses to ball gowns, while at Jason Wu and Chanel, olive suede coordinates looked chic and modern.

Now the high street has followed suit, providing a wealth of green garments to build your spring/summer wardrobe around.

Khaki dresses take one of two routes this season. For the office, try a smart, fitted shift with subtle patch pocket or button detailing. Alternatively, an oversized olive dress will become your go-to for chilled spring days. There's still a nip in the air so now is a good time to invest in a trench. Give your beige a rest this spring and opt for a soft cut in khaki satin for day-to-night adaptability.

Add a hint of the orient to your look with a trendy tunic, worn over safari shorts, chinos or jeans. Or bring images of Tom Cruise in Top Gun to mind with a khaki jumpsuit. For a more girly look, team with metallic heels and chunky gold jewellery.

Bring khaki to the party with a pair of sexy stilettos or this season's must-have shoe, the wedge - the ideal accessory to complete your khaki clothing spree.

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